It’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the wonderful blog at The Broke and the Bookish! This week’s topic: Top Ten Best Sequels Ever!
It was pretty easy to choose my favorite sequels and because of that, I decided to only pick my TOP favorites and not just any old lukewarm sequels. These are THE cat’s pajamas, friends. Check out not only these amazing series debuts but also fantastic sequels!
How much do I LOVE this series. I’m pretty much obsessing over it, especially after finishing CRESS this past week. From CINDER on, this series has not disappointed me!
Leigh Bardugo’s Grisha series is another one of my absolute favorites. I loved SHADOW AND BONE and SIEGE AND STORM toootally blew me away. Now I’m dying for RUIN AND RISING to come out!
Harry Potter…. of course. I really enjoyed the first three books, but I really REALLY fell in love with the series at book four — The Goblet of Fire — and things continued to get better from there! I’d say Half Blood Prince is still my favorite, but the last four of the series are definitely my favorites!
I really loved this series when I first read it last year, but I really enjoyed the re-read this year! If you’re not familiar with these two books, the first is from Mia’s point of view and the second is from Adam’s point of view. Personally, I absolutely adored Adam’s POV and WSW totally solidified Adam as possibly my number one book boyfriend of all time.
The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1) – Suzanne Collins
Catching Fire (The Hunger Games #2) – Suzanne Collins
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games #3) – Suzanne Collins
THE HUNGER GAMES is one of those rare YA series that I read in its entirety before I started blogging. I actually re-read THE HUNGER GAMES before the movie came out and then I re-read both CATCHING FIRE and MOCKINGJAY on audio back in the spring of this year. I still loved CATCHING FIRE which was great to have a reminder. I actually liked MOCKINGJAY a lot more knowing what I was heading into versus the first time around, but CF is still the better sequel for me!
I really enjoyed UtNS but honestly, THROUGH THE EVER NIGHT may have even been better than the first. I really enjoyed the story as well as how Aria’s character had grown. SO looking forward to reading INTO THE STILL BLUE!
Overall, I’d say these books are right about even… Except I absolutely fell in LOVE with the dreaming aspect in THE DREAM THIEVES. Maggie Steifvater’s Raven Cycle series is incredibly engrossing and so creative. I can’t wait to read more in this series!
I am loving reading these books for the Song of Ice and Fire Read Along and you know… Books one and two were good. But HI, ASoS! SO MUCH that blew me away in that book. Of course we all know The Red Wedding happens here, but there are so many more things that happen too!