Just a disclaimer though: just because I don't like a book in particular doesn't mean YOU wouldn't. These are obviously my opinions only.
These are some of the book series that I don't think I will ever try to finish.
1. Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth
I know! Everybody adores this trilogy, and everyone is so excited for the movie adaptation coming up; I even loved the first book. It entertained me, and I liked the idea of the five factions. I do feel like I got tired of the whole dystopian sub-genre because of this book though, only because it just felt a bit repetitive to me. I am curious as to how the series ends, but I don't think I'll read them all to find out.
2. Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy) by Maggie Stiefvater
I actually gave this book a 2 star rating when I reviewed it. I still feel the same; I felt as if it was overhyped, and everyone gushed about it, and I was left underwhelmed by the overall plot line. I also tend to dislike books that have characters that instantly fall in love with each other, even though they nothing about each other. I just don't like it when the stereotypical macho male protagonist shows off his amazing looks and the female character is all, "I don't care if you are a stranger, you can go to my house and we can be lovers forever." Maybe it's just me.
3. The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
For me to love a fantasy, I need to believe in the story itself, its settings, and its characters. I have to be fully immersed in the universe the author created. Unfortunately for me, I didn't feel like I believed this book at all. To be honest, this was also one of the very rare times I did NOT finish a book. I was bored by it, and couldn't continue on.
4. Matched trilogy by Ally Condie
This was another alright read. It was fun to read, but again, I don't care much about the characters.
5. Beautiful Creatures (The Caster Chronicles) by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
I enjoyed this one. I really did. But this is the perfect example of a book that entertained me, but dragged on a bit for me. I don't know if I'm that curious to know what happens next in the story.
What do you think? Do you think I am completely crazy to give up on these crowd favorites? How about you, are there any series that you can't finish for whatever reason? I'd love to hear all about them!