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Seven Complete Book Series You Can Binge Right Now

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I don’t know about you, but one thing I really and truly hate is starting an awesome book, only to realize it’s part of a series and I have to wait a year for the next one to come out. This is not a situation I handle well. But then, there are some book series that are so good, I can’t help myself from buying the books as they’re released. That’s when I know a series is reeeeeaalllly good. But to spare you my waiting pain, I’ve put together a list of series that are already complete. So should you buy and love the first one, you’ll be able to get all the rest right now. Just how my impatient little heart desires. Most of these are YA since the majority of romance series don’t end on cliffhangers (that technically breaks the romance rules), but I did slip a couple romances in there where you need the series to really see the original through. Let’s do this!

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (YA fantasy): I’m basically obsessed with her and Throne of Glass is the reason why. I read this book a couple of years ago and promptly devoured all of her released books (including ACOTAR–more on that in a minute). The final book was released about a year ago so this series is complete! Bonus, I think all these books are actually out in paperback too, which is even better. Sarah is known for writing super deep worlds with very feminist characters and plots. The first couple books in this series skew a little younger, but by the time you get to the end, they’re definitely more adult than YA. But they are fabulous and I love them (and keep your eyes peeled for a character named Fallon! Spelled wrong, but still counts!).

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas (NA fantasy): New adult isn’t really a genre, technically, but these are for sure upper YA (think 17+). ACOTAR is great, but the second book in the series, A Court of Mist and Fury, is one of my all-time favorite books. It’s fucking fantastic. Technically, we are supposed to get more books set in this world, but the third book wraps up the story of the main character in this trilogy and any subsequent books will get new narrators. There’s also a so-so novella that introduces some of the new POVs, but really, just read the original three.

Immortals After Dark by Kresley Cole (Paranormal romance): These books are bananas hot. I was hesitant to read any paranormal romance, but I got one of the IAD books at RWA last summer and I was hooked. I still haven’t read them all (I think there are seventeen), but I’m slowly collecting them and making my way through and there are a lot of fabulous books in this series. As a bonus, you can do the read along with the Fated Mates podcast and listen to them talk about each book as you read.

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo (YA fantasy): Again, technically, there will be more books from Leigh set in the Grishaverse (the setting of these books), but the original trilogy is complete at this point in time. Along with the three originals, Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom are also both phenomenal (I actually like those two better than the Shadow and Bone three, but they are all amazing so read them all). If you haven’t read these yet you should soon because the show is coming to Netflix soon.

London Celebrities by Lucy Parker (Contemporary romance): These books all work as stand alones, but it helps to read them in order since characters make appearances in other books. I love this series so much as it’s set mostly in the theater world in London. They’re funny and lighthearted with just the right amount of angst and they are all books I gobbled up in one sitting.

Forbidden Hearts By Alisha Rai (Contemporary romance): If you are into any sort of primetime, soapy, drama TV (think Gossip Girl, 90210, Desperate Housewives), you will love this series. The three books each feature a different couple, but they are all centered around a delicious and scandalous family drama. Along with lots of angsty love feelings, there’s so many good surprises. It’s hard to make contemporaries surprising, but Alisha really pulls it off with these books and I love them all.

The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer (YA sci-fi): These fairy tale retellings set in a future world of cyborgs and life on the moon are some of my favorite YA books. I’m obviously a huge sucker for a fairy tale, and I really loved Marissa’s twist on each of the classics. In addition to being stellar books, they just released these special edition covers that are to die for. I’m doing my best not to buy them, but I really, really want to. Even if you don’t consider yourself a sci-fi person, these books are fantastic for any fairy tale fans.

That should keep you busy for a week or two. Get to reading!

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