7 series I want to read this year

I find that most of the books I read are in series.  I’m not sure if that is because series seem to be the most popular way to publish books, or if I just really like reading books in series.  Either way, series can be really awesome!  I love it when I know I can read more of the character’s adventures in other books.

This is a list of series I intend to read (or finish) this year.  They are in the order that I will likely read them in, though it is subject to change.

1. Angel Eyes Trilogy by Shannon Dittemore

I have already read the first book in this series, for which I have a review here, and look forward to the others!  As Sierra has said, she, Zac, and I will be reading the last two of these books together!

about book one:
Brielle’s a ballerina who went to the city to chase her dreams and found tragedy instead. She’s come home to shabby little Stratus, Oregon, to live with her grief and her guilt . . . and the incredible, numbing cold she can’t seem to shake.

Jake’s the new guy at school. The boy next door with burning hands and an unbelievable gift that targets him for corruption.

Something more than fate has brought them together. An evil bigger than both of them lurks in the shadows nearby, hiding in plain sight. Two angels stand guard, unsure what’s going to happen. And a beauty brighter than Jake or Brielle has ever seen is calling them to join the battle in a realm where all human choices start.

A realm that only angels and demons—and Brielle—can perceive.

2. Safe Lands Trilogy by Jill Williamson
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I first read Captives last year, and fell in love with it!  It took me some time to get ahold of the other books, and by then I was already distracted by other books.  Isn’t that awful?  That books can distract me from reading books?  Anyway, I am determined to finish this series after I finish the Angel Eyes trilogy!

about book one:
In a dystopian future, eighteen-year-old Levi returns from Denver City with his latest scavenged treasures and finds his village of Glenrock decimated, loved ones killed, and many–including his fiancée, Jem–taken captive. Now alone, Levi is determined to rescue what remains of his people, even if it means entering the Safe Lands, a walled city that seems anything but safe.

Omar knows he betrayed his brother by sending him away, but helping the enforcers was necessary. Living off the land and clinging to an outdated religion holds his village back. The Safe Lands has protected people since the plague decimated the world generations ago … and its rulers have promised power and wealth beyond Omar’s dreams.

Meanwhile, their brother Mason has been granted a position inside the Safe Lands, and may be able to use his captivity to save not only the people of his village, but also possibly find a cure for the virus that threatens everyone within the Safe Lands’ walls. Will Mason uncover the truth hidden behind the Safe Lands’ façade before it’s too late?

3. River of Time series by Lisa T. Bergren
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I have already read Waterfall, Cascade, and Torrent.  They are amazing books!!  At the time, Deluge was not released yet, and I had a hard time finding Bourne & Tributary.  I have since purchased both books, but they remain on my shelf unread.  I really really need to change that!  Hopefully I will get to them soon!

about book one:
Most American teenagers want a vacation in Italy, but the Betarrini sisters have spent every summer of their lives among the romantic hills with their archaelogist parents. Stuck among the rubble of the medieval castles in rural Tuscany, on yet another hot, dusty archaeological site, Gabi and Lia are bored out of their minds…until Gabi places her hand atop a handprint in an ancient tomb and finds herself in fourteenth-century Italy. And worse yet, in the middle of a fierce battle between knights of two opposing forces.

4. The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
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Everyone I know who has read this series absolutely loves them.  They sound really interesting too!  Sci-fi, futuristic, fairy tale retelling.  Definitely something I would read!  Of course, Winter does not come out until November.  I hope to read the first three books before it comes out, so I can actually read Winter once it is released.

about book one:
Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl.

Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai’s, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world’s future.

