Abandoned series

For my list of abandoned series, I’m not going to include quite all of the books. I’ll note down the books published in the series at the time I abandon it. I will also track how many of them I’ve read, including if I DNF’d a book without finishing it, but I’m not going to attempt to keep up with the series book count once I add it here.

These could be abandoned for any reason whatever: maybe I decided I was done with the series or author, maybe I couldn’t find the next book anywhere, maybe there has been no news about potential sequels for so long that I just gave up. You may be able to tell why I gave up on a series, but in general I’m not going to bother to list all my reasons. I may have a book review of the last book a series I read which gives you a clue if you’re really curious, or there may be hints in my TBR Declutter post series.

The list is alphabetical by author’s last name, then by series name.


Madelyn Alt: Bewitching Mysteries
  1. The Trouble With Magic ~ read
  2. A Charmed Death ~ read
  3. Hex Marks the Spot ~ read
  4. No Rest for the Wiccan ~ read
  5. Where There’s a Witch ~ read
  6. A Witch in Time ~ read
  7. Home for a Spell ~ read
  8. In Charm’s Way (no release date announced)
Kelley Armstrong: Rockton
  1. City of the Lost ~ read
  2. A Darkness Absolute ~ read
  3. This Fallen Prey
  4. Watcher in the Woods
Rita Mae Brown: Mrs. Murphy Mysteries
  1. Wish You Were Here ~ read
  2. Rest in Pieces ~ read
  3. Murder at Monticello
  4. Pay Dirt
  5. Murder, She Meowed
  6. Murder on the Prowl
  7. Cat on the Scent
  8. Pawing Through the Past
  9. Claws and Effect
  10. Catch as Cat Can
  11. The Tail of the Tip-Off
  12. Whisker of Evil
  13. Cat’s Eyewitness
  14. Sour Puss
  15. Puss ‘N Cahoots
  16. The Purrfect Murder
  17. Santa Clawed
  18. Cat of the Century
  19. Hiss of Death
  20. The Big Cat Nap
  21. Sneaky Pie for President
  22. The Litter of the Law
  23. Nine Lives to Die
  24. Tail Gait
  25. Tall Tail
  26. A Hiss Before Dying
  27. Probable Claws
  28. Whiskers in the Dark
Rachel Caine: The Morganville Vampires
  1. Glass Houses ~ read
  2. The Dead Girls’ Dance ~ read
  3. Midnight Alley ~ read
  4. Feast of Fools ~ read
  5. Lord of Misrule
  6. Carpe Corpus
Larry Correia: Grimnoir Chronicles
  1. Hard Magic ~ read
  2. Spellbound
  3. Warbound
Diana Gabaldon: Outlander
  1. Outlander ~ DNF
  2. Dragonfly in Amber
  3. Voyager
  4. Drums of Autumn
  5. The Fiery Cross
  6. A Breath of Snow and Ashes
Lev Grossman: The Magicians
  1. The Magicians ~ DNF
  2. The Magician King
  3. The Magician’s Land
Laurell K. Hamilton: Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter
  1. Guilty Pleasures
  2. The Laughing Corpse ~ read
  3. Circus of the Damned ~ read
  4. The Lunatic Cafe ~ read
  5. Bloody Bones ~ read
  6. The Killing Dance ~ read
  7. Burnt Offerings
  8. Blue Moon ~ read
  9. Obsidian Butterfly
  10. Narcissus in Chains
  11. Cerulean Sins
  12. Incubus Dreams
Kim Harrison: The Hollows
  1. Dead Witch Walking ~ DNF
  2. The Good, the Bad, and the Undead
  3. Every Which Way But Dead
  4. Fistful of Charms
  5. For a Few Demons More
  6. The Outlaw Demon Wails
Drew Hayes: Fred, the Vampire Accountant
  1. The Utterly Uninteresting and Unadventurous Tales of Fred, the Vampire Accountant ~ read
  2. Undeath and Taxes
  3. Bloody Acquisitions
  4. The Fangs of Freelance
  5. Deadly Assessments
Lian Hearn: Tales of the Otori
  1. Across the Nightingale Floor ~ DNF
  2. Grass for His Pillow
  3. Brilliance of the Moon
  4. The Harsh Cry of the Heron
Charlie N. Holmberg: The Paper Magician
  1. The Paper Magician ~ read
  2. The Glass Magician
  3. The Master Magician
  4. The Plastic Magician
Tanya Huff: Confederation
  1. Valor’s Choice ~ read
  2. The Better Part of Valor ~ read
  3. The Heart of Valor ~ read
  4. Valor’s Trial
  5. The Truth of Valor
Elliott James: Pax Arcana
  1. Charming ~ read
  2. Daring ~ read
  3. Fearless ~ read
  4. In Shining Armor ~ read
  5. Legend Has It
Carolyn Keene: Nancy Drew Mysteries

(I have NO IDEA how many of these I have read. I just know that I haven’t read them all, that I’ve read many more of them than I remember, and that I have given up on finishing them all now. I’m going to note only those that I know I read.)

