Top Ten Best Sequels

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 by Veronica Rossi

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

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 by Kristin Cashore

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 by Rick Riordan

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 by Jean M. Auel

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 by Jennifer Weiner

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 by Marian Keyes

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 by J.K. Rowling

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 by Christopher Paolini

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 by J.R.R. Tolkien

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.







  1. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz says:

    I have read the Harry Potter sequels and the Lord of the Rings sequels, but, in my very humble opinion, nothing ever lives up to the first book.

    Here’s my list of best sequels ever.

  2. Your blog is so pretty! Ah! Ok off topic but had to say it 🙂 You picked some great series! And I haven’t read Through The Ever Night but I’ve heard really good things about it so I’ll have to give it a try!

  3. I am glad you have The Two Towers up there. I don’t see that often enough on lists. As for Rick Riordan, although I enjoyed his Percy Jackson series, I loved more his Heroes of Olympus series. And yes Harry Potter, of course. 😀

    • The Heroes of Olympus is such a good series. I am so excited to find out what happens to Percy and Annabeth in the next book.

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