I participate in Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and this week the theme is Top Ten Sequels I Can’t Wait To Get. I much prefer standalones to series, but that doesn’t stop me from reading them! Here’s ten sequels I’m really looking forward to reading.
Rose Under Fire (Code Name Verity #2) by Elizabeth Wein because I read Code Name Verity earlier this year and loved it, due to my obsession with YA/MG WWI and WWII fiction. I was going to review both books together but I never got round to picking up the companion novel. Now I need to re-read Code Name Verity. Next year?
The Whispering Skull (Lockwood & Co. #2) by Jonathan Stroud because I’ve just finished The Screaming Staircase and thankfully I really enjoyed it. I tend to not read much paranormal, but there’s something about ghost stories that appeals to me. Plus, I’ll start to miss Lockwood, George and Lucy (and their witty banter!) if I wait too long.
Days of Blood and Starlight (Daughter of Smoke & Bone #2) by Laini Taylor because it’s been over three years since I read Daughter of Smoke and Bone. I’ll be getting the third book, Dreams of Gods and Monsters, for Christmas, so I’ll have no excuses.
Kentucky Thriller (Laura Marlin Mysteries #3) by Lauren St. John because even though the second book, Kidnap in the Caribbean, didn’t leave me as thrilled as I was when I read the first book, Dead Man’s Cove, I want to see Laura Marlin solve a mystery in the USA! And the fourth book, Rendezvous in Russia, sounds fab too.
Hollow City (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #2) by Ransom Riggs because Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children was so enjoyable and unique, and I’ve been looking forward to the sequel a lot. I just haven’t picked it up yet! However, this is another case where I have to re-read the first book as it’s been 2 years!
Silver Shadows (Bloodlines #5) by Richelle Mead because this series is my guilty pleasure – Sydney Sage is such a relatable character.
The Infinite Sea (The 5th Wave #2) by Rick Yancey because The 5th Wave is one of my favourite young adult science fiction novels. I’m a little sad that it seems to be a lot shorter than the first book, but it’s still one of my most highly-anticipated sequels! I bought a copy over the Books Are My Bag celebrations.
Sorry About Me (Darcy Burdock #3) by Laura Dockrill because I read the second book, Hi So Much, earlier this year (I still haven’t read the first book!) and thought that Darcy was such an enthusiastic, quick-witted and imaginative character. I can’t wait to see what else she gets up to!
Rebel Angels (Gemma Doyle #2) by Libba Bray because it’s been so long since I picked up A Great and Terrible Beauty, sometime between 2005 and 2007. It could be nearly 10 years ago, folks! (Obviously another one for a re-read!).
Lair of Dreams (The Diviners #2) by Libba Bray because I’m reading The Diviners now and even though I’m not too far in because it’s a huge hardback that’s difficult to carry around, I just know that I’m going to be looking forward to the sequel.