This week’s Top 10 Tuesday post is all about standalone books that need a sequel. It was kinda hard coming up with a list for me, because a lot of standalones are contemporary and they wrap up their stories nicely, but there are a few here – and some fantasy – that I think need a sequel! I think books ‘needing’a sequel can fall into two categories: either to help improve the book or you loved it so much a desperately want more. Let’s see which ones these books fall into.
Four Dead Queens by AStrid Scholte
While I did really like the worldbuilding in Four Dead Queens, the story definitely felt a little bit rushed and unsatisfying so a sequel would help to flesh it out.
Sea Witch by Sarah Henning
Sea Witch was a great villain origin story and now I kinda want to see the Sea Witch in her prime!
Beyond a Darkened Shore by Jessica Leake
I will always want to read more mythology stories so it’s no surprise this is here. The story did have a satisfying ending but I just can’t say no to the worldbuilding.
An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson
So I didn’t love this as much as I had hoped, but I think a sequl would help me fall in love with the world and connect to the characters more.
They All Fall Down by Roxanne St. Claire
This mystery ended on such a high note that demands more and just want it.
The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
This had such a beautifully bittersweet ending and I’d be kinda afraid that a sequel might ruin it, but it’s one of my favorite boosk so I can’t help it.
All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover
I feel like the characters were just starting to build to a perfect resolution, but we still see the messy, unfinished relationship as the story ends. Which is kinda perfect for the story, but I want to see what happens next.
The May Queen Murders by Sarah Jude
This book was so atmospheric and moody and I think a sequel would elevate the entire thing and really ground the story and the town and maybe establish the town’s history. A flashback sequel might be perfect.
Have you read any of them? Which standalone books do you think need a sequel? Share below!