Calendar Girls is a blog event hosted by the bloggers Melanie Noell Bernard and Flavia the Bibliophile, inspired by Neil Sedaka’s 1961 song Calendar Girl. Just like in the song, they decided to use a specific theme for each month and choose a book based on these themes! The event is meant to incite discussions with other bloggers about books we’ve read and loved, to help bloggers interact with other bloggers, and also for bloggers and readers to find out about blogs which they normally may not have come across! If you’d like to know more you can check here and here.
This month’s theme is Best Sequel, and my pick is:
Unleashed by Sophie Jordan.
When I heard this month’s theme, this is the first book that came to mind. I think mostly because it’s not very popular and I love this duology so much. Also, this is so much better than the first one, and it’s on an completely different atmosphere; new characters, places, situations, plot. I mean, the overall idea is still the same, of course, but it’s like the author took the story and totally rebuilt it. Not only that, but it actually worked. Don’t get me wrong, I loved the first book, but this one is just a thousand times better and I enjoyed it immensely.
Now, I still have other sequels that I considered picking, but the only one that really made me rethink my decision was A Court Of Mist And Fury by Sarah J. Maas. Look, I know this series is very problematic, the author sucks and all that, but honestly? I love it so much that I don’t care how problematic it is, it agrees with the story and so far it (this trilogy) hasn’t disappointed me.
So this is the best sequels novels that I’ve read so far. What about you guys? What are the sequels that made you love the series that much more?