Top Twelve Sequels I Have Yet To Read

“Top Ten Tuesday” is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish!

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is the Top Twelve Sequels I Have Yet To Read.

When I saw this week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt (Top Ten Best and/or Worst Series Enders), I knew I was in trouble. As someone who has completed maybe five or six series total over the course of her entire lifetime, it would not be unfair to say I’m pathologically incapable of doing so. As much as I hated the idea, I had planned on skipping this week’s Top Ten Tuesday entirely until Jamie, who was also struggling with the prompt, told me her own innovative twist on the topic – The Top Ten Sequels She Has Yet To Read. With her gracious permission, I’ve decided to follow suit, in the vain hope that if nothing else, this will somehow shame me into beginning to make a dent in the mountain of sequels or series-enders I have yet to read! Because there were so many to choose from, I’ve also listed my top twelve as opposed to ten.

So, I started compiling a list of the sequels I have yet to read. Keep in mind that these are all books I already own, and in most cases, went out of my way to procure on the day of, or close to, their release. I was super excited to read each and every one of them, but for whatever reason lost my motivation and excitement somewhere along the way. This is only a small selection of the sequels I have yet to read. Brace yourself, people. This is not a drill. It’s bad, folks. It’s really, really bad. I’m honestly a little embarrassed to see it all compiled in such a list, especially when I know this is only the tip of the iceberg.

As always, these choices are listed in no particular order.

1) Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

2) Star Cursed by Jessica Spotswood

3) Endless Knight by Kresley Cole

4) Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

5) Shades of Earth by Beth Revis

6) Through The Ever Night by Veronica Rossi

7) Prodigy by Marie Lu

8) Infinityglass by Myra McEntire

9) Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver

10) False Sight by Dan Krokos

11) Breaking Point by Kristen Simmons

12) After Daybreak by J.A. London

37 responses to “Top Twelve Sequels I Have Yet To Read”

  1. Barbs says:

    There are actually two books on your list I haven’t read yet.
    Pandemonium and Shades of Earth (still have to read the 2nd one).
    I didn’t like Delirium enough to bother reading the rest of the series…as for Shades of Earth…no idea why I haven’t read it or A Million Suns so far.

    Read Prodigy, it was really good (in my opinion at least :D)

  2. Anne says:

    I really like the way you laid this out for us to read, very creative. I don’t think that I know how to be so creative on my webpage.
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  3. You’ve got some great series coming up. There’s so many that I’m still to start, but I’m hoping to finish some more of my series first. I’m terrible for starting but not completing series.
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  4. Rebecca says:

    I encourage you to read Scarlet, Through The Ever Night and Unravel Me. All three were amazing sequels! Breaking Point was pretty good, but I’ve yet to read Shades of Earth or Prodigy.
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  5. Leanna says:

    A really bad habit of mine is starting and then never finishing series. I don’t know why I do it. Even if I’ve loved the first book in a series, that will often be all that I read! I actually have a Goodreads shelf dedicated to series I need to finish just so I can keep track. Next up I resolve to finish Lauren Kate’s Fallen series.
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    • I think that has to be my worst book-related habit, too! There are so many wonderful stories that I can’t wait to read, but I find I either lose interest or motivation along the way or become completely overwhelmed by my abundance of choices and the number of sequels being released that I end up reading none at all 🙁 I really love your idea of dedicating an entire shelf on Goodreads to the subject. I’ve been searching for ways to hold myself more accountable and begin making efforts to catch up on all the series that have either ended or released a new sequel, and that might be a good way of doing that!
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  6. Ohh, After Daybreak. I still haven’t read Blood-Kissed Sky, even though I preordered it and everything. I’m afraid of that series. I LOOOOOVED Darkness Before Dawn, so I’m just scared of being let down.
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    • It has been quite awhile since I read Blood-Kissed Sky, but I don’t think I enjoyed it quite as much as its predecessor. That said, I’m still a big fan of the series and I can’t wait to read the final novel in the trilogy. You’re actually the first blogger I’ve met who is familiar with it – It seems to be a rather underrated series, unfortunately.
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  7. Bree says:

