Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted at That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week you compile a list of ten books which coincide with that week’s theme. You can find everything you need to know about joining in here!
This week’s theme is ‘The Last Ten Books I Abandoned (this could be books you DNFed, books you decided you were no longer interested in, etc.) (submitted by Claire @ Book Lovers Pizza)’, but today I’m twisting the topic a little to talk about ten fantasy sequels I won’t be reading. Let me know if you think I should change my mind!
The Riddle by Alison Croggon: Looking back, I probably should have DNF’d The Gift. I remember forcing my way through that book during my teens but I don’t remember much about the plot other than that it didn’t feel like anything I hadn’t come across before.
Scent of Magic by Maria V. Snyder: I so wanted to love this series, but Touch of Power didn’t stay with me and I’ve never been able to forgive the love interest for hitting the heroine so hard she fell over.
Tears of Frost by Bree Barton: Sadly Heart of Thorns wasn’t for me at all – the fact that two different bi characters both had tragic/bad queer romances bothered me – so this is a YA series I won’t be continuing.
Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire: I hoped to love Every Heart a Doorway, but it turned into one of the most obvious murder mysteries I’ve ever read and I’ve had no interest in reading more from this series.
Turning the Storm by Naomi Kritzer: This duology has so many things I love – Italian-inspired fantasy world; religious turmoil; f/f romance! – but Fires of the Faithful ended up being a 1 star read for me.