#5OnMyTBR is a bookish meme hosted by E. @ Local Bee Hunter’s Nook and you can learn more about it here or in the post announcing it. It occurs every Monday when we post about 5 books on our TBR. Thank you E. for the awesome graphic for these posts as well!
This week’s theme is sequels, which is a great one for me because it actually ties in to one of my 2020 goals! When 2020 started, I had several very awesome sequels that I vowed to get to this year because I had been too chicken to start them last year. And as we’re now halfway through the year, this post is giving me time to re-evaluate how I’ve been doing with sequels! So far I’ve read three rather big fantasy sequels – The Kingdom of Copper, Jade War and The Dragon Republic which together surely make up like 6 six regular sized books right? Now that I’ve finished those, here’s the next 5 very epic sequels on my TBR.
The Empire of Gold by S.A Chakraborty
So the second book in this series, The Kingdom of Copper, was actually one of the books I’d been too scared to read in 2019 after how destroyed I was by The City of Brass. But I did finally manage to get to it in early January, and was so equally scarred that I haven’t yet opened my copy of EoG because I am SO FUCKING SCARED. I know it’s going to be amazing. But….my heart needs to get into the right place to be able to survive the epic conclusion to one of my favourite fantasy series.
A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir
An Ember in the Ashes is one of the most popular YA fantasy series and I finally read it last year! I loved it so much that I immediately ordered the sequel, A Torch Against the Night, and then…..never read it. I am officially the worst.
The Electric Heir by Victoria Lee
Okay so technically this one is a bit of a cheat, because I’ve (obviously) already read The Electric Heir, which is the sequel to my favourite book of all time, The Fever King. And it was just as incredible as the first in the series! However, I read it as an eARC and haven’t actually reread it since my print copy has arrived so I’d love to reread the series now that I’ve got my matching copies!
The Red Threads of Fortune by JY Yang
This is a very new addition to my list of sequels because I only read the first book in this novella series, The Black Tides of Heaven, last week, but I absolutely ADORED it. I fell so completely in love with the world and these characters that I immediately ordered the three following novellas in this series and I will definitely be reading them asap!
Drowned Country by Emily Tesh
And another new addition to my sequels list, I also recently read the first Greenhollow book, Silver in the Wood, and it was such a sweet, lovely, relaxing book, it felt like a fairytale! So obviously, I will be reading Drowned Country as soon as it releases in the middle of August!
That’s my list of sequels up next on my TBR! There are definitely going to be a few more added before the year is out, namely three follow ups to some of my favourite fantasy series, The Burning God, The Archive of the Forgotten and The Ikessar Falcon as well the most exciting sequel of the year, Darius the Great Deserves Better! But I’m doing much better at reading sequels this year than I did in 2019, so I’m confident I’ll get to all of these before the end of 2020. Hopefully.