Bookish List

25 Sequels I Want To Read Before I’m 25

Hi, it’s Sabrina and today, I’m turning 24 years old.  We’re not going to dwell on that long because I need the time to read the 25 sequels I’m talking about today before I turn 25!  I know 25 books might not seem like a lot to some of you, but I think it is going to be a real challenge for me, especially knowing that a few of the books I’m including in this post have been sitting on my shelf for years.  Still, I think I can manage reading at least 20 of these within the next year along with anything else that takes my fancy.  Without further ado, here is the list!

1.  Competence (Custard Protocol #3) by Gail Carriger
New Adult/Adult, Paranormal Romance, Historical Fiction
2.  Romancing the Inventor (Supernatural Society #1) by Gail Carriger
New Adult/Adult, Paranormal Romance, Historical Fiction

It’s been a little while since I’ve read a Gail Carriger book and the main reason for that is that I found out Competence, the one I am next due to read, switches perspective from the first two books in the Custard Protocol series, which saddened me a bit.  Romancing The Inventor on the other hand (I will not comment on its cover), is not technically a sequel, but I have already read the second book in the series it’s from and (almost?) all Gail Carriger’s books are connected in some way anyway.

3.  Only Ashes Remain (Market of Monsters #2) by Rebecca Schaeffer
YA, Paranormal, Thriller
4.  When Villains Rise (Market of Monsters #3) by Rebecca Schaeffer
YA, Paranormal, Thriller

I mentioned recently that I know my library has at least Only Ashes Remain in stock already, so I should be able to get to both these books over the next year.  I loved how original the first book in the series was, so I have no doubt that I am going to want to finish this series as soon as I can.

5.  Visions of Heat (Psy-Changeling #2) by Nalini Singh
Adult, Paranormal Romance

I’m hoping I will get to more than just this book from the series in 2021, but there are so many other books in the series that I couldn’t possibly fit them all here!  I know that I have to get a decent way into it to get to the book with some of my favourite characters from the first book.  I wish I could remember their names, but unfortunately those details from books don’t tend to stick with me.

6.  A Heart So Fierce and Broken (Cursebreakers #2) by Brigid Kemmerer
YA, Fantasy, Contemporary
7.  A Vow So Bold and Deadly (Cursebreakers #3) by Brigid Kemmerer
YA, Fantasy, Contemporary

I loved the first book in this trilogy when I read it earlier this year!  I have heard that the second book includes a perspective from one of my favourite characters from the first book too, so I am itching to get to it, and hopefully the third one when it is released.

8.  Pretty Face (London Celebrities #2) by Lucy Parker
Adult, Contemporary Romance

This is another sequel to a book I have not yet read, but part of a series I have dipped my toes into.  I would choose to read the first book before this, but my library doesn’t have it so I will settle for the second for now.  Hopefully it’s good!

9.  Ruin and Rising (Grisha Trilogy #3) by Leigh Bardugo
YA, Fantasy

I could cry at the fact that I am still including this in TBR posts a million years after I read the first book and bought this one.  I kept saying I needed to read it before November, because I thought that was when the Netflix show was coming out… but I guess that’s changed?  Anyway, hopefully 2021 is the year that I can cross this series off my list once and for all.

10.  Damaged Goods (Ravenswood #1.5) by Talia Hibbert
Adult, Contemporary Romance
11.  Take a Hint, Dani Brown (The Brown Sisters #2) by Talia Hibbert
Adult, Contemporary Romance

I’m cheating a little here with Damaged Goods, because not only is it just a novella for a series, but I haven’t read any of that series either.  Still, I got it for free on Play Books and I have liked the author’s work before so I’m counting it.  Fortunately for me though, I am actually reading the Brown Sisters series in order!

12.  A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses #2) by Sarah J. Maas
New Adult, Fantasy, Romance
13.  A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3) by Sarah J. Maas
New Adult, Fantasy, Romance

14.  Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass #6) by Sarah J. Maas
??, Fantasy
15.  Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass #7) by Sarah J. Maas
??, Fantasy

As you can see, I have a few Sarah J. Maas books to get on with finishing.  I am still a little mad at myself for going through all the effort to read five long fantasy books only to not finish the series in time to remember anything from them 😦  And yeah, I can read recaps but the thing is… it’s more important to me that I remember how I felt about certain things that happened, rather than exactly what it was that happened, if that makes sense.  At least I have read A Court of Thorns and Roses twice now (because I made a failed attempt at reading ACOMAF before 🤦‍♀️ ) so I remember that fairly well.

16.  The Suffering (The Girl From the Well #2) by Rin Chupeco
YA, Horror

I honestly keep forgetting there is a sequel to The Girl From The Well, so I’m putting it on this list not only to say that I want to read it, but to remind myself it exists.  I really enjoyed the first book, so I hope this one lives up to it.

