[This post is done as part of the Top Ten Tuesday meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. It is also done as part of GaCoWriMo, my own personal twist to NaNoWriMo]
This was a particularly hard topic for me to generate ideas for since
I’m too lazy to find out what the good current series to follow are I usually jump on book bandwagons quite late, when the entire series have been completed. Thus, keeping to the TTT theme (TTTT?) with whatever limited entries I could come up with, I decided to make two lists of three entries each (TTTTTT?).
Sequels that are actually coming that I’d love to get:
Brandon Sanderson is going to appear a lot on this list since he’s the only current author that I really follow and he churns books out at a pace of, like, three a week. Sanderson being the master of creative magic systems that he is, I found the concept really cool (it’s fighting with chalk magic!) and found the book a good, brief read, even if it was meant for younger audiences. Sanderson has said he’ll get cracking on the sequel to this once he’s done with the next entry so fingers crossed that’ll be soon!
I didn’t actually like Steelheart all that much when it first came out. I found it formulaic and not that engaging. I realised, though, that I’ve thought of it every time I think about superhero fiction so I guess my mind’s changing. Not as excited for this as the Rithmatist sequel but hey, it’s BSand after all. Anything he touches is gold (…or steel. Heh). In the meanwhile, I’ll be picking his novella, Mitosis, that’s set in this world.
The only sequel that is actually out (according to Goodreads, it was released last month), I’m really hoping to come across a copy of this soon. I loved the first two books in the Sylo series, which is a great testament to MacHale’s writing since I’m not normally a fan of this genre. Cannot wait to see how it all pans out.
Sequels that might or might not be coming that I’d love to get:
The original Elantris was BSand’s first mainstream release and, although I think the Mistborn series is his magnum opus, was a really good story, with fantastic pacing and an interesting magic system (and twist). There are some novellas set in the same universe and he’s supposedly planning a full sequel (or two) but, unlike with the Rithmatist sequel, there is no actual concrete deadline set so who knows when my pining for this will end.
There are many series out there that I felt ended when they should have, usually because of pretty clear-cut, all-is-done endings. The Harry Potter series, however, has a lot of potential for future series (I made some suggestions here) and, although Rowling seems to be coming out with a whole slew of post-series content for it, it would be awesome if a full sequel series would be written someday.
My favourite series when I was young, the Animorphs saga ended quite nicely with (spoiler alert) the end of the Yeerk invasion of Earth. The ending, though, was written specifically to leave space for eventual followups and it would be awesome (if improbably) if a sequel series would someday appear.
Dear reader, what are some sequels you are looking forward to/wish would be made someday?
[All images from Goodreads]