A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
Okay, I know the movie was garbage. That’s probably why this never exploded like it should have. But I’m sure fandoms can happen in spite of terrible movies. You have a secret organization that picks up smart children and raises them to do good behind the scenes. Can you imagine being a child who was taken, tattooed, and raised into VFD? How awesome would that be for those of us who grew up surrounded by anti-intellectualism and nerd hate? When I was reading them, I looked around for fandom and didn’t find anyone. It was really kind of tragic.
The Time Quintet by Madeleine L’Engle
The first book of this series is pretty much required reading in my country. I understand that middle school students don’t tend to love and cherish their required reading books. I understand that they don’t often pursue the sequels and companion works. But A Wrinkle in Time was damn good and the four books that came after it were also amazing. But I never see any
Valdemar by Mercedes Lackey
Okay, I see a fair amount of fandom for The Last Herald Mage trilogy. But the rest of the books and the world they’re set in would be fandom gold! Last Herald Mage should have at least more female fandom. It’s about a gay wizard! I know we love the gay wizards! And Companions! White horses who talk and are often smarter than the Heralds they’re with? Yes, please! I really wish more people knew about and loved the Valdemar books.
But okay, I understand that books are more time consuming. It takes a while to read a book series and get into a fandom. I get that.
But I still really wish these books had fandoms.