Top Ten Tuesday: Best Sequels


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Top Ten Best Sequels Ever

Going Long by Ginger Scott Sky on Fire by Emmy Laybourne Pretties by Scott Westerfeld

01. Going Long by Ginger Scott – Going Long review

02. Sky on Fire by Emmy Laybourne – Sky on Fire review

03. Pretties by Scott Westerfeld – I listened to the the audiobooks of this whole series, and let me tell you: Carine Montbertrand, the narrator, was AMAZING. I listened to them in 2007 and I can STILL remember the way she did the voices.

Ashen Winter by Mike Mullin The Elite by Kiera Cass Linger by Maggie Stiefvater The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead

04. Ashen Winter by Mike Mullin – I can’t even really talk about this book (or Ashfall, the first in the series) because it makes me want to just start flailing about. I am basically dying to read the next one, which Goodreads tells me won’t be out until April.

05. The Elite by Kiera Cass – I read this right after The Selection, which is something I almost never do. Reading books in a series in succession, that is. Because of that, I can’t really separate what happened in each of the books, but I just know that I loved them both.

06. Linger by Maggie Stiefvater – The title of this book makes me think of the song by The Cranberries, and that’s always a good thing. I was in 7th or 8th grade when it came out and had the song on repeat. Here I go, off to Youtube. And OMG Kelly Clarkson covered it. I am dead. Oh, the book? Shiver was better, but first books usually are. It’s true for a lot of the books on this list, probably.

07. The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead – I love me some Adrian.

New Moon by Stephenie Meyer Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - JK Rowling

The big three:
08. New Moon by Stephenie Meyer – Yes, I said it. I loved New Moon. I can’t even explain it well but I loved the way she used the blank pages to show the months Bella lost to depression.

09. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins – More Hunger Games? Yes, please.

10. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling – Goblet of Fire was my favorite book because I just loved the whole Triwizard Tournament


  1. I absolutely adored the Pretties series, it’s still one of my all time favourite series! But I could never get fully into Ashen Winter. I thought it was good, but kept finding it too easy to put down. I was constantly going off and doing other things while I was reading it. Great list!

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  2. The Golden Lily was on my list too. Every book in that series just gets better and better. Love Adrian! Great list!
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  3. Great picks! I was surprised that I’ve never heard of the Ashfall series, but I totally added it to my TBR once I looked it up on Goodreads! I haven’t read Monument 14 yet, but I’m really excited to — good to know that the series holds up.
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    • I just stumbled across Ashfall (way before I started blogging). I don’t seem the series mentioned around a lot, but I did see Ashen Winter on a few of these TTT posts this week. Maybe they will get more noticed when it’s closer to the release of the next book. I hope so because they’re good!
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  4. I so need to read Ashen Winter. I read Ashfall and had nightmares for a week… but still loved it. And I need to know what happens!!! Glad to see it on your list and know it isn’t a let down 🙂

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  5. One of these days I really, really need to start The Selection and The Uglies series. They’ve been on my list for a while I just keep getting sidetracked. And I have Bloodlines I’ve just been TRYING to hold off until all the books are out because I know I’ll be all kinds of impatient if I have to wait to find out what happens next! I’m pretty sure I’ll cave soon though and start them anyway…Sigh. Great list! Added Ashfall to my list. Haven’t heard of it before and it sounds good!! Thanks for stopping by my TTT 🙂
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  6. Yes I’m undoubtedly the only idiot who forgot to put HP books on the list! I’m so happy to see Linger as it’s one of my fave too 🙂 and I need to read Pretties. Great list.
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  7. Honestly I think that New Moon was my least favorite out of the four. I did like the way she showed Bella’s depression though. Goblet of Fire and Prisoner of Azkaban are my favorite Potter books. Really great list, I’ll have to check out some of these other series.
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  8. Yes to Ashen Winter, though I think I liked Ashfall a little bit better. Sky On Fire was good, even though the cliffhanger had me breathing fire! And I love Catching Fire even more than the first book in the series. I think it was the peak of the entire series overall! 🙂 Great list.

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  9. I loved Ashen Winter and Ashfall. The highlight of my BEA 2012 is still getting to meet Mike Mullin! I am so impatient for the third book to come out.
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  10. Catching Fire was a great sequel!!

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