Tuesday, December 27

Top 10 Sequels in 2011

Welcome to me second Top 10 of 2011 post. I know there is another Top 10 week going on but I wanted to do mine separate with my own categories.
Today's post is the Top 10 Sequels of 2011. This is where I have read a sequel or a book in a series that isn't the first that I thought was better than the first book in the series.

10. The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong!

The Awakening is book 2 in The Darkest Powers Trilogy by Kelley Armstrong. The series surrounds a group of magical teenagers as they go on the run together. It took me a while to get into the first book The Summoning but when I did I loved it. I think this is a great storyline. Because I was already into the story I found that I enjoyed The Awakening a lot more. I can't really say a lot about it as I read it at the beginning of the year but I do remember Book 2 and 3 were much better than the first. I can't wait to read the spin-off series starting with The Gathering.

9. Thorn Queen by Richelle Mead!

Thorn Queen is the second book in the Dark Swan series by Richelle Mead. I love this series. I think it's brilliant. I really enjoyed Storm Born which I read at the beginning of the year but when I read Thorn Queen last month I was just completely blown away by it and it left me wanting more. I need to read the third book in this series and I have very high hopes. Book 2 definitely excels Book 1 and I can't wait to see what happens next. A brilliant series set between the Human World and a world ran by Fae. A great series and I can't wait to read books 3 and 4 to see how is ends.

8. Bloodlines by Richelle Mead!

Okay, it's true, I kinda cheated with this one. I know Bloodlines is the first in the Bloodlines series but it kinda counts because it is the sequel to the Vampire Academy series. And Yes, I also cheated with the fact that I don't actually like it more than Vampire Academy but I love it just as much and I couldn't fit it in my Top 10 New Series so I wanted it to be in one of my lists somewhere. Plus Adrian is in it and I just love him and all the way through this book I was just in fits of laughter with the things he says (see Book Boyfriends posts for some funny quotes). I think this book deserves to be in a Top 10 list somewhere so yes, I cheated but no, I don't care. It's worth it.

7. Last Breath by Rachel Caine!

Last Breath isn't particularly a sequel since it's book 11 in the Morganville Vampires series but omg it was amazing. It completely blew me away and it is definitely my favourite of the series so far. I could not put it down and ended up reading it in 1 day. I loved it and it made me laugh, it broke my heart and made me cry and I couldn't stop reading until I knew everything was going to work out, even if it meant sitting up all night reading, which I did. If you haven't read this series I suggest you do so. It's amazing and it's the only series that has over 10 books where I am still waiting (im)patiently for the next book.

6. The Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan!

The Dead-Tossed Waves is the second in the Forest of Hands and Teeth series. This is the first series centred around zombies that I read and I loved it. I think this book is better than the first by a long mile, I love how it is set years after book 1 and Gabry has to delve into her family secrets to find out what's going on. I loved every moment of this book and even after reading Book 3 which is phenomenal I still think I like this one a little better. It's a great series to start with if you haven't read a zombie book before. I never thought I'd like zombie books but now I love them and it's because of this series.

5. Angel Fire by LA Weatherly!

As you saw yesterday Angel was one of my favourite new series of 2011. When I read book 1 I was blown away by the unique storyline and it was an angel series unlike I had ever come across before. When I received Angel Fire I didn't actually start it striaght away even though I was dying to find out what happened. Why? Because it's over 700 pages and I was a little intimidated by how thick it was. I needn't have worried because it was AH-MA-ZING! Even better than Book 1 and it had me on the edge of my seat. At times I was laughing at happy the next moment I was screaming at the book and wouldn't stop reading until everything was sorted out. It definitely had me on an emotional rollercoaster but it was worth it. I cannot wait until Book 3 next year and see how the story is going to end. If you haven't read this series READ IT NOW! It's without a doubt the best Angel series out there!

4. Deadline by Mira Grant!

Deadline is the second book in the Newsflesh series coming after Feed. I think this is 100% better than Feed. I don't know if it is because I found it very difficult to get into Feed because of the political aspect and by the time I had finished it I had gotten used to it but I think this is so much better. It's definitely ore emotional. I couldn't start Deadline straight after Feed because the ending of Book 1 just broke my heart so much I needed a light happy book to read first. When I finally started this book I was blown away yet again by the story and it hurt my heart a lot. It's so much more emotional than the first and it had my in hysterical tears multiple times. The ending completely shocked me and I cannot wait for Blackout to be released to see how this trilogy will end. This series is without a doubt my favourite zombie series but it's very heavy so if you haven't read zombie books before this probably isn't the best series to start with. However I would recommend it to everyone. I love this series.

3. Bloodfever by Karen Marie Moning!

Fever series is one of the series I started this year and it completely blew me away. I love this series, though I didn't love the first book so much. I love the storyline but it just didn't blow me away like other series but I kept reading and I fell in love with this series and Barrons in Bloodfever. I think this is the book where it got me hooked to this series and unable to put it down. I absolutely loved it and I definitely fell in love with Barrons in this book. It's a fantastic series and I think you just have to get through the first book before it gets amazingly un-put-downable. Don't get me wrong I did like the first book, I wouldn't have continued with the series if I hadn't I just think the series gets better and better with each book you read.

2. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins!

The Hunger Games was amazing! Phenomenal! I cannot praise it enough. This is my breakthrough series of the year. I had never heard of it and now it holds a special place in my heart and it my all time favourite series EVER! at least from all the series I have read so far. I cannot say a bad word about the first book but the second one completely blew me away. I love it even more than the first book and it is my favourite of the series. I love everything about it. I love the new characters the storyline I love everything! I can't really sat why I love it so much, I just do. If you haven't read this series, what the hell are you waiting for? Read it now! It's epic! And the movie is out soon. If you can't tell, I'm super excited!

1. Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare!

Here it is! My number 1 sequel that is better than the first book. Why Clockwork Prince! Obviously! Clockwork Angel was good, I really liked it. I like the characters, the time in which it's set and seeing the links between this series and TMI. But... Oh. My. God! Clockwork Prince blew me away. It is the best Cassandra Clare book, the writing is phenomenal the characters are phenomenal and Cassie Clare, well she just wants to torture me doesn't she? This is the one and only book that made me have a mental breakdown. I was happy one minute and the next te kindle was thrown across the table and I was sat screaming and crying for hours. I couldn't help it this book was just phenomenal in every sense of the word. No book has ever made me react like that. Not ever, so it has to be number 1, it is 100% better than Clockwork Angel and a million times better than The Mortal Instruments Series. I need Clockwork Princess like RIGHT NOW! I cannot wait for it and the wait is just too damn long!

So there you have it, my Top 10 Sequels of 2011.
What do you think? Is there any YOU think I missed out that should have been there?


  1. totally loved Deadline and can't wait for the next one in the series.

  2. I agree with you about Last Breath, that book was just so epic, and now I can't wait for the final book!:) I also loooove the Fever series, and it just keeps getting better until the very last page!

  3. Really Clockwork Prince? That book is the most over written piece of nonsense. Instead of doing actual research to give us a feel for the era, all Clare did was include quotes. Ummm yeah you got a degree in English, we get it already, move on.

  4. oh renee you make me sad. Clockwork Prince is amazing. i loved every moment of it

  5. Good choices, Kay! I have to agree with you on The Dead Tossed Waves, it surpassed The Forest of Hands and Teeth for me too. Gabry was just a better narrator for me.

  6. Oh no don't pick on CP! LOL

    I agree that book was lovely!

    I still have Last breath and Bloodlines staring at me and chanting, read me, read me , read me. UG

    Need more hours in the day for reading!

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