And this topic! I've been looking forward to it for a LONG time, so you can expect some big time ranting and fangirling and wishing on stars and all that. In other words, you can expect a show from my slightly more freaky side that I let out only sometimes.
Top Ten Books I Wish Could Have Had Sequels
1. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell (review)
I loved this book to pieces, and it's been on pretty much every single list I've made this year for TTT. But, but, BUT... Although I loved it to pieces, and I adored the writing, I just wasn't completely satisfied by the ending. If you've been hanging around here, you know by now that I'm a person who likes all hanging ends tied nice and tight. I do understand the concept of an open ending, but for this book, I would've preferred something more conclusive. And so... I WANT A SEQUEL! Rainbow Rowell, one of my favourite authors of all time, and fellow Cumberbatch crusher, if you're reading this (Well, I can dream!), please, pretty please, give us a sequel! Or atleast an epilogue?
2. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
I've lost count of the number of fan fiction stories I've read of P&P that tell the story after Pride & Prejudice. I know this is a futile hope since Miss Austen is dead and all, but I still wish we had a sequel. Not that the ending has anything lacking in it.
3. The Host by Stephanie Meyer
Why cant she just make up her mind already and WRITE?! This was supposed to be part of a series, but ever since that disaster with Midnight Sun, it looks like Meyer has put down her pen for good. Which would be a tragedy (despite Twilight), because I WANT MORE OF THE HOST! Ever now and then a rumour goes around that she's started writing the sequel, and it's definitely a trilogy, and then *poof*. Radio Silence. Gah!
Flat-Out Love by Jessica Park
This is one of the few wholesome books I've ever read. I love how it's family centric and the way it deals with the characters and each of their emotions and pain. It was also interesting to see how each of them coped with pain. But one aspect of the book, the relationship between Matt and Julie, come to fruition only at the fag end, and I would love to know more about the both of them together.
5. The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay
This book is one of the reasons I am so very glad and grateful that I patched up with YA. It's just... really, there's no words. Why would I love a sequel to this? Again. like with Flat Out Love, Nastya heals only at the very end of the book. So I'd love to see more of her after. As well as Josh! I felt like we didn't really get to know Josh that well. It would be so perfect if there were a sequel of what happens after, but from Josh's POV.
6. Inheritance by Christopher Paolini
Despite now realising that Inheritance has a little bit too much of a similarity to Lord of The Rings, and also the fact that this is already a series, and that it's ended, I still want another book. There were so many new developments in Inheritance that we know nothing about now. I just cant seem to digest the fact that he (Paolini) ended the series the way he did. It's almost like he followed Angela's prophecy to the T and then ended it right there. I want more.
7. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (review)
You know how I raved about this book in my review, but the ending just left me hanging. I get what happened to the two of them, but I dont see how they can continue to live that way, and I would love to see more of that.
8. Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta
This book was the very first one YA I read after my 'estrangement' with the genre. And if the credit must go to anyone (or thing), it would go to this book for getting me back into the genre. I would love to hear more about these two witty, flawed, and completely perfect people (and Francesca's brother as well. He's so cute!). Seriously. And while we're on he subject, I'd love a sequel to Piper's Son as well :D
9. The Blue Castle by L M Montgomery
Frankly, the reason I want a sequel to this book is mainly because I want more from L M Montgomery. But again, I'm doomed to disappointment, because she's dead as well :(. If you have still not read this book, even after all my raving, then
10. Amplified by Tara Kelly
One of my favourite books this year, I loved how it's not centered around the 'boy and girl' idea, but more about Jasmine and her friends than anything else. I was just thinking thinking that it would be great if it had a sequel (while making this list), and went hunting for the book on Goodreads, when surprise, surprise! I saw this next to the title - (Amplified, #1). So it is going to have a sequel! Yay!
What books are on you're Top Ten list today? Do we have any in common? Or do you have any recs for me? I'd love to know!