Tuesday, 24 September 2013

top ten tuesday: sequels and mid-series installments

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

top ten seven sequels and mid-series installments

This was HARD! I was originally planning of only having books which I felt surpassed the original but I struggled with that so these are just sequels which I really like. I've ended up with a list which will surprise no-one - I think I've probably mentioned my love for all of these series' several times before! For that reason, I'm not going to comment on each book individually but have instead included a quote which sums up my favourite aspect of each of them (consider this a spoiler warning!).

      The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater (The Raven Cycle #2)
      You can see my review of this here
We can pretend. Just once. And then we'll never say anything about it again.
     Girls in Pants by Ann Brashares (The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants #2)
He couldn't stand to watch her shake. He got up and came over to her. He picked her up inside her ball of covers and moved her over on the bed. To her great astonishment and joy, he lay down alongside her. He put his arms around her and tucked her face into his neck, and she felt as though her fevered heart might burst.
He held her as though he thought he could absorb her fever and her sickness and her sadness at not having a mother or even a father she could count on. He stroked her hair and lay with her like that for hours.
     Insurgent by Veronica Roth (Divergent #3)
So I agree. But I do not change my mind.
     The Ask & the Answer by Patrick Ness (Chaos Walking trilogy #2)
"If you ever see a war," she says, not looking up from her clipboard, "you'll learn that war only destroys. No one escapes from a war, No one. Not even the survivors. You accept things that would appal you at any other time because life has temporarily lost all meaning."
     The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman (His Dark Materials #2)
The fact was that where Will is concerned, she was developing a new kind of sense, as if he were simply more in focus than anyone she'd known before. Everything about him was clear and close and immediate.
     Demonglass (aka. Raising Demons) by Rachel Hawkins (Hex Hall #2)
"Beg to differ, Mercer."
     Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter #5)
"I DON'T CARE!" Harry yelled at them, snatching up a lunascope and throwing it into the fireplace. "I'VE HAD ENOUGH, I'VE SEEN ENOUGH, I WANT OUT, I WANT IT TO END, I DON'T CARE ANYMORE!"
"You do care," said Dumbledore. He had not flinched or made a single move to stop Harry demolishing his office. His expression was calm, almost detached. "You care so much you feel as though you will bleed to death with the pain of it."
     The FitzOsbornes in Exile by Michelle Cooper (The Montmaray Journals #2)
“Simon called you 'Machiavelli disguised as a debutante.'" "Gosh," I said, not sure whether to feel flattered or insulted."

Agree? Disagree? Want to fight it out over Order of the Phoenix?!


  1. I won't fight ya (LOL!), but I'm not a big sequels fan.

    Here's my list of best sequels ever.

  2. Harry Potter!! He made my list too. And I can't wait to read Dream Thieves!

  3. Love your list. Harry Potter <3

  4. I am so glad you have Subtle Knife up there! I don't see the His Dark Materials books in most lists, when they should because it is a great series. And of course, we can never omit Harry Potter because Harry Potter is awesome. :)

  5. I've heard a lot of good things about Hex Hall - I'm going to have to check it out now!