Sequel Spring • Round-Up #7 & Wrap-Up

Wrap-up first!

Summer started and with that Sequel Spring ends. Ren and I had a lovely time and it was great to see all the books that were read by you guys! Thank you very very much for joining us. We hope you enjoyed it as well, despite the bumps in the road due to our newbieness, and we hope you managed to read all the sequels you wanted to read. :D Ren and I both managed to reach our goals (Ren surpassed hers, of course) and we’re both terribly pleased not just with ourselves but also with your insane participation! Again, thank you very much.

Here are some closing stats from Ren:

  • 18 people signed up for Sequel Spring!
  • As far as the choice of books goes, there were literally a hundred different series in the linky. Most people read a bunch of different things and only a couple of books from the same series, though a few people did read half a dozen books from the same series.
  • Cozies, romance and YA were popular genres, but there was also quite a bit of fantasy and paranormal in the mix.
  • Divergent, The Hunger Games and The Selection were all popular series, appearing on multiple people’s lists.
  • The single most-read book was Night Broken, the 8th Mercy Thompson book, which came out in March: at least 3 people read and reviewed it!
  • A grand total of 145 reviews were posted to our linky!
  • But the number of sequels read was even greater than that! We estimate that our participants read between 250 and 300 sequels in the past three months.
  • The average participant read 15 sequels for this challenge. That’s 5 sequels in a month, or 1 sequel every 6 days! Way to clean up those reading lists, ladies (and gentleman)!
  • Obviously those are just averages. Some people read 2 books for the challenge, others read 57! Either way, we hope you had fun with it and got to read some good books in the process.

 

And with that we shall close up the post with one last round-up. There are 19 more sequels, bringing our total to 145!

Bury Your Dead (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #6) by Louise Penny A Sense of Entitlement (Hattie Davish Mystery #3) by Anna Loan-Wilsey Clobbered by Camembert (A Cheese Shop Mystery #3) by Avery Aames Mr. Monk Is Open For Business (Mr. Monk #18) by Hy Conrad The Insider (Kingdom Keepers #7) by Ridley Pearson

Bury Your Dead (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #6) by Louise Penny @ Litlequeen Rules
A Sense of Entitlement (Hattie Davish Mystery #3) by Anna Loan-Wilsey @ Carstairs Considers
Clobbered by Camembert (A Cheese Shop Mystery #3) by Avery Aames @ Carstairs Considers
Mr. Monk Is Open For Business (Mr. Monk #18) by Hy Conrad @ Carstairs Considers
The Insider (Kingdom Keepers #7) by Ridley Pearson @ Carstairs Considers

 

The One (The Selection #3) by Kiera Cass The Wolves of Midwinter (The Wolf Gift Chronicles #2) by Anne Rice The Reversal (Mickey Haller #3) by Michael Connelly This Bitter Earth (Sugar Lacey #2) by Bernice L. McFadden Elysian Fields (Sentinels of New Orleans #3) by Suzanne Johnson

The One (The Selection #3) by Kiera Cass @ Leaf Through Books
The Wolves of Midwinter (The Wolf Gift Chronicles #2) by Anne Rice @ My Little Pocketbooks
The Reversal (Mickey Haller #3) by Michael Connelly @ Carstairs Considers
This Bitter Earth (Sugar Lacey #2) by Bernice L. McFadden @ My Little Pocketbooks
Elysian Fields (Sentinels of New Orleans #3) by Suzanne Johnson @ Litlequeen Rules

 

Animal Attraction (Animal Magnetism #2) by Jill Shalvis Night of Cake & Puppets (Daughter of Smoke & Bone #2.5) by Laini Taylor The Way You Look Tonight (The Sullivans #9) by Bella Andre Skin Game (The Dresden Files #15) by Jim Butcher Wild Justice (Nadia Stafford #3) by Kelley Armstrong

Animal Attraction (Animal Magnetism #2) by Jill Shalvis @ Litlequeen Rules
Night of Cake & Puppets (Daughter of Smoke & Bone #2.5) by Laini Taylor @ My Little Pocketbooks
The Way You Look Tonight (The Sullivans #9) by Bella Andre @ Litlequeen Rules
Skin Game (The Dresden Files #15) by Jim Butcher @ Jane’s Book Blog
Wild Justice (Nadia Stafford #3) by Kelley Armstrong @ Jane’s Book Blog

 

Ever After (The Hollows #11) by Kim Harrison Rise of The Seven (The Frey Saga #3) by Melissa Wright Evergreen (Mer Tales #2) by Brenda Pandos Giving In (Surrender Trilogy #2) by Maya Banks

Ever After (The Hollows #11) by Kim Harrison @ Jane’s Book Blog
Rise of The Seven (The Frey Saga #3) by Melissa Wright @ Jane’s Book Blog
Evergreen (Mer Tales #2) by Brenda Pandos @ Jane’s Book Blog
Giving In (Surrender Trilogy #2) by Maya Banks @ Litlequeen Rules

 

Once more, thank you for participating. If you want to look back at the past entries, click on the images below.

