Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.
Each week they will post a new Top Ten list that one of their bloggers over at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join.
The topic for this week is: Top Ten BEST SEQUELS EVER!
Oh yes…. capital letters on purpose! I love a good sequel. Here are the top ten that came to mind… But ones I LOVED!
Series: Throne of Glass by Sarah Maas
Sequel: Crown of Midnight [my review]
Why I Loved it?: I loved the first one but the second book was everything I loved from the first book PLUS MORE! More action, more romance, more bloodthirsty Caelana being in assassin mode… HIGHLY recommend it.
Series: Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
Sequel: Days of Blood and Starlight [my review]
Why I Loved it?: Beautifully written, this second instalment was exciting and amazing. I loved the deeper look at the creatures and Karou’s past.
Series: Blood of Eden by Julie Kagawa
Sequel: The Eternity Cure [my review]
Why I Loved it?: The first book, The Immortal Rules, did a great job at laying the groundwork but this book was so EXCITING! I loved Jackal and how Allie has grown throughout the book. Can’t wait for the third book!
Series: The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer
Sequel: Scarlet [my review]
Why I Loved it?: I fell in love with Cinder and to be honest – I was worried that the second book wouldn’t live up to my expectations. But it exceeded them. We got to see all the stuff that I loved from the first book and got to meet some brilliant new characters. When does the third book, Cress come out? Way too far awaay if you ask me 😛
Series: Healer by Maria V Snyder
Sequel: Scent of Magic [my review]
Why I Loved it?: It may have been a bit of a filler novel to bridge the gap between one of my FAVOURITE first in a series books (Touch of Power) and what promises to be a brilliant third book – however it was great. I love these characters! I don’t think there are many character who are both healers and super kick-arse as Avry is.
Series: Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery
Sequel: Anne of Avonlea
Why I Loved it?: I loved Anne-with-an-E when I was growing up and this was a great series. It’s one that I can mark my childhood against. I can remember where I was the first time I read parts of it and loved growing up with Anne.
Series: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Sequel: Catching Fire
Why I Loved it?: The first book made such an impression on me but it was the second book that truly made me fall in love. Finnick was the best character in this series! And the events of this book…. fantastic!
Series: Elementals by Brigid Kemmerer
Sequel: Spark [my review]
Why I Loved it?: I love all the books in this series. It’s much like the adult paranormal romance books I read in terms of each book is about another pairing rather than the urban fantasy series that keep following the same main characters. Spark follows the hot-headed Merrick brother, Gabriel. He’s fantastic. I love this series! Can’t wait for Secret which is released in early 2014.
Series: Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
Sequel: The Golden Lily [my review]
Why I Loved it?: Sydney gets better with each instalment. And Adrian? Oh my… I know I’m a little Richelle Mead obsessed but I can’t wait for the fourth book, The Fiery Heart which is released November 19, 2013.
Series: The Darkest Powers trilogy by Kelley Armstrong
Sequel: The Awakening [my review]
Why I Loved it?: I love Kelley Armstrong. She’s a Canadian author who writes fantastic urban fantasy novels. The Darkest Powers trilogy is set in the same universe as her adult series, Women of the Otherworld, but revolves around young adults instead. Chloe is just coming into her powers in the first book (The Reckoning) but by the time the second book starts – she’s embracing the young woman she’s starting to be. A great set of secondary cast members, this book really comes into its own.
I really liked how you put why you loved the books! Great list!
You can check mine out here: http://caitstruelife.wordpress.com/2013/09/24/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-best-sequels-ever/
Thanks Cait! I love knowning why people choose the books they do so I thought I’d put the why I chose mine!
Yes that’s a great idea! Your very creative.
Ooh we have Catching Fire and Scarlet the same this week! I completely agree with you about Scarley. I actually preferred Scarlet to Cinder.
I loved Captain Thorne from Scarlet. He completely sold it for me. I want to read the next one just for more Captain Thorne antics! And glad to see great minds think alike, Chrissi!
We’ve got lots in common on here 🙂 Days of Blood and Starlight, The Eternity Cure and Scarlet were amazing!
My Top Ten
I’m so glad when other people like the same books I like! Seriously – every day I get a little more excited about all three of those and the third books in their series!
I haven’t read Scarlet yet, I loved Cinder so much and I’m worried about it being a disappointment because it’s focused around a different character. But I may have to check it out soon now! Great list :), especially loving Crown of Midnight!
Anne of Avonlea almost made my list today, but it didn’t make the cut! 🙂 Catching Fire made my list. I’ve seen Scarlet on several today!
The Golden Lily, Scarlet, and Crown of Midnight were on my list too. I also included Frostbite (I’m a huge Richelle Mead fan). I agree, the books in the Bloodlines series just get better and better. Adrian!! I love Maria Snyder, but I’ve only read the Study series, but I need to read the Healer series. Great list!
I still need to read Cinder.
You can read my list here if you’d like.
I haven’t read most of these, but I agree on Bloodlines. Adrian is really coming into his own in this series and he just keeps getting better.
Awww, THE AWAKENING! I’ve been wanting to reread the Darkest Powers trilogy and read Armstrong’s newer YA trilogy. And yes to CATCHING FIRE! I still need to read the first books for a bunch of these, and I wasn’t a huge fan of SCARLET.
Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf
I haven’t read the newer trilogy but it’s pretty high on my to-read list! I can understand why you weren’t a fan of Scarlet and to be honest I didn’t like the character of Scarlet very much.. but Cinder is great and I love her interactions with Captain Thorne!