Hey Epic Geeks,
This weeks 5 Fandom Friday is my top five sequels and I’m super excited! Who doesn’t want to talk about favorite sequels especially when there are so many out there? Mine will be all about books because hey, that’s what I’m usually about, isn’t it? Please keep in mind that I don’t have these in any specific order because they’re all amazing books and very difficult to pick.
A Court of Mist and Fury was the first book that came to mind when I read this prompt. I have a full review of ACOMAF but if you haven’t read the first or second of these, please do before May. The third of this series comes out this and you’ll be hearing me rave about it all year, I’m sure. It’s very rare that you find a sequel better than the first book, but Sarah J Maas has done it time and time again. I’m really not sure how. I loved every second of this book.
The second book on my list is also a masterpiece from Sarah J Maas; Queen of Shadows. It was really difficult to pick a favorite book in the Throne of Glass series. I love so many books in this series. The sixth and final book comes out this year as well. Heir of Fire came as a close second, but I ended with Queen of Shadows. Though this is book four, it’s still a sequel and still amazing. Yet another series that you should go read. Now. If you want to know more, I have a full review of the first book, Throne of Glass.
Picking my favorite sequel from the Lunar Chronicles was also very difficult. Scarlet was better than Cinder, but I think I like the finale, Winter, even better. I love the entire series, but they wrapped it up so well. I love all of the characters and this was the series that introduced me to retellings. Thank you Marissa Meyer. You began the obsession.
Days of Blood and Starlight is a new book to my reading list, but I’m really glad it is. This was a great sequel. The first book was a slow start but for great reason. It needed to have a slow start to give the information that we needed. However, this meant that the next two books ended up being more action packed and much better books. I loved this series because it was unique and grand. This means it had to be on the list.
The final book I must mention is Crooked Kingdom. This was an amazing finale to the Six of Crows duology, even though the author Leigh Bardugo hates the word duology. I loved Six of Crows but I cannot not mention Crooked Kingdom. She wrapped up the story amazingly and also gave us the perfect amount of details about the geisha that we needed to understand. It intrigues the readers enough to even check out her other series. Her writing is amazing and she understands the importance of detail and everything. Just wonderful. Read the books. Now. She is definitely one of my favorite authors.
What are your favorite sequels? Books, movies, doesn’t matter. I want to know them all so I can go check out the first and all of the sequels. Let me know what’s worth my time. In the opposite sense, what’s your least favorite sequels? I don’t want to waste my time.
In the mean time, keep calm and stay epic,