Top Ten Tuesday – Standalone Books that Need a Sequel

51233361_146943029555789_7398504298948067328_nIt’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!

Felicia’s Picks

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

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 by Margaret Rogerson

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 by Adrienne Young

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.

Love Songs & Other Lies by Jessica Pennington

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 by John David Anderson

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.

Stephanie’s Picks

Avalon High by Meg Cabot

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!

What if It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera

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!

The Disasters by M.K. England

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!

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

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!

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

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

10 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday – Standalone Books that Need a Sequel

  1. Even though that’s probably never going to happen, I’d love to read a sequel to What If It’s Us. I liked the novel but it was really open-ended.
    And I feel the same about An Enchantment of Ravens, it’s polarizing but I love it and want to see more of that world. Great list!

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  2. Oooh, I was totally going to add Sky In The Deep to my list, as well, but I noticed there’s a companion novel coming out, too! I’m so excited! I loved the time with Eelyn and Fiske, but personally, I think I’m ready for another story. I just want more of that type of world!

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