Sequel Spring Entries Part 1: 51 Links
Sequel Spring Entries Part 2: 38 Links
Sequel Spring Entries Part 2: 54 Links

Alternatively, check out our previous round-up posts:
Round-Up #1: 20 Books
Round-Up #2: 31 Books
Round-Up #3: 14 Books
Round-Up #4: 25 Books
Round-Up #5: 15 Books
Round-Up #6: 21 Books

 

Did you like Sequel Spring? What did you think we could have done better? What’s the best sequel that you read this spring? Or conversely, what’s the sequel that made you cringe and drop a series? We’d love to hear from you in the comments. Thanks again for joining us and we wish you a wonderful summer!
Isa and Ren

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Sequel Spring • Round-Up #6

Sequel Spring is almost over!

 

Now then, the round-up! 21 more sequels have joined the ones already read, bringing the total to 126!

Murder by Mocha (Coffeehouse Mystery #10) by Cleo Coyle Come Home to Me (Whiskey Creek #6) by Brenda Novak Almost Home (Chesapeake Diaries #3) by Mariah Stewart The Hangman's Revolution (W.A.R.P. #2) by Eoin Colfer Black Arts (Jane Yellowrock #7) by Faith Hunter

Murder by Mocha (Coffeehouse Mystery #10) by Cleo Coyle @ Litlequeen Rules
Come Home to Me (Whiskey Creek #6) by Brenda Novak @ I Wish I Lived In A Library
Almost Home (Chesapeake Diaries #3) by Mariah Stewart @ I Wish I Lived In A Library
The Hangman’s Revolution (W.A.R.P. #2) by Eoin Colfer @ Shelf of Melanie
Black Arts (Jane Yellowrock #7) by Faith Hunter @ Litlequeen Rules

 

Lirael (Abhorsen #2) by Garth Nix Siege and Storm (The Grisha #2) by Leigh Bardugo Perfect Scoundrels (Heist Society #3) by Ally Carter Glitter Baby (Wynette, Texas #3) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips From a Whisper to a Scream (Newford #3) by Charles de Lint

Lirael (Abhorsen #2) by Garth Nix @ Words in a Teacup
Siege and Storm (The Grisha #2) by Leigh Bardugo @ Words in a Teacup
Perfect Scoundrels (Heist Society #3) by Ally Carter @ Words in a Teacup
Glitter Baby (Wynette, Texas #3) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips @ Litlequeen Rules
From a Whisper to a Scream (Newford #3) by Charles de Lint @ Jane’s Book Blog

 

Dragon's Kin (Pern #17) by Anne McCaffrey & Todd J. McCaffrey Into the Woods: Tales from the Hollows and Beyond (The Hollows #10.1) by Kim Harrison Prodigy (Legend #2) by Marie Lu Oceans of Fire (Drake Sisters #3) by Christine Feehan The Interrupted Tale (The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place #4) by Maryrose Wood

Dragon’s Kin (Pern #17) by Anne McCaffrey & Todd J. McCaffrey @ Jane’s Book Blog
Into the Woods: Tales from the Hollows and Beyond (The Hollows #10.1) by Kim Harrison @ Jane’s Book Blog
Prodigy (Legend #2) by Marie Lu @ Diana
Oceans of Fire (Drake Sisters #3) by Christine Feehan @ Litlequeen Rules
The Interrupted Tale (The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place #4) by Maryrose Wood @ My Little Pocket Books

 

Shadow Kiss (Vampire Academy #3) by Richelle Mead Prince of Hazel and Oak (Shadowmagic #2) by John Lenahan The Way They Were (That Second Chance #2) by Mary Campisi Made to Be Broken (Nadia Stafford #2) by Kelley Armstrong 74 Seaside Avenue (Cedar Cove #7) by Debbie Macomber

Shadow Kiss (Vampire Academy #3) by Richelle Mead @ Diana
Prince of Hazel and Oak (Shadowmagic #2) by John Lenahan @ Jane’s Book Blog
The Way They Were (That Second Chance #2) by Mary Campisi @ Jane’s Book Blog
Made to Be Broken (Nadia Stafford #2) by Kelley Armstrong @ Jane’s Book Blog
74 Seaside Avenue (Cedar Cove #7) by Debbie Macomber @ Rachael Turns Pages

 

Playing with Fire (Skulduggery Pleasant #2) by Derek Landy

Playing with Fire (Skulduggery Pleasant #2) by Derek Landy @ Words in a Teacup

As always, if you’re participating, you can submit your Sequel Spring entries in the linky below (we apologise for taking you off-site, but free wordpress does not allow javascript, alas):

For the previous entries please click the images below:

Sequel Spring Entries Part 1: 51 Links Sequel Spring Entries Part 2: 38 Links

(On that note, please remember to link to your reviews rather than a general tag or challenge page, because we won’t go back checking those.)
Isa and Ren

Sequel Spring • Round-Up #5

Welcome to Diana, who only just joined us last week!

