Top Ten Tuesday #259


Hi everyone! I hope you’ve all had a good week since I last did one of these. We’re heading into week four of lockdown here and honestly I can’t say I feel great about the thought of this lasting for months more. I did have a decent Easter weekend, the weather was nice so I spent lots of time reading outside and went for a run, but there’s only so much you can do when you are stuck inside so my days do feel endlessly repetitive at the moment.

Anyway, as it’s Tuesday, I have another Top Ten Tuesday for you all, courtesy of Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. Again, I don’t know what this week’s topic was meant to be, as I wrote this before I arrived in South Africa, so once again, I’ve made up my own topic for this week, and this time I’m talking about Top Ten Sequels I Want To Read. Some of these I’ll be reading this year, some I won’t, but they are all sequels that I want to get to at some point:

  1. Seasons of War (Skulduggery Pleasant #13)-Derek Landy

I’m so excited to read the next instalment of the Skulduggery Pleasant series. I feel like this new phase of the series has really hit its stride now, and we’re finally going to get to see what Saracen’s magical discipline is, which is something I’ve been wanting for ages!

2. Queen of Volts (The Shadow Game #3)-Amanda Foody

I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS BOOK I CAN’T EVEN! I really loved King of Fools, it was such a great sequel and really set up for some exciting stuff in this book. I loved the prologue when it was released back in January, and I can’t wait to read the rest of the book.

3. The Lady’s Guide To Petticoats and Piracy (Montague Siblings #2)-Mackenzi Lee

I loved Gentleman’s Guide last year, and I really loved Felicity, so I’m super excited that she gets her own book and I can’t wait to see what exploits she gets up to now!

4. King of Scars-Leigh Bardugo

Okay, so technically this is the first book in its series, but since this series is a continuation of the Grishaverse, and you definitely couldn’t read it without the others, it’s a sequel as well. I’m so excited for this one, Nikolai is my favourite character in the Grishaverse and I’m so happy that he’s finally getting his own book.

5. The Tyrant’s Tomb (Trials of Apollo #4)-Rick Riordan

I’ve always been a Rick Riordan fan, and though I’ve felt myself growing out of his books in recent years, I really want to finish off this series, though, I might not read more of his books in the future. I do love this world and these characters and want to see where they all end up.

6. Thunderhead (Arc of A Scythe #2)-Neal Shusterman

I read Scythe about three years ago now, well almost, and for whatever reason, though I’ve bought the second book, I’ve yet to pick it up yet. I’ve heard that Thunderhead is even better than Scythe, so hopefully I’ll love it when I read it.

7. Children of Virtue and Vengeance (Orisha Legacy #2)-Tomi Adeyemi

I’ve been meaning to read this for months, but of course haven’t got around to it because I’m me and putting off books I’m excited for is pretty standard. Still, this is definitely going to be my next read and I’m really looking forward to seeing what Zelie and Amari get up to next.

8. The Mask Falling (The Bone Season #4)-Samantha Shannon

Finally, we’ll have the fourth Bone Season book next year! I’ve been waiting since I read The Song Rising in 2017 for this book, and I know it takes place in Paris, so I’m super excited to see how Paige and Warden get on in their travels to this new city!

9. A Court of Wings and Ruin (ACOTAR #3)-Sarah J Maas

I read the first two books, but basically ACOWAR was so large, and at the time I wasn’t hearing great things about it, so I kind of put it on the backburner for a while and never got around to reading it. Still, I would like to know how that trilogy ends (more books have been announced) so I definitely have to read this one eventually.

10. Liberte (Enchantee #2)-Gita Trelease

I loved Enchantee so naturally I’m excited to see where Camille’s story goes next. I’m a little disappointed that it’s been pushed back to next year, but at least by then it won’t take forever to get my hands on books!

So there we go, those are the Top Ten Sequels I Want To Read. Do we share any? What sequels do you want to read? Let me know in the comments!

I will be back next week with another Top Ten Tuesday, which will once again be a different topic than the scheduled one, I’ll be talking about Top Ten 2019 Releases I Missed Out On That I Still Want To Read.