    I haven’t read some of these either…Scarlet even though I really enjoyed Cinder. Pandemonium really annoyed me so I haven’t bothered with the final book – I’ve heard some pretty lacklustre things so I’m not sure I want to go there at all. I haven’t read Shades of Earth yet either. I was so-so on the first book but the end of the second I really liked so I should finish it! I need to read Breaking Point too! Thanks for reminding me, I’d sort of forgotten even though I really enjoyed Article 5 lol
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    • Your comments about Pandemonium seem to echo the general sentiment about that series, and that has certainly taken away what little motivation I had to catch up with that particular series! 🙁 It’s a shame that Pandemonium and Requiem seem to have been disappointing and/or frustrating as I quite liked Delirium, even if the premise was a little silly.
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  8. SCARLET. That’s my pick for the first series to make progress in! I can’t say anything, though, because I’m the same way. I’ve had Unravel Me since JUNE and I still haven’t read it, even though the last time I got an Amazon GiftCard it was the FIRST book I put in the basket!
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  9. Think of it this way.. you were just waiting until ALL of the books in the series were published before you finished reading them 😉 Who likes a good cliffhanger & having to wait a year or more to find out what happens next? In my opinion I think you’re doing it the smart way! hehe
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  10. Ahhh you NEED to read Star Cursed if you loved Born Wicked. There is more patriarchy challenging, the story becomes more complex & there is one heartattack inducing plot twist/cliffhanger!!!

    I still need to read Scarlet. Wasn’t a huge fan of Cinder but Scarlet sounds more interesting to me.

    Just purchased Infinityglass so I had better read it so it doesn’t end up on a list like this in the future 😉 haha!
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  11. Betty says:

    Eeek… I still need to read Prodigy!! I seriously have NO EXCUSE. It was even our book club book last month. hahaha Yeah, I’m a loser!!
    I have Article 5 on my Kindle– I’m excited to start that series! I’ve heard really good things about it. Hopefully they are true!
    You gotta read Through the Ever Night asap! So, so good! 🙂
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    • Hey! If you’re a loser for failing to finish one sequel, what does that make me!? 😆

      I have absolutely no excuse for not having read Through The Ever Night at this point, particularly given that Under The Never Sky was my favourite book of the 200+ I read in 2012! I remember how excited I was for the sequel and even went so far as to pre-order a copy, but my desire to re-read the first novel before I read the sequel meant I never got around to it 🙁 I really need to make a point of getting caught up as I absolutely adored Rossi’s first novel!
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  12. Most important is that you read Scarlet posthaste. I’m just starting Cress, and I feel like this is the series most needed in your life. I also really enjoy the Article 5 series, though I know most of my blogger friends do not.

  13. Katie says:

    Oh man, there are some amazing books on this list that you NEED to read! Like OMG UNRAVEL ME I CAN’T EVEN IT’S SO GOOD OMGGGGGGGG

    Also, SCARLET is freaking amazing. And THROUGH THE EVER NIGHT is a lot better than the first book IMHO. It totally made me rethink the series – I didn’t like the first one at all and wasn’t looking forward to the second one, but it was actually good! 🙂
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  14. I’m a terrible finisher of series, as well! I struggled with this topic, and had to adapt it a bit, as well. I could easily list twenty series that I need to finish. I haven’t started any of the twelve series listed on your list, except for The Lunar Chronicles and the Hourglass series.

    As for Scarlet, READ IT! Take it from someone who doesn’t finish series, it’s amazing. It’s kind of a cross between a sequel and a companion novel. Totally awesome!

    I’ve only read the first one in the Hourglass series, so you’re way ahead of me 🙂
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    • I found your description of Scarlet interesting as the same could certainly be said about Myra McEntire’s Timepiece, the sequel to Hourglass! I was a little sceptical at first as the second novel is told from Kaleb’s perspective as opposed to Emerson, but trust me when I tell you it was just as enjoyable as the first instalment! I would certainly bump it up your to-be-read pile 😀 That entire series is something special!
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  15. I still haven’t read Unravel Me or Pandemonium either 🙁
    -Scott Reads It!
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  16. Frasier says:

    So many of these would be on my list, if I did this weeks top ten. Why are series so hard to finish? *sigh*
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  17. I was a little hesitant to read Unravel Me at first for some unknown reasons, but when I finally DID read the book, I was not disappointed at all (of course!). It’s one of those series which the sequel gets even better and better than the first book 😉
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  18. I liked Scarlet and Through the Ever Night even better than book one in both series! I loved Unravel Me, even though the characters drove me crazy at times. I read Pandemonium but still haven’t gotten to Requiem. I don’t even have the motivation to finish the series at this point!
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    • Wow! That’s certainly high praise, particularly given how much I adored both Cinder and Under The Never Sky – I can only hope I’ll enjoy their sequels half as much as you did! 😀

      I must admit I’m a little more wary about beginning Unravel Me. As much as I liked Shatter Me and its rather unconventional narrative style, the constant Adam versus Warner debate has definitely cooled my enthusiasm about reading the sequel. There’s just too much hype to live up to!
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