Top Ten / Sequels I Can’t Wait to Read

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.

Top Ten / Sequels I Can't Wait to Read

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!

Top Ten / Sequels I Can't Wait to Read

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.

9 thoughts on “Top Ten / Sequels I Can’t Wait to Read

  1. Stacey! This is an excellent list! So much to say…

    First off, the UK cover of ROSE UNDER FIRE is so much more enticing and exciting than the US one. I wasn’t sure if it was a sequel/companion or just another WWII novel by Wein, so now I’ll definitely add it on my TBR. Still haven’t gotten around to CODE NAME VERITY…but I’ll get to it. I will.

    Second, Laini Taylor! It was because of your review of DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE that I fell in love with the trilogy in the first place. Can’t wait for you to finish it.

    Third, I loved Libba Bray’s Gemma Doyle trilogy. There’s another trilogy right now that reminds me very much of it, BLYTHEWOOD by Carol Goodman. Not that you need more to read, but something to keep an eye out for when you’ve finished Gemma’s story.

    Fourth, regarding re-reads: So Obsessed with & Belle of the Literati are hosting a 2015 Re-Read Challenge. Again, not that you need another challenge to tack onto what you already do each year, but this time more bloggers will be involved in group-wide year-long re-reads. Could be fun!

    • Oh I completely forgot to mention that it’s a companion novel – I’ll amend that! They are lovely covers though.

      It’s so funny that you’ve completed the DoSaB trilogy and I’m so far behind! Have you read the novella/short story too?

      I could definitely do with a re-read challenge! I want to re-read so many books but it’s hard to justify when I have so many on my TBR. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. The Bloodlines series is totally a guilty pleasure of mine too. I thought Silver Shadows was fantastic and I’m dying to get my hands on the Ruby Circle. Hollow City is really good too!

    I haven’t read a Libba Bray at all yet and I really need to move her books up my to read list!

  3. Hollow City and Rose Under Fire are both fantastic reads. I hope you get to read them soon! I’m also looking forward to Lair of Dreams.

    Great list 🙂

  4. The Whispering Skull was one of only two or three sequels I read this year, and it was totally worth it. Stroud’s plots are so tight and clever, but it’s honestly the characters who brought me back. Easily my favorite team of teenaged ghost hunters/exorcists. (And, weirdly, I’ve read quite a few books on that theme.)

    I got so excited when I saw Lair Of Dreams there, I thought maybe it had already been released and I’d just missed the moment! Alas, cruel presumption, it won’t be out until April. I loved the Gemma Doyle series (do keep reading, they stay excellent) but The Diviners might be even better. Hope you continue to enjoy it!

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