You know, I’m kind of a book hoarder. That is to say, I’ll buy a sequel when it comes out, but if I’ve got a long list of reads already, I won’t get to it for a while. So I’m going to modify this a little and call it the sequels (or next-books-in-a-series) that either I have and haven’t read, or really really want.
These are in no particular order.
1. The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater (The Raven Cycle #2). I listened to The Raven Boys because it was free last sumer via Audiobooksync (they’ll have more free audiobooks next summer). I loved it so much that I’m now reading it with my eyeballs. So this is one on my list of books I need to pick up in the near future.
2. Dreams of Gods and Monsters (Daughter of Smoke and Bone #3). I can’t remember which book tuber got me started on this series. Probably Rosiee. But I read the first two and the world building sucked me in. Now I want to go back there but have to wait until Dreams of Gods and Monsters comes out. This is why I shouldn’t start series until all the books have been released. The waiting kills me.
3. Rogue by Gina Damico (Croak #3). I started the Croak series when I was in a grim reaper kind of mood. The only show I was watching was Dead Like Me and I blew through the first two books like they were nothing. So this one is sitting on my TBR next shelf.
4. UnSouled by Neal Shusterman (Unwind Dystology #3). I love this series because it brings up questions about what it means to be alive and where the soul comes from. What makes it so scary? That the questions Shusterman poses about science, and the scientific advancements he talks about… they can all come to fruition if they haven’t already.
5. Drowned Cities (Ship Breaker #2) by Paolo Baccigalupi. I read Ship Breaker for one of my classes on multiculturalism in young adult literature. I wasn’t overly taken with the story, but found the second one at a Scholastic Warehouse sale and picked it up anyway. This is one I’ll get to eventually; it’s not high on my list of priorities.
6. Power of Six (Lorien Legacies #2) by Pittacus Lore. I read I Am Number Four ages ago, before the movie was released. It’s another story that didn’t really strike my fancy. But I bought The Power of Six because a student of mine wanted to read it. Again, ages ago. It’s come back to my attention because my friend AJ loves the series. I thought I’d give it another chance.
7. Crossed (Matched #2) by Allie Condie. So this is a trend. Not overly thrilled with Matched. It was pale when compared to Hunger Games and Divergent (all three of which I picked up at the same time). Add this to the list of books I own that I need to get to, if for no other reason so that I can be done with it. But who knows. Second read might be different.
9. Fire & Ash (Benny Imura #4) by Jonathan Maberry. I really need this one, but don’t have time to reread the entire series — I tend to do epic rereads whenever a new book in a series is released — right now. So this one is on my list of books to pick up. Let me put it this way, when trying to describe the awesome that is this series: I’m not on the zombie train. I don’t watch The Walking Dead, I didn’t dress up as a zombie for Halloween. I did read World War Z, but it took me a month. And I saw the movie and wasn’t overly moved by it. So when I say that this story is fantastic, I’m not coming from the place of a zombie-lover. It’s not just about zombies. It’s about family, and compassion, and kicking ass and taking names.
I couldn’t come up with a #10, but I’m sure it will come to me in the near future, in which case, I’ll edit.
So what sequels are you excited about?