Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday #13

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

Today's Top Ten Tuesday topic: top 10 best sequels ever. It was actually hard to limit to just ten, but I did my best!

Inspell by Cornelia Funke. Sequel to Inkheart, and the 2nd book in the Inkworld Trilogy. I adore both sequels, but Inkspell is my favorite. It was such a good addition; such a good way to continue this wonderful series.

Princess of the Silver Woods by Jessica Day George. Sequel to Princess of the Midnight Ball and the 3rd book in the Princess Trilogy. I liked Princess of Glass as well, but Galen wasn't in it, so it didn't live up to Princess of the Midnight Ball. However, this one did, because it brought the entire trilogy to a complete circle, and Galen was present.

Scorpia Rising by Anthony Horowitz. The 9th book in his Alex Rider series. Maybe because it's the last book in a series, it doesn't really count as a sequel, but I'm going to, because it's a sequel to at least one of the books in the series, right? I loved how this ended. It was realistic and very final and properly bittersweet. And even better, Alex finally got to use a gun!

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer. Sequel to Cinder. The 2nd book in her Lunar Chronicles. I really liked Cinder, but Scarlet was just such a triumph. I'm not a fan of werewolves, but her werewolves were awesome, and I just adored Wolf. There were so many awesome new characters and plot development - I just loved it.

The Grim Grotto by Lemony Snicket. Book #11 in A Series of Unfortunate Events. I honestly cannot truly pick a "best" sequel in this series, because they are all good. They each have a unique element that make them better than the last. But because Fernald (AKA the hook-handed man) is my favorite henchman of Olaf's, The Grim Grotto is my favorite.

Rogue's Home by Hilari Bell. Sequel to The Last Knight, and the 2nd book in her Knight & Rogue Novel series. I just adore this series, and the characters, and the sequels never disappointed me. This particular one was way awesome.

A Spark Unseen by Sharon Cameron. Sequel to The Dark Unwinding. I honestly didn't think The Dark Unwinding needed a sequel, but A Spark Unseen was every bit as good as the first book, and I loved it.

Sapphique by Catherine Fisher. Sequel to IncarceronIncarceron is probably my favorite out of the two, but Sapphique was a wonderful sequel, even if it did get weirder and weirder. I still really liked it.

House of Many Ways by Diana Wynne Jones. Sequel to Howl's Moving Castle, though technically it's the 3rd book in the trilogy. I actually read this series backwards, but that didn't matter too much. I adored this book as much as Howl's Moving Castle.

Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers. Sequel to Grave Mercy. Book #2 in the His Fair Assassin trilogy. I loved, loved, loved, loved this book! Oh my gosh, the characters, the concept - all wonderful. While there is no actual content, there were enough sexual innuendos to force me to give this book a mere 3-star rating, when it actuality I desperately wanted to give it four.

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