Definitive Bridgerton Ranking

I recently completed the Bridgerton series by Julia Quinn after fully boarding the Bridgeton train after watching Season one of the adaptation on Netflix. The Bridgeton series is a historical romance series where each book functions independent. They are connected as each protagonist is the member of the same family, it follows 8 siblings and their respective relationships.

I thought that this was a generally good romance series. I thought there was a good variety in the couples and each relationship was unique. In general I enjoyed this series but most of the books averaged out to about 3.75 stars. Of course, I am not including the main outlier in that of The Duke and I, which in general I didn’t enjoy due to the relative blandness but the blatant rape that occurs put me over the end. I do not recommend reading that installment, but I would recommend the rest of the series. For any additional content warnings I recommend checking out the series on Storygraph starting with the Duke and I here,

My favorite of the series was The Viscount Who Loved Me, but when talking about the series I found I had to make distinctions between the relationships I liked and the stories I like. If you have read the Bridgerton books, which one did you enjoy best?

By Plot

The books were ranked on the following criteria was the book well-paced, was it engaging, and did things happen.

  1. The Duke and I
  2. Romancing Mister Bridgerton
  3. An Offer From a Gentleman
  4. On the Way to the Wedding
  5. It’s In His Kiss
  6. The Viscount Who Love Me
  7. When He was Wicked
  8. To Sir Phillip with Love

By Relationship

The books were ranked on the based on the main relationship in terms of: chemistry, spice, and healthiness.

  1. Daphne and Simon (The Duke and I)
  2. Benedict and Sophie (An Offer From a Gentleman)
  3. Eloise and Phillip (To Sir Phillip, with Love)
  4. Gregory and Lucy (On the Way to the Wedding)
  5. Hyacinth and Gareth (It’s In His Kiss)
  6. Colin and Penelope (Romancing Mister Bridgerton)
  7. Francesca and Michael (When He was Wicked)
  8. Anthony and Kate (The Viscount Who Loved Me)

Overall Ranking

  1. The Duke and I
  2. An Offer From a Gentleman
  3. On the Way to the Wedding
  4. It’s In His Kiss
  5. Romancing Mister Bridgerton
  6. To Sir Phillip, With Love
  7. When He was Wicked
  8. The Viscount Who Love Me

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