Monthly recommendations: first books in series

Find out more about the Goodreads group here! Normally I post these posts on the first Monday of the month, but I did my 2018 reading plans then instead. So they’re this week!

This month’s topic is best first books in series. This was hard because I’ve read the first books in a lot of series but never continued the series, so it seemed disingenuous to just recommend that one.



Red Rising by Pierce Brown

I love the whole trilogy, but this one was probably my favourite (although Morning Star is really close). I think it’s good enough that you could read it as a standalone if you wanted, but the series is amazing.

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

THIS WHOLE SERIES but this is definitely my favourite. I think the others are awesome, but the middle gets slow in the second and third, which doesn’t totally happen in the first one.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

This one was obvious for me, because I think it’s BY FAR the best one in the series. The series as a whole is fine, but this one is amazing. I still love it a ton.

Legend by Marie Lu

Tbh I never finished this series, but my brother did and said Legend was definitely the best. I love it and it’s one of my favourite SFF/dystopians.

Magyk by Angie Sage

This is a bit of a throwback to a middle grade series, but I loved Magyk. I also loved the second one Flyte, but I think I read Magyk about 10 times in grade 5. And a few years ago when my sister was getting into reading, I read it again and still loved it. It’s awesome and I definitely recommend it.


Those are all my recommendations for best first books in series! Which are your favourite?

Thanks for reading!! xx

16 thoughts on “Monthly recommendations: first books in series

  1. I just finished Red Rising and really enjoyed it. I loved The Hunger Games when I first read them but I agree the first book was definitely the best.

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