Top Ten Tuesday #382

Hi everyone! I hope you’ve all had a good week since I last did one of these. It’s been a fairly quiet one here, I’ve mostly been watching the European Championships on TV, it’s been a great summer for sport, and so nice that sport that I actually like has been on!

Anyway, it’s Tuesday, so that means another Top Ten Tuesday, courtesy of Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl. Today we’re talking Completed Series We Wish Had More Books and I have to admit, this one stumped me a little. I don’t generally finish a series thinking I wish that there were more, and if I do, a lot of authors that I’d want more books from in the same world have either already announced a sequel series, or already done one! So in a change from last week’s list, this one will actually be quite short, as there weren’t too many I could think of:

  1. The Diviners Series-Libba Bray

I was generally quite happy with how the series wrapped up, but the epilogue with them listening to Hitler on the radio, definitely suggested that Libba Bray was maybe leaving the door open for a future 1930s/WWII era Diviners story and I would so love it if she did that, because I really don’t want to have to leave the Diviners behind completely!

2. The Pure Trilogy-Julianna Baggott

There were a lot of questions left open at the ending of Burn, the final book in the trilogy, and I don’t much like open endings, so I’d really like it if Baggott came back to this world one day. It’s been a while since I finished it, but there was a lot left up in the air about what happened to the Dome and the people inside, and whether they were able to survive outside it or not, so I would really love it if Baggott would come back to this world one day and answer some of my burning *pun most definitely intended* questions.

3. Breathe duology-Sarah Crossan

I wish this duology had actually been a trilogy, as there was a lot crammed into this second book and it felt like it would have been given more room to *sorry for the pun* breathe if it had been three books. It’s still a really good duology and I would definitely recommend it, but I would love it if Sarah Crossan decided to come back to this world one day to tie up some of the loose ends, and just so I got to be with Bea, Quinn and Alina again.

4. Heist Society series-Ally Carter

It feels like there have been rumours of Heist Society 4 for YEARS and yet nothing ever seems to come of it. It’s not that the third book leaves off on any major cliffhanger or anything, so the three books could work well as a completed series, but I definitely want more. For one thing, we need to know what the W.W. in Hale’s name stands for! For another, I just need more of Kat and her crew in my life.

5. The Shadow Game series-Amanda Foody

Amanda Foody has said Queen of Volts is the end of Levi and Enne’s story, and that’s fine, it definitely felt like a very completed arc for them. However, there are so many other characters in this series that could definitely star in their own books, and I would love it if Amanda decided she wanted to some standalone books in this world following different characters in the series. I am dying for books about Lourdes and Vianca, I would love stories following what happened during the Revolution and downfall of the Mizers, there are so many possibilities of different characters whose stories she could follow. Maybe a set of short stories in the world like SA Chakraborty did for Daevabad would be fun? I don’t know but if she decided to return to New Reynes in any form, I would be THERE for it.

6. The Crown’s Game duology-Evelyn Skye

This was another duology that I really felt should have been a trilogy, the second book just didn’t feel like a finale. Duologies I find are really hard to get right: trilogies generally have a very clear beginning, middle and end whereas duologies, I tend to find authors try to cram so much into the second book in order to have it end in two that it usually feels very rushed. The Crown’s Fate didn’t really do enough in the first half of the book, and then packed it all in towards the climax and everything was wrapped up far too quickly, it was like Evelyn Skye suddenly realised she only had a couple of chapters to end the book! I would have much preferred it if Skye had made this a trilogy, because as a duology, it felt very underwhelming.

So that’s it for today, it’s a short and sweet one! Have you read any of these series? Do you agree that you’d like more books in their worlds? What books did you have on your list this week? Let me know in the comments!

I’ll be back next week for another Top Ten Tuesday, this time it’s a School Freebie, and I thought it would be a fun time to do a sequel to the Best Books I Read In My First Two Years At Uni topic I did about five or so years ago, so I’ll be doing Best Books I Read In My Last Two Years At Uni.

54 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday #382

  1. Terrie Purkey 23/08/2022 / 2:14 pm

    I also had a bit of trouble so changed up my theme just a bit – but it looks like you came up with a few ideas. Smart to already be thinking how to do next week’s; I haven’t looked ahead yet. Thanks for the visit.
    Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys

    • iloveheartlandx 30/08/2022 / 10:32 am

      Thanks! I generally try and have next week’s topic planned out in advance so all I have to do come Tuesday is write it up, it saves me some time.

  2. Jen at Introverted Reader 23/08/2022 / 3:28 pm

    I haven’t read any of these, though I am familiar with The Diviners and Heist. Maybe you’ll get sequels one day!

  3. dinipandareads 23/08/2022 / 4:32 pm

    I struggled with this prompt too so I went rogue this week! The only series on here that I know of is Amanda Foody’s but I’ve not yet finished that series and would probably have to re-read the first book before continuing on with the books now! I did really enjoy the first book though so I’m glad to hear it gets better and ends well! Great list ๐Ÿ™‚

    • iloveheartlandx 30/08/2022 / 10:30 am

      It was a tricky one! Thank you, I hope you enjoy the rest of the Shadow Game books whenever you get around to them ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Susan 23/08/2022 / 5:06 pm

    I haven’t completed any of these series, although I did read the first Heist Society book. I enjoyed it, so I’m not sure why I never continued with the series. Hmmm…

    Happy TTT!


