Hello, everyone! I am here with a tag I haven’t done before. Top 5 Tuesday! This weeks theme is top 5 series of all time. This is going to be interesting and I’m not sure if I can really pick as I’m horrible at deciding, but I’m going to do my best to actually make a decision, but don’t be surprised if there is a runner up section at the end.
The Folk of Air by Holly Black
I had heard everyone rave about this series and how good it was. So, when I finally picked it up I was very confused at first. I didn’t see what it was about it that people were liking. There was nothing really grabbing my attention about it. Now, let me tell you, that changed very quickly. I quickly devoured the whole series in like a week. It was so good. The writing was captivating and the world building was stunning. Jude is everything I wish I could be. The romance in this? It’s really top tier for me. I stare at these books on my shelf everyday. I think I’m going to need to cave and reread them soon.
Sidekick Squad by C.B. Lee
I don’t see a lot of people talking about this series and I hope it’s because I’m not in the right circles and not because people really aren’t talking about this series and reading it. This is fabulous series. It’s diverse and the rep that I can attest to is wonderful. It’s the first book that I read that made me feel seen. That made me feel like someone out there understood me and that I wasn’t broken or damaged in some way. Right now, there are three books in this series. Each one focuses on a different character. The next book is slated to come out next year, so if you like superhero trying to fight evil with a diverse set of characters, then you have plenty of time to read these books before the next one comes out.
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
This one was hard. I really loved Grishaverse too. I can’t judge King of Scars as I have yet to read Rule of Wolves, but I there hasn’t been a disappointing book in the series yet, so I’m counting on that happening there too. But, the heist here was too good. I loved the heist and the characters. They were each so complex and well developed. I loved their adventure and seeing everything unfold. Really this series (and world) is just chefs kiss.
The Daevabad Trilogy by S.A. Chakraborty
I read this trilogy earlier this year with some friend and wow. This was breathtaking. There was so much work and care that went into this series and these characters. The worldbuilding is big and vast. It’s so detailed that it was easy for me, who had no knowledge of the culture this was inspired by, to imagine and understand. I didn’t feel like I was missing something and should Google to fill in that missing piece. The characters were wonderful. The development they all went through was spectacular. I loved watching all of that unfold as the series went on. The way each book ends, it was hard not to pick up the next book right away. It was so nice to be able to theorize with friends about what was going on or what was going to happen too. This series really gave the chance for so many theories. I just loved being immersed in the world and would love to dive into again someday now that I know how everything ties together.
Saga by Brian K. Vaughn
I don’t think I have the words to talk about this series. I love it so much. Alana and Marko are precious together. This world is fantastic. The narration style is captivating. I’ve cried many times while reading this. After the cliffhanger we were left on, I would really appreciate it if we could get new issues soon. That would give me such a serotonin boost.
- Birthmarked by Caragh M. O’Brien – When I first read this series, I was obsessed. I loved it and was so attached to the characters and the storyline. As I was reading the last book, I was not ready for it to end. With how much I loved it, I’m a little scared to read it again, but maybe I will one day.
- Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – There is just something about this series that owns my soul a little bit. Plus, the new audiobooks narrated by Tatiana Maslany are excellent.
- Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo – I mentioned this above, but I really loved this series. It really crafted the world and had compelling characters. I love Aline and the Darkling. Darkling was one of the first villains that made me go “I know he’s bad, but I love him.” and let me tell you that was confusing.
That’s it! That’s my top 5 (I’m pretty sure) along with a few honorable mentions. Please, let me know what you’re favorite series are! I’d love to find a new favorite! Or more to craft a top ten.