This week’s Top Ten Tuesday on The Broke and the Bookish is Top Ten Sequels I Can’t Wait to Get My Hands On. As I’ve mentioned before, I don’t really do series all that often. I’m more of a stand-alone book girl. But I have gotten sucked into a few. I’m going to include published sequels that have already been released, but that I haven’t read yet, because otherwise there’s no way I’ll have more than a couple!
Sequels I Can’t Wait to Get My Hands On:
1. The Lost Mission (Boy Nobody Series #2) – Allen Zadoff
Release: June 17, 2014
The cover hasn’t been revealed for this one yet, so I’ll give you a recap on the premise instead:
2. City of Heavenly Fire (Mortal Instruments Series #6) – Cassandra Clare
Release: May 2014
I’ve read the first 4 books in this series. I am saving #5 to read when this one is released, because no way will I be able to handle the wait for just the last book!
This isn’t a sequel, exactly – more of spinoff. It’s the story of one of the beloved characters from the original Tales of the City series (see my reviews of Tales of the City and More Tales of the City) and I’m fascinated to learn more about her past, since she’s in her 60s by the time we meet her in the original series.
4. The Shadow Cabinet (The Shades of London Series #3) – Maureen Johnson
Release: Unknown (but please, Maureen, make it SOON!!!!)
The cover isn’t out for this one either, but this is the cover from the book that started it all. I wish this was going to be released next week. Or better yet, tomorrow. I’m dying over here!
5. Book 5 in the Agent 21 Series – Chris Ryan
Release: Hopefully sometime!
I have no idea if there even will be another book in this series. But I really, really hope so, because I just finished the last full length book in the series so far, and it didn’t feel like a series wrap-up. However I’m too scared to read the short story above, which is the 4th in the series, because I don’t want to find out that’s the end!
That’s all the unreleased sequels (and possible sequels) I can think of right now. But here are a few newly released sequels – and a couple of book series – that I can’t wait to get to!
Who doesn’t love Bridget? I discovered her in Heathrow as I waited for a flight home from visiting family in the UK when I was about 12. I settled into my 8 hour flight, and devoured every word before the plane touched down. Bridget has been with me ever since.
7. Allegiant (Book #3 in the Divergent Series) by Veronica Roth
Released: October 22, 2013
Everyone has been talking about this – but I decided to wait until all three books had been released before diving in! I’ve just started Divergent – so no spoilers about any of the books, please!
Series I Can’t Wait to Read:
8. The Wolves of Mercy Falls Series by Maggie Stiefvater
I already love this author, because she makes me giggle on Twitter nearly every day. I’ve started Shiver, and like it very much so far. I can’t wait to see where the series takes me! Oh, and each book in the series is printed with ink that matches the cover – blue, green and dark red. How cool is that??
9. The Department Q Series by Jussi Adler-Olsen
I stumbled across the second book in this mystery series from Denmark by accident at Chapters one day and thought it looked interesting. I’ll admit, the “Q” reminded me of Bond and got me interested! I made a note to look into it further and promptly forgot about it – until my friend Katrin recommended it. She’s an avid mystery and thriller reader, so her recommendation means something! It quickly hopped up to the top of my list, and though I haven’t managed to carve out time to devote to it yet, what I’ve read of the first book is excellent.
10. The Chaos Walking Series by Patrick Ness
I honestly don’t know what to expect from this – but everyone who had mentioned this series has done so positively, and I’ve also heard it’s not what you expect. And I love (literary) surprises.
Okay, sorry for cheating a bit and including some older ones, but I wanted to make it to 10! How about you guys help me out and let me know which series I’m missing but totally shouldn’t be? Clearly this is an area I need to branch out into! //<![CDATA[ var sc_project=10144299; var sc_invisible=1; var sc_security="82f610c9"; var scJsHost = (("https:" == document.location.protocol) ? "https://secure." : "http://www."); document.write("”); //]]>