Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. The feature was created because The Broke and Bookish are particularly fond of lists (as are we!). Each week a new Top Ten list topic is given and bloggers can participate.
Today’s Topic: Top Ten Sequels We Can’t Wait to Get Our Hands On
Sometimes you are too scared to read the sequel because it might not live up to the excellence of the first installment…and sometimes, you just haven’t had the time.
1. Crossed (Matched series) by Ally Condie
I loved Matched, and I have owned Crossed and Reached since they both came out. I think I haven’t read them out of fear that they will tarnish my image of the first book! Someone, send me courage!
2. Prized (Birthmarked series) by Caragh M. O’Brien
I could read dystopians forever and never get tired of them. I loved the concept behind the Birthmarked series, and it took me a long time to get the second book. Then, I became worried that I had gone too long between books and needed to reread the first one. I need to read this sequel because the first book was excellent.
3. Ashen Winter (Ashfall series) by Mike Mullin
Why haven’t I read this one? Because both of my copies never came back to me. Luckily, I saw it in the library and am going to get to this book. I found the first book to be epic.
4. Unsouled (Unwind series) by Neal Shusterman
This one is coming out in two days! Eee! I am crossing my fingers that we get it in our ALAN Workshop box. Otherwise, I am off to the bookstore!
5. Game (Jasper Dent series) by Barry Lyga
I loved the first book in the series. It was very similar to Criminal Minds, the TV show. I have it on reserve at the library, but it seems the person who borrowed it has not returned it yet. My students loved this series.
Like Ricki, a lot of the books on my list are sequels that have been out, but I just haven’t gotten to (and I want to read Crossed, Reached, Ashen Winter, Unwholly, and Unsouled just like Ricki does!). Sequels are by far my biggest book gap, because there are so many books to read and I often don’t get to the sequels. Because of this, I couldn’t keep mine to a list of 5. Here is my list of 15 sequels that I need to read! I want to read them all for the same reason: Because the beginning of the series was awesome!
1. Allegiant (Divergent #3) by Veronica Roth
2. The Son of Neptune, The Mark of Athena, and House of Hades (Heroes of Olympus #2, #3, and #4) by Rick Riordan
3. Middle Ground (Awaken #2) by Katie Kacvinsky
4. Scarlet (Cinder #2) by Marissa Meyer
5. Darkbeast Rebellion (Darkbeast #2) by Morgan Keyes
6. The Crown of Embers and The Bitter Kingdom (Fire and Thorns #2 and #3) by Rae Carson
7. Such Wicked Intent (The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein #2) by Kenneth Oppel
8. Rebel Heart (Dust Lands #2) by Moira Young
9. The Lives We Lost (Fallen World #2) by Megan Crewe
10. Sapphire Blue and Emerald Green (Precious Stone Trilogy #2 and #3) by Kerstin Gier
11. Outpost and Horde (Razorland #2 and #3) by Ann Aguirre
12. Fever and Sever (The Chemical Garden #2 and #3) by Lauren DeStefano
13. Pandemonium and Requiem (Delirium #2 and #3) by Lauren Oliver
14. Death Cure and Kill Order (Maze Runner #3 and #0.5) by James Dashner
15. A Million Suns and Shades of Earth (Across the Universe #2 and #3) by Beth Revis
Honorable. Trail of the Spellmans and The Last Word (The Spellmans #5 and #6) by Lisa Lutz
Which sequels are you looking forward to reading?