September 24, 2013

No Second Book Slump Here!

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. Every week they post a new topic/top ten list and invite everyone to share their own answers. I'm so obsessed with lists - so it makes perfect sense that I'd love this feature!

Top Ten Best Sequels Ever


1. Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi - Seriously, this book sets the standard for amazing sequel. No middle book slump here, and now I cannot wait for Into the Still Blue to be released!

2. Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi - Juliette got on my nerves in this one, but that doesn't mean I didn't spend ALL day tearing through this book. I think it perfectly sets up the conclusion - if only I knew who Juliette will choose!


3. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer - I wasn't crazy about Cinder, but I knew I still wanted to give this series another shot. Thank goodness I did! I fell in love with the Lunar Chronicles when I read Scarlet, and I'm so impressed by the characters and world Meyer has created.

4. Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare - I read Clockwork Angel earlier this year, but it didn't leave me dying to read more. I liked it - don't get me wrong - but didn't feel compelled to continue. I planned to finish for the Summer Series Challenge, but I just didn't get to it in time. However, I finally (with some pushing from Cassie) sat down with this book. Two days later, I'd finished the series. It's not for everyone, but I thoroughly enjoyed it!


5. Where She Went by Gayle Forman - I wasn't a huge fan of If I Stay, and I think hype played a huge role in that reaction. However, I was still curious about Where She Went. I'm so glad I gave it a chance because Forman totally stepped up her game in this sequel! I loved getting Adam's perspective, and it made me fall in love with companion novels.

6. Just One Year by Gayle Forman - I haven't reviewed it yet, but HOLY COW. Seriously, y'all, it's even better than you're hoping. I can absolutely say that this sequel didn't disappoint! I'm so excited for this one to finally be released.


7. The Piper's Son by Melina Marchetta - I adored Saving Francesca, and I just wasn't sure The Piper's Son could ever live up to my love for it.  I should have known better! Marchetta just proves what a master she is at creating real, flawed characters that get under your skin. I'm so glad she shared Tom's story!

8. Dare You To by Katie McGarry - I had no interest in reading Pushing the Limits, but I finally gave in due to Betty and Cassie's obsessive love for this series. While I liked that one, I fell in love with this one! Seriously, I had some major book hangover after Dare You To. I hate the cover, but I'm crazy about this sequel.


9. Savannah Comes Undone by Denise Hildreth Jones - I fell in love with this Southern series in high school, and it's always remained on my favorites. I love Savannah's sass, and I wish there were more of her adventures. This series just holds a special place in my heart!

10. The Negotiator by Dee Henderson - This is technically book one in the O'Malley series, but there's a prequel so I'm letting it count. I was ADDICTED to this series in high school! Kate's story in The Negotiator is one of my favorites in the entire series. I can't say no to action and swoons!

25 comments:

  1. I'm waiting for Into the Still Blue so I can read Through the Ever Night. People seem to LOVE IT so I'm super excited to read it. I agree about Scarlet. I wasn't the biggest fan of Cinder but I loved Scarlet! ALSO YEAH MELINA MARCHETTA!

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    1. Yes, Through the Ever Night was fantastic! I can't wait for Into the Still Blue. And yay for agreeing about Cinder and Scarlet! I felt like the only person who was only so/so with Cinder so I'm happy to hear you agree. AND HECK YEAH MARCHETTA.

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  2. Unravel Me still makes me twitch in nervous energy. Just thinking about it makes my heart pound. HA

    My TTT List

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    1. Hahaha! Yeah, the characters kind of annoyed me in it but I still loved everything that happened! Can't wait for the conclusion to this trilogy!

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  3. Unravel Me and Scarlet made my list! And I freaking love the Under the Never Sky series. Can't wait for the third one! I really need to read Gayle Forman and Katie McGarry...Everybody raves about them! And all of Cassandra Clare's books are amazeballs.

