Friday Favorites: Sequels

Hi friends! It’s time for another Friday Favorites hosted by Kibby @ Something of the Book! This weekly meme is where you get to share a list of all your favorites based on the list of prompts on Kibby’s page. Sounds fun, right? This week’s prompt is: favorite sequels. So… I didn’t think I’d struggle this one but… It made me realize that while I thought I’ve read quite a lot of series in full, I actually haven’t? There are a few series that I’ve started and even though I thoroughly enjoyed the first book, I still haven’t read the sequel. There’s no particular reason for that other than there are just so many books and too little time! I’m sure many of you can relate. Here are just some of my favorite sequels!

Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe #2) by Neal Shusterman

This book was just… Insanity! That ending? I can’t even! And the fact that we’ve had to wait for what feels like FOREVER for the next book to come out is killing me. I’m so ready for November 2019! *Remember, remember the 5th of November* and all that jazz.

Legendary (Caraval #2) by Stephanie Garber

I didn’t think that anything could top my love for Caraval but then Legendary came out and I was INVESTED. I thought Tella was a great heroine and I can’t even with Dante (yes, I am on his team). Ugh, that ending! When it ended and I realized that there was actually three books I almost cried because that was painful. Talk about a cliffhanger! So, why haven’t I read Finale yet? 🙈

Gemina (The Illuminae Files #2) by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

I don’t even think I have to explain here. The Illuminae Files is one of my all time favorite series (and actually Sammie of The Writerly Way has made a list of 10 reasons to read the book, so I suggest you head on over there to learn why you should read it, then GO & READ IT!) and after the first book, I didn’t think I could love this series any more, but I was dead wrong. Just when you think this series couldn’t get any crazier and creepier, it really does! Ugh, my feels…

A Gathering of Shadows (Shades of Magic #2) by V.E. Schwab

This is one of my all time favorite series and I loved the sequel to ADSOM just as much. The incredible world building expands, there’s a lot more great character development and oh, the adventures! I also loved all the new characters that were introduced in this one, namely Allucard!

Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J. Maas

Am I trash for this series? Yes, yes I am! My love for Throne of Glass only continued to grow with every sequel that I read in this series. Although the series is so freaking long I actually liked it a lot more than ACOTAR! There are so many incredible characters and storylines and I was here for it. I admit I haven’t read the last book yet because I don’t want this series to be over!

Bonus: Sequels I’m looking forward to reading

There are so many sequels I’m really looking forward, some already released and some that I’m waiting desperately for, some that are even not fantasy but contemporary romance too. I would name them all, but we might be here forever, so these are just some of the ones that I’m very excited to get my read on with 🙂

What are some of your favorite sequels? Would any of these make your list? Leave me a comment below and let’s chat sequels!

10 thoughts on “Friday Favorites: Sequels

  1. I always feel like I’m missing out with the ToG series. I read the first book a few years ago and thought is was okay… but I wasn’t blown away. Despite hearing (from everyone) that the books only got better, I’ve never tried to continue the series. Maybe I should make that a goal!

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    1. I would definitely say at least try the second book because it does get better 🙂 But I do love my fantasy with a good dose of romance haha if you do decide to try the series again I hope it becomes better for you!


    1. THE CREEPINESS!! I should’ve expected it after I was thrown by the creepiness of the first book but ugh, this one was insane!! Haha they were a product of my worst nightmares 😂So glad you enjoyed it!


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