While I was making a list of the books I’m most anticipating in the next year or so, I realized quite a few of them are sequels. I feel like there aren’t really that many ongoing series I’m currently reading, but there are definitely series that I’m excited to continue. Here are some of the sequels I am most looking forward to:
Dark Age by Pierce Brown. This is the fifth book in the Red Rising Saga, which is one of my favorite series. The last one ended on a bit of a cliffhanger, and I just really need to know what happens. Good news, we only have to wait a few more months.
The Iron Season by Helene Wecker. The Golem and the Jinni is one of my favorite books of all time, and one of the books that really got me back into reading as an adult. So I’m very much looking forward to the sequel, and more of Chava and Ahmad’s story.
The Seven Sisters by Neil Gaiman. In case you didn’t know, Neverwhere is my all-time favorite book. It’s so good. And when the sequel was announced, I might have made some sort of weird pterodactyl noise. The synopsis for this isn’t available yet, but I don’t care. Because it’s Neil Gaiman, and it’s going to be amazing.
Doors of Stone by Patrick Rothfuss. George R. R. Martin can take his time, I want more of The Kingkiller Chronicles. Please. I really love this series, the characters and the story are just so good!
King of Crows by Libba Bray. I’ve been a fan of Libba Bray since I read A Great and Terrible Beauty in high school (so over a decade ago). I don’t read a lot of YA nowadays, but I am a huge fan of The Diviners series. I will admit the first book is the best one, but it’s still a great series, and I am excited about the finale. (Now, if they’d only stop with the cover changes for each book, because the first one is perfect.)
The Philosopher’s War by Tom Miller. I was sold on The Philosopher’s Flight when I saw the words “feminist fantasy”, and I’m really glad I picked it up. It’s such a clever story – I loved the magic system and the history. While there’s definitely a lot going on in book one, I definitely think it was leading up to WWI in book two, and I’m curious to see how these characters play into it.
Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire. Ok, I haven’t yet In an Absent Dream yet, but I am especially looking forward to this one because Jack and Jill’s story is one that interests me most. This series is so good, not least because Seanan McGuire literally fits worlds into concise little novellas that are quick but amazing reads.
What sequels are you most looking forward to?