Top Ten Tuesday is an awesome bookish meme hosted every Tuesday by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is sequels I can’t wait to get my hands on. This year I’ve started a few really awesome series I can’t wait to continue.
1. The Echo by James Smythe (sequel to The Explorer–my review): I just found out this book existed and I’m excited to see what’s going to happen. The Explorer was such a cool and unique book and I’m still waiting to read The Machine by the same author so I’ve got lots to look forward to.
2. Countdown City by Ben H. Winters (sequel to The Last Policeman–my review): I absolutely adored the first book, a pre-apocalyptic mystery that sucked me right in. I’ll be getting the next book in the series from my library really soon and can’t wait to jump right in.
3. The Deaths of Tao by Wesley Chu (sequel to The Lives of Tao–my review): I read the first book over the summer and really enjoyed it. Now the sequel is finally out and I can get my hands on it!
4. Ex-Patriots by Peter Clines (sequel to Ex-Heroes–my review): The first book wasn’t one I was too crazy about but it was enjoyable enough for me to look forward to reading the next one. It’s about zombies and super heroes, a very cool combo.
5. The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches by Alan Bradley (#6 in Flavia de Luce series): Not technically a sequel and not out until some TBD date in 2014, but I can’t wait to read it!!
6. Mad About the Boy by Helen Fielding (#3 in Bridget Jones series): Again, another not really sequel, but I remember enjoying the other Bridget Jones books so it’ll be fun to read another one in the series.
7. Allegiant by Veronica Roth (#3 in Divergent series): Not a sequel, I know, but it’s the final book in the series which surprisingly hooked me a few summers ago and I gotta know how it ends.
8. The Curse of the Pharaohs by Elizabeth Peters (sequel to Crocodile on the Sandbank–my review): This is the second book in the Amelia Peabody series. I liked the first one and while the series is 19 books long, I think I’ll at least read several more when I’m in the mood for a cozy Egyptian mystery.
9. Lost in a Good Book by Jasper Fforde (sequel to The Eyre Affair–my review): I started the Thursday Next series some time ago and never got around to the next book. I wasn’t as blown away by the first as I’d expected so I think that’s why. But I’ve heard the second is even better so I intend to pick it up soon.
10. The Black Lung Captain by Chris Wooding (sequel to Retribution Falls–my review): I started the Tales of the Ketty Jay series earlier in the year. I wasn’t as engrossed in it as I’d hoped to be so I’m not sure when I’ll get around to the sequel, but it is in the back of my mind and somewhere on my TBR.
Those are the sequels and other books in series that I’ve got my eye on. Which ones can’t you wait to get your hands on? Which new series should I be looking into? Leave links to your post and any recommendations in the comments!