You know that feeling when you sit down on your couch to binge an entire new season of a show? Amazing, right? Reading a completed series in one (albeit long) sitting can give you that same feeling of satisfaction. There’s nothing worse than devouring an amazing novel, only to realize you’ll have to wait at least a few years until you can get your hands on the next one.
If that sounds like your nightmare, then you’ll love this list of completed sci-fi/fantasy series you can binge-read right now!
The Nine Realms Series by Sarah Kozloff
The breathtaking and cinematic epic fantasy series The Nine Realms traces the journey of Cerulia, Princess of Weirandale, from an attempted assassination and exile to her triumphant, but bloody, return to the throne and her magic birthright. Unlike many series, all four books were published within a month of each other, so you can binge this new fantasy series right away.
The Broken Earth Trilogy, by N.K. Jemisin
For the inhabitants of the Stillness, a massive continent, seasons are world-rending events that change everything. In one sense the series chronicles the journeys of a mother and daughter, caught within the workings of a world that is afraid of their power. In another, it is the story of a world already destroyed by another group’s search for control they can save or destroy it utterly.
Remembrance of Earth’s Past, by Liu Cixin
The Three-Body Problem, The Dark Forest and Death’s End comprise Chinese author Liu Cixin’s award-winning and very deft mix of China’s Cultural Revolution with alien invasion, physics, and gaming to create a web of regret and nostalgia. The series explores what it means to be human even as the coming of the Trisolarans threatens humanity.
Shades of Magic, by Victoria Schwab
Schwab casts a bestselling spell on her readers as she tells the story of Kell — one of the last Travellers between multiple Londons — Rhy, Delilah Bard, and more as they work to save all the Londons, and to stay alive.
The Radch Trilogy, by Ann Leckie
Leckie’s award-winning space opera turns a powerful lens on individuality and society with amazing ships, explosions, battles, power grabs, tea, and etiquette—as well as the fight for justice in a world that favors those who are already strong.
Red Rising by Pierce Brown
The series follows the story of Darrow, a lowborn “Red” who works in the dangerous mines of a futuristic inhabited Mars. Their world is run by “Golds” — beautiful, rich, and powerful beings. Darrow is forced to go undercover to bring his tormenters down from the inside. But he finds that not all of the Golds he meets are necessarily enemies, and with a new face and body of a Gold, he struggles to remember his true identity and why he set out on this dangerous mission in the first place.
The Magicians by Lev Grossman
This trilogy is basically Harry Potter for adults. It follows Quentin, a high school senior who, despite being brilliant, spends most of his time pining after a fictional magical world called Fillory from a series of books he loved as a child. But when he’s accepted to a top secret school of magic, he’ll discover that real magic isn’t always fun and games.
The Wayward Pines Trilogy by Blake Crouch
This trilogy’s first novel, Pines, starts off with secret service agent Ethan Burke arriving in a small, countryside town called Wayward Pines, Idaho. He’s there to investigate the disappearance of two of his fellow agents, but before he can begin he’s involved in a violent accident. When he wakes up in a hospital, he has no ID and no cell phone, and no one seems to believe he is who he says he is. Burke begins to realize that Wayward Pines isn’t the idyllic town he thought it was…and he might not make it out of there alive. The twist ending of Pines is only the beginning of the story…
Wayfarers by Becky Chambers
The three books in this series are all connected by the same universe, but feature different characters and storylines so you can fully immerse yourself in Chambers’ complex galactic world. The first novel, The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, features a ragtag group of space travelers sent on a mission to create a new wormhole in one of the most dangerous territories in the galaxy. Along the way, the crew gets into plenty of lighthearted hijinks, but also come together as a unique form of found family. The writing style lets you really dive into each character’s storyline, and the other two books feature even more amazing and hilarious characters!