Category Archives: Reading order

Some book seriess are really long and it gets difficult to know which is the proper order to read them. Sometimes there are prequels, other times the publishing dates makes are not in chronological order…  all this makes us confused, wondering what is the best order to read certain saga. As a result, we may even give up trying to start reading new series. It’s time to stop that, if you want to know the proper reading order just check here!

This category is pretty simple and straight forward.  If you want to know the best order to read a certain saga just stay tuned.

cirque du freak books in order

Cirque du Freak series in order

After so many lists about faery books, it’s time to change to vampires! we collected all the Cirque du Freak books in order, a bestselling series written by Irish author Darren Shan. This story is considered one of the best Best Vampire series for preteens by many readers, the slightly darker tone of this series has enthralled teenagers (and adults too) all around the world.

While this series is actually named The saga of Darren Shan, most people call it by the first volume in the series. In any case, we’ll tell you how many books are there in the Cirque du Freak series, and we also found a superb book set that collects all the volumes!

Cirque Du Freak books in order by Darren Shan

If you want to get the 12 volumes of the series then take a look at this Cirque du Freak book set, which is available in paperback and hardcover formats, it has more than one thousand reviews already, not an easy feat for sure:

On the other hand, if you want to get them individually then The saga of Darren Shan is divided into four trilogies. We recommend you read the Cirque du Freak book series in order of publication, therefore you should start with the Vampire Blood Trilogy. Here you have all the books in the series:

There are different covers for these books, however, we decided to show the one version that we find to be the most appealing.

Now that you found the order of the Cirque du Freak books don’t miss these series

The saga of Darren Shan is one of those series that make teenagers not so fond of reading not being able to keep turning pages. We love when youngsters discover that reading is a fascinating hobby, so here are some books that we believe will catch their attention as well:

Our first recommendation is another series written by author Darren Shan, each of the Demonata books tells the story of a teenager that discovers the existence of another dimension in which demons exist. There’s also Goosebumps by R.L. Stine, the popular series that had a tv series adaptation.

The work of author Joseph Delaney is also a great option for your next read once you have finished all the Cirque du Freak books. Here you will find a list with The Last Apprentice series in order.

What is the saga of Darren Shan about?

The saga of Darren Shan tells the story of a teen boy with the same name (and it’s also the name of its author) who decides to visit a freak show together with his friend Steve. In this show, the most peculiar creatures make their appearance, but one catches Darren’s eyes specially, a huge tarantula that happens to be owned by Mr. Crepsley and he is decided to steal it… however, things will go incredibly wrong, so badly that he will end up making a deal with a dark creature…

The movie adaptation of the first volume in the series didn’t perform well in theatres so no more books in the Cirque du Freak series were adapted. There are many fans that expect the saga of Darren Shan to have a more faithful adaptation to the book,s in fact, there’s this petition on Change Org asking Netflix to do so.

List with all the Cirque du Freak books in order

This series is concluded, so you can start reading these amazing books by Darren Shan. Here goes a list with the Cirque du Freak series in order:

Cirque du Freak books in order

The saga of Darren Shan

Ingredients

  • Harper Collins

Instructions

  • Cirque Du Freak  (Cirque du Freak book 1)
  • The Vampire’s Assistant  (Cirque du Freak book 2)
  • Tunnels of Blood  (Cirque du Freak book 3)
  • Vampire Mountain  (Cirque du Freak book 4)
  • Trials of Death  (Cirque du Freak book 5)
  • The Vampire Prince  (Cirque du Freak book 6)
  • Hunters of the Dusk  (Cirque du Freak book 7)
  • Allies of the Night  (Cirque du Freak book 8)
  • Killers of the Dawn  (Cirque du Freak book 9)
  • The Lake of Souls  (Cirque du Freak book 10)
  • Lord of the Shadows  (Cirque du Freak book 11)
  • Sons of Destiny  (Cirque du Freak book 12)

This series is addressed to teenagers from 10 to 13 years old, and it’s so captivating that might make teens who don’t enjoy reading discover the fun of it. While the story is not scary, it might be kind of frightening for kids of a lesser age.

Also, if you enjoy medieval fantasy stories then don’t miss the Gotrek and Felix series, which tells the story of a dwarf and a human who travel the lands of the Old World of Warhammer.

