Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday -- Top Ten Best Sequels Ever


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Hi guys! Time for another Top Ten Tuesday! This week we're talking about the BEST SEQUELS EVER. These ones didn't give you the second book in a series syndrome and they just kept making the series BETTER or sealing the deal.


1. Jamie's Pick: Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi -OMG. Steamier, crazier, more kickass. SO GOOD. This series just gets better and better.

2. Jamie's Pick: Through The Ever Night by Veronica Rossi - I really enjoyed Under the Never Sky but Through the Ever Night BLEW MY MIND and made this series surge to the top of my favorite series lists!

3. Jana's Pick: Scarlet by Marissa Meyer - I loved Scarlet so much! I can't even begin to nail down my reasons... so I will just say I loved it for ALL the reasons! (Julia is seconding this one (and now has to think of another :)) Seriously if you like fairy tales and dystopian YAs read this (and Cinder) now!)

4. Jana's Pick:
Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo - The Grisha books are definitely in my top 5 of all the books (and series) that are good. Plus, I love the new characters and all the new info! If you have not read Shadow and Bone yet, do it! (Seconded by Daisy!)

5. Daisy's Pick: Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas: I LOVED Throne of Glass, but Crown of Midnight might even be better! Lots of amazing Chaol-moments!

6. Daisy's Pick: The Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson: SO MUCH LOVE FOR THIS SERIES!! Man, I totally loved the first two books, but the third one blew my mind, it was just so amazing and everything came together and OMG, JUST READ IT OK??

7. Tahleen's Pick: Harry Potter in general. I thought the sequels kept getting better and better, with perhaps the exception of The Order of the Phoenix. (Seconded by Bridget!!) (Julia is thirding this.. with a particular shout out to Prisoner of Azkaban).

8. Bridget's Pick: Tahleen stole my only good one, so I'm going to nominate my most anticipated sequel since the Harry Potter series: Dr. Sleep, Stephen King's sequel to The Shining. It comes out tomorrow and better be on my doorstep by the time I arrive home from work!

9. Julia's Pick: I added my comments throughout, but I have to say Moonglow by Kristen Callihan. I've mentioned her Darkest London series many a time on this blog, but it really is just a great group of books :)

10. Kelly's Pick: Glass is SUCH a great sequel to the book Crank by Ellen Hopkins. You naturally want to think that the main character will overcome her addiction to crystal meth that she struggled with in the first book but the surprises and heartaches just keep rolling out. I've never been so angry at a MC before!




42 comments:

  1. Throne of Glass made my top choice, quickly followed by Prisoner of Azkaban. I'm still miffed at Order of the Phoenix for killing off my favourite character (and having to suffer through Harry being particularly angsty), so I'm definitely with you on both of those haha

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  2. EEK! I need to remove my first entry. But I don't see a delete button. It goes to a WoW post. OOPS. Anyway, YES to so many of these. THROUGH THE EVER NIGHT, SCARLET and SEIGE AND STORM made my list. Also LOVE the BITTER KINGDOM!

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  3. So many from my list or ones that I almost put but maybe my favorite is Fire from the Graceling series

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  4. I REALLY want to read Cinder and Scarlet!

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  5. Some great choices here, I absolutely loved Unravel Me!

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  6. Through the Ever Night, Scarlet, Crown of Midnight and Siege and Storm are on my list too.. Oh! They are such awesome reads, I can't stop gushing over them! ^_^

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  7. I love this meme :) This was a tough one this week as there are sooooo many good sequels out there :)

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  8. Great choices! Unravel Me was such a good sequel, I can't believe I didn't even think about putting it on my list! I'm dying to read the The Girl of Fire and Throrns series! And Throne of Glass, too, although there's a love triangle and I don't like those :x lol.

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  9. I loved Scarlet and Crown of Midnight. They were both fantastic sequels!
    I totally forgot all about Through the Ever Night and I'm kicking myself! I loved it, and I forgot all about it.

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  10. THROUGH THE EVER NIGHT!! I haven't read this sequel yet but I'm really excited to read it since I ended up liking Under the Never Sky. But I'm keeping myself on the leash until December because I'll feel relieved once book three comes out next year. Also Scarlet. I also want to start this one soon.

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  11. Scarlet made my list, too! But I can't believe I forgot the Girl of Fire and Thorn books. I love that you all have read and embraced them. They deserve more hype! Great TTT.

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  12. I like the one that's "harry potter in general." I totally agree! (Also I accidentally entered by blog twice, once as "Sarah" and once as "Fiction in Reality", I can't seem to get rid of the first one, sorry!)

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  13. I like the one that's "harry potter in general." I totally agree! (Also I accidentally entered by blog twice, once as "Sarah" and once as "Fiction in Reality", I can't seem to get rid of the first one, sorry!)

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  14. I can't believe I forgot about Harry Potter on my list! I think I just loved those books so much that they are almost in a league of their own!

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  15. Highly interesting topic this week. I think my reading differs quite a bit from that of many of my pre-writers but I hope there are some that share my interests.

    Marianne from Let's Read

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  16. I actually enjoyed Unravel Me more than Shatter Me. Very good choice. I also really liked Destroy Me from Warner's point of view.

    I also agree with the Harry Potter in general!

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  17. I actually enjoyed Unravel Me more than Shatter Me. Very good choice. I also really liked Destroy Me from Warner's point of view.

    I also agree with the Harry Potter in general!

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  18. This is my third week participating...such fun! Thanks!

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  19. Siege and Storm, Scarlet, and Harry Potter in general made my list too! I've read Crank, but I haven't read Glass, and I think I might have to read it now! Great choices this week!

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  20. Through the Ever Night seems to have made everyone's list today. Great picks, ladies!

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  21. I've just added my name to the list; my first week joining the many already participating in the top ten. Harry Potter is also on my list!

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  22. I still need to read #1 and #2 - I keep hearing how fantastic they are! And I completely agree with #3-7!

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  23. Harry Potter! Yes! Each book just makes the series better and better. I plan to read Through the Ever Night soon!

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  24. Crown of Midnight is on my list too! And I wish I'd thought of putting Harry Potter on there. There are so many other books on your list that I still need to read!

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  25. I think I am going to need to put Under the Never Sky a little higher up on my TBR list... I have heard so many good things about this book.

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  26. This was a tough one because there are so many good series! I see that you all mainly chose newer series, while a lot of my picks were older series. Harry Potter definitely made my list! Some of your other choices are on my TBR list.

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  27. Love the picks! Love Shatter Me series along with Shadow and Bone!

    Leydy @ OUaT & Redcarpetendings

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  28. Another great topic! Thanks!

    Here's my Top 10

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  29. Crown of Midnight, Siege and Storm and Scarlet all made mine as well. Loves!

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  30. Can't wait to read Dr. Sleep! Crown of Midnight and Scarlet are on my TBR.

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  31. Through the Ever Night and Scarlet made mine as well. :)

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  32. We also picked Unravel Me, Through the Ever Night and Harry Potter (though I picked Goblet of Fire). We love your meme! :)

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  33. HERE'S MINE http://thickpages.wordpress.com/2013/09/25/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-best-sequels/

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  34. Lots of books that I hadn't heard of yet...that's why I love these lists!

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  35. All Harry Potter sequels, The Prey by Andrew Fukada...so many more!

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  36. I'm so excited to start participating in this meme!

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  37. All Harry Potter sequels, The Prey by Andrew Fukada...so many more
    http://goo.gl/dKTQCV

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  38. This is my third week participating...such fun! Thanks....

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