Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Top Ten Tuesday - Top Ten Sequels You're Dying to Read

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the broke and the bookish. This week the topic for the list is the top ten sequels you're dying to read. I'm going to try to not mention any of the books mentioned in last week's Top Ten Tuesday, but obviously I'm excited to read those, too! So, in no particular order:

10. The Daylight War by Peter V Brett (Demon Cycle #3)
Ok, so I haven't read The Desert Spear (book 2) yet, but I got my mitts on it last week and I'll be reading it as soon as I get the chance. This was originally supposed to be a trilogy, but apparently it's now become a 5-part series. Fair enough, as I adored the first book and am already itching to get my hands on book 3!

9. Wrayth by Philippa Ballantine (Book of the Order #3)
Geist, I loved. Spectyr was even better. This one doesn't have a release day set yet, but I'm fervantly hoping it'll be within the first half of 2012.

8. Darkness Falls by Cate Tiernan (Immortal Beloved #2)
The first book was very good - the character discovering her true self kind of story. But the best friend was forgotten about and I'm looking forward to reading about him in the second book. He seemed a twisted but delightful character, I can't wait to get to know him better.

7. Dark Victory by Michele Lang (Lady Lazarus #2)
The first book was a bit corny at times, granted, but I enjoyed it enough to want to know more. Angels, witches, demons and Hitler and the holocaust? I want to know how her fight against Hitler and the demons will unfold.

6. Timeless by Gail Carriger (Parasol Protectorate #5)
I've got to the point now where I just want a final resolution to Alexia Maccon (previously Tarabotti)'s story. This book promises to be that and hopefully it'll stay that way.

5. The Calling by Kelley Armstrong (Darkness Rising Trilogy #2)
The whole of the first book read like a prologue to the events in this upcoming second book. I want the action - or at least progression of events - promised by this second book. I really enjoyed Armstrong's style for YA and I'm looking forward to this release in April next year.

4. Heart's Blood by Gail Dayton (Blood Magic #3)
Actually, this one's supposed to be out already... but it's not. I've only read book 2 (without realising that it was book 2 of a series) but I enjoyed it and I want to see where it'll lead in this steampunky-type world ruled by magic.

And sequels that I already own but need to get around to reading asap. Time to get me bum in gear!

3. The Dark Enquiry by Deanna Raybourn (Lady Julia Grey #5)
I adore this series. It's my favourite! I have no idea why I haven't read this one yet. Maybe because I know that as of right now there is no book 6 planned and I really don't want this series to end yet. I still need to read it at any rate.

2. The Hidden Goddess by M.K. Hobson (Native Star #2)
I really enjoyed The Native Star when I read it last year. This is another one where I've bought the sequel then other purchases have interferred and it just keeps getting pushed back on my reading list until a later date.

1. Daughters of Rome by Kate Quinn
So this one isn't a sequel but a prequel. I suspect very few of the characters from Mistress of Rome will make an appearance in Daughters of Rome. Mistress of Rome was one of my favourite reads of 2010, though, so I really ought to make time to read her second book.

And there you have it.


  1. Another Lady Julia fan!! My favorite of that series is Silent in the Sanctuary. (Funny enough I accidentally read it before Silent in the Grave). Love Deanna's stories! I've started Dark Enquiry but haven't finished it yet.

    I have the first 3 books of the Parasol Protectorate series but haven't gotten to read them yet.

    I also haven't heard of the other series on your list but I'm sure they're all awesome :)
    Marissa @ And many to read before I sleep

  2. Some very interesting books! Looks like I have some new books to check out!
    Hopping By...Here's my Answer!

  3. Love the Lady Julia series as well - I think The Dark Enquiry is actually my favourite of them all! I hope there will be a #6 although we'll have to wait a while for it.

  4. I have Ballantine's books on my list of stuff to investigate. I'm glad to see that people are enjoying the series so far. Moves it up a couple of notches on my list. :)

    I really enjoyed Soulless, but I just haven't made it back around to reading the other books in the series. Too much to read, so little time!

  5. I think i should try out the Dark Rising trilogy. it sounds interesting.

    Nice list!

    thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!

    Janus @ The Blair Book Project

  6. I like Kelley Armstrong, must read The Gathering first :D

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