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4 book series we can't get enough of

Everybody loves a good book series and we all have our faves we go back to time and time again. Here at GL, our favorites are a little less well-known than mega-popular series such as the Hunger Games and Divergent (we still adore Katniss and Tris, though, don't worry!). Our go-tos, below, will satisfy any and all of your bookworm desires. 


1. The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart

This series by Trenton Lee Stewart focuses on the lives of four children who are brought together because of their intelligence and wit by a man named Mr. Benedict. As Mr. Benedict guides them through a series of routines to test their intelligence more is revealed about each character and the story twists and turns to reveal new, confusing, and shocking information about the world in which the characters live. Each book is relatively long and requires a vivid imagination, but each is majorly interesting because of the mysterious and captivating content Stewart provides. 

2. Top 8 Series by Katie Finn

This series about social media hacking is especially relatable in this era of Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.  Madison MacDonald, the protagonist, goes through the ups and downs of discovering her hacker and the reason she was targeted.  It's an easy, yet interesting series that captivates without being too complicated. 

3. Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

This series focuses on a dystopian society in which the protagonist, Paige Mahoney, must navigate the strange and oddly run world in which she lives while also taking hold of her power as a clairvoyant. Throughout the books, Paige is taken on a perilous journey which leads her to various places and takes her through odd and enlightening experiences. It’s an interesting series that deals with not only a dystopian society, but a strange underworld full of otherworldly beings that all become a very real part of Paige’s life.

4. The Shatter Me Series by Tahereh Mafi

This series revolves around the life of Juliette, a young girl whose touch has the power to kill. As the series evolves, Juliette battles her way though seeing herself as a weapon or a warrior in the fight to fix the downfall of civilization.   It's a dark story with lighter, sometimes romantic undertones that make it relatable to any reader.

Give these series a go and let us know what you think!

Do you have a favorite book series? Let us know in the comments!


by Hayley Burns | 7/6/2016