One thing the holidays often bring – besides longer nights and colder days – is a bit of downtime from the everyday hustle and bustle. We travel to see our loved ones, take time away from school or work, stay up late drinking hot beverages snuggled under cozy blankets. And there’s nothing better to wrap up with than a book series you cannot put down. Especially when that series is complete! I mean, really, reading a series without a cliffhanger is the gift that keeps on giving. To celebrate, here’s a list of five binge-worthy book series we know you’ll love.
Red Rising Trilogy by Pierce Brown
Darrow lives as a Red. Mining beneath the surface of Mars in order to make the surface liveable for future generations. But it’s all a lie. Reds are nothing but slaves, toiling for the benefit of the Golds. Darrow has to sacrifice everything, becoming what he hates, in order to overthrow the chains that bind his people.
Fast-paced and full of neck-breaking twists, the Red Rising Trilogy is an insane ride that will thrill any sci-fi or dystopian lover. There are all the goodies in this intricate plot-driven story. Betrayal. Rebellion. A generational struggle between castes marked with lies and enforced with brutality. This is the kind of series that grabs you from the very first page and leaves you breathless by the end. It’s impossible not to binge this trilogy.
Diana Bishop discovers a bewitched manuscript hidden deep in the stacks of Oxford’s library. A descendant from a long line of witches, Diana recognizes the danger of this discovery and hides it. But the discovery alone is enough to raise turmoil among demons, witches and vampires. Diana has uncovered a coveted treasure: a magic thought to have been lost for centuries. And she’s the only one who can unlock it.
Witches, vampires, prophecies, forbidden love and bewitched books. The All Souls Trilogy is a romance lover’s dream. The stakes are high, the feelings are deep, and the mystery behind this lost book will keep you turning the pages well into the winter nights. An oh-so-satisfying binge read that’ll make you believe in magic.
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
Rachel Chu is expecting a standard summer in Singapore when she agrees to meet her boyfriend’s family. But when they pull up to a home that is practically a palace, and Rachel meets her boyfriend’s very disapproving mother, Rachel realizes she’s in for a far different summer than she imagined.
Wealth to the extreme, this series takes you deep inside the jet-set Asian lifestyle. You’ll fall in love with Astrid, shake your head at Eddie and root for Rachel all along the way. Full of misunderstandings, insane opulence and over-the-top personalities, Crazy Rich Asians will have you laughing while you immerse yourself in a world straight out of the tabloids. Addicting and entirely binge-worthy.
The Hatching Trilogy by Ezekiel Boone
Mysterious events begin happening around the globe in this trilogy. A tourist is devoured in Peru. A bomb is dropped in rural China. Earthquakes and plane crashes are happening all around the world and just when you think things can’t get weirder, a package is delivered to D.C. Something is in it. And that something wants out.
Fair warning. This series is not for the faint of heart. Part thriller, all horror, The Hatching Trilogy is a series guaranteed to keep you awake and jumping at shadows long into the night. There are also massive swarms of carnivorous spiders with a plot that tightens around you like a sticky spiderweb. This series is one that grabs you, pulls you in and won’t let go. The perfect binge.
The Wayward Pines Trilogy by Blake Crouch
Secret Service Agent Ethan Burke arrives in the idyllic Wayward Pines looking for two missing agents. It’s the perfect small town, reminiscent of everything smalltown America embodies. Except something feels… off. Ethan can’t reach his family, his investigation turns over more questions than answers, and why can’t he leave town? Desperate for answers, Ethan fights to escape only to realize: he may never leave Wayward Pines alive.
Blake Crouch is the master of suspense. Mind-bending fiction that makes you question the very fabric of reality is present in every one of his books. The Wayward Pines series is no exception. Every answer Crouch provides leads to 10 more questions, all ratcheting up the suspense until you’re turning pages so fast you risk tearing the paper. It’s a wild ride that simply screams: binge me.
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