Top Ten Most Overrated Book Series of All Time

There are always those book series that we hear about often, and at times, it can get annoying to hear. Here, we’re looking at the top ten most overrated book series’s of all time.

The Top Ten

1 Twilight Series

Eh. I think the franchise has gotten stale and irrelevant some time after the last film adaptation was released. Twilight is not overrated, but even then, the franchise faces criticism left-and-right for justified reasons. - CrimsonShark

Who still cares about this series?

Breaking Dawn sucks

If you like it I respect your opinion but I hate it - BlazingParasol

2 Harry Potter Series

Harry Potter as a series is overall very good, but I think the people who call it "The best fantasy series ever" don't really know too much about the fantasy genre and other works. Other fantasy series, such as The Wheel of Time, The Dark Tower, Stormbreaker, The Witcher and A Song of Ice and Fire are all much more detailed and have more depth. And that's not mentioning how much of an influence Tolkein's works are either. - CrimsonShark

I never understood why everyone loves this so much. I admit it does have some merit as a moderately good series, but I don't see why people are literally looked down upon for daring to dislike it. In my opinion the definition of overrated. - tgbhj

It's very good, but come on, it's nothing against Lord of the Rings. - MaxPap

Its an overall good series but because there are so many events and names and places, certain aspects become forgettable. not to mention the fanbase and how crazy obsessed people get over these books.

3 The Hunger Games Series

This is a good book to get you into the Dystopian genre. But then you realize what you'll read next will absolutely cast a shadow on The Hunger Games series. Take your pick; 1984, Brave New World, Battle Royale, Animal Farm, Farenheit 451 or The Running Man. - CrimsonShark

Not a bad series at all...just that its too praised, way too praised, mate. The films are good but hella cheesy. - AlphaQ

Yes, So F-ing Overrated. the Story is boring, the characters are cheesy, And the story is overacted in the movies, makes for an overrated series.

Definitely among the most overrated book series out there. People basically worship it and devote their lives to it. Say one thing bad about it, and you’ll face the fans of it. To be honest, it’s pretty cliched, and we could all kind of tell what would happen next. Katniss is forced to choose between two guys, which is kind of like another overrated series, Twilight. - PackFan2005

4 Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series

This series sucks. Every character is written badly and is not likable at all, there is no level of morality, and the "plot" is just a bunch of events jumbled together with little connection between one another. Its only purpose is comic relief, and it delivers horribly.

Worst influence on kids ever!

These books really aren't that funny or good. Just a cash grab.

Excuse me how dare you diss the books of the gods. - DarkBoi-X

5 Divergent Series

Hunger Games ut with the same amount of cheesiness and less creativity. - AlphaQ

I have read Divergent, book one, and I got bored. That BEVER happens with me and books. This and Warriors are the most overrated books that I’ve read at least one book of.

Don’t tell me this story is original. It’s really just a ripoff of the Hunger Games, though I didn’t really like that either. The Divergent fans constantly clash with the Hunger Games fans in an endless war between if Katniss or Tris is the better character. Hate to break it to you, but none are. - PackFan2005

6 Percy Jackson Series

Very overrated book series - iliekpiez

Feels like a mediocre Harry Potter clone to be honest...

Well, it’s decent, but relatively overrated, and the author himself kind of is too. - PackFan2005

I don’t like them- I started reading The Lightning Thief, and was awful! I also can’t believe that Harry Potter is even on this list!

7 Warriors Series

The reason I never dared to read it because I'll get the "cat flu." Every Warrior fan just keeps doing what cats do and it seemed like cats are everything in the world. I'm afraid that if I read this series I'll start naming all my OCs from other series stuff like "Fireflame" or "Starclaws" or "Amberstorm" or something, and start acting like a super-cute kitten and scream about cats

I honestly have never heard of this series until I discovered this site. Just saying.

The fangirls literally took over this website. - Not_A_Weeaboo

Yeah this series is way too overpraised - Randomator

8 Fifty Shades Series

The Fifty Shades franchise is not overrated at all. Its universally hated by almost everyone from casual readers to critics, and at this point, it garners more disdain than Twilight. Though to be fair, the criticism here is also very justified. - CrimsonShark

9 Goosebumps Series

Sure, it was a lot of people’s childhoods, but still praised too much because of nostalgia. - PackFan2005

10 The Maze Runner Series

Yeah, yeah, another post apocalyptic world where the main character and his/her band of friends has to survive. Where have we seen this before? Again, for being so bland, it gets too much love. - PackFan2005

The Contenders

11 Wheel of Time Series

A whole bunch of nothing. Terribly written female characters and terrible plot with endless unclosed loops. Sanderson had to come in and save the day to give it finality. It's not worth forcing yourself through the over-detailed descriptions and stagnant pages for Sanderson's work. Some people love this series and try to claim Jordan is the greatest fantasy writer of all time... he is mediocre at best.

It's not really overrated considering how it's more overshadowed by most of the series on here.

12 Geronimo Stilton Series

Another book that I read a lot of in elementary school. But they kinda became overrated as time went on - Randomator

I’ve noticed a lot of people read this books around 1st-4th grade. They were good books for kids of that age, I will admit that. But as time went on, some of the plots were just crazy. Also overrated in a sense that everyone praises it because it was their childhood. Not a bad series though. - PackFan2005

13 Lord of the Rings Series

This is great, if you hate it I respect your opinion - BlazingParasol

I actually don’t think it’s overrated at all. It’s been overshadowed by Harry Potter for years. - PackFan2005

14 Beast Quest

Althoguh I like Beast Quet the series is so repetitive it's so predictable, good guys win and the bad guys lose, for, there's over 200 of these books! Give it a break! I like the series still though as I love the enviroments I can imagine in the books - darthvadern

15 Captain Underpants Series

While many people think this is just a gross series filled with nothing but toilet humor, it actually has a good plot. Used to read these a lot when I was younger. - PackFan2005

This book is art, better than Mona Lisa (Just Kidding)

*gasps* hw deer u put beautiful things on dis list - AlphaQ

16 A Song of Ice and Fire - George R.R. Martin
17 Grapes of Wrath
18 The Mortal Instruments
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