I miss Harry Potter. Sure I read them again and again, but I miss the excitement of something new. I read so many classics and literary fiction pieces Young Adult science-fiction and fantasy is a great break. After reading an 800 page Victorian novel for three weeks it is refreshing to get lost in an adventure and finish it relatively quickly. I’ve had trouble finding a YA series I enjoy that can match Harry Potter and I’ve pretty much accepted that no one will top Harry, but maybe I could find more young adult series that have great characters, an intriguing plot, and plenty of “world-building.” I loved Pullman’s His Dark Materials and The Hunger Games was pretty good for the most part. I get
I get super annoyed when I start a series (young adult or not) and the first few books are strong and then it starts to suck. I’m not going to list series, but don’t drag me in with a terrific first book and then phone it in on the rest.
Here is where I need your help. I have about a dozen young adult and juvenile series that I would like to try. Let me know if you’ve read any of them and what you think. I really want to know if it is well-written, has an exciting plot cast with characters of some depth, and has world-building (the more details the better). Also, let me know if the series is consistently strong. I plan on starting a series this summer.