Give Me More!
I love a standalone as much as the next person and sometimes it is good knowing it won’t end on a cliffhanger or having to wait desperately for the next entry. However, there are times where I have been left wanting more. Sometimes that actually happens (hello follow-ups to Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe and Carry On!) but there are some books forever destined to be once and done and it makes me sad. 😭
Again, I’m a day late with this post but better late than… well, you know how it goes!
1. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
This was the book that first made me a fan of Maggie Stiefvater. It wasn’t the first book of hers I had read (that would be Shiver – which honestly didn’t grab me at the time – maybe I would feel differently if I read it now) but it was the one that hooked me in and I’ve never looked back. I would kill for more books but I doubt that will happen.
2. Uprooted by Naomi Novik
This is a funny one because I think the main characters story is pretty much over (or come full circle anyway) but the world is so rich I wouldn’t mind at all more books featuring different characters (or even some of the side characters). That would be awesome!
3. The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black
I adore the Folk of the Air series (like, seriously adore it!) but this was my first Holly Black book and it holds a special place in my heart. The setting is based in the same world as the Folk of the Air and the characters do make cameo appearances but still, it would be nice to revisit them all the same…
4. Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz
This book tore my heart to pieces and then stomped all over said pieces. However, I am a glutton for punishment and would love to see a sequel. I very much doubt this will ever come to fruition but its one of those books that I dearly wish hadn’t ended the way it did (and usually I love angst so that’s saying something).
5. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
This is pretty much a perfect book as is, however that doesn’t stop me dreaming of more books. Hey, Saving Francesca had follow-up books featuring the same group of characters so its not completely without merit! However, I honestly don’t think we will ever see any follow-ups but a girl can dream, right? 😛