TOP 5 // WHY NO SEQUEL?
Hello everyone. Hollie is currently on holiday; a holiday filled with books and walking and food and German people. Today comes a scheduled post, so if she doesn’t reply to some of your lovely comments, you should know that the place she’s staying has NO WIFI *crying*
This Wednesday, I’m here to cry over the fact that some of these FANTASTIC books don’t have sequels. While they easily work as standalone’s or dualogies, it’s always nice to dream of walking into your local bookstore and picking up that sweet, sweet sequel.
THE NIGHT CIRCUS BY ERIN MORGENSTERN
This was the book that started it all. While I still enjoyed reading before hand, between the ages of 14 and 21 where the ‘dark days’. I barely read, if anything, at all. When university ended and I thought about getting back into reading, it was this book that got me addicted. It’s rich in dialogue, character, and setting. It’s actually pretty damn beautiful, but once you’ve finished it? THAT’S IT. THERE’S NO MORE. Erin Morgenstern has no other books out as of yet, so it’s not even like you can get your fix of her writing in some other place. You can’t, and I haven’t accepted it.
ATTACHMENTS BY RAINBOW ROWELL
I could just pick any Rainbow Rowell book, but I feel Attachments doesn’t get enough love as the others. An adult contemporary set in the 90’s, this was my first dip into RR since reading Fangirl a long time ago. I read it in one sitting on a train journey and my goodness, it still has my heart. As with all RR, it’s a standalone, and I don’t think there’ll ever be a sequel. I WANNA KNOW HOW MY BABIES ARE DOING.
HIGHLY ILLOGICAL BEHAVIOR BY JOHN COREY WHALEY
I’ve just finished this book, and not only does it need a sequel, the book itself was way too short. I really enjoyed it though; a great contemporary with LGBT characters dealing with mental illness. But at 250 pages, the story was lacking something a little thicker. If the story was longer AND had a sequel, I’d definitely weep with joy!
VENGEANCE ROAD BY ERIN BOWMAN
So I’ve only just found out that Erin Bowman is releasing a companion novel to Vengeance Road called RETRIBUTION RAILS. So if you fall in love with this book like I did, at least you won’t be left completely in the dark! However, it’s not a sequel, it’s set a few years after the events of VR but around the same area with different characters. I feel Retribution Rails will feed my addiction of YA Western enough for now!
MORE THAN THIS BY PATRICK NESS
So this has definitely become my favourite Patrick Ness novel, despite not actually reading all of them yet. BUT, it was left on a CLIFFHANGER with NO FORSEEABLE SEQUEL. Why would you do this to me? How do I know if everything’s OK? The answer? I don’t, and I’m very sad about it.