There is nothing worse than waiting for that next book in a series you have started, that you love and you can’t put down. Then you look up when the next book is due to be released to find out it is 12 months or more away (here’s looking at you Isobelle Carmody and George R. R. Martin).
So if you would love to read a good series that you can finish in one go, then here are some of the complete series that we have available in the library right now, ready for you to borrow for the holidays. There are too many to mention but we will have many of them out on display so come in and check out.
- The dire Earth cycle by Jason Hough In the mid-23rd century, Darwin, Australia, stands as the last human city on Earth. The world has succumbed to an alien plague, with most of the population transformed into mindless, savage creatures. The planet’s refugees flock to Darwin, where a space elevator—created by the architects of this apocalypse, the Builders—emits a plague-suppressing aura. ****Recommended by Library Staff
- The tribe trilogy by Ambelin Kwaymullina. A Dystopian series set in a futuristic Australia. A trilogy which is refreshingly original, but also incorporates the unique elements of Aboriginal mythology. **** Highly recommend by Mrs Jimenez
- The last survivors by Susan Beth Pfeffer. When an asteroid hits the moon and brings it closer to Earth, life in Northeastern Pennsylvania will never be the same again for Miranda and her family, with the lack of food and extreme cold major threats to their survival.
- Insiders series by Maria V. Snyder. The world of Inside is simple. Do your job, stay out of the way and don’t dream of anything better. Because as every Scrub knows, there are no other options. Until Trella (the Queen of the Pipes, as some call her) gets involved with a revolution that will rock her world. With an ending you won’t see coming. **** Highly recommended
- Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld – Read our WFC Student review
- Partials Sequence by Dan Wells
- W.A.R.P. series by Eoin Colfer
- Jasper Zammit Soccer Legend By Deborah Abela
- Every series by Ellie Marney. Rachel Watts has just moved to Melbourne from the country, but the city is the last place she wants to be. James Mycroft is her neighbour, an intriguingly troubled seventeen-year-old who is also a genius with a passion for forensics. Despite her misgivings, Rachel finds herself unable to resist Mycroft when he wants her help investigating a murder. He’s even harder to resist when he’s up close and personal – and on the hunt for a cold-blooded killer. Set in Brunswick (and the Melbourne Zoo) highly recommended ****
- The murder notebooks by Anne Cassidy
- The fourth stall by Chris Rylander
- Flight 29 Down by various authors
Historical and Historical Fantasy
- The Chronicles of ancient darkness by Michelle Paver (5 Books) Six thousand years ago. Evil stalks the land. Only twelve-year-old Torak and his wolf-cub companion can defeat it. Their journey together takes them through deep forests, across giant glaciers, and into dangers they never imagined. In this page-turning, original, and spectacularly told adventure story, Torak and Wolf are joined by an incredible cast of characters as they battle to save their world, in this first book in the Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series. ****
- Leviathan series by Scott Westerfeld.
- The guild of specialists by Joshua Mowll.
Action / Thriller
- Tripwire series by Steve Cole
- Boy Nobody series by Allen Zadoff
- Necromancer series by Lish McBride . Very funny, supernatural fantasy that is highly recommended. ****
- The broken empire by Mark Lawrence Read our WFC Student review
- The Grisha trilogy by Leigh Bardugo Set in the same world as her latest book Six Crows
- Magic or madness trilogy by Justine Larbalestier
- The curse workers trilogy by Holly Black. When a touch of the hand can change someone’s emotions, memories, or luck, and magic is controlled by the Mob, love might be the most dangerous con of all. Award-winning author Holly Black weaves the tale of Cassel Sharpe, a boy from a shady, magical family of con artists and grifters, who goes against the very crime syndicate he’s born into for love. **** Highly recommended by Mrs Jimenez
- The Stoneheart trilogy by Charlie Fletcher
- Blood of kings trilogy by Jill Williamson Highly recommended by a WFC Student
- Bartimaeus trilogy by Jonathan Stroud. The Bartimaeus Sequence is made up of four bestselling novels featuring the grumpy, sarcastic and resourceful fourth-level djinni, Bartimaeus. Since the first book, The Amulet of Samarkand, was published in 2003, the series has sold more than 6 million copies in 36 languages worldwide. The Amulet of Samarkand, The Golem’s Eye and Ptolemy’s Gate are set mainly in an alternative present-day London. They follow Bart’s relationships with his young master, Nathaniel, and with Kitty, a fiery member of the Resistance against the magicians. Great fantasy book that has the lot with a good shot of humour
- A series of unfortunate events by Lemony Snicket – read the series before the TV series begins later in the year
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And no more waiting…