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Hi guys, and welcome to a new Top Ten Tuesday! Today I’d like to talk about a few books I wish had more. Yep. More.
I know, the original idea was to be more specific. Books I wished had more kissing. Books I wished had less tropes. Books I wished had more of something or less of something. But you know, I was wracking my brain for this seemingly easy topic and came up blank. Book blogging blackouts, I guess it happens. So instead I took the topic and vagued it up. Oh yes, I vagued it up and came up with… books I wish had more! Genius, isn’t it? 😉
So these are the books I wish had more. More story. More sequels. More POV. Just… more. Now, when I finish a book I am either completely satisfied with it, or I’m just not. The books below are a combination of both. Some books I was satisfied with, but I’m just a greedy little bookworm and I still want more of the story, more of the characters. And some books I wasn’t that satisfied with but I feel like ‘more’ could easily fix that problem. So let’s get into it!
I know, I know, we already got the magnificent Six of Crows duology and we just had an announcement for The Language of Thorns, which is an upcoming collection of Grisha folklore. But. Did I mention I’m a greedy little bookworm? I’m still not satisfied. I still want more. I particularly would LOVE a spin-off starring my favorite character, the sassy king of the oneliners, Nikolai Lantsov! When asked on Twitter if this was coming, Leigh replied “Not yet”. That little “yet” has filled my heart with hope that maybe someday my wish will come true!
Sure, Carry On is a perfect standalone. A story nicely wrapped up in one book. Well, a book and a half, if you count Fangirl… But I want more of Simon and Baz! I loved these two characters so much and I feel like they deserve their own 7-book series! Could be a Carry On prequel or a sequel, I don’t really care as long as I’d get more.
I loved Of Fire And Stars. It had the cutest romance between two princesses. However, it was also an instance where I was not satisfied with the ending. I mean, it hardly felt like an ending. Please don’t let that be the end of the story for Denna and Mare!
This is one of my favorite series, but am I satisfied? No! I mean, in terms of character development and romance, this was an amazing story that came to a perfect conclusion. But plotwise? It’s like they just ended the story in the middle of the plot and I need more.
Another one of my favorite series! This is a gorgeously written series that did come to a beautiful conclusion, but… there are still so many questions. So much more story to be told. And I can only hope Laini Taylor will still someday tell us the rest of the story.
Oh hi, another favorite! Now, if you ask me, this book is perfect and doesn’t need anything about it changed. And my wish of more is already kind of granted since we have the Leah books to look forward to. Plus, we’re getting a movie as well so really I’m just being super greedy here. But… this is actually the one time where I would love to re-read the entire book, but from Blue’s POV. I love Simon’s POV so much, but I’m just super curious for Blue’s journey, his thoughts and reflections throughout the story. I have a feeling it would be just as funny and cute as Simon, but also completely Blue.
This duology surprised me last year in how much I loved it. It reminded me so much of Supernatural, which is one of my favorite tv series. And while I loved the story concluded in this duology, I wouldn’t mind more books with Cas, just following him and his squad around the country, hunting ghosts. There could be so much more to the story, and I would love to hear about it.
I may be in the minority here, but I actually really liked this series. But that ending? Nope. Nope. Nooope. I’m not satisfied. I’m all for open endings but… no scratch that, I am actually not fond of open endings at all. So can we get a fourth book that’ll actually give us some more answers? Thank you!
I was highly anticipating this book last year and then unfortunately it fell a bit flat for me. It was okay, but I feel like it suffered from being too short and rushed. I didn’t have enough time to connect to the characters, to get immersed in the world or to feel the romantic tension that should have been a direct hit to my heart because it’s one of my favorite romance tropes. There was so much potential, but I feel like if it had just been longer and taken more time to develop everything, this would have been one of my all-time favorites. So yes, more!
This is a standalone, so the story came to a satisfying conclusion and I loved it. But guess what? I’m still greedy. I still want more. And actually this time I can be more specific and say I want more Agnieszka/Dragon scenes. I loved their scenes in Uprooted so much, but they were rather scarce. So I wouldn’t say no to either a sequel focusing on the two of them OR some sort of uncut version with waaay more scenes with just the two of them. I will never be satisfied.