If you’re new to our blog, just know that this year during spring time (oh god it’s already June) we’re running a challenge that focuses on all the sequels in serieses that we’ve been meaning to read but haven’t yet! You should check out our initial post for the rules, shiny buttons and to see just who is participating alongside us! Feel free to sign up, too, if you’re interested.

 

Now then, the round-up! 15 more sequels have joined the ones already read, bringing the total to 105!

Beautiful Bitch (Beautiful Bastard #1.5) by Christina Lauren Beautiful Bombshell (Beautiful Bastard #2.5) by Christina Lauren Royal Flush (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries #3) by Rhys Bowen Protecting Portia (The Sugar House Novellas #2) by Pavarti K. Tyler Beautiful Player (Beautiful Bastard #3) by Christina Lauren

Beautiful Bitch (Beautiful Bastard #1.5) by Christina Lauren @ Litlequeen Rules
Beautiful Bombshell (Beautiful Bastard #2.5) by Christina Lauren @ Litlequeen Rules
Royal Flush (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries #3) by Rhys Bowen @ Litlequeen Rules
Protecting Portia (The Sugar House Novellas #2) by Pavarti K. Tyler @ Litlequeen Rules
Beautiful Player (Beautiful Bastard #3) by Christina Lauren @ Litlequeen Rules

 

Allegiant (Divergent #3) by Veronica Roth The World of Divergent: The Path to Allegiant (Divergent #2.5) by Veronica Roth The One (The Selection #3) by Kiera Cass Hidden (Firelight #3) by Sophie Jordan Beautiful Stranger (Beautiful Bastard #2) by Christina Lauren

Allegiant (Divergent #3) by Veronica Roth @ Diana
The World of Divergent: The Path to Allegiant (Divergent #2.5) by Veronica Roth @ Diana
The One (The Selection #3) by Kiera Cass @ Diana
Hidden (Firelight #3) by Sophie Jordan @ Diana
Beautiful Stranger (Beautiful Bastard #2) by Christina Lauren @ Litlequeen Rules

 

The Case of the Green-Eyed Sister (Perry Mason #42) by Erle Stanley Gardner Beautiful Beginning (Beautiful Bastard #3.5) by Christina Lauren Boiled Over (A Maine Clambake Mystery #2) by Barbara Ross Til Dirt Do Us Part (A Local Foods Mystery #2) by Edith Maxwell The Brass Verdict (Mickey Haller #2) by Michael Connelly

The Case of the Green-Eyed Sister (Perry Mason #42) by Erle Stanley Gardner @ Litlequeen Rules
Beautiful Beginning (Beautiful Bastard #3.5) by Christina Lauren @ Litlequeen Rules
Boiled Over (A Maine Clambake Mystery #2) by Barbara Ross @ Carstairs Considers
Til Dirt Do Us Part (A Local Foods Mystery #2) by Edith Maxwell @ Carstairs Considers
The Brass Verdict (Mickey Haller #2) by Michael Connelly @ Carstairs Considers

 
Since our free linkies close after a month, we’ve created a third one one. No worries though, we’ll continue to link to the old ones in all our posts. As always, if you’re participating, you can submit your Sequel Spring entries in the linky below (we apologise for taking you off-site, but free wordpress does not allow javascript, alas):

For the previous entries please click the images below:

Sequel Spring Entries Part 1: 51 Links Sequel Spring Entries Part 2: 38 Links

(On that note, please remember to link to your reviews rather than a general tag or challenge page, because we won’t go back checking those.)
Isa and Ren

Sequel Spring • Round-Up #4

If you’re new to our blog, just know that this year during spring time we’re running a challenge that focuses on all the sequels in serieses that we’ve been meaning to read but haven’t yet! You should check out our initial post for the rules, shiny buttons and to see just who is participating alongside us! Feel free to sign up, too, if you’re interested.

 

Now then, the round-up! 25 more sequels have joined the ones already read, bringing the total to 90!

Calder Pride (Calder Saga #5) by Janet Dailey Blue Sea Burning (The Chronicles of Egg #3) by Geoff Rodkey Nick and Tesla's Secret Agent Gadget Battle (Nick and Tesla #3) by Bob Pflugfelder & Steve Hockensmith Always On My Mind (Lucky Harbor #8) by Jill Shalvis One Book in the Grave (A Bibliophile Mystery #5) by Kate Carlisle

Calder Pride (Calder Saga #5) by Janet Dailey @ Litlequeen Rules
Blue Sea Burning (The Chronicles of Egg #3) by Geoff Rodkey @ Carstairs Considers
Nick and Tesla’s Secret Agent Gadget Battle (Nick and Tesla #3) by Bob Pflugfelder & Steve Hockensmith @ Carstairs Considers
Always On My Mind (Lucky Harbor #8) by Jill Shalvis @ I Wish I Lived In A Library
One Book in the Grave (A Bibliophile Mystery #5) by Kate Carlisle @ I Wish I Lived In A Library