17.  The Missing of Clairdelune (The Mirror Visitor #2) by Christelle Dabos
YA, Fantasy
18.  The Memory of Babel (The Mirror Visitor #3) by Christelle Dabos
YA, Fantasy

This is another series of chunky books, which means I want to read them all at once.  There is a slight problem with this in that the fourth book is not translated into English yet, and I have no idea when that is going to happen.  On the other hand, maybe that will just encourage me to try and learn French a bit faster.

19.  The Brightest Night (Origin #3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
YA, Paranormal Romance

I’ve talked about the first two books in this trilogy a bit this year, so of course I am excited to (hopefully soon) get to the final installment!  I need to know what happens!

20.  The Wicker King (The Wicker King #1) by K. Ancrum
YA, Contemporary

I know The Weight of The Stars and The Wicker King aren’t really considered to be a series, but they are connected so I’ve decided this counts.  Plus, in the time between when I last looked for The Wicker King in my library catalogue and now, they have acquired it!  So, this is actually possible for me, when it wasn’t for most of this year.

21.  Once Ghosted, Twice Shy (Reluctant Royals #2.5) by Alyssa Cole
Adult, Contemporary Romance
22.  Can’t Escape Love (Reluctant Royals #2.6)  by Alyssa Cole
Adult, Contemporary Romance

As of November, I’ve officially finished all the full length novels in the Reluctant Royals series, so now I’ve got the novellas to read!  I am super excited to get to them and I’m expecting great things.

23.  The Iron Will of Genie Lo (The Epic Crush of Genie Lo #2) by F.C. Yee
YA, Contemporary, Mythology

The first book in this series was one of my favourites of the year and I keep checking my library to see if they’ve got this one in yet, but they have not.  Now, I have put a reminder in my calendar to check again in March and if they don’t have it by then, I will be putting in a request.

24.  The House of Hades (The Heroes of Olympus #4) by Rick Riordan
YA, Contemporary, Mythology
25.  The Blood of Olympus (The Heroes of Olympus #5) by Rick Riordan
YA, Contemporary, Mythology

Finally, we have the last two books in the Heroes of Olympus series.  I enjoyed the first three books, but they took me a lot longer to get through than the original Percy Jackson series, so I kept putting these last two off.  Oh, I also heard some unpleasant spoilers about another Rick Riordan spin-off series that put me off for a little while.  Still, I own these books so I am going to read them and hopefully it will be before I turn 25.

What do you think?

Have you read any of these books?  Do you think there are any I should prioritise?  And finally, do you struggle to complete series before moving onto more?

17 thoughts on “25 Sequels I Want To Read Before I’m 25

  1. Omg Happy Birthday!! I hope you’re having a lovely day 🎉💗 I also love the idea of you trying to read 25 sequels before you turn 25, I should maybe do that as well to finally catch up with some series 😄 I need to finally read ACOWAR as well but after starting it multiple times, I was never really in the mood for it 😅 I loved Ruin & Rising, as well as the last Heroes of Olympus books 🥰


  2. HAPPY 24TH!! This is such a creative challenge and I wish you the best of luck with finishing all of these sequels in the next year 🙂 I loved Dani Brown and I hope you do too! And I also need to read The Wicker King after loving The Weight of the Stars.
    Happy reading, and hope you have a lovely birthday! ❤


  3. Hope you had a great birthday! All the Cole books are soo good, and Lucy Parker’s series is a favorite of mine. I was sad Genie Lo was only getting two books, but Yee really surprised me with the way the series ended. I was very satisfied. ACOMAF is probably my favorite SJM book. I remember it leaving me so pumped up


  4. Happy belated birthday Sabrina! I hope your library gets a grip and make all the books you need accessible! As for prioritising, the only book in your list I’ve read (since romance and straight-up fantasy aren’t my cup of tea) is The Suffering – and what a coincidence, I’ve finished rereading it yesterday, because I want to write a full review for it (I only wrote a mini back in the day). I could have done without the romancing-the-ghost angle (well, not exactly that, but in a way), but as far as horror goes, it was top-notch! plus 2/3 of the story are again set in Japan and explore a lot of Japanese lore.


  5. Happy birthday! I hope you had a great day and what a fun idea to find books you hope to read by your next birthday. You’ve got some good books on here like Pretty Face (I strongly recommend it). Take a Hint Dani Brown was really good. A Court of Thorns and Roses series is pretty good but those books are effort to read. I need to be in the right mood for Sarah J Maas books I think.


  6. Happy belated birthday!! I hope you had a great day. There’s some really great books on this list, so I hope you get through as many as you can!! (Says the girl who has had The Wicker King on her shelf for at least 2 years…)


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