Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Top Ten Sequels I Can't Wait To Get My Hands On

10.  Moby Clique (Bard Academy #3) - Cara Lockwood

 I love this series beyond reason haha.  It just has everything I love in a quick, fun read (ghosts of famous authors teaching classes?  Heathcliff is a hunk who escaped into this reality?  Umm hellloooo why wouldn't you want to read this??)  Sadly, I haven't been able to find a library that has this or found it in a thrift store (and while it's a fun series, I don't want to spend ACTUAL money on it, as I know I won't keep it when I'm finished)

9. Liberator (Worldshaker #2) - Richard Harland

 WHY ISN'T THIS SERIES MORE POPULAR?!?!  Seriously, if you liked Scott Westerfeld's Leviathan series (but wanted older protagonists - or I think they're older?  It's been a while), you need to read this! 

Kick-ass heroine?  Check.   Swoony boy?  Check.  AWESOME WORLD BUILDING?  Check!!!  Adding in Greek mythology and a sort of dystopianish/fantasy thing in New Orleans?  Check++.

The best way I can describe it is it's sort of like the Mara Dyer series meets...Percy Jackson?

7.  Soulbroken (Legacy of Tril #2) - Heather Brewer

IT'S HAPPENING GUYS!!!!!!  Originally the book was supposed to be published...this year?  And then it wasn't going to be completed at all BUT now HarperTeen is going to publish it as an ebook.  I'd rather grab a hard copy, as I like real copies of books I've loved, but at this point I WILL TAKE ANYTHING.  Seriously.  Write it on a piece of bark in blood.  I'd still read it.

6.  Unravel (Linked #2) - Imogen Howson

Linked was easily one of the best books I read this year, so it's no surprise that I am stoked about the sequel!

5.  Lair of Dreams (The Diviners #2) - Libba Bray

So basically exactly what I just said about Linked except here.  With the only addition of.. WHY THAT COVER?  WHAT WAS WRONG WITH THE OLD STYLE HUH?

4.  Unmade (The Lynburn Legacy #3) - Sarah Rees Brennan

This is what I would be doing if I ran into Sarah Rees Brennan right now.  I need the next book...just a hint?  PLEASE?

The only reason this isn't in my top 3 (besides the point that I my top 3 is awesome) is because the 2nd book maaaay have come out like...a month ago... I CAN'T HELP IT.  I need the book like I need cheese at all hours of the day.

I can not WAIT to read this!! I've mentioned a few times that I'm a big fan of Zevin's and this series does not disappoint.  AND I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN.  Like seriously.  I have no idea where this is going to go.  And it's been killing me.  LIBRARY GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER SO I CAN READ THIS.

2.  Clariel (Abhorsen #4) - Garth Nix

I almost don't have words for this!! Like seriously.  When I found out I was on the verge of tears of joy and excitement because YESSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm a little disappointed that it isn't going to be Lirael/Nick at all (Y U NO KISS.  KISS NOW.  I NEED YOU TO KISS), but honestly any revisitation to this world makes me want to pee myself I'm so excited!  You might wonder how I could possibly top this, and the ONLY reason this isn't #1...

1.  The Price of Dreams (Abarat #4) - Clive Barker

I would rather read the next book in this series than wake up next to this.  THAT'S HOW MUCH I LOVE THIS SERIES!

..is because of my whole-hearted, undying, crazy devotion to this series.  I may have mentioned how much I love this series here.  Or here.  And here.  And oh hey, look I mentioned it here too!  Look, I will stop trying to convince you why this is the best series in all of creation (YES I SAID THAT.  AND I'M STANDING BY IT DAMN IT), as I spent a whole blog post on that already.  If you have any trust in me at all, you will go read the first book RIGHT NOW (and the hardcover!!! It HAS to be the hardcover or you don't get the artwork and that is important)



  1. Alyssa @ Swept Away By BooksNovember 5, 2013 at 12:31 AM

    I've never heard of the Gods and Monsters series but those covers are gorgeous.

    Great list! I don't know too many of them but my tbr has been added to :)

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  2. I am so not feeling the 2nd Diviners cover either. It doesn't go with the first one at all and it looks like 90s Stephen King or something. BUT it made my list this week because I loved the first book!!

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  3. Oh my gosh, I really need to read Untold! I freaking loved Unspoken, sooo. And I haven't read The Diviners or Linked, but they're both on my list!

  4. Hahahah! I love your enthusiasm. Hecks yes on CLARIEL & Sarah Rees Brennan's next! And you reminded me that I have WORLDSHAKER at home somewhere - I picked it up in paperback and never read it. Must fix that! Great list.

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  5. kirstymariejonesstudioreadsNovember 5, 2013 at 11:02 AM

    The Wicked Within ;) Whenever I see Gods & Monsters now though, I get Lana Del Rey stuck in my head. Not entirely a bad thing, but still. I just couldn't get into Linked, but that's the first time I've seen the Unravel cover, so pretty. Lair Of Dreams however, nope. Cat gif, haha....and I still haven't read Untold yet. Uhmmm, books or waking up to that...I will not pick.