 

Dog Gone, Back Soon (Cyrus Mills #2) by Nick Trout One Fearful Yellow Eye (Travis McGee #8) by John D. MacDonald The Beautiful Mystery (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #8) by Louise Penny Black Magic Sanction (The Hollows #8) by Kim Harrison Pale Demon (The Hollows #9) by Kim Harrison

Dog Gone, Back Soon (Cyrus Mills #2) by Nick Trout @ I Wish I Lived In A Library
One Fearful Yellow Eye (Travis McGee #8) by John D. MacDonald @ Litlequeen Rules
The Beautiful Mystery (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #8) by Louise Penny @ Litlequeen Rules
Black Magic Sanction (The Hollows #8) by Kim Harrison @ Jane’s Book Blog
Pale Demon (The Hollows #9) by Kim Harrison @ Jane’s Book Blog

 

The Dreaming Place (Newford #2) by Charles de Lint Death on the Aegean Queen (Dotsy Lamb #3) by Maria Hudgins Boneland (Tales of Alderley #3) by Alan Garner Double Crossed (Gallagher Girls #2.5, Heist Society #2.5) by Ally Carter Throwing Stones (Skylar Hoyt #??, Ellie Sweets #??) by Stephanie Morrill

The Dreaming Place (Newford #2) by Charles de Lint @ Jane’s Book Blog
Death on the Aegean Queen (Dotsy Lamb #3) by Maria Hudgins @ Jane’s Book Blog
Boneland (Tales of Alderley #3) by Alan Garner @ Jane’s Book Blog
Double Crossed (Gallagher Girls #2.5, Heist Society #2.5) by Ally Carter @ Shelf of Melanie
Throwing Stones (Skylar Hoyt #??, Ellie Sweets #??) by Stephanie Morrill @ Shelf of Melanie

 

Death Runs Adrift (A Gray Whale Inn Mystery #6) by Karen MacInerney Twisted (Tangled #2) by Emma Chase The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner (Twilight #3.5) by Stephenie Meyer Unlucky 13 (Women's Murder Club #13) by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro Death of a Mad Hatter (Hat Shop Mystery #2) by Jenn McKinlay

Death Runs Adrift (A Gray Whale Inn Mystery #6) by Karen MacInerney @ Carstairs Considers
Twisted (Tangled #2) by Emma Chase @ Litlequeen Rules
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner (Twilight #3.5) by Stephenie Meyer @ Litlequeen Rules
Unlucky 13 (Women’s Murder Club #13) by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro @ Carstairs Considers
Death of a Mad Hatter (Hat Shop Mystery #2) by Jenn McKinlay @ Carstairs Considers

 

Pieces of Eight (The Frey Saga #2) by Melissa Wright A Gift of Dragons (Pern #16.5) by Anne McCaffrey A Perfect Blood (The Hollows #10) by Kim Harrison A Finer End (Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James #7) by Deborah Crombie And One Rode West (Cameron Family Saga #6) by Heather Graham

Pieces of Eight (The Frey Saga #2) by Melissa Wright @ Jane’s Book Blog
A Gift of Dragons (Pern #16.5) by Anne McCaffrey @ Jane’s Book Blog
A Perfect Blood (The Hollows #10) by Kim Harrison @ Jane’s Book Blog
A Finer End (Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James #7) by Deborah Crombie @ Litlequeen Rules
And One Rode West (Cameron Family Saga #6) by Heather Graham @ Litlequeen Rules

 

Since our free linkies close after a month, we’ve created a third one one. No worries though, we’ll continue to link to the old ones in all our posts. As always, if you’re participating, you can submit your Sequel Spring entries in the linky below (we apologise for taking you off-site, but free wordpress does not allow javascript, alas):

For the previous entries please click the images below:

Sequel Spring Entries Part 1: 51 Links Sequel Spring Entries Part 2: 38 Links

(On that note, please remember to link to your reviews rather than a general tag or challenge page, because we won’t go back checking those.)
Isa and Ren

Sequel Spring • Round-Up #3

This time we’re very happy to welcome Pamela of A Yarn Spun Soft to our fold!

If you’re new to our blog, just know that this year during spring time we’re running a challenge that focuses on all the sequels in serieses that we’ve been meaning to read but haven’t yet! You should check out our initial post for the rules, shiny buttons and to see just who is participating alongside us! Feel free to sign up, too, if you’re interested.

Now then, the round-up! Another 14 sequels have joined the ones already read, bringing the total to 65!

