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8 Great Series Finishing in the First Half of 2018


As readers, we know that sometimes there’s nothing more frustrating than discovering an amazing series, only to realize that you have months (or worse, years!) to wait before the next book. To help you out with that, we’re rounding up 8 series that will be complete by June 2018, in chronological order, noting the number of books in the series, because we love you.


Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

Final book: Immortal Reign, February 6

Number of books: 6

An epic fantasy series for fans of Game of Thrones, the Falling Kingdoms series by Morgan Rhodes is SIX BOOKS of all the romance, action, and adventure you could ever want. If you’ve read this series, you know that we’re all rooting for Magnus and Cleo. If you haven’t, well let this ship of a century be your motivation to start this series!


Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza

Final book: Blood of a Thousand Stars, February 20

Number of books: 2

A space saga for fans of the Zodiac series, Empress of a Thousand Skies is an epic sci-fi/fantasy that follows two characters: one, a princess and the other, a fugitive. But together, they must confront a ruthless evil that threatens the fate of the entire galaxy. In book two, war tears the galaxy apart, power tests the limits of family, and violence gives way to freedom.


Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

Final book: Hero at the Fall, March 6

Number of books: 3

We’ve been obsessed with the Rebel of the Sands trilogy since the first book came out in early 2015. And now that the series is nearing its end in a couple of months, we are so not ready for it to be over. Rebel of the Sands is full of mythical beasts, adventure, and best of all, a heroine finally embracing her power in this Middle-East-meets-Wild-West fantasy.


Given to the Sea by Mindy McGinnis

Final book: Given to the Earth, April 10

Number of books: 3

Kings and Queens rise and fall, loyalties collide, and romance blooms in a world where the sea is rising—and cannot be escaped. This duology about a girl destined to a fate she does not want is romantic, intricate, and beautifully written.


Trouble is a Friend of Mine by Stephanie Tromly

Final book: Trouble Never Sleeps, out April 24

Number of books: 3


Get ready to laugh out loud as you solve the thrilling mystery in Trouble is a Friend of Mine, and just maybe fall for the dashing and sassy Digby along the way. Zoe Webster is new in town and is just trying to make a friend… but when a local teen goes missing she somehow finds herself dragged into the case that Sherlock-wanna-be Digby is determined to solve. We can’t wait to read the conclusion to this quirky series!


Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh

Final book: Smoke in the Sun, June 5

Number of books: 2

You may know Renée Ahdieh from her bestselling Wrath and the Dawn duology, but have you read Flame in the Mist? It’s a a sweeping, action-packed YA adventure set against the backdrop of Feudal Japan. After Mariko, daughter of a prominent Samuri, is attacked, she dresses up as a boy and sets out to infiltrate the Black Clan and track down those responsible for the target on her back.


The Merciless by Danielle Vega

Final book: The Merciless IV: Last Rites, June 12

Number of books: 4

Warning: bingeing these books is not for the faint of heart. Mean Girls meets The Exorcist, this chilling series will absolutely keep you up at night. Each book takes a different devilish turn, and really takes mean girls to a whole new level. The upcoming book, The Merciless IV: Last Rites, combines Danielle Vega’s signature scary story with a tale inspired by the Amanda Knox tale.


The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead

Final book: The Emerald Sea, June 26

Number of books: 3

You may know Richelle Mead from the bestselling Vampire Academy and Bloodlines series, but if you haven’t started her newest series, now is the time! the Glittering Court series follows three girls, each in the Glittering Court for a different reason. The best part? It doesn’t have to be read in order, but each story promises a strong heroine, tons of action, and in true Richelle fashion, a hot romance!







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