Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week’s theme is:
March 12: Standalone Books That Need a Sequel
If I’m honest, I really like standalones because it takes a lot of skill (and courage) to contain a whole story and universe in one book. But there are definitely some standalones where I loved the characters so much that I’d love to see more of them. These are just a few.
With all four of these books, it comes down to the fact that I adored the characters. Their emotional arcs, their adventures, the interactions. Everything. I was 100% invested in them and would love to see more of their lives.
I just need more stories from Asha and Torwin with their dragons and danger. Also Far and the crew in Invictus kind of stole my heart so I’d love to read another story about them. Same with Dimple and Rishi: they’re so cute together that I want more of their hijinks. Thankfully, Sandhya Menon has written a short Christmas story and is releasing another short story later this year, so I can get more of my fill of Dimple and Rishi.
Again, these stories and characters were so captivating that I just want more of them. I also ended up enjoying the wild west setting of Retribution Rails, which I was surprised at, because it’s not something I’ve read before.
Which characters would you like to see more of? Which books would you happily pick up a sequel for?
9 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday // Books that deserve sequels (or companion novels, I’d take anything to be honest)”
I’d REALLY love a companion novel of I Was Born For This too. I think I’d most want it to focus on Bliss, but I’d be happy with just about anyone tbh!
I’m very excited for There’s Something About Sweetie; I’m so hoping Dimple and Rishi will have a cameo 😊.
I am still to read What if It’s Us- I must get on That!!
Yes yes yes to What If It’s Us!! I still miss Ben and Arthur a lot 🏳️🌈😭
Great list! This is the second time I’ve seen Invictus on a list this week, so clearly I need to read it soon. 🙂
I’m happy at least for the Dimple and Rishi companion THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT SWEETIE in a few months! Great list!
YES to IWBFT x
I could definitely take a companion novel/sequel to To Kill a Kingdom. I think the political landscape of this world sounds super intriguing especially since Lira and Elian have built this bridge between land and sea. It would be fascinating to see how that changes the dynamic of the world.
I definitely agree with To Kill A Kingdom, The Last Namsara and WDMR. I was kind of disappointed that Caged Queen isn’t about Asha and Torwin. And I’d love to read more about Elian and Lira and Dimple and Rishi!
Ah, I felt exactly the same about The Caged Queen! I ended up enjoying the story, but I would have loved more stories about Asha and Torwin. To me, they were slightly more interesting characters than the characters in The Caged Queen (although I did like them too).