Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly event hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish.
This is a great topic! But it is a difficult one for me. I have been growing a bit tiresome of series, and often sequels are a bit of a disappointment to me. So I improvised a bit, listing six of my favorite sequels, and four companion novels.
In no particular order . . .
1. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer.
I bet Scarlet will be on a lot of TTT posts today, and rightfully so. I love the way Meyer is creating this series, with each book focusing on a different fairytale character. But even though Scarlet does not focus on Cinder, she still gives us lots of Cinder time. Does that make sense?
2. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling.
Actually, Harry Potter books 2-7 could be on this list, but I’m just going to focus on HP3. This is the book that hooked me on this series way back in 2000. It shows how much planning J.K. Rowling put into this series, and that she had a master plan.
3. The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman
Again, both this book, and the third in the His Dark Materials series (The Amber Spyglass) could be on this list. I’m focusing on this one, though, because it’s when we first meet Will, see Lyra and Will interacting together, and we learn of the Specters and The Subtle Knife.
4. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
The Mortal Instruments is such a fun series. After the ending of City of Bones (the first book), I needed get my hands on this one. And I was very satisfied.
5. Two for the Dough by Janet Evanovich
More Grandma Mazur! Seriously, this series is so much fun. And although I haven’t kept up with the more recent additions (she’s up to 19, now!), the first four books are fantabulous.
6. The Weed That Strings the Hangman’s Bag by Alan Bradley.
I adore this series, and the second book is just as totally amazing as the first book, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie. Doesn’t the Flavia de Luce series have the best titles?
1. Dare You To by Katie McGarry
I was so nervous going into DYT because I loved Pushing the Limits so much. I thought that there was no way this could be as amazing. I was WRONG!
2. Spirit and Dust by Rosemary Clement-Moore.
RCM is a favorite author of mine. She deserves so much more praise, in my opinion. Although Spirit and Dust didn’t quite live up to it’s companion, Texas Gothic, it was still totally awesome.
3. Every Boy’s Got One b y Meg Cabot
This is the third book in Cabot’s Boy series, and it’s my favorite.
4. Romancing Mr. Bridgerton by Julia Quinn.
I’m a huge JQ fan, and of course I love the Bridgerton series. This is the fourth book in the 8-book series. And I think the majority of us JQ fans have a special fondness for Penelope and Colin.