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So, for this TTT, I tried really hard to stick to stand alone books that I wanted more out of. I could have gone on and on about series that I wanted to continue, so this made this a little bit more challenging and–I think–a little more true to the spirit of the topic. So here we go, in no particular order!
1. Transparent by Natalie Whipple
I honestly couldn’t believe this book was a standalone, and said so in my review.. Such a rich world and such a unique idea! Or, at least, Natalie made it feel that way. There are clearly many more stories to be had in this world, and I hope that Natalie does so someday.
2. Vengeance Bound by Justina Ireland
I actually didn’t really enjoy the book itself, but gosh did I enjoy the premise. Mythological murder monsters inside a girl’s head? I’m down with that. It seems that Justina’s next book is actually in the same vein as this one, so this might be a cheat, but…I’m still going to put this here!
3. The Cadet of Tildor by Alex Lidell
I refuse to believe that this book is a standalone. It might not actually be; Goodreads might not have a series tag. But still. As far as I know there isn’t a second one, and that is a serious crime. I gushed about this one in my review, and I will continue to follow Alex–whatever she chooses to write next.
This book got my heart pumping like few others–my review got hyper. I realize that any other book set in this world would have a very similar plot, and that’s why a sequel doesn’t make much sense, but man a girl can wish.
5. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Once again, I recognize that this may be a cheat because Rose Under Fire is by the same author and set in the same time. But still. I want the main character of Code Name Verity to have another novel, one where she gets a happy ending. Please? Please. Because I’m still crying. (See my review for more crying.)
6. The Help by Kathryn Stockett
WHAT happens to Aibileen? Minny? All my other favorite characters? I wanna know!
7. Cleopatra’s Moon by Vicky Alvear Shecter
I’ve read a bunch of books on Cleopatra Selene’s teen years at this point, so I’d love one about what she did after she finally got out of room. Please Vicky? you’re my go to girl, as I said in my review! 😉
8. Girl in the Arena by Lise Haines
I actually hated the way this book was written, but the world was so interesting (futuristic Gladiator culture? yes please!) I was sad to not a) enjoy my time there more and b) get to see more of it.
I haven’t read much by Eoin, but I have enjoyed NOTHING more than this book. This book takes so much time that it wouldn’t make sense to have a sequel per se, but gosh I’d enjoy more time in this world. 1890s, Ireland, flying machines. I’m done.
10. Streams of Babel/Fire Will Fall by Carol Plum-Ucci
This is perhaps in the top 5 of most poignant dystopian novels I’ve ever read, and was written before dystopians were even a craze. I recommend this for all readers looking for a book to make them think on a global level about bioterrorism. I guess there really isn’t a way to write a sequel on these, but gosh. Just do this again, Carol. It was amazing.
6 thoughts on “Top Ten Books I Wish Could Have Had Sequels”
I wish The Help had a sequel too; I need to know what happened next!
I completely agree with you on Girl with the Arena. That world was just to cool!
Oh, I forgot about The Help on my list 🙂 Thanks for sharing these.
Girl in the Arena was the first on my list! I just don’t like it as a stand alone. I need more! Transparent is going to have a sequel!! Hooray!
I haven’t read any of these, but most are on my TBR list