Hi, hey, hello and happy Tuesday!
I have a cold but I’m about to talk about upcoming sequels coming out this year that I am absolutely dying to read and would probably sell my firstborn child if I could get my hands on these sooner.
Todays Top 5 Tuesday topic is technically Anticipated Releases of 2020 but I’m doing tri-monthly versions of them so I don’t want to milk the new releases cow and so I’m talking specifically about sequels of books I’ve already read and am dying to read.
Call Down the Hawk by Maggie Stiefvater #2
I spoiled myself with The Raven Cycle because when I began reading that series all of the books had already been released. I suppose being part of the fandom and getting excited with everyone else over titles and cover releases could be fun but still I need this book in my hands now!
The Nobelman’s Guide to Scandal and Shipwreck’s by Mackenzi Lee
Have I read book 2 of this soon to be trilogy? Nope. Do I remember much from the first? Also nope. But that’s fine, it’s totally fine. This book sounds fun. It follows Monty and Felicity’s much younger brother, Adrian, all grown up as he seeks out his long lost brother as the preassures of the family legacy mounts. I barely know anything about this but Adrian seems like the sweetest and I, of course, want more from Monty.
This Coven Won’t Break by Isabel Sterling
The sequel to These Witches Don’t Burn comes out this year and I believe it’s the conclusion. Maybe. Maybe not. Either way I’m so excited for this because I get another book all about lesbian elemental witches but this time around the stakes are even higher.
The Lost Book of the White by Cassandra Clare & Wesley Chu
The Red Scrolls of Magic took me by surprise with how much I enjoyed it. It was a lot less high stakes “agh are they going to survive” and more character focused which was fun. I believe this sequel takes place in another point of the Shadowhunter timeline which I’m intrigued by. Overall I love Alec and Magnus and I’m hoping I enjoy this just as much, if not more than, book 1.
Ninth House #2 by Leigh Bardugo
I finished reading this just a couple of weeks ago but from the moment I closed the book I aws itching to get my hands on the sequel. This is yet another case of me loving a book more then I ever expected. It was dark and intriguing and I couldn’t put it down. I hope book two follows in it’s footsteps.
BONUS: The State of Us by Shaun David Hutchingson
I know I said I was exclusively talking about sequels but I’m making an exception for The State of Us because of the simple fact that I want to talk about it.
This book is about two boys falling in love only there’s one problem: their parents are both running for president on opposing sides. Obviously this is going to draw comparisons to Red, White and Royal Blue, one of the biggest books of last year but I like lgbt+ rep in my books and I also love minor political background aspects too so I’m hoping to love this.
So those are 5 sequels + 1 standalone that I am dying to get my hands on this upcoming year. I tend to forget about sequels but these all have my interest so hopefully i’ll get to all of them.
Are there any sequels you’d sell your firstborn for? I’d love to know. Thanks for reading 🙂