50/50 Friday is a meme hosted by Carrie @The Butterfly Reads and I and focuses on the opposite sides of books (best/worst, differing opinions, etc). Every week will have a new topic and several advance topics will be listed in the tab labeled 50/50 Friday!
Today’s Topic: Series On Your TBR You’ll Keep/Get Rid Of
For this I’m going with series’ that I haven’t started yet (I honestly can’t stand to leave a series unfinished. Even if it’s been years since I read the first book, I need to read the second eventually).
This was so, so hard because I literally want to read ALL the books and I can’t imagine taking any of them off my TBR. However, I’m going to have to start cutting eventually (I’m over 5,000 and counting right now) so today might as well be the day.
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer – Michelle Hodkin
Mara Dyer #1 (trilogy)
“Mara Dyer doesn’t think life can get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.
She believes there must be more to the accident she can’t remember that killed her friends and left her mysteriously unharmed.
She doesn’t believe that after everything she’s been through, she can fall in love.
Yes, I still haven’t read this but I do plan to! It’s one of those iconic series that it seems like everyone has read and I’m determined to finally make time for this series!
Get Rid Of:
The Ward #1 (duology)
“Sixteen-year-old Ren is a daredevil mobile racer who will risk everything to survive in the Ward, what remains of a water-logged Manhattan. To save her sister, who is suffering from a deadly illness thought to be caused by years of pollution, Ren accepts a secret mission from the government: to search for a freshwater source in the Ward, with the hope of it leading to a cure.
However, she never expects that her search will lead to dangerous encounters with a passionate young scientist; a web of deceit and lies; and an earth-shattering mystery that’s lurking deep beneath the water’s rippling surface.
Jordana Frankel’s ambitious debut novel and the first in a two-book series, The Ward is arresting, cinematic, and thrilling—perfect for fans of Scott Westerfeld or Ann Aguirre.”
I don’t know, this is just another one of those dystopias that did great five years ago but now the trend has sort of been exhausted and I need to take a break from dystopias. They all seem to be the same after a while, even if they’re not so I think I just need to get away from them for a while. I don’t even remember adding this to my TBR (sometimes I think the book monsters that live in Goodreads headquarters go around and mess with people’s TBR at night or something) so I don’t think it’s worth keeping on.
Have you read either of these? How do you feel about dystopias? What series will you be keeping or getting rid of from your TBR? Make a post and link up down below!
Next Week’s Topic: Book You Can/Can’t Bring Yourself to Reread