Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Sequels that Inspire Grabby Hands!

Posted November 5, 2013 by Stormy in Books / 23 Comments


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, which features (you guessed it!) top ten lists on a given topic each week. This week’s topic is Top Ten Sequels I Can’t Wait to Get My Hands On. 

1. Cress by Marissa Meyer

My level of WANT for this book is through-the-rough. Like, ALMOST Harry Potter levels. Not quite, but almost, and that’s quite a compliment in & of itself.

2. Split Second by Kasie West

I really loved Pivot Point, especially the original ending, and I MUST know what happens next!

3. The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey

The Infinite Sea is the sequel to The 5th Wave, and I’m quite curious about it. I LOVED The 5th Wave, but for some reason I can’t figure out how I feel about the sequel. Still, I’m definitely looking forward to this one!

4. Rebel by Amy Tintera

Reboot was one of those books that many people were disappointed by, but I personally LOVED. I had lots of thoughts on why the story in Reboot happened the way it did, but all that to say, I’m really looking forward to Rebel. I’m also glad that it’s a duology instead of a story being dragged out into a trilogy.

5. Independent Study by Joelle Charbonneau

Independent Study is the sequel to The Testing, which proceeded to terrify me in much the same way reading The Hunger Games for the first time did. I thought there were a lot of similarities between the two books, but Independent Study worked so well because I was actually AFRAID for the characters, which hasn’t happened much in Dystopia recently.

 6. Dreams of God & Monsters by Laini Taylor

Soo I haven’t ACTUALLY gotten around to reading Days of Starlight & Blood yet, but you know what? I’m still excited for this one. I love Karou, I love Akiva, and I have reason to believe this book is going to be AWESOME based on the title & the cover alone(how awesome of a title is this? I LOVE it!)

7. Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi

So. . . yeah, this is another one I haven’t gotten around to reading the second book. Unravel Me has been sitting on my shelf since JUNE, but I’m just so intimidated by a few things. A)It’s size, and B) Some of the. . . ~things~I’ve heard about. BUT I will read it soon so that I can wait impatiently for Ignite Me like everyone else.

8. The One by Kiera Cass

Yup, not gonna lie, looking forward to this one. I can’t say I ENJOY The Selection books, since I hate they’re classified as “Dystopia” and the characters FRUSTRATE me, but for some UNKNOWN reason, I can’t help but to be compelled by them. It’s like some sort of spell or something, but for some reason I can’t quite fathom, I just really need to know how this book ends.

9. Her Dark Curiosity by Megan Shepherd

I was a bit surprised that I liked the first book, The Madman’s Daughter, so much. It didn’t blow me away or anything, but it was enjoyable, and I’m looking forward to seeing what happens next.

10. Chasing Before by Lenore Appelhans

Level 2 was a book I really enjoyed WHILE I was reading, but forgot about for most of the year, until the cover for Chasing Before was revealed. And while I’m not a fan of the cover, I AM eager to see what happens next in the afterlife for Felicia.



23 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Sequels that Inspire Grabby Hands!

  1. This is a list that is full of series that I am still dying to read! Cinder, Pivot Point, Shatter Me, The Daughter of Smoke and Bone & The 5th Wave are ones I am especially excited to start! Haha I feel the exact same way about The Selection, I’ve read the first two but can’t quite fathom why I enjoy them so much.

    Great list. My TTT.

    • stormydawnc

      Yes to all those!
      Haha, I’m glad I’m not alone in my feelings towards The Selection books. Like. . . I wouldn’t recommend them. But I still enjoy them!

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  3. I’m with you on wanting Cress. I also share similar feelings about Her Dark Curiosity . Days of Starlight & Blood does NOT disappoint, it’s a stand up sequel !

    • stormydawnc

      That’s what I’ve heard! I think I really should have gone straight into Days of Starlight and Blood from Daughter of Smoke and Bone, but too late now.

  4. I still need to read Days of Starlight and Blood too. I was a bit iffy about the first book, but I have a feeling that the second book will sell me on the series.

    • stormydawnc

      I really loved Daughter of Smoke and Bone, but for some reason I haven’t felt drawn to pick up the sequel, even though I own an e-book. EVENTUALLY. That’s what I tell myself.

    • stormydawnc

      Oh, I’ve heard mostly good things about Splintered, and I definitely want to read at some point. I’ve seen lots of Unhinged excitement around!

  5. Your list is AMAZING! I haven’t gotten around to reading Scarlet just yet, but I think I’m going to love it and will have to read Cress as well! As for Split Second, I think I NEED to read it, because the ending to Pivot Point left me begging for the sequel, practically XD I loved the 5th Wave too, and am honestly excited for the next book. It seems quite intimidating though… D: But anyway, I hope you love Unravel Me!! I know I did, and as a consequence, I can’t wait for Ignite Me <3 I gave mediocre reviews to The Selection and The Elite too, but for some strange reason, The One is something I really want to get to read. It frustrates me and it's confusing why I still care but I do! And those covers– it makes sense that her name is America and the covers are blue, red and white XD I've been meaning to read Reboot as well, but the reviews deterred me a bit. But we'll see!

    Great list Stormy 😀

    • stormydawnc

      Yes! Scarlet! It’s even better than Cinder. And Split Second.
      I really liked Reboot–I think reactions depend a lot on how you view the main character though.

    • stormydawnc

      I keep forgetting that it was announced too–as much as I’m looking forward to the Infinite Sea, it sort of gets lost in the sea(haha. . . ) of sequels.

  6. We have many of the same books on our lists this week! I can’t wait for Cress and Ignite Me. I’m also excited about The One! I hope they live up to our expectations!

  7. Haha, so much “I love to hate” for the Selection series – I never read it but had similar “ugh I hate this but I need to know” about series before. (*glares at the Legacy series*)

    I wasn’t suffering from Pivot Point feels until today, but Split Second has been everywhere and now I’m basically dying. TREVOR!!

    I couldn’t get into the Shatter Me series. The style was so difficult to read and then everyone is rooting for bad boy/psychopath Warner and I’m just like UGH NO.

    • stormydawnc

      It’s true! Like, the books aren’t GOOD. I wouldn’t recommend them. But at the same time I’m like I NEED TO KNOW! I HAVE to know who America ends up with and it better be a certain person.

      I feel so bad for Trevor. Ugh. I haven’t re-read many books since I started blogging but I think I’ll re-read Pivot Point before reading Split Second.

      the Shatter Me definitely depends a lot on if you like the writing style or not. It’s definitely over-the-top, but I liked experimental writing, so it worked for me. I’m not rooting for Warner, though! I HATE him. I mean, as a character, YES he’s a great villainous character. But NO I do not root for him.

  8. I also loved Reboot, so I can’t wait for Rebel either. Cress is awesome. I haven’t read Days of starlight & blood yet, but I really need to get myself a copy soon. I’m curious about Her dark curiosity. Wasn’t blown away by the first book like you, but it was good enough to see how it’s going to continue 🙂

  9. Read Unravel Me! I can see why you are holding back— lots of differing feels in response to that one! haha I still haven’t gotten around to reading Daughter of Smoke and Bone!! Now THAT is pathetic!

    • stormydawnc

      Oh, I’ll definitely get to it at some point! I think I’ll read it in December. It’s quite long, and I’m trying to read shorter books this months since I’m doing NaNoWriMo! I am eager to see what the hoopla about Unravel Me is about.

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