Top Ten Sequels I Can’t Wait To Get My Hands On

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme started by The Broke and the Bookish.

What books are my hands itching to get a hold of?  Well, a lot … but I’ll just name ten that are part of a series!

1.  The Doors of Stone by Patrick Rothfuss – Release Date – ???

The first two books in the Kingkiller Chronicles are part of an amazing epic fantasy and I can’t wait to find out how it ends!  It’s hard to wish that Rothfuss would write faster because you know the end product is so great, but OMG I WISH HE WOULD WRITE FASTER!

2.  The Edge of Eternity by Ken Follett – Release Date – September 16th, 2014

This one might seem a little silly since I haven’t actually read the first two books in The Century Trilogy yet.  lol  They are sitting on my bookshelf right now waiting for my copy of the final book.  I LOVE Ken Follett and I love the subject matter, so I know I’ll love this series.  With the historical background and large cast of characters, I think this trilogy is begging to be marathon’d.

3.  The Unbound by Victoria Schwab – Release Date – January 28th, 2014

I’ve already pre-ordered this sucker and expect to read it as soon as it comes in.  The first book, The Archived, was such an original premise and I read it in one sitting!

4.  Cress by Marissa Meyer – Release Date – February 4th, 2014

Another pre-ordered book because I have a problem.  Also because the first two books in the Lunar Chronicles were so good.  Think modern fairy-tale retelling meets futuristic sci-fi thriller.  I mean, duh.  Who wouldn’t want to get on that?

5.  Dreams of Gods & Monsters by Laini Taylor – Release Date – April 8th, 2014

Pre-ordered?  Of course.  Another original fantasy series for YA that is greatness.

6.  Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo – Release Date – June 3rd, 2014

This is book 3 in The Grisha trilogy, which is another incredibly unique YA fantasy series.  So unique and magical and fun!

7.  Any and all of the Locke & Key series by Joe Hill and illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez

The entire series has been published, but I don’t OWN them so … I read the first 4 after checking them out of the library and absolutely loved them.  I’m planning on getting the series for one of my teenagers this Christmas so I can re-read them from start to finish.  The kids love when I do that.  🙂

8.  The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson – Released August 31st, 2010

This is the first book in a series that isn’t new, but the second one is scheduled to release in 2014 sometime and a friend of mine told me that it was a “must read”.  If she said I’ll love it than I will.

9.  Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson – Released September 24th, 2013

Ok, so I’ve never actually read anything by Brandon Sanderson.  He’s just one of those authors that I always read about and think “yeah, I’d probably really dig that” but then I never get around to actually reading any of their books.  I’ve read his blog, but have never read his books.  How dumb is that?  I must fix this and soon!

10.  Doctor Sleep by Stephen King – Released September 24th, 2013

I re-read The Shining so I’d be ready for this book.  Somewhere between finishing that one and picking up this one I got distracted.  Eventually I’ll get back to this one because I really want to read it.

This list makes it look like I primarily read YA, doesn’t it?  Funny how my most anticipated series’ are generally YA and my most anticipated stand-alones are all adult.  I wonder why so many YA titles are split up like that.  Is it for the money or do they think that teens and young adults won’t read a longer book?