Ooooohhhhhh, sequels. I have a love-hate relationship with sequels. Sometimes I find a book so great that I can’t wait for the sequel, and then…it disappoints. Other times I kind of want to know how the story continues, but the book wasn’t good enough to drive me through additional installments. Nonetheless, there are a few sequels I’m eagerly awaiting and probably won’t be able to procure fast enough for my tastes!
1. The Winds of Winter (A Song of Ice and Fire #6), by George R. R. Martin. Seven Hells, man! I know you have a writing “process” and I get it that you don’t want to rush the story. I don’t want you to rush it either, per se…I just kind of want you to get the damn thing written so I can read it. Preferably before I’m 87.
2. Mortal Heart (His Fair Assassin #3), by Robin LaFevers. I’ve been waiting for the conclusion to this trilogy for months. At least it’s finally on hold at the library.
3. The City of Mirrors (The Passage #3), by Justin Cronin. Another trilogy wrap-up that I’ve been waiting for way too long. This was supposed to be out this year, but now it’s apparently been pushed back to October 2015. A WHOLE ‘NOTHER FREAKING YEAR. Gaaaaahhhhh.
4. Dawn’s Early Light (The Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences #3), by Pip Ballantine and Tee Morris. It’s steampunk, and also, it has Tesla. Oh yes please. I’d hoped the library would get around to purchasing this so I could borrow it but they haven’t, so it looks like I’ll have to cave and buy it for my own self.
5. Shadows of Self (Mistborn #5), by Brandon Sanderson. Once again, waiting until freaking 2015 for the next book! I decided I wouldn’t start this series anyway until all the books were out, because a quick flip through told me I’d probably race through them. They look really good. I guess to be fair, I do have plenty of other books to read in the meantime…
6. Dust (The Silo Saga #3), by Hugh Howey. I’m reading the first book, Wool, right now, and I’m already impatiently tapping my foot waiting for the third book to arrive from the library so I can complete this trilogy uninterrupted.
7. All of the rest of the Pretty Little Liars books by Sara Shepherd. I know, these are so trashy. I’m not even going to pretend that they constitute anything other than vapid, gossipy, guilty-pleasure reading, and I should probably feel terrible for enjoying them. But goodness, they’re addictive.
8. Whatever the next book in the Trilogia Victoriana is going to be. Felix J. Palma has become one of my favorite authors, even though he’s only got two books out. They’re AMAZING. Or maybe that’s just me. (There’s a small chance that it’s just me.) Anyway, I have no idea what the third book in this trilogy will be called or when it will be released, but I need it. Badly.
9. Forged (Taken #3), by Erin Bowman. This trilogy surprised me. I like the inversion of the typical love triangle (there’s one guy and two badass girls, instead of the typical helpless girl torn between two guys). I wouldn’t go so far as to say it’s one of the best YA series I’ve ever read, but I’m really curious to see how it ends.
10. The Master Magician (The Paper Magician trilogy #3), by Charlie N. Holmberg. I have the first two books on my Kindle now, and as eager as I am to read them, I dread waiting another year for the third and final installment.
So…any sequels you just can’t wait to get your hands on? Any that disappointed you once you finally read them? Tell me in the comments!