Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week they pick a fun topic for a top ten list. This weeks list is Top Ten Best Sequels.
Through The Ever Night (Under The Never Sky #2) by Veronica Rossi
I don’t know how much I need to say here other than I love Aria and Perry. Roar is one of my most favorite secondary characters ever plus I love how the direction the story goes in.
Prodigy (Legend #2) by Marie Lu
Non-stop action and two main characters who are completely badass. Day and June have so much to overcome but their chemistry is just sizzling.
Fire (Graceling Realm #2) by Kristin Cashore
I love that Kristin Cashore writes Young Adult books with a feminist bent. Fire is so strong, complex, and willing to give anything to find salvation. I thought it would be very difficult to follow up Graceling but Cashore does an excellent job.
The Sea Of Monsters (Percy Jackson And The Olympians #2) by Rick Riordan
If you read this blog, you may have noticed that I love Middle Grade and am particularly impressed by all of Rick Riordan’s books. The Sea Of Monsters introduces on of my favorite characters in the Percy Jackson universe, Tyson.
The Valley Of Horses (Earth’s Children #2) by Jean M. Auel
The Earth’s Children series is one of my favorite series of all time. (I beg of you, if you have not read The Clan Of The Cave Bear, please read it. It is amazing.) I have read this entire series countless times and this is the book where Ayla meets Jondalar. I get butterflies just thinking about it.
Certain Girls (Cannie Shapiro #2) by Jennifer Weiner
I loved Cannie Shapiro in Good In Bed and needed to know where her story ends up. Certain Girls is really the best kind of Chick Lit where you laugh and cry in equal measure.
Rachel’s Holiday (Walsh Family #2) by Marian Keyes
Marian Keyes is amazing and she is never better than when she is writing about the Walsh sisters. This story follows Rachel in NYC where her overindulgences end up with her going to rehab. Equal parts hilarity and emotional, you cannot help but love this book. (If you haven’t read anything by Marian Keyes, please get on that. You should start with Watermelon.)
Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets (Harry Potter #2) by J.K. Rowling
Not sure I can make any Top Ten list without a Harry Potter book on it.
Eldest (The Inheritance Cycle #2) by Christopher Paolini
Remembering how much I enjoyed Eldest is a reminder that I do need to finish this series. That probably should be a reading goal for 2014. Anyway, this is a really wonderful book if you love dragons and high fantasy.
The Two Towers (The Lord Of The Rings #2) by J.R.R. Tolkien
Not sure I need to explain why The Two Towers made the list but it is epic and nearly perfect. Love everything about this book and could read it a million times.
Cover images from goodreads.