This week we are talking about our top ten best sequels ever. Since I am a big series reader, the second book is like, the most crucial. I can cringe at book one, but I will give it the benefit of the doubt and read book two. If I STILL can’t get into it, the rest of the series is a no-go. The following is a list of series that I wasn’t blown away by book one, but the series improved with each book.
Top Ten Sequels
- Dark Hunters by Sherrilyn Kenyon. I know, I bet a lot of you are blown away by that one. My problem was I started with Fantasy Lover, and frankly I was a little jealous of having a hot guy who wants to grant my wish come out of a book. Night Pleasures changed my feeling on the series and I haven’t stopped since.
- Elemental Assassin by Jennifer Estep. Gin and I, we just didn’t click at first. She was a kick ass heroine, like I like, but she just seemed so cold or something. I definitely warmed up with book two and my love for the series grows with each book. Although, I am not really sure what we are trying to accomplish going backwards with book 10, but that is another rant.
- Here’s another mind-blower. It took me until book two to get into Chicagoland Vampires too. Then at one point I almost quit all together, but then it made up for itself.
- Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning. I did not like Mac. It really took until book two for me to warm up to her. Barrons on the other hand….
- Riley Jensen by Keri Arthur. I know, werewolves are sexual, but I had a hard time with the whole “multiple partners” thing. I know, call me a prude.
- Archie Sheridan & Gretchen Lowell by Chelsea Cain. This is another series where the first book was ok, but it redeemed itself.
I think that is all I’m going to come up with today. I got close to ten, right? Too many pages of books to look through on Amazon to see which ones redeemed themselves for me.
This is why I have the rule of at least trying book two. Sometimes there is just so much world building and history in the first books that it is hard to actually get a story out.
Which books made your list?