Monday, May 16, 2016

Monday Meme: SEQUELS!

We all know that sequels to books are dangerous creatures. They can go a thousand different ways, and oftentimes they don't beat out their predecessors. But here are three sequels I think went above and beyond.

Fire (Graceling 2)- Kristen Cashore: This companion novel soared for me. It had luscious characters, intense world-building, and a beautiful, twisting plot that I adored. Graceling was amazing, too, but Fire really hit it out of the park. Click here to put a hold on it.

Pretties (Uglies 2)- Scott Westerfeld: A lot of people loved Uglies. I didn't. I had no interest in continuing with the series, but way back when it was so hugely popular my friends convinced me to continue. Pretties is the only book in the series that I own. I love the Pretty world, the characters, the flavor of the writing, and really, it was the only one (apart from Extras, which is a different story) that I really enjoyed. Click here to check it out.

Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy (Gallagher Girls 2)- Ally Carter: I talk about this book a lot. It's one of my go-to recommendations for someone looking for a light mystery with a little bit of fun. I liked it better than the first book, mostly because of the appearance of a certain character I won't name for fear of spoilers. But if you're interested, click here.

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