I know, I know. You’ve all been wondering where I’ve been. You see, sometimes I go on vacation and come home, and my brain wants another month to catch the return flight. But now I’m back, mental capabilities and all, with reviews to post, a new NaNoWriMo project (details to come), and the latest Top Ten Tuesday!
This was a hard one for me because it seems that most of the sequels I’ve been chomping at the bit for all released in the last month or so; I’m afraid that this time, I only have 6 actual sequels for you. This must mean I need to find some new series beginners. Any suggestions?
1. The Lair of Dreams (The Diviners #2): If you haven’t figured it out from my other TOP TEN posts, I’m desperately in love with Libba Bray’s books. The first book of this series, The Diviners, introduced a chilling villian, a lot of great characters I’d love to see deepened, and so many paths the series could take. I can’t wait to see what happens next.
2. The Infinite Sea (The Fifth Wave #2): I have no words to explain my longing for this book other than: DID EVAN SURVIVE?!?!?! Speculative novels are taking more risks now, it seems; killing off beloved characters for the sake of the story (sorry Prim and Tris) instead of keeping them for the sake of the reader, so I can honestly say “I don’t know”.
3. Perfect Lies (Mind Games #2): Kiersten White’s Mind Games was a book I didn’t even know I was craving until it popped up in my recommended listening list on Audible. The ending to the Jason Bourne-esque YA opener was spot on, and I’m craving the next dose of White’s wonderfully human Femme Fatale.
4. The Treatment (The Program #2): What I loved most about The Program was that, while being speculative, it was so very now. Unlike most speculative novels, which are set decades in the future and are typically post-apocalyptic or post-WWIII, Young’s series seems only 1 step ahead of us… and could become real so easily that it’s scary. But I have to say, Suzanne Young, you kind of ruined the suspense for me here. Word to the wise, authors: give nothing away before the sequel is released.
5. Isla and the Happily Ever After (Anna and the French Kiss #3): We first saw Isla and Josh (poor, poor Josh) in Paris in Anna and the French Kiss. Stephanie Perkins is the master of sweet YA romantic comedies and fascinating characters, and I’ve been jonesing for this book for what feels like forever.
6. The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus #5): I blame by little brother for this, 110%. It took me a while to get into The Heroes of Olympus series, since, for the first time , it was narrated by someone other than Percy (which really threw me off), but I love Riordan for getting millions of middle-schoolers interested in world mythologies, and I loved his finale for the original Percy Jackson series, so I’m sure I’ll love this series ender as well.