September 24, 2013

Top Ten Best Sequels I've Read This Year (34)

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
I modified this week's Top Ten Tuesday because I absolutely CANNOT recall all of the awesome sequels I've read in my life. Also, that list would be insane. Instead I'm just going to list my Top Ten Sequels that I devoured this year. So sit back and enjoy the ride. 

1. The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
I knew I was going to absolutely love this one before I even read it. I was so right it's insane. Ronan, Adam, Gansey, Noah and Blue do not disappoint. (My Review)

2. A Darkness Strange and Lovely by Susan Dennard
I wasn't sure how I felt about this series before I started it. I love Steampunk but Paranormal is NOT my scene. But then I read it because I got a copy of the book at BEA and I love Susan Dennard forever and always. (My Review)

3. Fire by Kristin Cashore
Everyone always told me I should read the Graceling series. They were right. Because it's awesome. I haven't read Bitterblue yet, but for sure this is going to be one of my favorite series. (My Review)

4. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
I also got my hands on an early ARC of Cress. Both of these sequels are so unbelievably amazing. What's really crazy to me now, after I've read these three books, is how reluctant I was to read Cinder because of the whole cyborg angle. But I made the right decision. (My Review)

5. Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi
I don't care who you love - Adam, Warner, Kenji... this series is excellence and I cannot WAIT for the next e-novella and the last book. (No, but seriously, is it December yet?) (My Review)

6. Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi
I liked Under the Never Sky A LOT. A LOT. But HOLY COW I loved THROUGH THE EVER NIGHT. I'm going to be really sad when this series is over, but I do know that I'm going to be talking about it for a very, very long time. (My Review)

7. Sever by Lauren DeStefano
This is a series that is over now. But I looooved it. Mostly because I love Lauren DeStefano's writing. Absolutely stunning. I'm so excited she has a new book coming out next week. I am all over that like you wouldn't believe. (My Review)

8. Where She Went by Gayle Forman
I know this is more a companion book than a sequel but if you've read it you'll understand why I had to include it. I mean, I even read this one at the very, very end of LAST year and I still have to include it because I love it so much. Adam and Mia forever, yo. (My Review)

9. The Realm of the Gods by Tamora Pierce
I re-read this book for PierceFest this year. It's the only re-read on this list. Because it's that freaking good. I mean, the steamiest kissing scene ever lives in this book and it's so delicious I can't even get into it right now without melting. (My Review)

10. Second Helpings by Megan McCafferty
This is my first go at the Jessica Darling series and I loved the second book in this set so very much. I totally get the Marcus Flutie love now and it honestly makes me want to squirm around on my bed joyously all day. All. Day. (My Review)

Have you read these series? If not, I recommend GETTING ON THAT. If you need a push in the right direction, let me know in the comments below and I'll be sure to help you make the right decision.


  1. 1. I need to read Dream Thieves asap.
    2. Fire. Kristin Cashore. *turns into raving fangirl who can't make complete sentences*. You need to get to Bitterblue pronto! It's not action packed the same way the first two are, but that does not in any way make it a lesser book.
    3. Tamora Pierce. Repeat step two of this list hahaha

  2. I also have Scarlet and Unravel Me on my list. I need to continue the Lauren DeStefano series. I really love her writing style too.

  3. I love the cover of A Darkness Strange and Lovely... SO pretty!!! I couldn't get into The Chemical Garden series... and I wasn't a fan of that third cover being green. It doesn't match?!?!?!??! Anyway Second Helpings made my list too... It was SO good. I thought it was even better than the first :)

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  4. You have a Cress ARC *screams and is a bit (all right, a lot :p) jealous.* Lucky you! I was also hesitant before I read Cinder and now I don't know what I was thinking! And Scarlet was even better :D


  5. Hehe, totally fair! Mine ended up that way too since I just went through my list picking out sequels I liked! I have an ARC of Cress waiting for me! So happy to know you liked that too :D

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  6. You made me day over this list! I am officially interested in reading Susan Dennard! ALSO... I've been putting off Sever ever since it arrived in the mail on release day. haha I didn't love Fever so I was a bit worried. Also have Cinder and Graceling on my soon to read list so this gives me hope!!

  7. I agree with you on so many books! There are so many awesome sequels out there. Also, you got an ARC OF CRESS. Omg, I'm so jealous.

  8. Gah I should've put The Realms of the Gods on my list! Sometimes I pick it up just to read the kissing scene because it's just that good.

  9. I totally agree with you on Unravel Me and Through the Ever Night -- so excited for the final books!!! I'm happy to see Sever on your list too; I heard mixed reviews on that one, so I've been hesitant to read it, even though I LOVED the first two (ditto for Requiem!!!!)

    Yours is the second list I've seen that included Fire. I haven't read that series yet, but I've recently been getting back into fantasy and I hear it's GOOD. I'm working on finishing a lot of pending series that I've started, but haven't finished, and then my reward is going to be binge-reading a brand new series -- I think I might choose Graceling :)

  10. Oh, exciting to hear you loved Cress! Can't wait!!

  11. WHERE SHE WENT. Oh god. Just thinking about it might make me cry. What a beautiful, beautiful book. I'm hoping Just One Year is going to be on the same level of emotion.


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