TTT #156 – Standalone Books that Need a Sequel

Posted March 12, 2019 by Lillian in Features / 17 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together

Happy Tuesday y’all! I have a confession. I’m a series reader. I love to pick up a book and binge the series. So it is rare that I read a standalone novel. When I do however, I find that most of the time I want more. This week’s topic is “Standalone Books That Need a Sequel.” I had no problem coming up with a list this week 😉 Below is a list of my top ten standalones that need a sequel, in no particular order. As always, covers/titles link to Blog/Goodreads/Amazon(aff).

Ten Standalone Books that Need a Sequel

Invictus by Ryan Graudin: If Firefly and Doctor Who had a baby, it would be this book. Invictus was one of my favorite reads in 2017. I devoured it. In fact, I just got my husband to listen to the audiobook because I knew it was something he’d enjoy. Despite a well ended plot, I want more simply because I want to know more about the characters and the world they live in.

Heartless by Marissa Meyer: This was one of my Christmas presents from my husband last year. I read it in two days. I love Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles so it was a no brainer that I’d like this one too. I need more. The ending….argh!!! Even though it fits the book nicely, it left my really wanting to know more about the Queen of Hearts.

Tales of Ever by Jen Wylie: Technically this book is a collection of 6 short stories about a fantasy world/alternate dimension known as Ever. It is one of my favorite books! I’d love more stories from this world.

The Last One by Alexandria Oliva: So I made no secret that I disliked this book. Mostly it was the ending that did it for me. I need to know more about what happened to the world, the characters, and life in general. This is not an HEA y’all, and I NEED those. Reality is depressing enough….

The Ghost of You and Me by Kelly Oram: This book destroyed me! It is from one of my favorite authors. I started it at bedtime, thinking I’d read one or two chapters. Nope I read the entire thing, was up til 4am and woke my husband up balling my eyes out. Good times 😉 Regardless, I want more about these characters, I need more.

The Space Between the Stars by Anne Corlett: I’m a fan of space opera type books. This one is sorta that. At the beginning of the book, the reader learns that a virus has spread throughout all the planets leaving like 1% alive. The whole book is about getting back to Earth and finding a cure/cause. Great world-building with some decent characters, enough so that I’d love to read more.

A Mortal Song by Megan Crewe: This is one of my favorite indie authors. This book blends Japanese mythology with the urban world creating a fast-paced urban fantasy. I loved the world-building and the characters. I could see there being more books based in this world….or maybe that’s just me wishing 😉

The Girl from Summer Hill by Jude Deveraux: This book is billed as the first in a new series, but it came out in 2016 and still no sequel. I loved this book, and that’s saying something because I’m not a big fan of contemporary. It’s a modern day retelling of Pride and Prejudice, one of my favorites. I loved the characters and the small town setting. I’d love to revisit Summer Hill and some of the other characters.

Strings by David Estes: David Estes is one of my favorite indie authors. And this particular book is also a favorite. It is a sci-fi retelling of Pinocchio, and I LOVED it! It is unique, and the world-building is fantastic. I would love to return to these characters.

Eerie by C.M. McCoy: This is supposed to be the first in a series of books, but it’s been almost four years and no sequel. It is a fantastic book, a true urban fantasy. And the cliffhanger was throw-the-book good. I’m still hoping that a sequel will come *crosses fingers*

Your Turn! What standalone books have you read that you want more of? Share below 💋

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