    • iloveheartlandx 30/08/2022 / 10:29 am

      There are so many series out there, sometimes some can just fall through the cracks!

    • iloveheartlandx 30/08/2022 / 10:28 am

      Thank you! Yeah it wasn’t the easiest week for me either, I do read a lot of series, but I tend to generally be satisfied with their endings, and if I’m not then I usually don’t want more books!

      • Emily Jane 30/08/2022 / 9:41 pm

        Yeah that’s the thing. It made me really think!

    • iloveheartlandx 30/08/2022 / 10:27 am

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy The Diviners whenever you get around to it ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Louise 23/08/2022 / 7:47 pm

    I really enjoyed The Crownโ€™s Game duology too!

  6. hopewellslibraryoflife 23/08/2022 / 8:34 pm

    Like you on my blog, I haven’t read any of these but enjoy your reading. Thanks for visiting my blog today.

  7. Cindy Davis 23/08/2022 / 8:52 pm

    This was a hard topic for me as well, so I also tweaked it. Have a great week.

  8. FangirlFlax 23/08/2022 / 8:59 pm

    Oh my God, so much YES to Heist Society. Just for Hale’s name. What is Hale’s name?!

    • iloveheartlandx 30/08/2022 / 10:24 am

      What indeed? I can’t stand the idea that we may never know!

      • FangirlFlax 30/08/2022 / 9:46 pm

        It’s like an itch I can’t scratch every time I think about it!

  9. agreatreviewer 23/08/2022 / 9:36 pm

    I still need to finish The Diviners series! I read the first book and enjoyed it…bought the rest in its numerous cover changes…so I’ve plenty of copies to read! Lol.

    Thanks for visiting my TTT!

  10. girlplusbooks 23/08/2022 / 10:15 pm

    I enjoyed The Crown’s Game but just couldn’t make it through The Crown’s Fate.

  11. Rebecca Trotter 24/08/2022 / 12:03 am

    I also have not read any of these, but I will definitely be checking out The Diviners Series by Libba Bray.

    Great list!

    • iloveheartlandx 30/08/2022 / 10:23 am

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy The Diviners whenever you manage to read them ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Rachael 24/08/2022 / 12:38 am

    Agree about the Diviner’s. I’d love to see World War II series maybe with Europe and the US in dual POVs somehow?

  13. thebookishlibra 24/08/2022 / 1:03 am

    All of these are new to me. I hope you get more books in them.

  14. Cheryl C. Malandrinos 24/08/2022 / 1:47 am

    Great list this week. I haven’t read the Heist Society books yet, but they are in my TBR pile. The Diviners series also sounds fabulous.

    Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog today.

    • iloveheartlandx 30/08/2022 / 10:21 am

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy them if you get the chance to read them ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. WendyW 24/08/2022 / 2:41 am

    I haven’t read any of these series but they all sound amazing!

  16. Andge @ Down the Rabbit Hole 24/08/2022 / 3:13 am

    Youโ€™re so right about the Crownโ€™s Game duology! I completely forgot about how underwhelmed I felt about the conclusion. I loved book 1 but the second book definitely didnโ€™t pace well enough. It wouldโ€™ve been nice to have been written as a trilogy ๐Ÿฅบ

    • iloveheartlandx 30/08/2022 / 10:21 am

      Yeah it felt like the author had committed to a duology but really had too much story for just two books and instead of expanding it to a trilogy, just crammed it all into the second one instead.

  17. Greg 24/08/2022 / 4:12 am

    I’ve heard good things about the Diviners series, I’m sure more of those would be great!

  18. taylorfennerblogs 24/08/2022 / 4:19 am

    I havenโ€™t read any of these, but Iโ€™ve had the first Divinerโ€™s book on my shelf for ages now. I should definitely make time for it.

    • iloveheartlandx 30/08/2022 / 10:18 am

      I hope you enjoy it whenever you get around to reading it!

  19. Marianne Maurer 24/08/2022 / 3:49 pm

    Same as you haven’t read any of my series, I haven’t read any of yours. Isn’t it great that there are so many for so many different tastes?

    Thanks for visiting my TTT this week.

  20. lindseyhabets 24/08/2022 / 5:55 pm

    I haven’t read any of these yet, but The Diviners is on top of my TBR, so I’m happy you’re satisfied with the ending, but also would be okay with more ๐Ÿ™‚

    • iloveheartlandx 30/08/2022 / 10:16 am

      I hope you enjoy them whenever you get around to reading them!

  21. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz 25/08/2022 / 2:32 am

    Even though I’ve read at least one book of a lot of series, I haven’t read any of these. Thank you for sharing them with us.

  22. Rissi 29/08/2022 / 5:45 pm

    I still want to read Ally Carter’s books. They just sound like a really fun time! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland on this week. Apologies for the delay visiting here.

    • iloveheartlandx 30/08/2022 / 9:48 am

      The Heist Society books definitely are! No problem ๐Ÿ™‚

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