Saturday, May 23, 2020

Sequels That Were Better Than The First Book

Let's be honest, it's not often that the sequels in a series are better than the first book - they don't call it middle book syndrome for nothing - but sometimes it does happen.

Here are the sequels that I preferred to the first book in the series and why:

Catching Fire (The Hunger Games, #2) by Suzanne Collins

This book was so good! I loved the action and the introduction of new characters (hello, Finnick!). I was gripped and flew through it.

The Mime Order (The Bone Season, #2) by Samantha Shannon

The pacing, twists and turns kept me on the edge of my seat.
I really enjoyed the mystery element and seeing Paige grow as a person as she learned more about her powers.
I love the romance in these books and that it's not thrust into the forefront. It's very sweet and I like that Paige doesn't try to examine her feelings all the time.
And don't get me started on the ending! I did NOT see that coming! I'm still reeling from it! 

 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3) by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4) by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5) by J.K. Rowling

I'm sure I'm not in the minority when I say that the first Harry Potter book isn't my favourite. 
I can't actually decide which book is my favourite - it's a tie between Prisoner of Azkaban, Goblet of Fire and Order of the Phoenix
I enjoyed the action, the introduction of new characters and learning more about the Wizarding World.

Traitor to the Throne (Rebel of the Sands, #2) by Alwyn Hamilton

I was SO STRESSED reading this book! The action, betrayal and plot twists were almost more than I could take!
I love the characters, Amani, Jin and Shazad in particular.
I enjoyed finding out more about the Djinni and seeing more of Miraji.

Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3) by Marissa Meyer

I really enjoyed the introduction of Cress and reading as the characters from the other novels all came together.

Whic sequels do you think are better than the first book?

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