The Cottage on Juniper Ridge (Life in Icicle Falls #4) by Sheila Roberts Royal Blood (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries #4) by Rhys Bowen The Alpine Yeoman (Emma Lord Mystery #25) by Mary Daheim Mockingjay (The Hunger Games #3) by Suzanne Collins

The Cottage on Juniper Ridge (Life in Icicle Falls #4) by Sheila Roberts @ I Wish I Lived In A Library
Royal Blood (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries #4) by Rhys Bowen @ I Wish I Lived In A Library
The Alpine Yeoman (Emma Lord Mystery #25) by Mary Daheim @ I Wish I Lived In A Library
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games #3) by Suzanne Collins @ Leaf Through Books

 

Poached (Fun Jungle #2) by Stuart Gibbs Being Me (Inside Out #2) by Lisa Renee Jones Forever and Always: Gabe/Jordan (Buckhorn Brothers #3-4) by Lori Foster A Body in the Backyard (A Myrtle Clover Mystery #4) by Elizabeth Spann Craig Uncommon Criminals (Heist Society #2) by Ally Carter

Poached (Fun Jungle #2) by Stuart Gibbs @ Carstairs Considers
Being Me (Inside Out #2) by Lisa Renee Jones @ Litlequeen Rules
Forever and Always: Gabe/Jordan (Buckhorn Brothers #3-4) by Lori Foster @ Litlequeen Rules
A Body in the Backyard (A Myrtle Clover Mystery #4) by Elizabeth Spann Craig @ Litlequeen Rules
Uncommon Criminals (Heist Society #2) by Ally Carter @ Words in a Teacup

 

Revealing Us (Inside Out #3) by Lisa Renee Jones Naked (Alex Kennedy #2) by Megan Hart Days of Blood & Starlight (Daughter of Smoke & Bone #2) by Laini Taylor Slow Seduction (Struck by Lightning #2) by Cecilia Tan Green Calder Grass (Calder Saga #6) by Janet Dailey

Revealing Us (Inside Out #3) by Lisa Renee Jones @ Litlequeen Rules
Naked (Alex Kennedy #2) by Megan Hart @ Litlequeen Rules
Days of Blood & Starlight (Daughter of Smoke & Bone #2) by Laini Taylor @ My Little Pocketbooks
Slow Seduction (Struck by Lightning #2) by Cecilia Tan @ Litlequeen Rules
Green Calder Grass (Calder Saga #6) by Janet Dailey @ Litlequeen Rules

 

Since our free linkies close after a month, we’ve created a third one one. No worries though, we’ll continue to link to the old ones in all our posts. As always, if you’re participating, you can submit your Sequel Spring entries in the linky below (we apologise for taking you off-site, but free wordpress does not allow javascript, alas):

For the previous entries please click the images below:

Sequel Spring Entries Part 1: 51 Links Sequel Spring Entries Part 2: 38 Links

(On that note, please remember to link to your reviews rather than a general tag or challenge page, because we won’t go back checking those.)

Our question this time: How do you feel about book cover changes mid-series?
Isa and Ren

Sequel Spring • Round-Up #2

Another two weeks gone by and the number of sequels read for the challenge has more than doubled! We’re impressed with you all, especially Jane and JoAnne, who are voracious.

If you’re new to our blog, just know that this year during spring time we’re running a challenge that focuses on all the sequels in serieses that we’ve been meaning to read but haven’t yet! You should check out our initial post for the rules, shiny buttons and to see just who is participating alongside us! Feel free to sign up, too, if you’re interested.

Now then, the round-up! Another 31 sequels have joined the ones already read!

Before Jamaica Lane (On Dublin Street #3) by Samantha Young The Hidden Gallery (The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place #2) by Maryrose Wood Hex Appeal (The Dresden Files, #11.9) edited by P.N. Elrod Night Broken (Mercy Thompson #8) by Patricia Briggs The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle #2) by Maggie Stiefvater

Before Jamaica Lane (On Dublin Street #3) by Samantha Young @ Litlequeen Rules
The Hidden Gallery (The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place #2) by Maryrose Wood @ My Little Pocketbooks
Hex Appeal (The Dresden Files, #11.9) edited by P.N. Elrod @ Jane’s Book Blog
Night Broken (Mercy Thompson #8) by Patricia Briggs @ Jane’s Book Blog
The Dream Thieves (The Raven Cycle #2) by Maggie Stiefvater @ My Little Pocketbooks

 

Until Fountain Bridge (On Dublin Street #1.5) by Samantha Young Fast Track (Sisterhood #10) by Fern Michaels Burn (Breathless #3) by Maya Banks Promises in Death (In Death #28) by J.D. Robb Survive to Dawn (London Undead #3) by P.J. Schnyder

Until Fountain Bridge (On Dublin Street #1.5) by Samantha Young @ Litlequeen Rules
Fast Track (Sisterhood #10) by Fern Michaels @ Litlequeen Rules
Burn (Breathless #3) by Maya Banks @ Litlequeen Rules
Promises in Death (In Death #28) by J.D. Robb @ To Read Perchance To Dream
Survive to Dawn (London Undead #3) by P.J. Schnyder @ To Read Perchance To Dream

