Top 5 Tuesday – Top 5 series I will finish in 2023

Hello everyone! I’m a bit late getting around to this post today, but it is still Tuesday where I’m at for a little over an hour. So, here we go. The prompt for today is the top 5 series I will finish in 2023. A couple of these are series that are wrapping up this year, and I hope to get to read the last books at some point before December. A couple others are series I plan to both start and finish this year, and another is one I started and finished in January 2023. They are all trilogies, with one of them being part of a larger series. I don’t seem to read a ton of really long series any more. I tend to get bored with them and then never finish (Here’s looking at you Wheel of Time! 🤨). Top 5 Tuesday was created by Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm, and is now being hosted at Meeghan Reads!

The Last Hours by Cassandra Clare

An inheritance of shadows. A love in chains. An unconquerable foe.

Cordelia Carstairs is a Shadowhunter, a warrior trained since childhood to battle demons. When her father is accused of a terrible crime, she and her brother travel to London in hopes of preventing the family’s ruin. Cordelia’s mother wants to marry her off, but Cordelia is determined to be a hero rather than a bride. Soon Cordelia encounters childhood friends James and Lucie Herondale and is drawn into their world of glittering ballrooms, secret assignations, and supernatural salons, where vampires and warlocks mingle with mermaids and magicians. All the while, she must hide her secret love for James, who is sworn to marry someone else.

But Cordelia’s new life is blown apart when a shocking series of demon attacks devastate London. These monsters are nothing like those Shadowhunters have fought before—these demons walk in daylight, strike down the unwary with incurable poison, and seem impossible to kill. London is immediately quarantined. Trapped in the city, Cordelia’s friends discover that a dark legacy has gifted them with incredible powers—and forced a brutal choice that will reveal the true cruel price of being a hero.

Burningblade & Silvereye by Django Wexler

Long ago, a magical war destroyed an empire, and a new one was built in its ashes. But still the old grudges simmer, and two siblings will fight on opposite sides to save their world, in the start of Django Wexler’s new epic fantasy trilogy

Gyre hasn’t seen his beloved sister since their parents sold her to the mysterious Twilight Order. Now, twelve years after her disappearance, Gyre’s sole focus is revenge, and he’s willing to risk anything and anyone to claim enough power to destroy the Order.

Chasing rumors of a fabled city protecting a powerful artifact, Gyre comes face-to-face with his lost sister. But she isn’t who she once was. Trained to be a warrior, Maya wields magic for the Twilight Order’s cause. Standing on opposite sides of a looming civil war, the two siblings will learn that not even the ties of blood will keep them from splitting the world in two.

Timekeeper by Tara Sim

I was in an accident. I got out. I’m safe now.

An alternate Victorian world controlled by clock towers, where a damaged clock can fracture time—and a destroyed one can stop it completely.

A prodigy mechanic who can repair not only clockwork but time itself, determined to rescue his father from a Stopped town.

A series of mysterious bombings that could jeopardize all of England.

A boy who would give anything to relive his past, and one who would give anything to live at all.

A romance that will shake the very foundations of time.

The Drowning Empire by Andrea Stewart

The emperor’s reign has lasted for decades, his mastery of bone shard magic powering the animal-like constructs that maintain law and order. But now his rule is failing, and revolution is sweeping across the Empire’s many islands.

Lin is the emperor’s daughter and spends her days trapped in a palace of locked doors and dark secrets. When her father refuses to recognise her as heir to the throne, she vows to prove her worth by mastering the forbidden art of bone shard magic.

Yet such power carries a great cost, and when the revolution reaches the gates of the palace, Lin must decide how far she is willing to go to claim her birthright – and save her people.

The Bloodright Trilogy by Emily Skrutskie

A young pilot risks everything to save his best friend–the man he trusts most and might even love–only to learn that he’s secretly the heir to a brutal galactic empire.

Ettian Nassun’s life was shattered when the merciless Umber Empire invaded. He’s spent seven years putting himself back together under its rule, joining an Umber military academy and becoming the best pilot in his class. Even better, he’s met Gal Veres–his exasperating and infuriatingly enticing roommate who’s made the Academy feel like a new home.

But when dozens of classmates spring an assassination plot on Gal, a devastating secret comes to light: Gal is the heir to the Umber Empire. Ettian barely manages to save his best friend and flee the compromised Academy unscathed, rattled both that Gal stands to inherit the empire that broke him and that there are still people willing to fight back against Umber rule. As they piece together a way to deliver Gal safely to his throne, Ettian finds himself torn in half by an impossible choice. Does he save the man who’s won his heart and trust that Gal’s goodness could transform the empire? Or does he throw his lot in with the brewing rebellion and fight to take back what’s rightfully theirs?

So, there you have it. My top 5 series I hope to finish in 2023. What series do you hope to finish reading this year? Let me know what they are down in the comments!

12 thoughts on “Top 5 Tuesday – Top 5 series I will finish in 2023

  1. I can’t wait for the Bone Shard War to be published so that I can finish the series. I haven’t read any of your others but The Bloodright Trilogy and Burning Blade and Silver Eye both sound good.

    • It has taken lots of self-control to have the ARC of The Bone Shard War and not read it yet. I think I’m finally gonna cave this month, but I’m going to try to finish my other ARCs for this month first. I haven’t started these other two series yet, but I agree that they both sound great. 🙂

  2. I need to start reading The Drowning Empireseries before book 3 hits the shelves.
    I never heard of the Burningblade & Silvereye series, but now I am intrigued.

  3. I really need to finish my ‘catch up’ of the Shadowhunters series… which means I need to finish my reread of TMI (which I’m pretty sure I’ve been doing for about 3 years now…). The Bone Shard series looks so good too. Hope you enjoy these when you read them!!

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