    Rebecca @ The Library Canary

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    1. Yay for having both of those on your list, too! I'm DYING for Into the Still Blue! And yes, you definitely need to read Forman and McGarry. SOOO GOOD!

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  4. WHAT WHATTTTTTTTTTTTT Clockwork Prince. I lovedddd it!!! Tahereh Mafi also, winnninggg!!

    GAYLE FORMAN <3 <3 YESSS.

    Now get your butt on Colleen Hoover and we can be friends again :)

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    1. WE WILL BE FRIENDS REGARDLESS. And you know it.

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  5. Hahah, I second Cassie's motion for you to read Colleen Hoover. Hopeless is so good! :)

    Can you believe that I haven't read Gayle Forman yet? SO MANY BOOKS, SO LITTLE TIME!

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    1. Haha! Well, I didn't really like If I Stay but Where She Went was SO much better! Read those first so you can appreciate Forman's growth as a writer in Just One Day and Just One Year!

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    1. Oh, Juju, I ADORE those books! And I have a feeling you will too :)

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  7. i see we have a couple samesies :) and there are several on here that I will eventually get to! looking forward to reading JOD/JOY and the Ever series & Shatter Me...so much to read. i definitely also want to look up those other books, sounds like they're right up my alley. ~daphne

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    1. Aren't there just too many books to pick from in the world?! I will never be able to read all the ones I want to, which just makes me sad. Can't wait for you to read JOD/JOY, Ever and Shatter Me series though! All of them are so, so good :)

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  8. I love TtEN, Scarlet, The Piper's Son, and Where She Went. I just got an ARC of Just One Year today, so I'll be starting it tonight and am SO EXCITED! I hope it's as good as I want it to be!(:

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    1. Oh girl - it's definitely as good as you want it to be! I really loved it!

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  9. Ok, really off topic but I love your font! It's so simple but cute :)

    I haven't read Shatter Me yet but I have heard such amazing things about the prose so I will really have to start it soon!

    We have totally opposite views for The Lunar Chronicles! I adored Cinder but didn't love Scarlet. I enjoyed it but I felt kind of meh about it... I cannot wait for Cress though!

    I haven't read Gayle Forman's series but I did read Sisters in Sanity. I wasn't crazy about it but I have heard SO much about her series... I am almost scared to start for fear of my heart <3

    I haven't heard about your last two books! I am going to check them out on Goodreads. Cass has been raving about your Liza Palmer recommendation and is forcing me to read it asap so I need to see what other book treasures you know about :D

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    1. Thanks Lauren :)

      Okay, so I was so iffy on the Shatter Me books for a while because I couldn't get into it at first. But once I gave it a second chance I was hooked!

      I'm sad you didn't love Scarlet, but hopefully we'll be on the same page and BOTH adore Cress!

      You've got to read Gayle's other books! I thought If I Stay was just okay, but I adored everything after that one :)

      YAYYYYY LIZA PALMER!

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  10. I am jumping aboard your comment Cass to just say... AGREED! [Colleen Hoover] ... That's all :P

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    1. Hahah! Everyone is just piling it on ;)

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  11. I don't know about the last two, but the rest I AGREE!! Though I'm really hoping that IGNITE ME blows UNRAVEL ME out of the water. I need to erase some of those Warner scenes from my brain and replace them with more delicious Adam. The Piper's Son is such a wonderful book! I can't wait for Jimmy's story whenever MM finishes it.

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  12. I cannot I believe I forgot The Piper's Son on my list! WHAT WAS I THINKING?! Clearly I wasn't.

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    1. Haha! Well, I almost added Froi of the Exiles, too, but made myself stick to just one Marchetta :)

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  13. TtEN, Scarlet and Where She Went are SO SO SO AMAZING. I also cannot wait to read Just One Year! I've been holding off until I finish my re-read of Just One Day :)

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    1. I re-read Just One Day first, too, which was the best decision! It made Just One Year that much better for me!

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