Top 10 Series Books of 2017 – India

 

Reading is so immensely satisfying and wonderful that only true bookworms know how it really feels like. The most common genre of books that holds the true power to engage habitual readers are series books that fall into the genre of fiction. Fiction is a good source of sparking up your dormant imagination and wake up the inner sleeping child.

 

If you have been looking for a series books of 2017, here is a list of top 10 series books of 2017 that we have compiled based on reader’s reviews and their overall perception. The books stated in this list come from a variety of story settings and are likely to appeal a wide range of other readers.

 

If you are an enthusiastic reader, please go ahead and take a look at this detailed list that we have compiled.

 

Divergent Series

A story of five factions in a dystopian future, Candor, Dauntless, Erudite, Amity and Abnegation, where Beatrice has to make a tough choice between her faction, the Abnegation, and other factions. This puts her in a conflict with her home faction amidst chaos where Tris, a new entrant with a hidden history has a plan of her own. Will Beatrice stay true to her clan or take the unapologetic road to what she deems good for herself

Read it For:
Thrilling and engaging description of the events unfolding in a rich and energetic language
Don't Read it For:
More based on the emotional turmoil of the characters.
What makes this book stand out?:
Talks about a dystopian without rehashing the storyline or setting from other such books.

Night Shift (A Novel of Midnight Texas)

A small town in Texas is a center of paranormal activities which is triggered by something that is inherent and ancient in this place. Lemuel, a vampire is a central character who is apt in translating the ancient cryptic text which has got something to do with the fact that the small of Midnight attracts entities like werewolves, psychics, and witches here. What is the mystery of this sleepy little town in Texas?

Read it For:
The paranormal value adds to the excitement of the story
Don't Read it For:
Some significant parts of the story are inconsistent with the title and the nature of the series.
What makes this book stand out?:
Despite its paranormal theme, the book is written with a realistic perspective.

Chronicles of Narnia

The four Pevensie siblings, who are evacuated from their London home to a remote location in Northern England, discover a hidden world behind a closet. A world, mysterious, strange, amazing and scary, the world of Narnia, which takes them down a journey of a lifetime or alternative lifetime. The Pevensie siblings, chosen as the rightful rulers of Narnia, with the help of Aslan the Lion, fight the evil forces that threaten it.

Read it For:
Writing is truly engaging and emotional, even for the most well-read fiction readers.
Don't Read it For:
If you are also a fan of the accompanying artwork, you are in for a disappointment.
What makes this book stand out?:
If you are also a fan of the accompanying artwork, you are in for a disappointment.

Outlander Series

Claire Randall, a military nurse during the World War II, is reunited with her husband after the war in 1945. Ignorant of the fact that her life is going to change forever, she touches a boulder with mysterious energies that transports her back to the year 1743 where she meets James Fraser of Clan McKenzie who refers to her as a Sassenach (or a Saxon). What does the future hold for Claire who now leads a double life torn between fidelity to her husband and passion for James?

Read it For:
Time travel and anachronism between the two times in history.
Don't Read it For:
If you’re not too keen on love story plots, you’re not going to like it.
What makes this book stand out?:
The author succeeds in creating the contrasts between showcasing the 18th-century Anglo-Highlander conflict on the one hand and focusing on the romantic plot on the other.
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The Dark Tower Series

Roland of Gilead also known as the Last Gunslinger is an enthralling adventure that puts you in the shoes of the central character, the protagonist whose life story involves finding The Man in Black, meeting Alice, the woman who entices him and gaining and losing friends as he goes on his journey.

Read it For:
‘A journey of a man’ story format if that’s what you prefer.
Don't Read it For:
Long drown plot eventually leads to a conclusion, so if you are low on patience, skip this.
What makes this book stand out?:
One man's journey in the dark, mysterious world, whose destiny makes him a gunslinger.

A Series of Unfortunate Events

The story is about the Baudelaire orphan trio from Boston who have mostly sad things happening to them one after another and hence the title. The three orphans, Violet, the eldest one, Klaus, an inventor and Sunny, a baby inherit the massive wealth amassed by their parents after their parents die in a mansion fire. They are sent to live with a certain Mr. Olaf who happens to be one of their distant relatives. The children are on a constant run from My Olaf's tyrannical mechanizations to get their inheritance. Will the trio survive? Will justice triumph?

Read it For:
A thrilling and sad book series at the same time. Emotions and excitement go hand in hand.
Don't Read it For:
A pessimistic plot led by the sad turn of events.
What makes this book stand out?:
Despite the misfortune of losing their parents and being sent to their caretaker who wants them dead, something keeps them away from harm’s way.

The Lost Hero

Jason wakes up on his way to the “Wilderness School” with his girlfriend Piper. He does not remember what led him here or why is he on the bus. Apparently, Piper's father is missing for three days, and she is having nightmares about him being in severe trouble. Will Jason find out what happened to Piper's father? How far will the journey take Jason in the dark, mysterious world?

Read it For:
Nostalgic read for those who want to relive those fantasy stories of average suburban kid taken to magical lands,
Don't Read it For:
A beaten genre if you are looking beyond the typical storyline.
What makes this book stand out?:
Greek mythological background of the story, executed in North American environs.

Broken Empire Trilogy

Prince Honorous Jorg Ancranth watched in helpless agony when he saw his mother and his brother getting slaughtered by Count Renar’s men. At the raw age of thirteen, he led a band of murderous thugs and at fifteen, he wants to become a king. Now he wants back what belongs to him and finally wants to have his revenge served cold. Will he succeed in avenging the deaths of his loved ones? Will he be able to claim the throne?

Read it For:
Powerful series with a lot of bloodshed and violence.
Don't Read it For:
The plot weakens in the third part.
What makes this book stand out?:
This genre based on fantasy and revenge is rare nowadays.

The Book of Three

This is the story of an ambitious Pig-Keeper, Taran who wants to become a hero and is joined by the sharp-tongued and quick-witted princess Eilonwy, Fllewdur Flam the Bard and the faithful Gurgi. All the characters get intensely involved in the struggle between the good and the evil in the land of Prydain.

Read it For:
Adventure, action, companionship, and thrill all packed into one.
Don't Read it For:
May look like an overdone genre to seasoned readers.
What makes this book stand out?:
Prydain is loosely analogical to “Britain,” and the story has undertones of a wider Britonnic-Celtic cultural tinge to it.

The Hunger Games

What was once known as North America is now called as Panem whose Capitol was attacked by its surrounding districts. After their defeat, as terms of surrender, they are required to send one youth from each district to play against one another in a brutal televised event called as "The Hunger Games." When Katniss Everdeen who lives with her mother and sister, is chosen for the next "Hunger Games," all hell breaks loose.

Read it For:
The thrill of a story where having to survive the games where losing is death.
Don't Read it For:
May feel similar to other dystopian literature in the same genre.
What makes this book stand out?:
The kill or get killed storyline where death always lurks around the corner.

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