1. The Secret of the Old Clock ~ read
2. The Hidden Staircase ~ read
4. The Mystery at Lilac Inn ~ read
5. The Secret of Shadow Ranch ~ read
7. The Clue in the Diary ~ read
11. The Clue of the Broken Locket ~ read
14. The Whispering Statue ~ read
27. The Secret of the Wooden Lady ~ read
45. The Spider Sapphire Mystery ~ read

Sofie Kelly: Magical Cats Mystery
  1. Curiosity Thrilled the Cat ~ read
  2. Sleight of Paw
  3. Copycat Killing
  4. Cat Trick
  5. Final Catcall
  6. A Midwinter’s Tail
  7. Faux Paw
  8. Paws and Effect
  9. A Tale of Two Kitties
  10. The Cats Came Back
Marko Kloos: Frontlines
  1. Terms of Enlistment ~ read
  2. Lines of Departure ~ read
  3. Angles of Attack
  4. Chains of Command
  5. Fields of Fire
  6. Points of Impact
Mercedes Lackey: Elemental Masters
  1. The Fire Rose ~ read
  2. The Serpent’s Shadow ~ read
  3. The Gates of Sleep ~ read
  4. Phoenix and Ashes ~ read
  5. The Wizard of London ~ read
  6. Reserved for the Cat
  7. Unnatural Issue ~ read
  8. Home from the Sea ~ read
  9. Steadfast
  10. Blood Red ~ read
  11. From a High Tower
  12. A Study in Sable
  13. A Scandal in Battersea ~ read
  14. The Bartered Brides
Mercedes Lackey: Valdemar (sub-series listed in chronological order)
Collegium Chronicles
  1. Foundation ~ read
  2. Intrigues
Darian’s Tale
  1. Owlflight ~ read
  2. Owlsight
  3. Owlknight
Cixin Liu: Remembrance of Earth’s Past
  1. The Three-Body Problem ~ read
  2. The Dark Forest
  3. Death’s End
Marie Lu: Warcross
  1. Warcross ~ read
  2. Wildcard
Anne McCaffrey: Acorna’s Children
  1. First Warning ~ read
  2. Second Wave
  3. Third Watch
A.J. Menden: Elite Hands of Justice
  1. Phenomenal Girl 5 ~ read
  2. Tekgrrl ~ read
  3. Sorceress, Interrupted ~ read
  4. The Girl with the Granite Heart (no release date announced)
J.C. Nelson: Grimm Agency
  1. Free Agent ~ read
  2. Armageddon Rules
  3. Wish Bound
Deanna Raybourn: Veronica Speedwell
  1. A Curious Beginning ~ read
  2. A Perilous Undertaking
  3. A Treacherous Curse
  4. A Dangerous Collaboration
Veronica Roth: Divergent
  1. Divergent ~ read
  2. Insurgent ~ read
  3. Allegiant ~ DNF
Patrick Rothfuss: The Kingkiller Chronicles
  1. The Name of the Wind ~ DNF
  2. The Wise Man’s Fear
Maggie Sefton: Knitting Mysteries
  1. Knit One, Kill Two ~ read
  2. Needled to Death ~ read
  3. A Deadly Yarn ~ read
  4. A Killer Stitch ~ read
  5. Dyer Consequences ~ read
  6. Fleece Navidad ~ read
  7. Dropped Dead Stitch ~ read
  8. Skein of the Crime ~ read
  9. Unraveled ~ read
  10. Cast On, Kill Off ~ read
  11. Close Knit Killer ~ read
  12. Yarn Over Murder ~ read
  13. Purl Up and Die
  14. Knit to be Tied
  15. Only Skein Deep
  16. Dyeing Up Loose Ends
Christopher Stasheff: Wizard in Rhyme
  1. Her Majesty’s Wizard ~ read
  2. The Oathbound Wizard
  3. The Witch Doctor
S.L. Viehl: Stardoc
  1. Stardoc ~ read
  2. Beyond Vallaran ~ read
  3. Endurance ~ read
  4. Shockball ~ read
  5. Eternity Row ~ read
  6. Rebel Ice ~ read
  7. Plague of Memory
  8. Omega Games
  9. Crystal Healer
  10. Dream Called Time
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