Have you started reading the Cirque du Freak book series? did you find it frightening? leave a comment telling us if you are enjoyint the saga of Darren Shan and if you have already watched its movie adaptation.

wicked lovely series order

The Wicked Lovely book series in order by Melissa Marr

There are never enough faery stories, so here’s another one, we have a list with the Wicked Lovely series in order, these books by Melissa Marr tell the story of Aislinn a girl who has the power to see the equally powerful and cruel creatures known as faeries. But seeing them was just a nuisance, until the Summer King decides that Aislinn is the queen he has been long seeking, and he will not accept a no for an answer…

Intriguing, don’t you think? we will of course tell you how many books are there in the Wicked Lovely series, and we’ll also recommend some similar series to you so you can get back to this dark realm as many times as you wish to.

The Wicked Lovely series in order by Melissa Marr

There is a total of five volumes in Aislinn’s story, and we recommend you read The Wicked Lovely series in order of publication, which go like this:

And, if you want to get all the books in the series then this amazing set collects the complete collection.

But we are not done, because the realm of faeries is about cunning and deceitful tricks, that’s why we haven’t mentioned yet the following: aside from the original series, there are some spinoff novels that take place in this world and follow events and characters of this tale, working as a kind of a sequel, and here you have them compilated:

It’s kinda shocking how all the books that are about faery creatures have such a similar cover, don’t you think? of course, this is an easy way for readers to discover at a first glance similar stories to the ones they enjoyed, but still, they are so alike!

Now that we told you the order for the Wicked Lovely series don’t miss these books

We’ve been talking about many book series involving faery creatures lately, so here are some great recommendations to read once you have finished the Wicked Lovely book series:

If what you enjoy about the faery realm is the worldbuilding and you are not necessarily into romance then MacKayla Lane’s story trying to find out who murdered her sister might have to be your next read, check out this post to find a list with Karen Moning’s Fever series in order, and welcome to the shadow realm.

On the other side, if romance is a must for you then The Iron Fey series might be a much more fitting option for you.

What are these books by Melissa Marr about?

The Wicked Lovely series centers on Aislinn a girl who has the ability to see the faeries, despicable beings who are invisible to the rest of the mortals. So far she has been able to pretend like she can’t see them, but now they talk to her, and that’s not all, because Keenan, the Summer King, has decided she must become the summer Queen.

While the original series is concluded there are lots of spinoff novels that tell us about secondary characters, Dark Sun was released in March 2022, and we believe that author Melisa Marr will release more novels taking place in this magical and yet dark world in a close future.

A List with all the books in the Wicked Lovely series

Here you have all the Wicked Lovely books in publication order. Therefore, you should start with the original series, once you are finished you can delve into the faery world a bit more by reading all the spinoff novels:

Wicked Lovely series in order

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

Ingredients

  • HarperCollins

Instructions

  • Wicked Lovely (Wicked Lovely book 1)
  • In Exchange (Wicked Lovely book 2)
  • Fragile Eternity (Wicked Lovely book 3)
  • Radiant Shadows (Wicked Lovely book 4)
  • Darkest Mercy (Wicked Lovely book 5)
  • Desert Tales
  • Dark Court Faery Tales
  • Love Hurts
  • Cold Iron Heart
  • Summer Bound
  • Winter Dreams
  • Dark Sun

This series, published by Harper Collins, by the way, is addressed to children between 13 &17 years old.

Do you like YA with teens with superpowers? if so, then don’t miss this post that collects all the books in The Michael Vey series, the story of a high schooler who has electric powers.

How did you discover the Wicked Lovely series? tell us how you happened to know about these books by Melissa Marr and if you’d love it to have a movie adaptation someday.

the iron fey series in order

Julie Kagawa’s The Iron Fey series in order

Let’s Delve into a world of faes! We have a list with The Iron Fey series in order, a story about Megan Chase whose Little brother has been kidnapped and taken into the faery realm, and she will not hesitate a second in order to go after him and get him back home. This YA fantasy story, written by author Julie Kagawa was a Goodreads Choice Award Nominee by the way!

Also, some people know this story as the Iron King series, because that’s the title of the first volume. In any case, let’s see how many books are there in this romance dark fantasy tale.

 The Iron Fey series in order by Julie Kagawa

This series is composed of 7 books, and you should read the Iron Fey books in order of publication. Here you have the 7 volumes:

Oh, we’ve got a great surprise here. Because there’s more, after the original series there are two novellas, which are the prelude to a sequel, Iron Fey Evenfall:

Aside from the one shown above, which happens to be the special edition, These books can be bought with two alternative covers, so take a look at the 3 of them before deciding which one you want to get. One of them has an anime-manga style and it’s actually a graphic novel version, while the special edition has a sort of resemblance to the ones of the Folk of the Air book series.