5. O’Malley series by Dee Henderson

This series was recommended to me by a friend.  I read the first two books, The Negotiator, and The Guardian right away.  I thoroughly enjoyed them!  I’m really not sure why I haven’t continued the series sooner.  I plan on reading them in publication order, finishing the series before reading the prequel Danger in the Shadows.

about book one:
Failure is not an option…
FBI special agent Dave Richman has spent his life protecting people; failure is not in his vocabulary. He’ll figure out a way to protect Kate even if she is determined to make it difficult.
Failure means somebody dies…
Kate O’Malley’s specialty is hostage situations – defusing human time bombs before they go off. She will walk into the middle of a crisis if that’s what is necessary to settle a situation. She’s learned to let others see what she wants them to see. She’s learned to depend on herself. Only herself. People die if she fails.
Failure is what someone wants…
Kate is a target. Someone’s been sending her black roses. Maybe the same person who just blew up an airplane…and blamed Kate. Then the investigation brings up the one name Kate hoped never to hear again…and she’s faced with the shocking evidence that the bomber may be someone she knows. Now she has to decide if Dave – and the God he trusts so implicitly – is all he’s supposed to be. And Dave is about to discover that loving a hostage negotiator is one thing, but keeping her safe is another matter entirely…

6. A Fairy Tale Retold by Regina Doman
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This series I read quite out of order.  I first picked up these books based on what the library had on it’s shelf.  I want to go back and read them in order now.  It just seems whenever I am at the library, either the book I want is checked out or I don’t have time to read.  At least the semester is over now, so I plan on reading the rest of these!

about book one:
Once upon a time… In New York City, a young, secretive street tough who calls himself, Bear, lands on the doorstep of two teenaged sisters. On the one hand Rose is delighted with his surprising knowledge of literature, poetry, and music; on the other hand Blanche is afraid of his apparent connections to drugs, murder, and a hidden treasure. Even as Blanche learns to trust him, her fears that Bear’s friendship threatens their family prove terrifyingly true.

7. Refiner’s Fire trilogy by Lynn Austin
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I read Candle in the darkness a couple years ago.  It was the second Lynn Austin that I read.  Previously I had read Though Waters Roar.  Both of these Lynn Austin books thought were amazing and rated 5 stars.  But since then I have not only failed to finish this series, I have not even read another Lynn Austin.  I should really get back to them soon!

about book one:
The daughter of a wealthy slave-holding family from Richmond, Virginia, Caroline Fletcher is raised in a culture that believes slavery is God-ordained and biblically acceptable. But upon awakening to the cruelty and injustice it encompasses, Caroline’s eyes are opened for the first time to the men and women who have cared tirelessly for her. Her journey of maturity and faith will draw her into the abolitionist movement, where she is confronted with the risks and sacrifices her beliefs entail.


About Rivka Ray

I am a book loving college student who never has enough time to read. I am also in love with all things Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.

13 thoughts on “7 series I want to read this year

  1. Ally R. says:

    Ooh, love the blog, you guys!

    Lynn Austin is such a talented author. Candle in the Darkness is a favorite of mine. And you DEFINITELY have to finish the River of Time series. Just as I need to read Angel Eyes and the Regina Doman books….sometime. Eventually, haha. :)

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    • Rebecca says:

      Thanks, Ally! I’m glad you are enjoying the blog!

      I’m trying to get to all these books soon. You should definitely read Angel Eyes and Regina Doman when you get a chance! I know it can be hard to keep up to all the amazing looking books though.


  2. Claire B. says:

    I’m really interested in the Safe Lands trilogy!
    And the Fairy Tale retold books are awesome! I haven’t read the Rapunzel yet and probably won’t. I know it deals with the nitty gritty adult themes and my sister didn’t like it at all. But I’d be interested to see what you think should you read it! :)

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    • Rebecca says:

      Jill Williamson said she was inspired to write the Safe Lands while reading the Book of Daniel, which I think is pretty cool!

      I had heard that Rapunzel Let Down was the first adult book Regina Doman wrote, but I hadn’t heard anything else about it. Thanks for letting me know!

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  3. hulldanielle says:

    Love the variety! I see why you and Sierra clicked :)

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  4. Eeek, these all sound so awesome!!!! sigh I really need to not buy more books…

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