August 10, 2017

If I’d Have to Pick a Fav… | Top 5 Wednesday

 

Today is another installment of Top 5 Wednesday! This meme was created by Lainey over at Ginger Reads Lainey and now is being hosted by Samantha from Thoughts and Tomes. This weeks topic is a very interesting one. There is a Goodreads group that you can find here to find all of the questions for the month of August if you want to join.

Top 5 Sequels Better than the First

 

Usually, we talk about how sequels can sometimes fall short of expectations placed on the first. Well, this week we’re talking about the opposite when a book outshines its predecessor. Now, most of my list is going to be books that their first books weren’t BAD but the second one’s just went above and beyond my expectations.

 

  1. The Obelisk Gate by N.K Jemisin (The Fifth Season trilogy)

This is a prime example of a series that first book wasn’t bad, it actually was completely amazing, but the second book was phenomenal. It not only expanded on the things that happened in the first book it added such an element of depth to the characters that we followed during the first book and those who were introduced in the second book. God, this series is such an awesome experience.

 

  1. The Shadowed Sun by N.K Jemisin (The Dreamblood duology)

This is the last book but also the sequel and so it counts okay! Again, I absolutely loved the first one but I adored the second one. I loved the characters that crossed over into this book set 10 yrs after the first and the new ones. N.K Jemisin can just write and all her books are awesome.

 

  1. Knights Shadow by Sebastien De Castell (The Greatcoats series)

While this series on a whole is great, I thought the first one was the weakest of the series. I haven’t read the fourth and final book yet but I have heard great things from people that I trust and so this more than likely still stands.

 

  1. The Providence of Fire by Brian Staveley

See #1 & #2. Loved the first one but this second one expanded on so much that I couldn’t help but love it more. Plus the siblings had learned and grew into their respective parts to play in the story. Brilliant.

 

  1. Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater

Again, a product of the first one not being horrible but this book just went to an entirely different level of awesome.

 

 

So that is my list! I hope you enjoyed it. Let me know down below of any of your favorite second books in series/or if any of these you have read and enjoyed!

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