Top Ten Tuesday: Best Sequels Ever

This week’s Top Ten, sponsored by The Broke and the Bookish, is about the best sequels ever. My picks aren’t necessarily sequels that I liked better than the first, but ones that were just as enjoyable. (Click on the cover for synopsis.)

1. Circles of Time: A Novel
Circles of Time by Phillip Rock, the follow up to The Passing Bells. This book is a little more like what I thought the first book would be. And there is lots of Martin Rilke, one of my favorite literary characters ever.

2. Unravel Me (Shatter Me Series #2)
Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi, the second book in the Shatter Me series.

3. Scarlet
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer, the second book in The Lunar Chronicles. I actually enjoyed this book more than I did, Cinder.

4. Onyx (Lux Series #2)
Onyx by Jennifer Armentrout, the second book in the Lux series. As I’ve said many times, I love this series.

5. Insurgent (Divergent Series #2)
Insurgent by Vernoica Roth, follow up to Divergent. This book ramped up the action, the romance, and the “mythology”.

6. Catching Fire (Hunger Games Series #2)
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins, follow up to The Hunger Games. The first book in the series will always be my favorite, but this series is one of my all time favorites and Catching Fire did not disappoint.

7. Pray for Silence (Kate Burkholder Series #2)
Pray for Silence by Linda Castillo, the second book in the Kate Burkholder series. I think this one might actually be my favorite storyline of the series.

Ok, so I only have a top 7 because I can’t really think of any more. I’m sure as soon as I post this or read through some other’s lists I’ll come up with some more. What sequels do you think are the best ever?

Saturday Showcase (August 3, 2013)

Saturday Showcase is a weekly event hosted at The In-Between Place which features books that you wish more people had read (or, at least, heard about).

My pick for this week is the Lux series by Jennifer Armentrout.

Obsidian (Lux, #1)

Onyx (Lux, #2)

Opal (Lux, #3)

 

 

 

 

The Lux series is a YA paranormal series about aliens, called Luxen. Katy is a human teenager that befriends Luxen siblings Dee and Daemon. Throughout the series Katy and Daemon’s love/hate relationship grows as she becomes more immersed in the Luxen’s dangerous world.

I read a lot of YA, probably more than an-almost-30-year-old should, and this is one of my favorites series. The characters are likable and the stories are well paced – mixing romance with action and suspense. I’ve never met anyone else that’s read the series, but I expect that will change in the future as the first book, Obsidian, has been optioned for a movie.

The next book in the series, Origin, comes out later this month.

Origin (Lux, #4)