Over the years I’ve noticed a trend of me REALLY enjoying a novel and then, often after months and months of waiting for release, the sequel sorely disappoints me. I honestly couldn’t even put all them in one post because there’s just too many, but I thought I’d put the top ones together.
Small reminder that while I didn’t like these sequels, I know there are people out there that did. And that’s okay! What is not my cup of tea, can be yours! That’s the fun part about reading.
I’ve read Cinder twice now and each time I’ve loved it. I think it’s such a fun take on Cinderella. The first time I tried to read Scarlet I didn’t even finish it. I was bored with it and didn’t love the characters. I did succeed in finishing it later on, but the characters never really grew on me.
I remember devouring Red Queen in one setting. I loved Mare and I loved the typical dystopian set up. It seemed like I had to wait forever for Glass Sword to release, but when it did I found myself not being able to finish it. It was slow and if I remember correctly, Mare annoyed me a lot in it.
I LOVED Throne of Glass. It was so fascinating to me and I honestly just love the idea of a teenage assassin. I was actually really enjoying Crown of Midnight. Until that death. It seriously ruined the series for me. I stopped reading it and decided not to finish the rest of the series.
I only hopped on the Scythe bandwagon a couple months ago, but man did I love it. It was so refreshing and unique. I loved pretty much everything about it. (You can find my full review here.) Unfortunately, Thunderhead fell below my expectations. It was pretty slow, and I just wasn’t enjoying it. I actually ended up not finishing it. I do plan trying to read it again later and hopefully I’ll enjoy it more then.
What are some sequels you didn’t like? Are there any here you think I should give another shot? With all of them I never finished the series, which I wonder if that was a mistake. I know sometimes series redeem themselves. I’d love to hear your thoughts below!