Have you ever had that 'fish out of water' gasping feeling when you finish a book and realize that you have to wait (usually a YEAR) for the next one? Especially when you find out that you have to wait for not only one, but TWO years to get to the end of the series? I feel your pain. Here are a few trilogies that are already completed, so you can read them all at once without that panicked feeling when you hit the cliffhanger.
The Graceling series- Graceling, Fire, Bitterblue- by Kristen Cashore: Although these books aren't all set with the exact same characters taking the lead, the world-building and extraordinary storytelling make it difficult to wait for the next book to be in your hands. They're set in a world of fantasy, but not so different that it's hard to grasp. It's creative enough to enhance the reading and set the novels apart, but you don't have to spend half the book figuring out what the world is like. Although these seem to me to be more geared to girls, certainly the boys can enjoy the swordfights and plotting that goes on throughout the series as well. You can order the books from the library by clicking here.
The Chaos Walking series- The Knife of Never Letting Go, The Ask and the Answer, Monsters of Men- by Patrick Ness: A breathtaking look at the realities of life, even life on another planet, where certain circumstances have made life unbearable for some and easy to control for others, this series is like an undertow- it pulls you under, and if you're like me, you were sad the see the last page turn. If you like a slightly sci-fi setting with a lot of action, twists, and heart, you'll love these uniquely written installments (that are all already out!) These are excellent reads for boys and girls, and will appeal to a wide variety of ages. Click this link to order the series from the library.
The Ashes trilogy- Ashes, Shadows, Monsters- Ilsa J. Bick: This is a series with serious cliffhangers. It happens after every nail-biting page- even though the first book starts slow, once you're into it, the action doesn't stop. A wild tale of people going mad and those who have to survive in the midst of it, this series is one that will make your head spin, boy or girl. The covers are pretty fantastic, too. Click here to see for yourself.
So stop making yourself look like this: