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This week I’m going to share some of my favorite sequels. I complain about there being too many series and trilogies a lot, but these are all too good to pass up.
1. The Evolution of Mara Dyer – Michelle Hodkin
This book had me literally screaming and running down my hallway at college like a crazy person because it was so freaking good. I thought The Unbecoming would be hard to top, but Hodkin did it ten times over, and I am both excited and terrified to see what she’ll do next in The Retribution.
2. Fire with Fire – Jenny Han
I had a major hangover for this book for about a week, and yelled about it for about that much time as well. I liked Burn for Burn enough to read the sequel, but Fire with Fire made me love this trilogy, and I think I’ll die if I don’t get an advanced copy of Ashes to Ashes. I just can’t wait that long!
3. Unravel Me – Tahereh Mafi
I was worried Unravel Me wouldn’t be as good as Shatter Me, but it was absolutely fabulous. Mafi’s writing never ceases to amaze me, and she even got a new member on Team Warner, which I definitely didn’t expect to happen. Ignite Me is gonna be so gooooooooood!
4. The Subtle Knife – Philip Pullman
The Golden Compass is probably my all-time favorite trilogy, so of course the second book in the series had to be on this list. Pullman gets even more fantastic with every book in the series, and I was very sad when it ended.
5. Pandemonium – Lauren Oliver
I wasn’t super impressed with Delirium, but I read Pandemonium anyway and fell in love with the series. Oliver’s writing got better and better with each book in the series, but Pandemonium will always have a special place in my heart because it was what made the series one of my favorites.
6. Where She Went – Gayle Forman
I was skeptical about this sequel to If I Stay at first, because I didn’t think it would be as good nor did I think I would like Adam’s voice as much as I liked Mia’s. I was completely and utterly wrong. Not only was Where She Went just as amazing as If I Stay, I might even say it was better.
7. Scarlet – Marissa Meyer
Confession: I didn’t actually like Cinder. Still, something made me read Scarlet and give Marissa Meyer another chance, and I’m so happy I did. I absolutely loved Scarlet and thought it was infinitely better than Cinder. Because of Scarlet, Cress is now one of my most anticipated reads of 2014.
8. The Elite – Kiera Cass
I wasn’t worried at all that this book wouldn’t be as good as The Selection, and I was definitely right not to do so.
9. Asunder – Jodi Meadows
This was yet another sequel to a book I wasn’t sure if I liked. Needless to say, I am now a super fan of Jodi Meadows’ Newsoul series. I think her writing is beautiful and I can’t wait to read more of it.
10. Dance of the Red Death – Bethany Griffin
I stepped out of my comfort zone last year when I read Masque of the Red Death, the first novel in this steampunk duo. It blew me away completely and I was totally psyched when I got an ARC of Dance over the summer. I had thought Masque of the Red Death was going to be a trilogy, and was actually disappointed when it turned out to be only a duo, despite how much I scorn the trilogy thing. I must say though, it was quite a perfect duo, and I really think Griffin deserves much more hype than she’s getting.