Abandoned Ships

When I set out on this journey, I decided that I'd finish any series I'd started. I kept up with this masochistic promise for as long as I could. However, a couple of series finally drowned my resolve, and I had to jump ship.

Enough with bad metaphors. On with the shitlist.

The Immortals, by Alyson Noel.  Vapid story.  Painful writing.  Boring characters.

House of Night, P.C. Cast + Kristin Cast.  Really, I had hopes for this series.  After 6 or 7 novels, though, I just couldn't take it anymore.  If I'm absolutely desperate, I may finish this series--since I only have one left to read--but it'll be massively annoying.

The Vampire Diaries, L.J. Smith.  It's been too long to return to this series.  It didn't grab me from the get-go, and I haven't had the drive to get back into it.  And now that the series is being taken over by someone else, whatever interest I had in it is gone.

There are a few that are borderline, but I hope that I never revisit this page.  I don't like reading crap--no matter how thrilling teens breathing on other teens can be.  Melissa Marr, Libba Bray, and Cassandra Clare have ruined it for the so-so authors.