It’s Tuesday and time for another Top Ten Tuesday, which is currently being run by Jana over at That Artsy Reader Girl.
This week’s (March 12, 2019) topic is: Standalone Books that Need a Sequel
As there are two of us here at Bookishly Slytherclaw, we’ll be splitting this list up and each of us will choose five!
Red, White, and Royal Blue deserves a sequel. This was such an amazing story and I would love to see more of Alex and Henry as they navigate through their lives after the end of this story.
An Enchantment of Ravens is one of those books that either you love it or you hate it and I for one absolutely love it. I was definitely bummed when I learned this was a standalone book and would love for this world and these characters to get a sequel.
Sky in the Deep is technically a stretch because a companion novel is coming out this year. The Girl the Sea Gave Back comes out in September and while I’m very excited for it, I really want a story to follow Eelyn and Fiske and their lives after the events of Sky in the Deep.
I absolutely NEED a sequel to Love Songs & Other Lies. Contemporaries with musicians or bands is my kryptonite. If they include them, I can guarantee that I’m going to enjoy it. I adore how this story ends, but I need more. I would even take sequels that follow the other members of the band, but I need more.
Granted was everything that I ever wanted in a middle grade fairy story that I didn’t even know I needed. I would love more stories that are set in this world because this one was amazing and I can’t wait to share it with my children as they become ready for middle grade books.
Technically, this book does have a few manga novels as “sequels,” but they’re all spin-offs, and not technically included as a “series” of novels. I really loved this book when I first read it in high school, and it’s stayed as one of my favorite contemporary/fantasy novels! I’d love to get a check in with these characters and see how they dealt with the events of this novel as college students!
I really liked that this novel included an epilogue that caught us up with the characters after the close of the novel, but I would really like a full sequel to this that explored how the characters stayed connected over the years. I think I’d even like a spin-off novel about some of the other minor characters in this novel!
This is one of my favorite reads so far this year! I really loved the camaraderie present in this novel, and the book seemed like it left it open for a potential sequel, but I don’t think we’re getting a series from this novel…but I desperately want one with my favorite teen space pirates! This book had so much diversity and wonderful characters! I just want more!
This is another one where I think I’d like a sequel set a couple years after the events of the novel. I’d really like to see where these two teens ended up after all of their unfortunate circumstances. Are they together? What happens to them after high school? I’m DYING to know!
Ok…I know I’m breaking the rules here, and this is already part of a duology. However, I really want there to be a third novel to this series! I miss my Dregs! Leigh has teased about potentially having a third book in the future, but I don’t want to wait for things that haven’t even been confirmed! I love this series with all my heart, and I desperately don’t want it to be over!
Do you also think any of these standalone books need a sequel? What standalone do you think needs a sequel?
Felicia and Stephanie