Today I decided I didn’t want to do the actual prescribed topic so I’m going to do one of the old topics. And I’m realising how many series I’m in between right now and realising that I’ve got some work to do in the holidays (I say that as if the holidays are just around the corner. They’re not). Ah well, I’ve never felt particularly guilty about leaving series unfinished for a while – as long as I don’t forget what happens then who cares?! But I really should get on to these ones.
This week’s topic is:
Top Ten Sequels that I’m Dying to Read
Let me tell you, I’m dying to read A LOT of sequels. So for now I’ve picked my top
ten eleven that I own and can’t wait to continue the series with.
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted over @ The Broke and the Bookish and each week there’s a different theme that we get to make a list about featuring ten related books. It’s so much fun and the topics are always great! It’s also a fabulous way to learn more about people’s reading adventures and I recommend heading over to the official page to do some exploring through the link up.
Rebel Spring by Morgan Rhodes
Because OH MY GOODNESS that cliff hanger was a terribly wicked. I cannot wait to pick up this book, I just know I’m going to fly through it. This series is so darn clever and the covers are very nearly better than chocolate. With any luck I’ll be able to get to this one soon . . . or at least before Christmas?
Book One: Falling Kingdoms
Rise of the Arcane Fire by Kristin Bailey
I really, really enjoyed the first book to this series because STEAMPUNK. If you know me, you know I love steampunk. It’s ghastly underrated, in my opinion. I think there’s a lot of opportunity for authors to attack some paper with stories but nope. We have a deficit of steampunk, guys, A DEFICIT OF STEAMPUNK. (In all seriousness though, this series is wildly adventurous).
Book One: Legacy of the Clockwork Key
Seeing Redd by Frank Beddor
To move on to my next literary obsession: Alice in Wonderland retellings. I LOVE these retellings and this one is on point, it’s so on point it’s practically doing ballet. If you want to see what imagination looks like when it explodes into a book, you’re looking at the right place. The first book was phenomenal and super additive. And the spines are so cool.
Book One: The Looking Glass Wars
Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout
This series is definitely going to ping-pong into a cool direction, I JUST KNOW IT. I soo enjoyed the first book (and also demolished the novella). I’m really digging the covers to these books too. I love how sort of different everything is in these books with the people being sort of demon hunters but also children of greek gods. It’s like The Immortal Instruments had a baby with Percy Jackson. *boom* (that was your mind exploding). But with Armentrout as the author, *waggles eyebrows* — that means look out for the hotties.
Book One: Covenant
If I Should Die by Amy Plum
This is actually very nearly tippity top of my TBR. I’ve been munching through everything Plum that I can get my hands on this year because I’ve discovered just how AMAZING she is. I need a shirt that says “Vincent Forever” on it or something. This is another stella cover design too (this is why you should definitely judge a book by its cover, kids). This is also the final book in the series and just ARGH. I must know what happens.
Okay so this isn’t a sequel, but you needed to know about it anyway. So shush.
Book One: Die For Me
Book Two: Until I Die
Ten Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia Gray
I started this series this year and oh wow, it was good. It’s an absolutely crazy sci-fi that has a whole bunch of chapters in RUSSIA. Because yes. I am one of those people who are completely obsessed with any book that is set in Russia. I’ve read a sneak preview for this one and was blown away – I can FEEL the plot twists lingering in the wings.
Book One: A Thousand Pieces of You
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
Do I really need to explain this one?? I LOVE everything Maas has put out so far and I seriously cannot wait to continue this series. My copy of this arrived just the other day and I’m hoping I’ll get a respite from studying for uni so that I can sit down and demolish this one. But before I delve back into the magnificence of this Beauty and the Beast retellings and the wonder that is Rhysand . . .
Book One: A Court of Thorns and Roses
The Rose and the Dagger by Renée Ahdieh
I’m going to read this one! Because holy guacamole was the first book amazing. I was left winded after finishing the first book because THAT is what a retelling should be. If you don’t know, this is a retelling of 1001 Nights and mamma mia is so darn good. I can’t wait guys. I just can’t. I have is sitting on my shelf just looking at me – it’s teasing me.
Book One: The Wrath and the Dawn
The Wise Man’s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
I swear, Rothfuss is a genius when it comes to writing. I cannot even express how marvellous the first book is in this series and I cannot wait to continue the series. Whilst I want to pick this up straight away, I’m happy to pace it out because I don’t see no third book yet *panic*. This series is just marvellous and all about the most interesting fictional character you’ll ever meet retelling his story, *fangirls*.
Book One: The Name of the Wind
A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin
Because of course I’m going to continue this series. I really enjoyed the first book to this series – I think it’s safe to say Martin is definitely a king of fantasy. I’m so anxious to see where all the characters will go (and high five to me for not being spoiled at all?!). I can’t wait to see all my favourite characters die, it’s going to be great.
Book One: A Game of Thrones
Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb
I really, really enjoyed Hobb’s writing. The first book is a teeny bit slow paced but the story was excellent. By the end of it I was so incredibly attached to the characters and I can’t wait to see where things go now. I’m actually not even sure what this one is about and it’s quite big (which is why I’ve been putting it off), but I can’t wait!
Book One: Assassin’s Apprentice
What sequel are you dying to read?
Let me know in the comments below!