Sequels, sequels, sequels, what wouldn’t I give for a sequel.
You know, there are certain books that are amazing, you read them and once you get to the end, you just want more. This mostly happens with contemporary novels more than anything because they are supposed to be about real life.
Real life doesn’t always end with happy endings and obviously real life doesn’t end when you get married or finally get to be with the person you love.
The thing is, they are still fictional stories and like the book junkies we are, we want more. We always want more.
So when I learn that there is no sequel for books that I completely obsessed over and that have open endings, I die a little.
Not all stories require a sequel for us to assume what happened. But the books I bring you today, do need a sequel in order for us (at least me) to have peace and allow us (me) to move on.
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
One extraordinary love.
Eleanor… Red hair, wrong clothes. Standing behind him until he turns his head. Lying beside him until he wakes up. Making everyone else seem drabber and flatter and never good enough…Eleanor.
Park… He knows she’ll love a song before he plays it for her. He laughs at her jokes before she ever gets to the punch line. There’s a place on his chest, just below his throat, that makes her want to keep promises…Park.
Set over the course of one school year, this is the story of two star-crossed sixteen-year-olds—smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.
You knew I was going to start with a book by Rainbow Rowell. If you have learned anything about me from the time you’ve been reading my blog, is that I’m obsessed with Rowell’s writing. And this one book’s ending has haunted my for almost three years now.
I just really, really need to know what the three words are.
Please Rainbow, end my suffering and write a sequel already.
The only thing I can do now, is hope that she does and I don’t die waiting.
Cursed by Jennifer L. Armentrout
…and high school senior Ember McWilliams knows firsthand.
After a fatal car accident, her gifted little sister brought her back. Now anything Ember touches dies. And that, well, really blows.
Ember operates on a no-touch policy with all living things–including boys. When Hayden Cromwell shows up, quoting Oscar Wilde and claiming her curse is a gift, she thinks he’s a crazed cutie. But when he tells her he can help control it, she’s more than interested. There’s just one catch: Ember has to trust Hayden’s adopted father, a man she’s sure has sinister reasons for collecting children whose abilities even weird her out. However, she’s willing to do anything to hold her sister’s hand again. And hell, she’d also like to be able to kiss Hayden. Who wouldn’t?
But when Ember learns the accident that turned her into a freak may not’ve been an accident at all, she’s not sure who to trust. Someone wanted her dead, and the closer she gets to the truth, the closer she is to losing not only her heart, but her life.
For real this time.
This book was so amazing and it didn’t end on a cliffhanger or anything like that, but a sequel would be very nice.
There were so many unanswered questions that a sequel would answer, like what will happen with her mom? Will she ever learn to control her deathly power for more than a few minutes?
I just, anything that Jennifer writes is awesome so, I hope that she reconsiders her decision of not writing another book for this story and writes a sequel that answers all this questions.
P.S. I Like You by Kasie West
Signed, sealed, delivered…
While spacing out in chemistry class, Lily scribbles some of her favorite song lyrics onto her desk. The next day, she finds that someone has continued the lyrics on the desk and added a message to her. Intrigue!
Soon, Lily and her anonymous pen pal are exchanging full-on letters—sharing secrets, recommending bands, and opening up to each other. Lily realizes she’s kind of falling for this letter writer. Only, who is he? As Lily attempts to unravel the mystery and juggle school, friends, crushes, and her crazy family, she discovers that matters of the heart can’t always be spelled out…
With this story I just really want more from Cade and Lily.
Their story was so cute and I would like to see where it would actually go. You know, about college and if they would be high school sweethearts.
I would even accept a book that is not specifically about them, but that it is in the same world and that they make an appearance on. Just like other series do.
I just want more from them!
Kiss an Angel by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Pretty, flighty Daisy Devreaux can either go to jail or marry the mystery man her father has chosen for her. Arranged marriages don’t happen in the modern world, so how did the irrepressible Daisy find herself in this fix?
Alex Markov, as humorless as he is deadly handsome, has no intention of playing the loving bridegroom to a spoiled little feather-head with champagne tastes. He drags Daisy from her uptown life to a broken down traveling circus and sets out to tame her to his ways.
But this man without a soul has met his match in a woman who’s nothing but heart. Before long, passion will send them flying sky high without a safety net… risking it all in search of a love that will last forever.
I read this book a few years back and even though it ended on a happy note I still believe there should be a sequel.
It might all have been rainbows and unicorns, but I feel like the issues were not completely resolved.
Also, the love story needed more developing and I just wish we could get more.
I want more!!!
Amber to Ashes by Gail McHugh
They were a storm I never saw coming, an unforeseen heartbreak on the edge of a dangerous cliff.
Amber Moretti’s life changes in the span of minutes. An orphaned outsider, she is desperate to start fresh the moment she walks onto campus. In the time it takes to cross the university’s dining hall, she meets two men who bring color, air, and light to her darkened world.
They became my addiction, each a needle to my next hit, my high.
Brock Cunningham’s appeal is dizzying, a potent force Amber can’t deny. A green-eyed smooth talker, he instantly attracts Amber. It doesn’t take long for him to consume her every thought, her every breath.
Ryder Ashcroft, a blue-eyed, tattooed, and pierced bad boy, turns Amber off immediately—that is, until he kisses her, stealing a piece of her heart, her soul.
They were as opposite as fire and ice, yet I ached for them equally.
Never knowing she could be broken down in so many unexpectedly beautiful yet petrifying ways, Amber finds herself falling for both men.
Immoral? Maybe. I say undeniable. Uncontained.
But one event changes everything, shattering each of their lives…and Amber isn’t sure she can come back from it.
Okay, so apparently there is going to be a second book for this story, but it’s been over a year and there is no cover or description or anything. I’m starting to think that there might not be a sequel.
The thing is, this book ended on a major cliffhanger and I’m dying for the second book to come out to know what happened.
This story needs to continue or I will lose my cool, for real.
There you have it guys, those books are the ones I would love to read more about. The stories are just so unique that I cannot help but wonder what happened after the ending.
So have you guys read any of these books?
Which book would you like it to be a sequel?
Let me know!!
Read you guys later!