 

Ritual in Death (In Death #27.5) by J.D. Robb Dog Gone, Back Soon (Cyrus Mills #2) by Nick Trout Ghost of a Gamble (A Ghost of Granny Apples Mystery #4) by Sue Ann Jaffarian Night Broken (Mercy Thompson #8) by Patricia Briggs Broken Homes (Peter Grant #4) by Ben Aaronovitch

Ritual in Death (In Death #27.5) by J.D. Robb @ To Read Perchance To Dream
Dog Gone, Back Soon (Cyrus Mills #2) by Nick Trout @ To Read Perchance To Dream
Ghost of a Gamble (A Ghost of Granny Apples Mystery #4) by Sue Ann Jaffarian @ Carstairs Considers
Night Broken (Mercy Thompson #8) by Patricia Briggs @ Litlequeen Rules
Broken Homes (Peter Grant #4) by Ben Aaronovitch @ Jane’s Book Blog

 

Catching Fire (The Hunger Games #2) by Suzanne Collins The Awakening (Darkest Powers #2) by Kelley Armstrong The Keeping (Law of the Lycans #2) by Nicky Charles Spring Awakening (Summerset Abbey #3) by T.J. Brown Cress (The Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer

Catching Fire (The Hunger Games #2) by Suzanne Collins @ Leaf Through Books
The Awakening (Darkest Powers #2) by Kelley Armstrong @ Litlequeen Rules
The Keeping (Law of the Lycans #2) by Nicky Charles @ Litlequeen Rules
Spring Awakening (Summerset Abbey #3) by T.J. Brown @ Words in a Teacup
Cress (The Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer @ Words in a Teacup

 

Fever (Breathless #2) by Maya Banks Black and Blue (Otherworld Assassin #2) by Gena Showalter Kissed A Sad Goodbye (Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James #6) by Deborah Crombie Complete Me (Stark Trilogy #3) by J. Kenner The Unseen Guest (The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place #3) by Maryrose Wood

Fever (Breathless #2) by Maya Banks @ Litlequeen Rules
Black and Blue (Otherworld Assassin #2) by Gena Showalter @ Litlequeen Rules
Kissed A Sad Goodbye (Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James #6) by Deborah Crombie @ Litlequeen Rules
Complete Me (Stark Trilogy #3) by J. Kenner @ Litlequeen Rules
The Unseen Guest (The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place #3) by Maryrose Wood @ My Little Pocketbooks

 

White Witch, Black Curse (The Hollows #7) by Kim Harrison A Highland Home (Contemporary Highland Romance #2) by Cali MacKay A Highland Heist (Contemporary Highland Romance #3) by Cali MacKay Baehrly Bitten (Goldie Locke and the Were Bears #2) by Elizabeth A. Reeves Baehrly Alive (Goldie Locke and the Were Bears #3) by Elizabeth A. Reeves

White Witch, Black Curse (The Hollows #7) by Kim Harrison @ Jane’s Book Blog
A Highland Home (Contemporary Highland Romance #2) by Cali MacKay @ Jane’s Book Blog
A Highland Heist (Contemporary Highland Romance #3) by Cali MacKay @ Jane’s Book Blog
Baehrly Bitten (Goldie Locke and the Were Bears #2) by Elizabeth A. Reeves @ Jane’s Book Blog
Baehrly Alive (Goldie Locke and the Were Bears #3) by Elizabeth A. Reeves @ Jane’s Book Blog

 

How (Not) to Kiss a Were Bear (Goldie Locke and the Were Bears #4) by Elizabeth A. Reeves

How (Not) to Kiss a Were Bear (Goldie Locke and the Were Bears #4) by Elizabeth A. Reeves @ Jane’s Book Blog

 

Since our free linkies close after a month, we’ve created a third one one. No worries though, we’ll continue to link to the old ones in all our posts. As always, if you’re participating, you can submit your Sequel Spring entries in the linky below (we apologise for taking you off-site, but free wordpress does not allow javascript, alas):

For the previous entries please click the images below:

Sequel Spring Entries Part 1: 51 Links Sequel Spring Entries Part 2: 38 Links

(On that note, please remember to link to your reviews rather than a general tag or challenge page, because we won’t go back checking those.)

To finish off this post, this time we want to know: Do you marathon a series (i.e. read all the books straight one after another) or do you prefer to mix it up with something else in between?
Isa and Ren

Sequel Spring • Round-Up #1

It’s been just a little over two weeks since Sequel Spring started and we’re terribly happy to welcome all our fellow participants!

If you’re new to our blog, just know that this year during spring time we’re running a challenge that focuses on all the sequels in serieses that we’ve been meaning to read but haven’t yet! You should check out our initial post for the rules, shiny buttons and to see just who is participating alongside us! Feel free to sign up, too, if you’re interested.
 
Moving on, we’re very happy to report that so far twenty sequels have been read for Sequel Spring already!