Now that we told you the order for the Iron King series don’t miss these books

Once you start reading The Iron King books you won’t be able to stop, you’ll be captivated by its romance and enchantment, and there’s no way back from there, only to look forward. And this is why we have selected 3 series that we are confident you will enjoy as well, here they go:

We mentioned the Folk of the Air before, and not only their covers are similar but their setting is too, because this series also takes place in a faery world. This means that it could be a great series to start with once you are finished with The Iron Fey book series.

As an alternative, you should take a look at this series by Karen Moning, it tells the story of a girl whose sister has been murdered, after conducting her own research she will find out what leads her to the shadow realm, the place where the fae live… if this excerpt sounds thrilling to you then take a look at this post in which you’ll find The Fever series in order.

What are these books about?

 This is the story of Megan a 16-year-old girl whose little was pretty much the same as any other girl. But everything will change when her brother Ethan gets kidnapped and the most unreal thing is that the kidnappers have to be the fey (a faery race) and they have taken her brother to their realm.

Megan will venture into this magical place known as the Nevernever in order to save her brother. And then she will find out that this is just the beginning of discovering her true self, literally, because she will be revealed that she is half faery, and to save her brother she will have to ally with a dark prince, known as Ash…

A list with Julie Kagawa’s Iron Fey series in order

We are finishing this list with all the Iron Fery books in order of publication, this series by Julie Kagawa is concluded so you can read Megan’s story to its fullest. As said before you can also read the graphic novel version, in case you enjoy mangas more than traditional books.

The Iron Fey series in order

The Iron Fey – Julie Kagawa

Ingredients

  • Inkyard Press

Instructions

  • The Iron King (The Iron Fey book 1)
  • The Iron Daughter (The Iron Fey book 2)
  • The Iron Queen (The Iron Fey book 3)
  • The Iron Knight (The Iron Fey book 4)
  • The Iron Prince (The Iron Fey book 5)
  • The Iron Traitor (The Iron Fey book 6)
  • The Iron Warrior (The Iron Fey book 7)
  • The Iron’s Prophecy (The Iron Fey Novella 8)
  • Shadow’s Legacy (The Iron Fey Prelude 9)
  • The Iron Raven  (The Iron Fey Evenfall book 1)
  • The Iron Sword (The Iron Fey Evenfall book 2)

This is teen fiction, more specifically, this series is addressed to teenagers between X and X years old. However, it can be enjoyed by a more mature audience as well. Also, it may be worth mentioning that this series is narrated in the first person since we are aware some readers don’t enjoy this perspective.

Have you started reading the Iron Fey series? then tell us if you are enjoying this story and leave a comment with your opinion of these books with no spoilers.

timmy failure books in order

Timmy Failure book series in order

You asked for it and here it is, a list with the Timmy Failure books in order. This series is created by American cartoonist Stephan Thomas Pastis tells the story of a kid called Timmy, who runs his own detective agency together with his friend Total, a polar bear. And it gets even crazier than that.

This bestselling series had a movie adaptation on the Disney Plus streaming platform, and kids seemed to enjoy it, so there may be a sequel! which means you should read all books in the Timmy Failure series before you watch them!

Timmy Failure books in order by Stephan Pastis

This series is composed of 8 books, many people believe they are just seven, because they forget about its prequel, from Zero to Hero, which we recommend you read after the original series. In summary, you should read the Timmy Failure books in order of publication, which is like this:

There is this box set, which collects the 7 volumes in the series, in case you want to get the complete collection:

Now that we revealed the order of the Timmy Failure books don’t miss these series

We love that your kids have a great time reading, so we decided to make a list with some titles that fans of the Timmy Failure series would enjoy. Here are our 3 choices:

There are so many great series that will make your children roll on the floor laughing, but since we wanted to keep the story short our first choice was no other than the Tom Gates series. This boy is hilarious, and he’s a master at making excuses.

If you want something slightly different then the Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja books is for you, this is the story of Chase Cooper, a boy who becomes a ninja.

And let’s not forget about the I Funny book series by James Patterson, the main character of these books wants to become a comedian, so yes, it will make you all laugh.

What is this series about?

timmy failure series in order

The Timmy Failure books take place on a fictional Earth in which imaginary friends coexist with humans. The main character in this series is Timmy, a boy who has his own detective agency, he will solve mysteries together with his companion Total, who is a polar bear.

As said before, the first volume in this series had a movie adaptation, Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made (the same title as the book it’s based on), and it had a great reception by fans.

