Author's Note

Trilogy Tidy Up!

After the success of January’s Duology Do-Overs, I thought March would be a great time to try and tackle some of the unfinished trilogies on my TBR. As with the duologies, these are series where I’ve read the first book, but never made it further than that – in most cases, I’ll need to reread the first book to remember what’s going on before pressing ahead. I haven’t included trilogies where all three books are new to me, or series where I don’t own all three books already, or I’d be here for years!

As it is, there are seven trilogies here, which is 21 books to read this month on top of my other commitments – I’ll consider finishing three of them a success. Some of these are very beloved series, so it might be a bit of a shock to discover I’ve yet to finish them!

The Sin Eater’s Daughter series by Melinda Salisbury
The Sin Eater’s Daughter; The Sleeping Prince; The Scarecrow Queen

This is a classic YA fantasy series, and I remember reading the first book on my tea breaks in my very first job! What I can’t remember, though, is whether or not I read the second book, though I do know I never made it to the third. I’m a big fan of Melinda Salisbury’s writing, so I’m looking forward to catching up.

The Shades of Magic series by VE Schwab
A Darker Shade of Magic; A Gathering of Shadows; A Conjuring of Light

VE Schwab’s writing is hit or miss for me, but I really enjoyed the first book in this series when I read it years ago. I know this is a very popular series and it’ll be nice not to have to click away from spoilers anymore!

The Swords and Fire series by Melissa Caruso
The Tethered Mage; The Defiant Heir; The Unbound Empire

The first book in this series is one of my favourite court fantasies, and I have no idea why I’ve never managed to get around to the rest of the series! I do need to catch up so that I can read Melissa Caruso’s second series set in this world, too, so this will probably be the first series I reach for.

The Tide Child series by RJ Barker
The Bone Ships; Call of the Bone Ships; The Bone Ship’s Wake

The Bone Ships blew me away back in 2019 (see my review here), but the sequels have fallen foul of my habit of putting off brilliant books until the perfect moment. I’m trying to break that habit, and I think pressing on with this series will really help with that – though my friends all seem to have been emotionally crushed by the ending, so it might be a stressful time!

The Princess Academy Series by Shannon Hale
Princess Academy; Palace of Stone; The Forgotten Sisters

Something a little more light-hearted – this MG/YA crossover series is one I only discovered had sequels fairly recently! I’m always a fan of a practical princess, and I’m looking forward to revisiting this world, because I remember it being lovely.

The Chronicles of the the Bitch-Queen series by KS Villoso
The Wolf of Oren-Yaro; The Ikessar Falcon; The Dragon of Jin-Sayeng

I’m so behind on this series – I was sent review copies of all three but my epic fantasy reading dipped at just the wrong time and I’ve struggled to get in the mood to read something as intricate as this series. Still, the first book was good fun (see my review here) and I think the sequels should be equally fast-paced.

The Isles of Storm and Sorrow series by Bex Hogan
Viper; Venom; Vulture

And some YA fantasy to round things off! Viper was such a great piratical read (see my review here), but Venom came out at just the wrong time for me, at the beginning of my baby-induced reading slump, and I never managed to pick the series back up. It’s high time I rectified that, though, so I can shout about the rest of the series as much as I do about the first book!

This is a hugely ambitious monthly TBR, and as I say, I’ll be more than pleased if I can just finish up three of these series. Even that would make a decent dent in my overall TBR, and it would be so satisfying to have them read. As usual, I’ll check back in mid-month, and at the end, to update you on my progress – so wish me luck!

8 thoughts on “Trilogy Tidy Up!

  1. Good luck! This is a gentle reminder that I need to catch up on K.S Villoso’s trilogy as well! I look forward to see what you think of the Swords and Fire series though – I really enjoyed these and I can’t wait to dive into the next series

    Liked by 1 person

  2. I love a good series, so I’m looking forward to your reviews. What I don’t love is a series with books that end on stark cliffhangers. It’s ok if there are some loose plot threads to carry over–I’d expect that. But just stopping? That’s a big no for me.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s