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Books that Launch a Super Long Series

I love a good long book series. If you've ever read one of my reviews, you've probably seen me say that I want another book about another character, or an expansion of something that was briefly mentioned, or just...MORE. If I love a book, I will never complain about there being another story added to it.

That being said, there can be some cons to reading a super long series. Sometimes the storyline is drug out to fit a certain number of books when it could have fit into less. Sometimes the publisher doesn't give the entire series the green light if sales haven't been very good (there are a lot of readers who won't read until a series is finished, which obviously takes longer for a longer series). Sometimes an author passes away before they can finish writing all of the books they had planned, or just loses inspiration a few books in.

If you're like me and LOVE reading long series, I have some great series starters listed here. Get your TBR ready for the next summer challenge, or just continue building your stack so high that you'll never get through them all (not speaking from personal experience or anything).

The Angel Experiment by James Patterson

9 book series and a sequel series

Maximum Ride and her "flock" -- Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gasman and Angel -- are just like ordinary kids, only they have wings and can fly. It may seem like a dream come true to some, but their lives can morph into a living nightmare at any time.

Angel, the youngest member of the flock, is kidnapped and taken back to the "School" where she and the others were experimented on by a crew of whack jobs. Her friends brave a journey to blazing hot Death Valley, CA, to save Angel, but soon enough, they find themselves in yet another nightmare: fighting off the half-human, half-wolf "Erasers" in New York City. Whether in the treetops of Central Park or in the bowels of the Manhattan subway system, Max and her adopted family take the ride of their lives.

Along the way, Max discovers that her purpose is save the world. But can she?

Bloody Jack by L. A. Meyer

12 book series

Life as a ship's boy aboard HMS Dolphin is a dream come true for Jacky Faber. Gone are the days of scavenging for food and fighting for survival on the streets of eighteenth-century London. Instead, Jacky is becoming a skilled and respected sailor as the crew pursues pirates on the high seas.

There's only one problem: Jacky is a girl. And she will have to use every bit of her spirit, wit, and courage to keep the crew from discovering her secret. This could be the adventure of her life--if only she doesn't get caught. . . .

Dragon Prince by Kelly N. Jane and Ashley McLeo

6 book series

The moment I met Prince Rone was . . . tense to say the least, but after a shocking street-side brawl we had a second chance to get to know one another.

And learn we both possessed what the other needs.

Now I’m on a wild hunt, trying to find a safe home for dragon eggs while being chased by murderous crazies who want all the dragons dead.

The weird thing is that despite the danger, for the first time in my life I finally feel like I might fit in someplace—and maybe with someone.

I just need to live long enough to find out if my intuition regarding Rone and this strange new world are right.

Beauty and the Beast by K. M. Shea

11 book series with a prequel trilogy and a sequel series

Once upon a time Elle made a mistake. A small miscalculation sends her through the roof of an enchanted chateau. Stranded until her broken leg mends, Elle is unwillingly forced to rely on the good will of the sour chateau owner —the cursed Prince Severin.

Prince Severin—the commanding general and staunch supporter of his brother the crown prince—is cursed to look like a beast until a maiden falls in love with him. He has given up all hope of shattering the curse, and has only disdain for Elle.

Unfortunately, the pair can’t seem to avoid each other thanks to the meddling of the chateau’s cursed servants. Eventually Elle’s playful manners and Severin’s hidden gentleness draw the pair together.

But not all love stories can end that easily. After all, Elle is not what she seems, and Severin’s life is placed in danger when hostilities flare between his brother and the monarchs of a neighboring country. When Elle risks everything to save Severin, will he be able to forgive her for her lies?

Throne of Silver by K. B. Anne

5 book series and a sequel series

A secret organization wants me as an assassin. Me, kill someone? No way. The General also hints I’m a superior being. Whatever that is. But it might explain the strange flickering thing that’s been happening to me lately.

Then there's Christian, the goth-loner who casts disdainful glares in my direction like it’s his day job. When I go missing, he goes all superhero and finds me. His eyes changes shape when he doesn’t think I’m looking at him. He’s hiding something, and I plan to find out what.

There’s this crazy-a** chemistry between us, but I deny my feelings. Christian is a complication, and my life is complicated enough. But when he goes missing, I follow him into a world of deception, lies, and secret realms.

No worries. I’ve got this. After all, the General wanted me as an assassin.

Trouble is, the Organization will stop at nothing to pick up their top recruit. Will I figure out what superior being I am before it’s too late?

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

7 book series and a prequel novella collection

After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince Dorian offers her her freedom on one condition: she must act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin.

Her opponents are men-thieves and assassins and warriors from across the empire, each sponsored by a member of the king's council. If she beats her opponents in a series of eliminations, she'll serve the kingdom for three years and then be granted her freedom.

Celaena finds her training sessions with the captain of the guard, Westfall, challenging and exhilirating. But she's bored stiff by court life. Things get a little more interesting when the prince starts to show interest in her... but it's the gruff Captain Westfall who seems to understand her best.

Then one of the other contestants turns up dead... quickly followed by another. Can Celaena figure out who the killer is before she becomes a victim? As the young assassin investigates, her search leads her to discover a greater destiny than she could possibly have imagined

Crystal Dragon by Katie Cherry

7 book series

I may not have been satisfied with farm life on Earth, but I certainly didn’t want all this.

Kidnapped and taken to a magical realm called Zilferia. Assigned a partner and a coach and thrown to the mercies of the realm’s creatures in a desperate bid to grow into magical powers gifted to us from the realm itself. Avoid getting caught by the realm’s violent, self-proclaimed ‘Dragon Hunters.’

Sure, my partner Nathan quickly becomes a good friend to me, and sure, I love the magic and the dragons here, but make no mistake- I’d rather go home.

I’m not their lost princess. I’m not some half-dragon shifter freak.

I’m certainly not destined to save the seven realms from destruction.

Witch of Shadows by A. N. Sage

7 book series (currently) and prequel novella

I’m Billie Stonewall, and people want me dead.

How I ended up as the only witch in a high school full of witch hunters is my fault.

The High Coven wanted to send me a message after I found myself on the wrong side of a shadower vanquishing. In front of a human.


The message is loud and clear: Survive or die trying.

But Shadowhurst Academy isn’t so bad… if I ignore the rising number of students who’ve turned up dead.

The problem is, I can’t ignore it, and that’s where my life gets even more complicated.