  6. Um, Bard Academy? Why have I not heard of this series?! Adding to my TBR. Thanks. Happy reading and thanks for stopping by my TTT!

  7. It's definitely a series worth looking at! If you like any of the things I listed under it, you definitely need to check it out. It's so awesome!

  8. Seriously WHY?? But yes, the first book was everything I wanted it to be, and I'm a huge Libba Bray fan, so this book was definitely going to be on my list haha

  9. They are definitely worth getting to (although all three are very different from each other). Untold is tied with Crown of Midnight for my favourite book this year!

  10. Yes go read it! Yeah...I've been a huge fan of Garth Nix's since uhhh....I can't even remember when I first came across his books? So basically since birth haha. And Untold is tied with Crown of Midnight for best book I read this year!

  11. You know, I don't think I know anything by Lana Del Rey. I mean I know she's a singer, and someone on my pinterest feed seems to really like her...but nope. Not a single song comes to mind.

    The Linked covers are so pretty! It's a shame you didn't like the series, but ah well, to each her own. Is it just the cover of Lair of Dreams you object to (completely and rightfully so) or the book too?


  12. Yesss mission accomplished muahaha! It's such a fun series (although I may have to cough up and actually buy that third book since I JUST FOUND OUT THERE'S A 4TH!! I'm really behind in news clearly, but I'm so excited! I thought the series had been cancelled after the third! The books never end on a cliffhanger so I wasn't angry, just a bit sad, but yay more books!)

  13. I ALMOST put Liar of Dreams on mine too. I am super excited about Clariel, but will need to reread the series...its been a good 15 years since I read them!

  14. Wow, I did not know there was going to be another Abhorsen book!

    I'm not familiar with either the Worldshaker or Linked series but they sound like something I should definitely be reading. Adding more to the wishlist/must have list!

  15. I know right? I was like...WHAT THAT'S A THING?? So needless to say I'm super crazy ridiculously excited. If you couldn't already tell haha

    I really recommend both books! I was lucky enough to read Linked for free on PulseIt. I've moved to an area with a MUCH bigger library program than I had at home, so I have hope that I'll get the Worldshaker and Bard Academy books I've been looking for!

  16. Oh man I reread the Abhorsen books every couple years! ...probably every year if I'm going to be completely honest haha. My books are falling apart! I'm awful about needing to reread things, it's why I get so behind on my TBR list!

  17. LOVVEEE your list. So many awesome books that I need in my life already!!

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  18. I've been putting off reading Linked, but I think I'll definitely have to read it soon now ;) I'm glad it was good. Soulbound also sounds great. Awesome picks!

  19. Sadly I don't follow any of these series, but hey atleast I got some great recommendations from them. I really want to try the Libba Bray series. I hope you get to read these books soon! Thanks for stopping by :)

  20. I love the gifs. So cool! Great list.

  21. You know, when I started watching Supernatural I was positive I was going to be a Sam girl. I mean, he's everything I usually go for in a guy - the troubled, but NOT bad boy, smart, also long hair (well I'm not sure if it was very long in the beginning, but whatever).

    I was wrong. I couldn't tell you how, why, or when, but Dean Winchester is my man. FOREVER.

    Ummm...tangent. Totally not what I was going to type haha - yeah I've been fangirling over Abarat for a decade (he takes FOREVER between books which is one reason I think the series isn't popular)

  22. Yeah I definitely loved both books! I was lucky enough to grab both of them for free off of PulseIt (you should check out the site, they have a free book every week) which was awesome!

  23. Yeah looking back at this list I can't say I picked very popular series haha, but I highly recommend them all!

  24. I didn't want to leave the coverless books lonely haha. They were fun to pick!

  25. I don't think I have read any of the books you've mentioned. But I have heard a bunch of great things about Libba Bray's writing. I hope it satisfies your expectations.

  26. Huh, so I actually haven't read any of your choices here so I can't really comment. But I will comment about this: the old Diviners cover was SO much better!! I mean, come on it was gorgeous!!

  27. Oh Libba Bray is the best! If you haven't read her Great and Terrible beauty series it's an absolutely fantastic debut. And I've heard her other books are hilarious!

  28. I am upset about the cover so much haha...I keep thinking it's just a stand in til they make the real one -scowls-

  29. Reviews From A BookwormNovember 7, 2013 at 6:46 PM

    Haha, I know. I thought the same thing (prefer long hair and don't like bad boys!), but pretty early on I just suddenly knew I was a Dean girl all the way. I think it's the lopsided grin that gets me! Such a great show too.

    Ahh I do hate long waits between series, but as long as the books are worth the wait then I can deal with it. Will definitely have to give that one a try.

  30. I am definitely with you. I need to stop procrastinating on the books that are out now and GET. THOSE. BOOKS.

  31. Wow if a book series could make you that excited to give up the chance to wake up next to Dean Winchester then it must be good! Ahh I love Jensen Ackles! Excited to hear there is a new Abhorsen book! My TTT.

  32. kirstymariejonesstudioreadsJuly 23, 2014 at 12:28 AM

    Just the cover. I seriously want to, but argh, too many books.


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