Reading the Paranormal - 2014 Seriously Series Reading Challenge 


I have signed up for the Seriously Series Reading Challenge for 2014. For info please click on the above button and go to Reading the Paranormal.But allow me to give you some of the particulars (These are directly from Reading the Paranormal's Sign Up Post):



For this challenge, a series is defined as a collection of two or more books that belong together and where the second book is published before the end of 2014. This is a pretty broad definition of series, and it includes traditional series like the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, less traditional series like Stephanie Perkins's YA contemps (Anna and the French Kiss, Lola and the Boy Next Door), and shorter series, like Kendare Blake's Anna series (Anna Dressed in Blood, Girl of Nightmares).

A series is considered complete in one of two ways: either as finishing all the books that you own in the series or as obtaining and reading all the books that have been published in the series to date. Because we don't want this challenge to become a financial burden, how you choose to define completion is left to your discretion.

How It Works

To allow for the greatest level of flexibility, we've separated series into three categories: series started before 2014, series started in 2014, and series rereads.

  • Series started before 2014 are defined as series that you have started reading before Jan. 2014 and that you still have unread books to get current in (or finish) the series.
  • Series started in 2014 are defined as any series that you start reading between Jan. and Dec. 2014, and the second book in the series must be published before December 2014.
  • A series reread is defined as books that are part of a series that were read before Jan. 2014 and that are reread between Jan. 2014 and Dec. 2014. A series reread does NOT have to include the full series.

For each category, there are different levels of seriousness about series that you can choose. Semi-serious is reading 1 to 6 series, seriously serious is reading 7 to 12 series, super seriously serious is reading 13 to 18 series, and seriously spectacular series star is reading more than 18 series.


I will be doing series that fall into the categories:
Series Started Before 2014 (12 Series)
Series Started During 2014
I have several in each category. One of the series may actually fall under the Series Re-read, but I'm not 100% sure. I will be re-reading the first book in the series before I continue on and finish the series...hopefully. Now let's go into the details. As I read a book out of the series, I will try to remember to strike out that book listed. I also may end up adding series as I go because for now I am going to do one's that are all released (not waiting new releases) or ones that have several already out and I need to catch up. As I finish those I may add.

You can view the books read for this challenge as the year goes on my shelf here or on my Goodreads Shelf.


Series Started Before 2014:
1. Morganville Vampires by Rachel Caine

Glass Houses

Dead Girls Dance

Midnight Alley

Feast of Fools

Lord of Misrule

Carpe Corpus

Fade Out

Kiss of Death

Ghost Town

Bite Club

Last Breath

Black Dawn

Bitter Blood

Fall of Night


plus a few short stories to finish.


2. Hush, Hush Saga by Becca Fitzpatrick
Hush, Hush

plus a short story


3. Chicagoland Vampires by Chloe Neill
Some Girls Bite
Friday Night Bites
Twice Bitten
Hard Bitten
Drink Deep
Biting Cold
House Rules
Biting Bad
Wild Things
Blood Games
Plus a few short stories:
High Stakes
Howling for You


4. The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
City of Bones
City of Ashes
City of Glass
City of Fallen Angels
City of Lost Souls
City of Heaveny Fire  

Plus a few short stories!


5. Significance by Shelly Crane
And a Fifth to be named!


6. Cassandra Palmer by Karen Chance
Touch the Dark
Claimed by Shadow
Embrace the Night
Curse the Dawn
Shadowland (4.2 Novella)
Masks(4.3 Novella)
Hunt the Moon
Tempt the Stars
Reap the Wind
The Gauntlet (0.5 Novella)
The Queens Witch (0.6 Novella)


7. Charley Davidson Series by Darynda Jones

First Grave on the Right

For I have Sinned (Novella 1.5)

Second Grave on the Left

Third Grave Dead Ahead

Fourth Grave Beneth My Feet

Fifth Grave Past the Light

Sixth Grave on the Edge


8. Anita Blake Series by Laurell K. Hamillton

Strange Candy (Novella 0.5)

Guilty Pleasures

The Laughing Corpse

Circus of the Damned

The Lunatic Cafe

The Killing Dance

Burnt Offerings

Blue Moon

The Girl Who Was Infatuated with Death (Novella 8.5)

Selling Houses (Novella 8.6)

Obsidian Butterfly

Narcissus in Chains

Cerulean Sins

Incubus Dreams


Danse Macabre

The Harlequin

Blood Noir

Skin Trade



Hit List

Beauty (Novella 20.5)

Kiss the Dead


Dancing (Novella 22.5)

Shutdown (Novella 22.6)


9. Hourglass Trilogy by Myra McEntire





10. Elementals Series by Brigid Kemmerer

Elemental (Novella 0.5)


Fearless (Novella 1.5)


Breathless (Novella 2.5)





11. Soul Screamers Series by Rachel Vincent

Fearless (0.4)

My Soul to Lose (0.5)

My Soul to Take

My Soul to Save

My Soul to Keep

Reaper (3.5)

My Soul to Steal

A Day in the Afterlife of Tod (4.1)

If I Die

Never to Sleep (5.5)

Before I Wake

With All My Soul

Last Request (7.5)


12. Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin

Masque of the Red Death

Glitter and Doom (Novella)

Dance of the Red Death


13. Sweet Trilogy by Wendy Higgins

Sweet Evil

Sweet Peril

Sweet Reckoning

Extra Scenes: 1.1, 1.2, and 2.1


14. Pretty Series by M. Leighton (Completed- For now)

All the Pretty Lies

All The Pretty Poses (Jan. 26, 2014)

Untitled Book 3




Series Started During 2014

1. Divergent Series by Veronica Roth (Started March 2014)

Divergent (March 17, 2014)



Four Divergent Stories: The Transfer, The Initiate, The Son, and The Traitor