I decided to change the prompt a tiny bit. Instead of books with one word titles, I decided to do series where every book in the series is one word. Believe it or not, I actually have way more than this list of series that fit this criteria. The only shame is that so few of these series names aren’t also one word.
1. Foreigner by C.J. Cherryh
Titles: Foreigner, Invader, Inheritor, Precursor, Defender, Explorer, Destroyer, Pretender, Deliverer, Conspirator, Deceiver, Betrayer, Intruder, Protector, Peacemaker, Tracker, Visitor, Convergence, Emergence, Resurgence.
You gotta respect a 20 book long series for sticking to the title theme.
2. Sirantha Jax by Ann Aguirre
Titles: Grimspace, Wanderlust, Doubleblind, Killbox, Aftermath, Endgame.
Sure, most of these are made up words, but I don’t care.
Bonus: The spinoff series, The Dred Chronicles, also has the same thing: Perdition, Havoc, and Breakout
3. Cainsville by Kelley Armstrong
Titles: Omens, Visions, Deceptions, Betrayals, Rituals
I just scheduled these reviews literally yesterday, and I’m so excited for them to post.
4. The Lost Fleet by Jack Campbell
Titles: Dauntless, Fearless, Courageous, Valiant, Relentless, Victorious
The Lost Fleet Beyond the Frontier: Dreadnaught, Invincible, Guardian, Steadfast, Leviathan
The Genesis Fleet: Vanguard, Ascendant, Triumphant
The third spinoff has two word titles. It breaks my heart!
5. Newsflesh by Mira Grant
Titles: Feed, Deadline, Blackout, Feedback
The hilarious thing about this series is that not only do the novels have one word titles, the novellas in this series have some of the longest titles I have in my collection:
San Diego 2014: The Last Stand of the California Browncoats
How Green this Land, How Blue This Sea
The Day the Dead Came to Show and Tell
Please Do Not Taunt the Octopus
6. Iron Druid Chronicles by Kevin Hearne
Titles: Hounded, Hexed, Hammered, Tricked, Trapped, Hunted, Shattered, Staked, Scourged
7. Deadtown by Nancy Holzner
Titles: Deadtown, Hellforged, Bloodstone, Darklands, Hellhound, Firestorm
8. Mindspace Investigations by Alex Hughes
Titles: Clean, Sharp, Marked, Vacant
I also really enjoy the theme of the series titles.
9. Nevernight Chronicles by Jay Kristoff
Titles: Nevernight, Godsgrave, Darkdawn
Yeah, sure, all of these words are made up. Fantasy is like that sometimes.
10. Alex Verus by Benedict Jacka
Titles: Fated, Cursed, Taken, Chosen, Hidden, Veiled, Burned, Bound, Marked, Fallen, Forged.
Clearly I need to reread this series and review them (too bad I’m waiting for the series to end to get back to it).