Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Coming to the End

After I finished Mockingjay, I couldn't help but think that one of the things I love about YA and speculative fiction is series. I love series in books in the same way that I crave serialized TV shows. I like to watch a story unfold over many books (or episodes) I love feeling like I get to know the characters more deeply. Sometimes it's even just a world I want to return to again and again. Additionally, you might be surprised to learn that most of my keeper books are YA books (except apparently Harry Potter is actually middle grade??) and that I like to have them in hardcover matching sets. (which is why it annoys me when they add extra content to the paperbacks)

So I was thinking of how a few more series I love will be drawing to a close soon. Melissa Marr's Wicked Lovely series will come to an end next year. I'm very sad about this to be honest, as I really love these books and this world.

I think the cover of the final book, Darkest Mercy, is one of the most beautiful covers I've ever seen.

Darkest Mercy

I'm happy to have all of these stunning books in hardcover.

Another series that will be coming to a close is Carrie Ryan's The Forest of Hands and Teeth. These books are responsible for my newly discovered love of zombie stories, and I really love visiting this strange world. I have the first two books in hardcover, but due to a design change, they don't match. I love the cover for the third, though, coming out next spring, The Dark and Hollow Places.

dark and hollow places

Another series that will be closing out next year that I enjoy is Maggie Stifvater's Wolves of Mercy Falls books. Sadly, I do not have these books in hardcover (ARC only) because I think they are some of the most beautiful books I've seen. Maybe they'll release a boxed set I can buy?

Are any of your favorite series coming to a close soon or in the next year?


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