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    Here Are 25 Book Series That Actually Got Better As They Progressed

    Catching Fire is better than The Hunger Games.

    We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which books series actually got better as the series progressed. Here are some of the best responses:

    🚨Some mild spoilers ahead!🚨

    1. First, the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas

    2. The Shadowhunter Chronicles by Cassandra Clare

    3. The Percy Jackson & the Olympians series by Rick Riordan

    4. The To All the Boys I've Loved Before trilogy by Jenny Han

    5. The A Court of Thorns and Roses series by Sarah J. Maas

    6. The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins

    7. The Handmaid's Tale books by Margaret Atwood

    8. The Infernal Devices series by Cassandra Clare

    9. The Shatter Me series by Tahereh Mafi

    10. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

    11. The Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children series by Ransom Riggs

    12. The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon

    13. The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer

    14. The Three Dark Crowns series by Kendare Blake

    15. A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

    16. The His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman

    17. The Selection series by Kiera Cass

    18. The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot

    19. The Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz

    20. Cirque Du Freak: The Saga of Darren Shan by Darren Shan

    21. The Discworld books by Terry Pratchett

    22. The Raven Cycle saga by Maggie Stiefvater

    23. The Grishaverse by Leigh Bardugo

    24. The Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld

    25. And finally, the Fifty Shades trilogy by E.L. James

    Are there other book series that got even better as they went on? Tell us your favorites in the comments below!

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