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6 YA Series I Can’t Wait to Finish in 2018

I’m old at heart. (And in one arthritic hip, but mostly just at heart). A lot of people say the best years of your life are in high school, or maybe college. Personally I can’t wait until it’s socially acceptable for me to use my walking stick to whack the ankles of anyone who doesn’t give up their seat on the subway and gripe about “kids these days.” 

But anyway. The point of this whole thing was to lead up to me telling you that I watch a LOT of TV. Which does not necessarily set me apart from my fellow twenty-somethings, but even in these technologically sparkly days of Netflix and Hulu, I still watch most of my shows week to week. Like on a TV. With a cable subscription.

Because of this terrible old habit of mine, I’m currently floundering in the mid-season finale time of year, in which all my faves leave me hanging (more like CLIFF-hanging, amiright?) for a bit. Well, once I had finished screaming at the end credits of How to Get Away With Murder—why do you hurt me like this, Shonda?—I got to thinking about the YA series that I’ve been waiting to come back for even longer. But 2018 is the golden year when these six will wrap up! I’ll finally know how they end! Huzzah!

Note: If I get the first book in a series in paperback, I get the next book(s) in paperback. So yeah, I know at least two of these are probably already available in hardcover but NO. Mixing series hardcover/paperbacks on my shelf makes me twitch.

Series: The Wayward Children series by Seanan McGuire
Last Book: Beneath the Sugar Sky

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As someone who has been concerned about just what the heck happened to Susan Pevensie after the events of The Last Battle since I was seven years old, these books speak to me.

Series: The Traveler duology by L.E. DeLano
Last Book: Dreamer

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What’s more stressful than having the fate of the world in your hands? How about having the fate of ALL the worlds in your hands? But Jessa’s totally got this, if the events of Traveler were any indication. Also, two words: PIRATE FINN.

Series: The Shades of Magic trilogy by V.E. Schwab
Book: A Conjuring of Light

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OK, I admit it, I haven’t actually even finished A Gathering of Shadows yet. But I will. And then I will cram A Conjuring of Light into my eyes as fast as my fingers can flip the pages.

Series: The Eurona duology by Wendy Higgins
Last Book: The Great Pursuit

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The Great Hunt was like a master class in how to write a Darn Good Princess™. Can’t wait to see whose butt Aerity diplomatically kicks in the follow-up.

Series: The These Vicious Masks trilogy by Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas
Last Book: These Vengeful Souls

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I’m already sobbing at the thought of saying goodbye to Evelyn & Co. Will Evelyn get her revenge for the Death Ball at the end of These Ruthless Deeds? What will be Mr. Kent’s next golden sassy quip? Will Sebastian ever be allowed to just HAVE NICE THINGS???

Series: The Daughter of the Pirate King duology by Tricia Levenseller
Last Book: Daughter of the Siren Queen

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Gotta love a Slytherin who gets crap done. Alosa spent the entirety of Daughter of the Pirate King being smarter than literally everyone else, and that was while she was being held captive (by choice, of course). I don’t know what she’s going to do next, but I’d bet it’ll be badass.

How about you, Swooners? Any series that will be finishing up next year that you’re excited/terrified about? Share in the comments!

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