42 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday #259

  1. Holly 14/04/2020 / 11:03 am

    I love the topic you chose for this week! Sometimes it’s nice to veer away from the theme haha.

    • iloveheartlandx 15/04/2020 / 10:44 am

      Thank you! Ha ha yeah it is, although if I’d known I was going to be back from SA sooner than I’d planned, I obviously wouldn’t have planned most of April’s posts in advance 🙂

  2. evelynreads1 14/04/2020 / 12:05 pm

    Great list! I’m also so excited for Queen of volts!

    My post!

    • iloveheartlandx 15/04/2020 / 10:45 am

      Thanks! SO EXCITED, it’s probably one of my most anticipated new releases for this year.

  3. Lin @ The Reader of a Thousand Stars 14/04/2020 / 12:26 pm

    Oh my gosh, your post just reminded me of all the sequels I still haven’t read yet! 🙈
    I thought ACOWAR was a pretty good conclusion to the trilogy, but I don’t think it was as good as ACOMAF (to be fair those are pretty big boots to fill XD)
    I still need to read Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor 🙈 I read and loved Strange the Dreamer 2 years ago now and preordered the sequel seconds after finishing it, but I still haven’t read book 2 XD
    I hope you enjoy these sequels!
    Happy Reading!! ❤

    • iloveheartlandx 15/04/2020 / 10:46 am

      Ha ha that’s basically my life. That’s what I’ve heard about ACOWAR by and large, which is probably why I haven’t jumped on it. Maybe now that I have far too much time on my hands, I’ll finally read it. Ah, see I wasn’t a massive fan of Strange The Dreamer, so Muse of Nightmares is one sequel I don’t plan to get to. I hope you enjoy it when you get to it though. Thank you, you too 🙂

  4. Louise 14/04/2020 / 1:04 pm

    I’ve had King of Scars on my bedside table for over a year because I keep putting off reading it 🙊 I’m hoping that I actually get to read it this year!

  5. lydiaschoch 14/04/2020 / 2:08 pm

    I’d always thought King of Scars was the first book of an original series. I didn’t realize there were other books one should read before it. Good to know!

    Thanks for stopping by my post earlier.

    • iloveheartlandx 15/04/2020 / 10:47 am

      Ha ha yeah, there’s two more series of books in the same universe and you definitely have to read them in order to be able to understand King of Scars. No worries 🙂

  6. Kristi 14/04/2020 / 4:54 pm

    So many series I’ve heard of, but never read! The Bardugo books in particular seem so intimidating to jump into now. Hopefully you get to all of these soon!

    • iloveheartlandx 15/04/2020 / 10:53 am

      Thanks! Ah her books are so good, you should definitely give them a try 🙂

  7. Michelle (@PinkPlkaDotBlog) 14/04/2020 / 5:13 pm

    Great list!! I haven’t been reading as many series– and I don’t read a lot of Fantasy, so my series reading in general is low anyway. BUT I did just finish a bunch of series that I had been meaning to get done…. like To All the Boys series, The Raven Boys series, The Lunar Chronicles, and Truly Devious.

    • iloveheartlandx 15/04/2020 / 10:49 am

      Thanks! Ha ha my series reading is very high, because 90% of what I read is fantasy, so yeah, it’s nearly all series. Ooh that’s great, it’s always so satisfying when you finish a series 🙂

  8. Leslie 14/04/2020 / 6:00 pm

    Ohh, a lot of good reading ahead!! I still need to read a few of these. I need to finish book 3 in the Grishaverse before King of Scars. I’m hoping to get to it next month! maybe. lol

  9. agreatreviewer 14/04/2020 / 8:02 pm

    OOh nice topic choice! And list! I still need to read the rest of Neal Shusterman’s Arc of the Scythe trilogy! I really enjoyed the first book of that series. I too need to read King of Scars still, but I thought it was supposed to be a duology, so I was also kind of waiting for the sequel to be out to binge it. I did that with Six of Crows and it was the best decision ever because that ending! Lol!

