The Broke and the Bookish. Every week they post a new topic that the participants come up with a top ten list for.
This week's topic is about books that were complete stories, but we wish we could have read more about those characters or set in that world.
Holly Black - Curse Workers Trilogy
I miss Cassel. I miss Lila. I just... I really miss that world. It was different from everything else in YA or Urban Fantasy that I've read so far. The ending was great... I just wish I could have seen more.
Melissa Marr - Wicked Lovely series
I love the world, I love the characters. I thought I was over it but then I read the anothology of her fairy stories where there are a couple short ones about side characters and there was that ache again... I need more of Seth and Ash and Niall and Irial *sigh*
Sarah Rees Brennan - Demon's Lexicon trilogy
Same as above. I'd love a short story or novella taking place a couple months after the ending. Just to see where everyone's at.
Brenna Yovanoff - The Replacement
Perfect ending. But again, this book moved me and tore me up inside so much. And I'd just like to have a glimpse at the world and see how things are going. I miss it. I miss the writing and the emotions and what it all evoked in me.
Poppy Z. Bright - Lost Souls
I'd love to read more stories about Steve and Ghost and maybe to get a glimpse at Nothing and what he's up to. And just... more of the writing and the images it created in my head.
Stephen King - The Dark Tower
I will never forget that world and its characters. Never. So when the Wind Through the Keyhole came out I was so excited. I got it many months back but somehow I couldn't bring myself to crack it open yet because I'm also a bit scared. Soon though. Soon I'll be with Roland and Jake and Susannah and Eddie again.
Kai Meyer - Die Fliessende Königin
This is a trilogy I read when I was 13. And re-read a couple times. The world building is fantastic! It's set in a magical Venice at war with the Pharao. There are stone lions coming to life and thieves and magical mirrors... in short, it's magical and amazing. And over. But there's an English translation called The Water Mirror, if you want to check it out. The link above goes to that one.
Katja Brandis - Kampf um Daresh
No translation of this series (I think). I devoured both the original trilogy and the spin-off. I still want more. Amazing world building, great magic, great characters. I simply disappeared into this stories but I've read all there is and now it's over :(
Charlotte Brontë - Jane Eyre
Have you never wondered what happened with her and Rochester later? No? Tsk.
Laura Resnick - Chronicles of Sirkara
I read the first two books in German and thought the series was never finished. Many years later I found out that there was a third book! It just wasn't ever translated and it's out of print. I bought it used off amazon ^^ So worth it! The world building still haunts me often though and I remember the characters often.
I'm sure a lot of people will point out books to me that I could have included. But to be honest, there are SO many series that it was actually hard to find stuff that was a) a standalone or b) a finished series without a spin-off that I had c) already read all installments of and liked so much that I craved more despite it having a nice ending.
So. have you read any of the books/series I've included above? And what are your books you can't get enough of?