OH MY GOD it feels like it’s been ages since I did a BB-post. I am so sorry if you feel like I’ve abandoned you. Truly. Here’s cake to make up for it. *shoves cake in your faces*
So what am I talking about today? SEQUELS!
Ah yes, we all love book series. (Good ones anyway.) Because we bookworms (or dragons, whatever you want to be) tend to fall in love with worlds and characters and when it’s a standalone, that’s it. We’ll never see these things and people again in a new way. But when it’s a series, we’ll get to stay around them a bit longer. YAY! And even though the wait for a sequel is torture most of the time because AFDJLKFJD THAT CLIFFHANGER IN THE LAST BOOK. Right? Right.
But do you know what’s even worse? What a sequel isn’t certain, but the story is obviously unfinished. *gasp* So today I’m talking about those books. The ones where the sequels aren’t certain yet and thus make me wait in agony for something that might never come.
Will there be a sequel? Cause I want (need) one!
- School for Sidekicks by Kelly McCullough
- Willful Machine by Tim Floreen
- Steel Lily & Iron Pendulum by Megan Curd
- Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman
These books were all great. I loved them a whole lot. But the stories weren’t finished after I turned the last page! And sequels aren’t confirmed yet so I am not okay. I need more. I need closure! And while I recommend all of these books, the lack of a sequel might turn you off because the stories aren’t really finished. BUT there is a flip side to this sadness because sometimes uncertain sequels become certain.
‘t Was kind of uncertain for a while, but sequels are happening!
Yes, this category just happens to contain only books by Schwab. That doesn’t take away from the fact that sequels were kind of uncertain there for a while. BUT they are coming. HURRAH for that! Vicious #2 was announced on Publishers Weekly and part of a four-book deal for Schwab. She has sneakily told us on Twitter that she’s working on The Returned, the third book in the Archived series. HAPPY DAYS. Now if all those other nice people could just start working on their sequels, I’d be a happy little booknerd.