Also, the Wall Street Journal says this about this series:

“An endearingly pathetic antihero with delusions of greatness. . . . Seldom has failure been so likable — or so funny.” 

A list with all the Timmy Failure books in order

These books are addressed to children between 8 and 12 years old, they have a Lexile score of 520L and they happen to be quite long, each volume in the series being around 300 pages. Here’s a list with the Timmy Failure series in order:

Timmy Failure books in order

Timmy Failure – Stephan Pastis

Ingredients

  • Candlewick

Instructions

  • Mistakes were made (Timmy Failure book 1)
  • Now Look What You’ve Done (Timmy Failure book 2)
  • We meet Again (Timmy Failure book 3)
  • Sanitized for Your Protection (Timmy Failure book 4)
  • The Book You’re Not Supposed to Have (Timmy Failure book 5)
  • The Cat Stole My Pants (Timmy Failure book 6)
  • It’s the End When I Say It’s the End (Timmy Failure book 7)
  • From Zero to Hero (Timmy Failure book prequel)

The series is concluded according to the author, but the last volume in the series is It’s the End When I Say It’s the End, which means that maybe if author Stephan Thomas Pastis feels like publishing more books in the series then it will happen. Something not so hard to believe since the movie adaptation of the first volume in the series had such a good reception.

Have you started reading the Timmy Failure books? then tell us if which one is your favorite!

emily windsnap books in order

Emily Windsnap series in order

Don’t you love mermaids? we do! and that’s why we got a list with the Emily Windsnap books in order! this illustrated story, written by author Liz Kessler tells us about a fun, adorable, and adventurous mermaid. A great way to know more about the ocean!

We have lots to tell you about this series, because we have found the perfect boxed set that collects all the novels! and if that was not enough we got a shortlist of books that we think fans of the Emily Windsnap series will really enjoy.

All the Emily Windsnap books in order by Liz Kessler

Here you have the Emily Windsnap series in order of publication, which is the best way to read this story by the way. As may already know, you can get any of these books by Liz Kessler by clicking on their cover:

If you want to get the complete collection then there’s this awesome box set that contains all the 9 volumes of the Emily Windsnap series:

The covers of these books are gorgeous, don’t you think? they make the sea come to life, you can almost smell the salty water and feel the breeze on your face!

Not that we told you the order of the Emily Windsnap books don’t miss these series!

Once you start reading the Emily Windsnap series you won’t be able to stop until you have finished it, and then you will be craving for your next read. So here’s our 3 suggestions:

We thought that choosing the books that were about mermaids would be the easy choice. So we decided to make it a bit more diverse instead by just including one book about mermaids. That is why we included the Never Girls book series on our list, a story about a group of girls that travel to the home of Peter Pan and Tinker Bell!

In addition, here is our list with the Princess in Black series in order, a story about a princess that fights monsters when they attack their kingdom, doesn’t that sound amazing?

What is this series about?

This is the story of Emily Windsnap, a shy 12-year-old girl who lives on a houseboat with her mother. She will have quite a regular life until she finds out something during her first swimming lesson: her feet have turned into a fishtail, she’s a mermaid! or, at least, half mermaid, since she gets her legs back once she gets out of the water.

Emily wants to know more about the ocean and her connection with it, so she will embark on a journey underwater to find some answers.

But she won’t do this alone, because she will meet some new friends. Special mention to Shona, who will guide Emily on this new world.

A list with all the Emily Windsnap books in order

There is a total of 9 volumes, and it is seemingly concluded. However, since book 9 is about time travel this opens the story to many new alternatives so it is likely that there may be more books about Emily’s adventures in the future. Anyway, here’s a list with the Emily Windsnap series in order:

Emily Windsnap books in order

Emily Windsnap – Liz Kessler

Ingredients

  • Orion Children's

Instructions

  • The Tail of Emily Windsnap
  • Emily Windsnap and the Monster from the Deep
  • Emily Windsnap and the Castle in the Mist
  • Emily Windsnap and the Siren’s Secret
  • Emily Windsnap and the Land of the Midnight Sun
  • Emily Windsnap and the Ship of Lost Souls
  • Emily Windsnap and the Falls of Forgotten Island
  • Emily Windsnap and the Pirate Prince
  • Emily Windsnap and the Tides of Time

These books are addressed to children between 8 and 11 years old.

Speaking of mermaids, don’t miss this post in which we reveal why there’s not an Aquamarine 2 movie, discover why this popular film never had a sequel!

Which of the Emily Windsnap books is your favorite? leave a comment and tell us which one you love the most!

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