Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish!
Gretchen here, filling in for Marina this week while she tackles Latin homework and midterms. This week was a hard one, only because there were so many options that I could have picked. Although I may have cheated a little, but only if you’re definition of “sequel” is book two in a series. If not, then we’re good. 😉 These are in no particular order.
1. Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass #2) by Sarah J. Maas
After how much I loved Throne of Glass, I didn’t expect to love Crown of Midnight as much. After all, I didn’t consider it physically possible. But then I read Crown of Midnight and ALL THE FEELS. I just … ohmygod. I still can’t handle it.
2. Asunder (Newsoul #2) by Jodi Meadows
Incarnate had me on the floor rolling around with feels. Asunder was little different. I had thought that Jodi might be veering into a bad realm with my OTP Sam/Ana, but instead … the romance got better and more real. I was (wait for it) rent asunder with feels.
3. Insurgent (Divergent #2) by Veronica Roth
Now, usually with sequels there’s the question of “Is it better than the first book?” Often the answer is no. When I reviewed Insurgent, I tackled right up front that question and how I felt it didn’t apply to these books. Insurgent is such a different book then Divergent, with amazing results. Now that’s a fantastic sequel.
4. Demon Glass (Hex Hall #2) by Rachel Hawkins
Very rarely do I say that a middle book in a trilogy is my favorite. I’m the sucker that always goes for the final one, when everything is wrapped up and my romance pairings live happily ever after. Strangely, that was no so with these books. I did like Spell Bound, yes, but Demon Glass remains my favorite, most re-read book in the series.
5. Wings of the Wicked (Angelfire #2) by Courtney Allison Moulton
I enjoyed Angelfire. I did, enough to buy this one in hardcover. I think, though, that this book is where I really fell in love with the series and its characters. I also continually laugh that I used the actual phrase “rapid machine gun of awesomeness” in my review.
6. Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices #2) by Cassandra Clare
CASSIE. MY FEELS. MY FEELS. This entire series might have left them unrecoverable.
7. The Golden Lily (Bloodlines #2) by Richelle Mead
I will admit, I wasn’t sold on this series after the first book. I thought it might be enjoyable, but I wasn’t shipping anything as hard as I’d shipped VA. But then this book happened. And I was sold.
8. Gold (Bandia #2) by Talia Vance
Yet another author who has hurt me in all of the feels. I don’t think I was even as emotionally invested in the first book, Silver, as I was in this one. I just … couldn’t. I had to go on Twitter and demand another one from poor Talia. 😛
9. The Crown of Embers (The Girl of Fire and Thorns #2) by Rae Carson
Every author ever should take characterization lessons from Rae. I never, ever focus on character all that much, but talking about characterization entirely derailed my review because OHMYGOD.
10. Last Sacrifice (Vampire Academy #6) by Richelle Mead
Cheating time! Talk about a book I can’t stop rereading. I will reread the entire series just to get to this book. Richelle knows how to write a finale!
7 thoughts on “Top Ten Best Sequels Ever”
Yes yes yes! Absolutely loved Crown of Midnight!
I still haven’t read any of the Infernal Device books but lately all anyone seems to be talking about is the amazingness that is Will Herondale, I clearly need to get on this!
You really do! Just get ready for your feels to be broken in all the right ways. 😛
And don’t forget about Jem! He’s just so wonderful….
Great choices! I had Crown of Midnight on my list too. The feels were off the charts, right? And, speaking of, I put Clockwork Princess on my list instead of Clockwork Prince – because of all the FEEEELS!
TTT @ Krista’s Dust Jacket
I really need to read the Divergent series. Everyone seems to be talking about it!
Crown of Midnight *dies* I totally agree with you. The feels… oh man, it makes me tear up just thinking about it. And Clockwork Prince? That book made me fall in love with the series.
Stephanie @ Chasm of Books