Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books I Demand Sequels To!

This week's TTT over at The Broke & The Bookish is all about sequels...or the lack thereof. This should be pretty easy (she says, before actually coming up with her list). What books leave you desperate for more or ended with such a cliffhanger that you cried out loud in frustration?

1. Harry Potter --hah, you knew I'd go there, didn't you? Y'all are so smart. ;) I know we had seven glorious books, but I want more!! I want prequels about James & Sirius & Remus (not that rat, Peter, though). I want Hagrid's story and Dumbledore's and McGonaggal's. I want to know all about the children, James & Lily & Scorpius & Teddy. (The James Potter fanfic series by G Norman Lippert helps a lot with this last bit! The first was really fantastic.) I just want to be totally overwhelmed with the wizarding world by JK Rowling.
I want this next generation photo by Mox-ie to be real! :)

2. My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares --when I won a copy of this in 2010, I enjoyed it immensely but was super mad at the huge cliffhanger...until I found out she was going to turn the story into a trilogy. I anxiously awaited the next book, wanting to know what happened to the characters...and 3 years later, I am still waiting and it doesn't look like it is going to happen. I think that's even worse than just a standalone book with a cliffhanger.

3. Kiss & Make Up by Katie Anderson --not that this was the best book or anything, but I think it would make a fun series. Trying not to spoil anything, but the ending sets it up so that could happen at some point.

4. Friends With Boys by Faith Erin Hicks --a great YA graphic novel that is just begging for a sequel. So many things were left unexplained!

5. Delirium by Lauren Oliver --because the real ending blew chunks. :(

6. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern --I'd love to see the next generation of circus performers and magicians. Kind of like Harry Potter, I am just being selfish and wanting to see more of this world!

And...that's all I've got. Harder than I realized! Most authors know exactly when to finish their stories and have that perfect balance of wanting a little bit more but being satisfied where it ended. So what's on your list? Any that I mentioned?


  1. I think it's so cool to see how much love everyone has for the world that JK Rowling created, but I can also understand wanting to write something different after so many years!

  2. Harry Potter made my list too. I refuse to accept the end of the magic!

    My TTT.

  3. I will always want more HP, but I too understand her need to write different things. I just hope she throws us a bone someday with an anniversary short story or something lol...Thanks to both of you for stopping by! :)