Let the Storm Break (Sky Fall #2) by Shannon Messenger A Perfect Blood (The Hollows #10) by Kim Harrison Friends with Full Benefits (Friends with... Benefits #2) by Luke Young Friends with More Benefits (Friends with... Benefits #3) by Luke Young Domino Falls (Devil's Wake #2) by Steven Barnes & Tananarive Due

Let the Storm Break (Sky Fall #2) by Shannon Messenger @ Carstairs Considers
A Perfect Blood (The Hollows #10) by Kim Harrison @ To Read Perchance To Dream
Friends with Full Benefits (Friends with… Benefits #2) by Luke Young @ Litlequeen Rules
Friends with More Benefits (Friends with… Benefits #3) by Luke Young @ Litlequeen Rules
Domino Falls (Devil’s Wake #2) by Steven Barnes & Tananarive Due @ Litlequeen Rules

 

Sapphire Blue (Gem Trilogy #2) by Kerstin Gier Elegy for April (Quirke #3) by Benjamin Black The Tropic of Serpents (Memoirs by Lady Trent #2) by Marie Brennan I Even Funnier (I Funny #2) by James Patterson & Chris Grabenstein Destined for an Early Grave (Night Huntress #4) by Jeaniene Frost

Sapphire Blue (Gem Trilogy #2) by Kerstin Gier @ Litlequeen Rules
Elegy for April (Quirke #3) by Benjamin Black @ Litlequeen Rules
The Tropic of Serpents (Memoirs by Lady Trent #2) by Marie Brennan @ Words in a Teacup
I Even Funnier (I Funny #2) by James Patterson & Chris Grabenstein @ Carstairs Considers
Destined for an Early Grave (Night Huntress #4) by Jeaniene Frost @ To Read Perchance To Dream

 

Night Broken (Mercy Thompson #8) by Patricia Briggs The Outlaw Demon Wails (The Hollows #6) by Kim Harrison Death du Jour (Temperance Brennan #2) by Kathy Reichs Whispers Under Ground (Peter Grant #3) by Ben Aaronovitch Crimson Wind (Horngate Witches #2) by Diana Pharaoh Francis

Night Broken (Mercy Thompson #8) by Patricia Briggs @ To Read Perchance To Dream
The Outlaw Demon Wails (The Hollows #6) by Kim Harrison @ Jane’s Book Blog
Death du Jour (Temperance Brennan #2) by Kathy Reichs @ Jane’s Book Blog
Whispers Under Ground (Peter Grant #3) by Ben Aaronovitch @ Jane’s Book Blog
Crimson Wind (Horngate Witches #2) by Diana Pharaoh Francis @ Litlequeen Rules

 

A Hat Full of Sky (Discworld #32) by Terry Pratchett Blue Twilight (Wings in the Night #11) by Maggie Shayne Inherit the Word (Cookbook Nook Mystery #2) by Daryl Wood Gerber The (Im)Perfect Girlfriend (Sarah Sargeant #2) by Lucy-Anne Holmes Claim Me (Stark Trilogy #2) by J. Kenner

A Hat Full of Sky (Discworld #32) by Terry Pratchett @ Words in a Teacup
Blue Twilight (Wings in the Night #11) by Maggie Shayne @ Litlequeen Rules
Inherit the Word (Cookbook Nook Mystery #2) by Daryl Wood Gerber @ Carstairs Considers
The (Im)Perfect Girlfriend (Sarah Sargeant #2) by Lucy-Anne Holmes @ Words in a Teacup
Claim Me (Stark Trilogy #2) by J. Kenner @ Litlequeen Rules

Mhmm, I’d be lying if I said that some of these didn’t catch my eye. ;)

Since our free linkies close after a month, we’ve created a third one one. No worries though, we’ll continue to link to the old ones in all our posts. As always, if you’re participating, you can submit your Sequel Spring entries in the linky below (we apologise for taking you off-site, but free wordpress does not allow javascript, alas):

For the previous entries please click the images below:

Sequel Spring Entries Part 1: 51 Links Sequel Spring Entries Part 2: 38 Links

To finish off this post, we’re curious: How many sequels are you intending to read for Sequel Spring? Here at Words in a Teacup, Isa has aimed for 5 and Ren has aimed for 12 (though Isa is sure she will manage more than that).
Isa and Ren

Sequel Spring • Quick housekeeping post

Sequel Spring
Sequel Spring started on Thursday! We hope you’re all dusting off your unread sequels and cracking down on them. If you haven’t heard of Sequel Spring before, you should check out our Sequel Spring Challenge post, where we challenge ourselves to catch up on all the unread sequels we have lying around. Ten people have already joined me and Ren but there’s always room for more!

