Series I Want to Start in 2020

I recently did a post on my must read standalone fiction books. With this post, I wanted to explore the series I wanted to start in 2020. Whether I get to them or not, I wanted to have this here to go back to especially if I'm ever having trouble with my next read. The series I chose all seem very different from each other but also very me. Let me know what you think of my picks and if you've read and enjoyed any of them too.

The chimneys of industry rise over Adua and the world seethes with new opportunities. But old scores run deep as ever.

On the blood-soaked borders of Angland, Leo dan Brock struggles to win fame on the battlefield, and defeat the marauding armies of Stour Nightfall. He hopes for help from the crown. But King Jezal's son, the feckless Prince Orso, is a man who specializes in disappointments.

Savine dan Glokta - socialite, investor, and daughter of the most feared man in the Union - plans to claw her way to the top of the slag-heap of society by any means necessary. But the slums boil over with a rage that all the money in the world cannot control.

The age of the machine dawns, but the age of magic refuses to die. With the help of the mad hillwoman Isern-i-Phail, Rikke struggles to control the blessing, or the curse, of the Long Eye. Glimpsing the future is one thing, but with the guiding hand of the First of the Magi still pulling the strings, changing it will be quite another...

I've heard Joe Abercrombie is a fantastic fantasy writer. I loved Mark Lawrence's The Ancestor series so I wanted to have a fantasy series I thought I was going to love as much as that one in the new year. Lucky me, The Age of Madness has just started. I like how it is in the age of machine and magic. Both main characters have interesting back stories. The main reason I want to read this series is because it reminds me of Final Fantasy and Fire Emblem games. A strange reason but there it is.

When King Jameson declares his love for Lady Hollis Brite, Hollis is shocked—and thrilled. After all, she’s grown up at Keresken Castle, vying for the king’s attention alongside other daughters of the nobility. Capturing his heart is a dream come true.

But Hollis soon realizes that falling in love with a king and being crowned queen may not be the happily ever after she thought it would be. And when she meets a commoner with the mysterious power to see right into her heart, she finds that the future she really wants is one that she never thought to imagine.

I loved The Selection series by Kiera Cass. I couldn't stop turning the pages. I think I even binge read the series. The Betrothed series sounds very similar at least with the marriage aspect. It expect it to be another easy and fun series.

In the ice, east of the Black Rock, there is a hole into which broken children are thrown.

On Abeth the vastness of the ice holds no room for individuals. Survival together is barely possible. No one survives alone.

To resist the cold, to endure the months of night when even the air itself begins to freeze, requires a special breed. Variation is dangerous, difference is fatal. And Yaz is not the same.

Yaz is torn from the only life she’s ever known, away from her family, from the boy she thought she would spend her days with, and has to carve out a new path for herself in a world whose existence she never suspected. A world full of difference and mystery and danger.

Yaz learns that Abeth is older and stranger than she had ever imagined. She learns that her weaknesses are another kind of strength. And she learns to challenge the cruel arithmetic of survival that has always governed her people.

Only when it’s darkest you can see the stars.

I'm almost done with The Ancestor series by Mark Lawrence. The Book of the Ice is set in the same world and I couldn't be more happier. I don't know anything about the time this book is set in or if I'll like this series as much as the original but I'm willing to take the risk. I'm glad the summary doesn't give anything away either.

After her father's death, Lizzy Brookstone, the star trick rider of the all-female Brookstone Wild West Extravaganza, takes over management of the traveling show. In her new role, she has to work with both Wesley DeShazer, the man who once broke her heart, and Jason Adler, her financial partner. Soon, she finds herself torn between the two men.

Ella Fleming is fleeing a forced betrothal when she stows away on the Brookstone train. Lizzy finds her and gives her a job in the costume department, but Ella has a secret that could affect all of their lives, as well as the future of the Brookstone Extravaganza.

When Mary Reichert, a former sharpshooter for the show, learns that her brother, August, has been killed, she refuses to believe it was an accident. She returns to the show to find the truth, but is she seeking justice or vengeance?

As the three women work together to discover how August died, Lizzy strives to hold the show together. Can she keep the Brookstone Extravaganza alive without losing the desire of her heart?

I didn't know this was a christian fiction series until like two minutes ago. I think I've read maybe five christian fiction books in my life so it'll be nice to get to a whole series. I'm looking forward to the Wild West setting. I don't know how the three character will mesh but this series is highly rated on Goodreads so I expect good things. I mainly want to read Brookstone Brides or start it at least because I've seen it a lot around Goodreads and I want to see if it's any good.

With indifferent parents, Iona Sheehan grew up craving devotion and acceptance. From her maternal grandmother, she learned where to find both: a land of lush forests, dazzling lakes, and centuries-old legends.


County Mayo, to be exact. Where her ancestors’ blood and magic have flowed through generations—and where her destiny awaits.

Iona arrives in Ireland with nothing but her Nan’s directions, an unfailingly optimistic attitude, and an innate talent with horses. Not far from the luxurious castle where she is spending a week, she finds her cousins, Branna and Connor O’Dwyer. And since family is family, they invite her into their home and their lives.

When Iona lands a job at the local stables, she meets the owner, Boyle McGrath. Cowboy, pirate, wild tribal horsemen, he’s three of her biggest fantasy weaknesses all in one big, bold package.

