Hello my lovelies. We are still on the topic of books this week and today I want to show you my top 5 book series that I’m dying to get my hands on all thanks to Goodreads and BookTubers who are raving about these series. Be sure to check these series out if you haven’t already and if you have any series that you are loving right now, feel free to comment down below. All of the series I mentioned are young adult/dystopian theme because they are amazing and honestly I grew out of the romance-themed books.
HARRY POTTER SERIES BY J.K. ROWLING
Orphan Harry learns he is a wizard on 11th birthday when Hagrid escorts him to magic-teaching Hogwarts School. As a baby, his mother’s love protected him and vanquished villain Voldemort, leaving child famous as “The Boy who Lived”. With friends Hermione and Ron, he has to win over the returned “One Who Must Not Be Named”. Not all his friends survive massive war.
I know I’m a few decades too late to hop into this whole bandwagon of Potterheads and wizards and stuff but I loved the movies so much and it’s weird how I have never tried to read the book series but I have made it my mission to get the other six books (I have the 6th book) and start reading them and basically hating myself for being a Muggle.
THRONE OF GLASS SERIES BY SARAH J. MAAS
Throne of Glass follows Celaena Sardothien, an 18-year-old assassin in the kingdom of Adarlan. Upon being imprisoned by the king, she accepts an offer to compete with other assassins and thieves in a glass castle for a chance to serve as the kingdom’s champion and be free after four years. This leads her to form unexpected bonds with Chaol, the captain of the guard, and Dorian, the crown prince of Adarlan. In time, Celaena is drawn into a conspiracy and a series of battles, leading to discoveries surrounding both the kingdom and herself.
Some say that this book series is a retelling of Cinderella and upon watching many BookTubers raving about this book, I am pretty much itching to start reading it. There are already 5 books in this series with the 6th book coming out next year, if I’m not mistaken.
A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES SERIES BY SARAH J. MAAS
When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin— one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world. As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.
Also a series by Sarah J. Maas, this book trilogy (with the 3rd book coming out next year) is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast with a twist of faeries and magic and who doesn’t love magic and fairytale in a book? I might as well bathe in my young adult books and absorb all the magic as much as I can.
THE LUNAR CHRONICLES SERIES BY MARISSA MEYER
Once upon a time, in the future… The Lunar Chronicles are futuristic retellings of classic fairy tales. In CINDER, a teenage cyborg (half human, half machine) must deal with a wicked stepmother, start a rebellion against the evil Queen Levana, and decide how she feels about a handsome prince. As the series continues, Cinder forges alliances with Scarlet, a spaceship pilot who is determined to solve the mystery of a missing loved one — with the help of a magnetic street fighter named Wolf; Cress, a computer hacker who is imprisoned by Queen Levana; and Winter, a princess who’s in love with a commoner, and who discovers that Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress may hold the key to saving her kingdom — and the world.
Another retellings of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and Snow White with a futuristic twist. I have been eyeing this series for 2 to 3 years now but I have never gotten around to buying it, not even the first book because they were not in my top priority as I was so hooked on A Song of Ice and Fire and The Mortal Instruments series.
THE SELECTION SERIES BY KIERA CASS
It follows the journey of America Singer for the first three novels of this series. She is a young girl who was selected to enter a competition called The Selection (referred to as The Hunger Games meets The Bachelor, minus the bloodsport) which is supposed to help the heir to the throne find their partner for life. In America’s case, she is chosen to be one of the thirty-five girls to compete for Prince Maxon’s heart, and to be the next princess of a future country called Illéa. However, this means leaving her family and secret boyfriend Aspen behind. She is stuck between two worlds and realizes that life as one of the competitors is not what she expected.
Honestly if I ended up not liking these books I wouldn’t even mind because look at the book covers they are gorgeous! I have a thing for kingdoms and kings and queens and princes and princesses and thrones and anything related to it which is one of the reasons why I’m so intrigued to start reading this series.
I am currently trying to get out of my longest reading slump ever which is close to two years now and honestly I feel bad for my books because I have been abandoning them for so long. Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this post and if you have any book suggestions, please leave them down below.