Books That Should Have Had a Sequel

by Hope Hanson
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It’s Wednesday, so welcome back to another Top 5 Wednesday post! I skipped last week thanks to just not having enough time, but I’m back at it today! And I absolutely love today’s prompt; there are so many books that should have had a sequel but didn’t.

There are some fantastic standalone books out there, but don’t you sometimes wish there was more? A sequel or even a companion novel? What are five books that you wish you got more of?

(This month’s prompts were provided by Alex (The Scribe Owl). Top 5 Wednesday was originally created by GingerReadsLainey.)

So, without further ado, here are some of my favorite standalone’s I wish I could get more of!

#5: The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea by Maggie Tokuda-Hall

I was hooked at the mention of pirates and mermaids in the synopsis for this one. But I genuinely just fell head-over-heels in love with this book when I actually read it! I simply cannot praise it enough. That being said, I really do wish I could see more of these characters and their future adventures! Because I really, really want to see where Flora and Evelyn go next.

And of course, if you want to read more about why I loved this book, feel free to check out my review here! Regardless, I highly recommend this one! It’s seriously amazing, and perfect for anyone looking for a unique, LGBT+ YA fantasy.

Find a copy here!

#4: To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

Alexandra Christo To Kill a Kingdom cover

I actually mentioned this in my review of To Kill a Kingdom, but I want to see a spin-off book for this one! Specifically, I want to see one about Madrid. I just loved her so much; she was definitely the most interesting character in the book. Plus, I did really like the world of this one, so seeing more of it would be great.

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#3: Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

Honestly, I go back and forth on this one. On one hand, of course I want to see more of Alex and Henry and June and Zahra and Pez and Nora and literally every character in this series because each and every one of them is amazing! But on the other hand… Well, I think everyone loves how this book ended just as much as I do. Because that ending was seriously perfect.

Plus, I don’t remember for sure, but I think McQuiston said at one point she didn’t want to write a sequel right now. (Don’t quote me on that, though! My memory is very, very bad.) I also want to see what other amazing stories and characters she can come up with, so…

Yeah, I have complicated thoughts on a RWRB sequel. In the end, I would love to see one, though. Hence it being on this list!

Find a copy here!

#2: The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

You all know how much I love everything Maggie Stiefvater writes. And for anyone who’s read this book, it shouldn’t be surprising that I want more! Seriously, this is just such an amazing story; there isn’t much I wouldn’t give to see Stiefvater write another book set in this world. Of course, I want to revisit some of these characters, but I think a spin-off with an entirely new cast could be just as awesome!

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#1: Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett

Obviously, I know this one is never going to happen. Plus, there isn’t really an obvious storyline for a sequel. But I can dream, can’t I? This book is one of my favorites of all-time, and I would love to dive back into this world. After all, who could say no to seeing more of this iconic duo?

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So, there you have it! Five books that I think should have had a sequel. Also, do you know how happy it makes me that I couldn’t include Aristotle and Dante on this list?! Words cannot describe how elated and excited I am!

Anyway, I’d love to hear your opinions. What do you think are some books that should have had a sequel? Which fictional worlds, characters, and stories do you wish you could revisit? Drop a comment down below and let me know!

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