Iona realizes that here she can make a home for herself—and live her life as she wants, even if that means falling head over heels for Boyle. But nothing is as it seems. An ancient evil has wound its way around Iona’s family tree and must be defeated. Family and friends will fight with each other and for each other to keep the promise of hope—and love—alive…

I've never read a Nora Roberts book. My mom has ready plenty of them including The Cousins O'Dwyer trilogy. This one has drawn me in for quite a while. I like the focus on family and magic. Witch stories are always fun as well. There's romance in these books too which will be nice. I mainly want to finally read a book series my mom has enjoyed. I think this trilogy could be quite good.

A boy and dog trapped aboard the Flying Dutchman, are sent off on an eternal journey by an avenging angel, roaming the earth throughout the centuries in search of those in need. Their travels lead them to Chapelvale, a sleepy nineteenth century village whose existence is at stake. Only by discovering the buried secrets and solving the dust-laden riddles of the ancient village can it be saved.

I've had the second book in the Flying Dutchman series for years. Its time that I start this trilogy by an author I loved as a kid - Brian Jacques. I actually have to reread Redwall again because I read it a couple of years back and didn't like it. I enjoyed it as a kid. I don't think I took my time to stay in the story. I remember I was in a rush to read a lot of books which I won't be doing again. I want to read the Flying Dutchman series because it has an avenging series, it's by Brian Jacques, and I've been wanting to read it since I was a kid.

Soma Yukihira's old man runs a small family restaurant in the less savory end of town.  Aiming to one day surpass his father's culinary prowess, Soma hones his skills day in and day out until one day, out of the blue, his father decides to enroll Soma in a classy culinary school!  Can Soma really cut it in a school that prides itself on a 10 percent graduation rate? And can he convince the beautiful, domineering heiress of the school that he belongs there at all?!

I tend to love books with food. I loved watching Hell's Kitchen growing up too so this manga about a small family restaurant is right up my alley. It's a bit of a long series that I believe just ended. I wanted to give Food Wars! a go since it's been on my list for so long.

They came to earth—Pestilence, War, Famine, Death—four horsemen riding their screaming steeds, racing to the corners of the world. Four horsemen with the power to destroy all of humanity. They came to earth, and they came to end us all.

When Pestilence comes for Sara Burn’s town, one thing is certain: everyone she knows and loves is marked for death. Unless, of course, the angelic-looking horseman is stopped, which is exactly what Sara has in mind when she shoots the unholy beast off his steed.

Too bad no one told her Pestilence can’t be killed.

Now the horseman, very much alive and very pissed off, has taken her prisoner, and he’s eager to make her suffer. Only, the longer she’s with him, the more uncertain she is about his true feelings towards her … and hers towards him.

And now, well, Sara might still be able to save the world, but in order to do so, she'll have to sacrifice her heart in the process.

Yes, I want to read an adult romance. An adult romance that has a guy on the book cover that has no shirt on. I've only read one book like it that I don't even have as read on Goodreads because I've found it embarrassing. But, there are thousands of women who read adult romances unabashedly so I'm going to start to. What drew me in to The Four Horsemen series is it's premise of course. The Four Horsemen falling in love sounds like a fun time. I'm really looking forward to the series so I'm posting it here so I don't chicken out from actually reading it.

Bound as one to love, honor, or burn.

Two years ago, Louise le Blanc fled her coven and took shelter in the city of Cesarine, forsaking all magic and living off whatever she could steal. There, witches like Lou are hunted. They are feared. And they are burned.

Sworn to the Church as a Chasseur, Reid Diggory has lived his life by one principle: thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. His path was never meant to cross with Lou's, but a wicked stunt forces them into an impossible union—holy matrimony.

The war between witches and Church is an ancient one, and Lou's most dangerous enemies bring a fate worse than fire. Unable to ignore her growing feelings, yet powerless to change what she is, a choice must be made.

And love makes fools of us all.

I've been so excited to read Serpent & Dove since I first heard about it. I was worried because I started hearing mixed reviews. I love the witch and witch hunter love story premise so much that I'm willing to give it a shot. Perhaps if I go with lower expectations nothing will surprise me but I still can't help but be excited. This is going to be a duology with the new book coming out next year so I won't have to wait to long for the next book to come out.

In the world of Tokyo Ghoul, sometimes the only way to fight monsters is to become one…

The Commission of Counter Ghoul is the only organization fighting the Ghoul menace, and they will use every tool at their disposal to protect humanity from its ultimate predator. Their newest weapon in this hidden war is an experimental procedure that implants human investigators with a Ghoul’s Kagune, giving them Ghoul powers and abilities. But both the procedure and the newly formed Qs Squad are untested. Will they become heroes…or monsters?!

Haise Sasaki has been tasked with teaching Qs Squad how to be outstanding Investigators, but his assignment is complicated by the troublesome personalities of his subordinates and his own uncertain grasp of his Ghoul powers. Can he pull this ragtag group together as a team, or will Qs Squad’s first assignment be their last?

I plan to finish reading the Tokyo Ghoul series so I wanted to start the spin off - Tokyo Ghoul:re in the same year. I've watched the first episode of the spin off if I remember correctly and it's very strange. I don't know what's happened so I'm excited to finally find out what's going on. After I finish the original series of course.
That's all the series I want to read in 2020. Would you pick any of these up? Do you have any plans to start any new series in the new year? Let me know in the comments below.


  1. The Betrothed is one I'm looking forward to, as well - I also loved The Selection series!


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