    Thanks for visiting my TTT post!

    • iloveheartlandx 15/04/2020 / 10:51 am

      Thank you! Yeah I enjoyed Scythe as well and I’ve had Thunderhead for a while now, I just haven’t got around to reading it. I’m not allowing myself to buy The Toll until I have, so I definitely need to get to it soon. Yeah King of Scars is meant to be a duology, but I don’t think the next book is going to be out until next year. Ha ha yeah, I can definitely understand not wanting to wait after Six of Crows. No problem 🙂

  10. Dedra @ A Book Wanderer 14/04/2020 / 10:10 pm

    I’m hoping to finally dive into the Grishaverse and Scythe this year. Both world have come highly recommended, and I feel so behind. 😉

  11. anovelglimpse 15/04/2020 / 12:28 am

    I had no clue there was going to be a 4th Bone Season book. I am still stopped after book 1. I need to get reading that series.

  12. Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight 15/04/2020 / 1:35 am

    Oh wow I didn’t realize that Libertee was pushed back to next YEAR, that is sad. But YES you must read Thunderhead, sooo good. I want to read King of Scars, you know, one of these days hahha.

    • iloveheartlandx 15/04/2020 / 10:43 am

      Yeah, unfortunately! I will definitely at some point, just don’t know when. Ha ha same, that’s basically me with all my unread books 🙂

  13. Greg 15/04/2020 / 1:58 am

    I’ve heard really good things about Scythe and Shusterman in general. I have a couple of his books on my shelf actually but just haven’t read them!

    Queen of Volts sounds interesting too!

    • iloveheartlandx 15/04/2020 / 10:42 am

      Ooh would definitely recommend his books, all the ones I’ve read have been really great. The Unwind series is one of my favourites. Oh absolutely try the Shadow Game trilogy, it’s so much fun!

  14. Lauren 15/04/2020 / 2:35 am

    Wonderful list! I love ACOWAR and have so many of the other books on my tbr!

    • iloveheartlandx 15/04/2020 / 10:41 am

      Thanks! I’ve heard mixed things about ACOWAR so it’s nice to hear from someone who loved it. I hope you enjoy the books that are on your TBR 🙂

  15. Jordann @thebookbloglife 15/04/2020 / 4:50 pm

    Ahh, so many great books. I think you have just been responsible for me adding WAY too many more books to my TBR. Great list!

  16. Jessica at Booked J 15/04/2020 / 11:41 pm

    Oohh, so many good and intriguing titles on here!! I hope you love them all when you get the chance to read.

  17. MelissasFandomWorld 19/04/2020 / 8:11 am

    O that’s a really interesting list you got here!! To me it shows that we probably have a really similar taste, seeing I own a lot of them as well. But in my case, I haven’t read them yet either, except for 1, lol.

    I own one of Derek Landy’s books; Demon Road. Haven’t read it yet, but it looks good. Also have a book by Amanda Foody but yet again; haven’t read it yet- whoops. The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy I own as well and you can guess it; haven’t read it yet haha. I don’t own King of Scars yet, but I do own Six of Crows, which I still need to read, lol. I own Scythe but haven’t read it yet haha. I own the first book by Tomi Adeyemi and haven’t read it yet either. The bone season books look really great! I have read ACOWAR so yay, that’s at least one haha! ACOWAR was a fun read, but not as strongly written as the 2nd book and in comparison to TOG book 7, it’s definitely not as good as a final installment. So technically it isn’t a final installment, but the Rhys/Freyre story gets wrapped up and I think it definitely wasn’t flawless. But overall, despite it not being the best book she’s written imo, it was a fun and fast-paced read. Curious to see what you’ll think of it when you get around to read it!

    • iloveheartlandx 20/04/2020 / 12:49 pm

      Thanks! Ha ha owning books and not reading them is my speciality. I hope you enjoy all of these when you do read them. I’ll definitely let you know once I have read ACOWAR, whenever that is!

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