T5W – Series That Got Better



I wanted to start doing some posts other than just reviews, so I’m having a go at a couple of weekly memes. Top 5 Wednesday is a meme run by Thoughts on Tomes and you can find the Goodreads group for it here! This week’s topic is series that got better as they went on. (I’m glad I only have to choose 5 because these are rare).

  1. Penryn and the End of Days by Susan Ee – I loved these books. I loved Penryn, Raffe, Penryn’s mum, and all the other characters that pop up. The romance was very fun and managed to carry on developing throughout the series without getting annoying. And there are no love triangles!!! (No love triangle in a paranormal YA series? What is this witchcraft?!)
  2. The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare – Although this series had some weak points, I did really enjoy them the whole way through and there was some lovely character development (especially with Simon).
  3. Runemarks by Joanne Harris – Sort of not a series because there are only two books, but they’re both just brilliant. Wonderful and interesting characters (based on Norse gods) and a very eventful plot.
  4. The Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich – The first book was fantastic and, for at least the first 15 books, they just kept getting better. Unfortunately, 20+ books in a series is rather ambitious and they have started to go downhill in more recent instalments.
  5. Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien – (Obviously). You just can’t go wrong with a bit of LOTR.

    So that’s my Top 5 series that got better. What series did you love that got better with each book? Let me know if there are any you think I’d enjoy!

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