That, my friends, is the full Addicted trilogy (minus the novellas and spin-off series). You can click on the covers to check them out on Goodreads!
So today I wanted to talk about my favorite new adult series. For those of you who’ve read and loved it, please do fangirl along with me! If you haven’t, I hope this post’ll give you the push you need to finally read these amazing books.
Without further ado, here are the things I absolutely loved about this series:
All those real problems we’re uncomfortable talking about? This series will change your views on them. For the better.
Our main character, Lily, is a sex addict. Believe me, I was slightly baffled at this idea when I started this series. As the books went on, I slowly realized that this sickness is real, and that there are people suffering it, who are being judged every day for something that wasn’t their fault.
There is also, of course, the issue of sexism. One book (I can’t remember which one, or if it’s in the novellas) mentioned that men sex addicts can be considered heroes, while females with sex addiction are shunned. That sucks, you know? But it’s true as well, and this book will make you realize that it shouldn’t be a universal truth.
Lo, the hero, is experiencing alcoholism. I love how this aspect is handled in the books. Again, no spoilers, so I’ll have to leave you guys hanging.
I kinda love angst, and the Addicted series has it. Lots of it.
Yeah, I’m so an angst girl, believe it or not. These books have the perfect amount of angst that will make you sympathize with the characters and feel for them. I’m not even sure I can count how many times this series made me cry. Yes, I do reread these books and yes, I still end up tearing up even after the 3948420348324th time.
The love is real. For them and for us.
Now you’re probably thinking, What the hell are you talking about, Aimee? For US? Why yes, that wasn’t a typo. What I mean is, all the characters in this series love each other so immensely, which is why we’ll all end up loving them, too. It’s really easy to get into this circle of friends and family and to be so intensely attached to their stories.
So much character development…
In the first book, there were a few moments where I kind of wanted to push Lily off a cliff. But throughout the books, she tries to stay strong for the people around her (and for herself), and I’ve come to respect both her and Lo for trying so hard. Hell, if I were in any of their situations, I would probably just give up and lock myself in my room for a billion years.
Even the secondary characters… I can’t even call them secondary characters anymore! Everyone becomes their own person (I do have a particular favorite person in mind… Connor Cobalt, anyone?), and you’re going to be so attached to each and every one of them.
If you remember how I rated the books individually on Goodreads, you’ll know that I didn’t give any from the trilogy (not counting the spin-off series) higher than 4 stars, but really, the more I reread them, the more I get addicted to them. And because of that, here’s my overall rating for this wonderful series:
(Whoa. Have I ever given a rating this high on The Social Potato before? XD)