Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Top Ten Sequels I Can't Wait to Read (That Are Already Out)

To help limit my exhaustive list on sequels I need to read, I've limited myself to books that have already come out. (Or we'd be here all night and I'd work myself up into some serious freaking out about all the books I need to read)


I NEED THIS BOOK RIGHT NOW.  I want to own it, so I should just buy it, but I've been waiting for library to get it in for like TWO. MONTHS. I'm first in line though, so as soon as it gets here I'm going to devour it.


I frelling love this series!  Sadly, I know definitely that the library isn't getting a copy (they don't have the series at all), so the question is going to be whether I'm going to get this on audiobook or not.


I listened to the first book in my car, and man this is NOT what I was expecting!  Things took an unexpected turn and the story was so much more complex and heartbreaking - I had thought is was going to be a fun, fluffy book.  So I don't think I'm going to listen to the second book on audio (trying to drive while bawling your eyes out is not recommended), despite the fact that the narrator was wonderful.  But I can't wait to grab the next book so I know what happens next!


The Demon Catchers of Milan showed me that paranormal as a genre could possibly be a thing I love, so of course I'm excited for the next book!


This series is so amazingly fantastic that I can't believe I haven't read the last book yet!  It's set in New Orleans after a hurricane wiped it out years ago, and it's chock full of mythological creatures. Seriously - there's a gorgon curse, a powerful vengeful Greek goddess, swoony love interest, lovable side characters, a kick ass lead character...I mean the list goes on. Sadly this is another one that I can't get at the library so it looks like I might be in for a bit of a wait :-/

Unravel (Linked #2) - Imogen Howson


Linked was one of my favourite books of last year. I actually loved it as a stand alone, but I'm interested to see if the sequel measures up.


I'm actually a little shocked I haven't read this yet. I've read the first Dragonriders of Pern book SO MANY TIMES, and I read all of the Harper's Hall trilogy, and started on McKinley's Brainship series, as well as sporadic books later in this series, so I don't know what on earth possessed to move onto all of those before finishing the original trilogy!


This series is one I am so sad never got hit with any hype because it's fun and creative and I love it!  But because no one else seems to have read it, it's not so easy to come by copies of this (me being the broke person I am and try not to buy copies of books I know I'm not going to reread)

Liberator (Worldshaker #2) - Richard Harland


OH MY GOD GUYS MY LIBRARY HAS THIS BOOK!!! Seriously, this is the most difficult book in the world to get. I even tried to buy it once, but they weren't selling it anymore!  So you can understand my excitement when I saw the library had this - I almost forgive them for not having the other 200 books I've been looking for. *Scowls*. (But seriously - Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery? WHY DON'T YOU HAVE THAT LIBRARY?)  If you liked Scott Westerfield's Leviathan series at all, you should give this a go because they are very much in the same vein.  I actually prefer Worldshaker (from what I can remember), but they're both awesome books.

Unmade (Lynburn Legacy #3) - Sarah Rees Brennan


I don't know what's wrong with me. I've been wanting to read this book for over a year, so much so that I immediately pre-ordered it when I discovered the library wouldn't be getting it in.  And it's been sitting on my shelf now for a month or so.  And yet...I still haven't read it.  I'm actually scared to. Which I'd say was laughable and unreasonable...but it's SRB. What's she going to do to my heart?! (It's pretty limiting to read heart wrenching books these days since my options are at work or listen to it in an audiobook in the car. Neither is conducive to emotional reactions lol)


  1. You have some amazing ones here. I definitely need to read like all of these. Thanks for sharing. here's mine

  2. I really want to start the Lynburn Legacy series. Hopefully soon! Great to know you've enjoyed it! :-)

  3. Great list - there's lots of books here I haven't heard of before. :) I really need to get my hands on a copy of Clariel, but I want to wait until there's a pretty paperback edition that will match my other Old Kingdom books. The covers for Gail Carriger's books are just gorgeous; I own a copy of Etiquette & Espionage but I haven't read it yet!

  4. It's so full of banter! And FEELS.

  5. What I really want is the cover I put on this list, but apparently it's Australian *grumbles*. I love Gail Carriger's covers! She actually has a fashion blog and goes to steampunk events which is freaking awesome. And if you're in the mood for fun intrigue (instead of serious doomy intrigue) definitely pick it up because it's just..well it's fun! (And the world building is so surprising, or it was for me.)

  6. Wow. It looks like I have a lot of new series to begin ...

    Also, UNMADE was so good! Pick it up! And keep some chocolate nearby! <3

  7. I think the Finishing School series is definitely up your alley. The Gods & Monsters trilogy is also probably your thing :)

    Stocking up on chocolate right now...

  8. I have Clariel and I haven't read it yet...what is wrong with me?!

  9. I know surprisingly few of these. The first two, Sarah Rees Brennan and McCaffery. Bard Academy sounds intriguing as does the Richard Harland book. I really didn't need more series to get sucked into Elizabeth. Ah well, such is life.

  10. I always thought that Abhorsen was a trilogy, but I'm so glad to hear I was mistaken! I can't wait to get my hands on Clariel.

  11. Ahhh... the Dragonriders of Pern. I have read so many, but so few in the scope of the series. I see it says volume 111. *sighs* I have read around twenty, maybe. I bought the first ten, or so, from a Science Fiction / Fantasy book of the month club a long time ago, and have read the rest here and there from the library over the years. The last one I read was about two years ago and I cannot recall it's title. It might be time for another one.

  12. The same thing that's wrong with me because I haven't read Unspoken yet lol

  13. The other ones are definitely more on the fringes. God I love the Bard Academy series! There's only one book left (although I have a bad feeling it's not going to feel finished as I'm guessing the series just wasn't making enough money to get continued). And I need to reread Worldshaker since all I can really remember is that at the time I had really, really liked it.

    Welcome to my life anytime I read any of your TTT lists haha!

  14. Yeah! I would have loved more Lirael stuff, but I think it's fascinating that he's telling Chlorr's story. I'm SO excited....for whenever the book actually gets to the library *grumble grumble*

  15. ..That many?! I mean, I knew there were a lot..but still! I wish it were more clear how the series was laid out actually - it gets confusing because there's series within the series and that makes my head explode lol

  16. My son was able to read Dawn of the Dragonriders (I think that is what it was called), the prequel that came out after quite a few of the original books, first, and says for new readers that is definitely the way to go. I bought the first Harper Hall book (the series within the series), and read it, but never read another. To make things more confusing I think her son writes some Pern books, too. Maybe someday I will sit down and map them all out and atleast get Anne's Dragonrider books finished, sans the Harpers and her son's. Hmmm... sounds like a good blog post to do.

  17. I loved the first two Harper Hall books, but the third was definitely not one of her best. If you ever map it out and I don't comment on the post, get in touch because it means I missed it and I would LOVE to have someone else do all the legwork for me on that front haha! (I'm horrendously lazy that way). And yeah, there was some co-writing, and then he took over. I think this is why sci-fi intimidates me easily. It's like the superhero comics - it can just be so overwhelming!

  18. I will make sure you know. There was that son taking over and co-writing with someone on the Dune books, too. I have to look at those and see which ones I want to read beyond the books I have read already.


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