Top Ten Sequels I Can’t Wait to Read

November 18, 2014 Top Ten Tuesday 22

toptentuesday2Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature/meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is Top Ten Sequels I Can’t Wait to Read.

Sequels I’m Eager to Read

I decided to focus mostly on books that are already published or are scheduled in the next six months, so that’s the first eight.  The final two – the Rothfuss and Pierce books — don’t have dates scheduled yet. Of the two, Tamora Pierce’s book is closer to finished (and not as long), so it will probably come out sometime in 2015. The timing on Pat Rothfuss’s book is anyone’s guess, but probably 2016 at the very earliest. (He writes slowly, but it’s worth the wait.)








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  • The Doors of Stone (Kingkiller Chronicle #3), by Patrick Rothfuss
  • Exile #1 (tentatively The Gift of Power), by Tamora Pierce (It’s a sequel in that it’s a Tortall book, but it’s really a prequel to the Immortals War series – it’s about Numair.)


22 Responses to “Top Ten Sequels I Can’t Wait to Read”

  1. Kaja

    Oh, yes, Shadow Scale and Doors of Stone!! 🙂 I have these on my list as well. And I only found out today that Julia Quinn’s book is coming out – so excited about that one!
    Thanks for the ideas about Mary Balogh and Mary Jo Putney – I haven’t read many of their books but these seem interesting.
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Thanks for stopping by! I love all three of those romance writers, and I’ve been waiting for Shadow Scale for several years. Alas, we’ll all have to wait a bit longer for Doors of Stone – but better it be written well than too quickly!

  2. Bea @Bea's Book Nook

    I have the first Ex Libris book; I really need to read it. I’m looking forward to the next Cainsville story by Kelley Armstrong, the next Coming Home book by Jessica Scott, the next Toby Daye by Seanan McGuire and the next Parasite book by Mira Grant. I’m sure I’m forgetting some. 😀

    Nice mix of books on your list. 🙂
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      All four (well, three) are authors I haven’t read – one of these days I shall try them! And yes, do read Libriomancer, because it is awesome and you will love the magic system (and the humor.)

  3. R_Hunt @ View From My Home

    I love your list, so original and full of fantasy and mystery and romance, all good things! I actually found Seraphina on my kindle I guess from last year or whenever; I don’t remember downloading it.

    Here’s a question for you– hope you have the time to answer 🙂
    I always hear about how great Tamora Pierce is, and you also sing her praises. I checked her page out and she has tons of books, many series running and I’m confused. Are they all connected in that you have to read them all in order? Is there one series that is your favorite and you would recommend? (I don’t usually read MG books(only because they are too juvenile, no offense meant to anyone who reads or writes them) and don’t know if her writing is considered that. A long way around of saying: I would try her books if I knew where to start and whether I should start. Yikes, sorry to lay this on you; feel free to not answer if you’re too busy.
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Oh, tough call! Most people suggest starting Tamora Pierce with the Alanna books, but frankly, I think her writing is stronger and better in many of the later books. My personal favorite is the Protector of the Small series, which begins with First Test, followed by Page, Squire and Lady Knight. This is much more a YA series than a MG series, for all that the protagonist is eleven at the beginning. (She’s 18 by the last book, and a full knight.) And I appreciate that the main character, Kel, doesn’t have magic; she’s an ordinary girl with extraordinary determination. There’s magic in the books, but not everyone has it, and it’s refreshing to have a main character who isn’t “special” in that way.

      Then, if you like those books, you can branch out – the Immortals series is good, especially Emperor Mage, but so are the two Trickster novels and the Bekah Cooper series. The latter two feel more mature to me (perhaps because there’s even more moral ambiguity?)

      I hope that helps!

      • R_Hunt @ View From My Home

        I really appreciate you taking the time to answer this for me, and give me detailed info. This is something I couldn’t figure out myself from the author’s page; she is such a proficient author! Because you went to the trouble to think about this and answer me, I will now be on the lookout for First Test, and I promise to try it out. I have been eyeing this author for years, so here goes! Here’s a thought: you should take this info you gave me, expand it a wee bit, and do a post featuring this author and her works 🙂
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  4. Jan

    I received an arc of Dreaming Spies though I need to read a couple of the older books first to catch up! I haven’t read the Seraphina series and still need to read book 2 of the magic ex libris series. You’ve got a great list.
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I’ve got the Dreaming Spies ARC, too, and plan to read it to Robin over Christmas. I’ve read all the other books to her, so it’s now tradition. She was afraid we’d have to wait until summer, because she’ll be at college when it comes out, but with the ARC, we can fit it in!

  5. Jennifer @ Feminist Fairytale Reviews

    I’m super excited to read the next Smythe-Smith book. I love JQ!

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Her books are witty and delightful. I fell in love with the Bridgerton series, and while I’m not sure anything before or since has quite topped them, I still enjoy her other books a lot!

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      LOL! I’m always happy to expand someone else’s TBR list – heaven knows mine has grown exponentially since I started blogging, from all the great reviews I’ve read!