Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I wish could have had Sequels

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by 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?


  1. Carmen I've been wanting to read The Replacement. I wasn't even aware of this series by Holly Black, should check it out ;)

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  2. YES to Jane Eyre! I absolutely want to know that Jane and Mr. Rochester lived happily ever after, and I wouldn't mind revisiting them and seeing how they're doing! Your list reminds me that I still need to finish the Dark Tower series (I stopped after book 3, but have always meant to continue). Nice list!

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  3. i could read about The Curse Workers world forever! that's a series i for sure would love to see more of! Sadly, I haven't read anything else on your list, but maybe i should...

  4. I've sadly never read White Cat or Jane Eyre before. I'll have to change that sometime soon (I hope). :P

  5. Great list Carmen! I haven't read any of them, but White Cat and Demon's Lexicon are both on my TBR! :D

    Thanks for stopping by earlier!

    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

  6. I haven't read so many of your picks. Must check them out.

    I miss Cassel and Lila too! It sucks the 4th book on Goodreds isn't ever coming. Someone should just remove it.

  7. I miss Cassel and Nick, too. I kinda just love foul-mouthed badasses in general, though. I can't wait to read Holly Black's newest book and the sequel to Unspoken by SRB. As long as they keep writing those kinds of boys for me, we'll be alright. :)

  8. I miss Cassel too! I wouldn't have minded if it was longer than three books. And I agree, the ending of The Replacement was great, but at the same time I felt that there was a lot more to be told about Mackie, Gentry and Mayhem. Oh, I have yet to read Wind Through the Keyhole as well. I guess I'm sort of scared of it too. I didn't really like how things ended in the last Tower book, and I wanted SK to write another book/ending, and while that didn't seem to happen a new book in the same world is still more than nothing :)

  9. Yikes, sorry I'm so late to the party o.O Nice Summer weather seems to really be cutting into my commenting time. Ugh! Anyways, White Cat, Wicked Lovely, The Demon's Lexicon and The Replacements are ALL on my wishlist/TBR shelf...sometimes I feel like I've read like NO books ever cause I'm so behind on so many awesome series >.< BUT hey, at least I seem to have some awesome to look forward to :D Sweet list Carmen!