We’ve had a few questions about the rules, so here’s some clarifications:

  • (NEW) You can read multiple sequels from the same series. For example if you read all 7 Harry Potter books this spring, you can count 6 of them for Sequel Spring (all books minus the first one).
  • (NEW) Books should be at least 50 pages long to count. If you’re reading ebooks, you can check the page count on bookseller sites like Amazon, Barnes & Nobles, etc. Short stories are okay, as long as they’re not too short!
  • (NEW) You don’t have to review all the books you read — you can write no reviews at all if you like, this challenge is all about reading. But if you do write reviews of your Sequel Spring books, there will be a linky to collect all reviews in the progress posts.

If you have more questions or suggestions, leave us a comment! It’s our first challenge and we’re still trying to figure out what works best.

If you’re already participating, you can submit your finished Sequel Spring reviews in the linky below (we apologise for taking you off-site, but free wordpress does not allow javascript, alas):

For the previous entries please click the images below:

Sequel Spring Entries Part 1: 51 Links Sequel Spring Entries Part 2: 38 Links

To finish off this post, we’re curious: how many sequels are in your general TBR pile? from how many different series? and how long have they been sitting there?
Isa and Ren

Sequel Spring • March 20th-June 20th Reading Challenge

Sequel Spring Series! We love reading books in a series. There’s something about getting to know a character over several books and reading more of their adventures. However, unfortunately, sequels have a tendency to take over one’s TBR list. You read the first book in a series and enjoy very much, but then you realize that the series has been running for years and you have eight more books to add to your reading pile! And you mean to read them, but then you see that your favourite author has just published the first book in a new series, or your friend recommends you this other book that you simply have to read now… You get the picture. So here at Words in a Teacup we’ve decided that it’s time to do some spring cleaning in our TBR list!

The rules

  • This challenge will run from the beginning to the end of spring: March 20th to June 20th 2014.
  • The goal is to read as many sequels as possible.
  • You can join whenever you want and you can read as many (or as few) sequels as you want.
  • A “sequel” is any book that is part of a series, apart from the first one. So prequels and midquels would also count. Anything goes, the only restriction is no standalone novels and no first books in a series.
  • If you start a new series during the challenge period, the second (and third, and fourth…) book in that series will count for Sequel Spring.
  • You can read multiple sequels from the same series.For example if you read all 7 Harry Potter books this spring, you can count 6 of them for Sequel Spring (all books minus the first one).
  • Books should be at least 50 pages long to count. If you’re reading ebooks, you can check the page count on bookseller sites like Amazon, Barnes & Nobles, etc. Short stories are okay, as long as they’re not too short!
  • Books read for other challenges also count. Audiobooks also count.
  • You don’t have to review all the books you read — you can write no reviews at all if you like, this challenge is all about reading. But if you do write reviews of your Sequel Spring books, there will be a linky to collect all reviews in the progress posts.
  • You don’t need a blog to participate. If you’re not a blogger you can link to your Goodreads, Shelfari, LibraryThing, Tumblr, Facebook… anything!
  • If you have a blog, it’d be cool if you created a challenge page, or grab a button and link back.

Sequel Spring button (light)

<a href=”http://wordsinateacup.wordpress.com/category/features/sequel-spring/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://wordsinateacup.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/challenge-sesq.png” border=”0″ title=”Sequel Spring”></a>

Sequel Spring button (dark)

<a href=”http://wordsinateacup.wordpress.com/category/features/sequel-spring/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://wordsinateacup.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/challenge-sesq2.png” border=”0″ title=”Sequel Spring”></a>

Words in a Teacup is a tiny new blog so it’s very possible that it’ll be just Isa and Ren doing the challenge, but we thought it might be fun to try and get other people to join us. We’ll be making a post every couple of weeks to keep track of our progress and if other people join we’d love to link to our favourite Sequel Spring reviews.
Participant list:

  1. Isa @ Words in a Teacup
  2. Ren @ Words in a Teacup
  3. Melanie @ Shelf of Melanie
  4. Mark @ Carstairs Considers
  5. Gina @ Book Dragon’s Lair
  6. Veggiemomof2 @ Insanity, Table for 4
  7. Alysia @ My Little Pocketbooks
  8. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library
  9. Rachael @ Rachael Turns Pages
  10. Avi @ Leaf Through Books
  11. JoAnne @ LitlequeenRules
  12. Jane @ Jane’s Book Blog
  13. Rachel @ Resistance is futile
  14. Maria @ To Read Perchance to Dream
  15. Sofia Li @ Loving the Language of Literacy
  16. Ely @ A Book So Fathomless
  17. Pamela @ A Yarn Spun Soft
  18. Diana

We don’t have a fancy linky widget (there was an attempt, but wordpress doesn’t like javascript and ate it) so just leave us a comment if you want to do Sequel Spring with us!

If you’re already participating, you can submit your finished Sequel Spring reviews in the linky below (we apologise for taking you off-site, but free wordpress does not allow javascript, alas):

For the previous entries please click the images below:

Sequel Spring Entries Part 1: 51 Links Sequel Spring Entries Part 2: 38 Links

Isa and Ren