Welcome to another contribution to the wildly popular Top Ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. This week they ask us to share lists on the following:
February 7: Top Ten Books I Wish Had (More/Less) X In Them
I searched all morning for a theme to fill in for X in this week’s list. Some of the ideas I had were: Better Pacing, Less Sex, Fewer Flashbacks, Different Ending, Less Politics, More Action. All great ideas in my opinion but I could never find more than one or two books to fit the criteria. So I scrapped them all and decided to go with ‘Stories I wished had never ended’. Sorry if it doesn’t exactly fit the theme…
Ten Stories I Wish Had Never Ended
- This is a stand-alone book that was so good that I wish it could have been a series. The author could have also taken this theme and followed other characters that went through the same drama of being reincarnated over and over again. The history and exotic location along with that reincarnation theme made this a book where I wish there was more.
- They say all good things come to an end and it might be that I am about 80 pages from finishing the last book in this series that earned the Chicagoland Vampires series a spot on this list. It took me about three or four books to fall for Merit and Ethan but to know we won’t be a part of their lives anymore makes me sad…
- This is a fun quartet of books set in Vegas. It appears that the author tends to write a set of four books and then moves on to something new. Not a big deal but I kind of liked this world and wish we could have explored it longer.
- Loved this series and I was so sad to see it end. Again, I understand all good things must end but I felt some of the characters still had potential. Fortunately, we do have a brand new prequel, The Turn (released today go check out my review), which gives us another taste from this series so who knows maybe there will be more to come.
- This was a sweet little YA duology of books that felt like there should have been so much more. There were a set of sisters, I can no longer remember how many, and only two of them got their own stories. I was hoping that we would get to see all of them find a H.E.A.
- Another duology of books that I wished was a longer series. This one had so much potential and the author’s writing was amazing. I haven’t seen anything by her afterward but I do see on social media that she is working on something new.
- Loved this trilogy so much that I reread all the books each time a new one was released. I have heard rumors that there will be some prequels to come. Fingers crossed.
- Awesome kick-ass urban fantasy series are never long enough in my opinion. Of course, some people feel that they can go stale but if I am digging a world and love the characters I simply never want to say good-bye.
- A YA duology that could have been so much more… I also feel like this is a lesser known set of books so please go check these books out!
- A stand-alone title that works quite well as a stand-alone, actually. In this instance, I wish we would have had some stories set in the crazy world before they figured out what was happening. I guess if one want that, however, one can simply watch Star Trek and experience the same campy fun. Excellent read.
Well there you have my doesn’t-really-fit-the-theme list for this week. I almost just skipped it but decided since I promised a list in yesterday’s post I should deliver…. Feel free to share links to your lists in the comments!