Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: The Best Sequels. EVER.

Fragments (Partials, #2)
The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner, #2)Happy Tuesday morning, people. It is time again for Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the fab The Broke and the Bookish. Today's list is all about the "Best Sequels Ever." I love a good sequel- aka one where stuff actually happens, as opposed to spinning its wheels so a series can be a trilogy. Here are our picks! What made your TTT? 

Grad Student:

1. Timepiece by Myra McEntire. Because Kaleb's POV was epic.
2. Stephanie Perkins's Lola and the Boy Next Door.
3. Delirium by Lauren Oliver was only OK. I liked the world-building, but all the schmaltz got under my skin. Pandemonium brought the action and I loved it.
4. The Scorch Trials by James Dashner, the sequel to The Maze Runner. The conspiracy got so big my eyes kept bugging. And it was awesome.
5. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Steig Larsson. The last book of the Millennium series, aka The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo books. This last one was jaw-dropping. What a conspiracy!  I guess I like them.

6. Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer

7. I thought Graceling by Kristin Cashore was a bit heavy handed with the romance, but man, Fire got good. (and then Bitterblue- wow!)

Crazy Camper:
8. Fragments by Dan Wells. Way less DNA mumbo-jumbo.
9. Vampire Academy, Book 3, Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead. We will ignore the high school ski trip in Book 2, not that it was bad, but from Book 3 on things just kept getting better.

Want to know more? See our reviews of BitterblueFire , and  Graceling by Kristin Cashore (and Crazy Camper's addendum), Scarlet by Marissa Meyer, Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver (Grad Student's review, Goosie Mama's Review), Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins, and Timepiece by Myra McEntire.
Timepiece (Hourglass, #2)Scarlet (Lunar Chronicles, #2)The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium, #3)


  1. I agree that the third VA book was the best. BUT... in Frostbite, we meet Adrian for the first time, so that will always rank high in my book. :)

    Great list!

    TTT @ Krista's Dust Jacket

  2. I have Pandemonium and Scarlet as well, great reads! :)
    I need to start Maze Runner series soon.

    My TTT

  3. I really liked Scarlet. I preferred it to Cinder.

  4. Oh, finally some different books. :D I almost put Steig Larsson on my list, too. I'm glad to see Fragments made your list. I've been wanting to start that series.


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