Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week there is a new topic for bloggers to choose and list their top ten. This week’s theme is Top Ten Characters I’d Love to Re-Visit in Ten Years.
I’m about 99% sure that this list dissolved from Top Ten Characters I’d Love to Re-Visit in Ten Years to Top Ten Books I Really Want to Read a Sequel For.
I’m never satisfied when a book ends; it can be my all-time favourite series with the best finale I’ve ever read, like The Lunar Chronicles, or a stand-alone book which doesn’t need a sequel for the story to feel complete, like We Were Liars, but I still want more. I still want to see what happens to all the characters after the last page.
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
After everything that was revealed in the final few chapters I find myself desperate to find out more about what happens to Cadence after she leaves the island her seventeenth summer; how she goes back to life finally knowing the truth of what she and the Liars did when they were fifteen. I’d love to read her recovery, and her life continuing after that summer.
Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
This was such a beautiful book and I am still kind of holding out hope for a sequel even though I know that’s very unlikely. I want to read more about Finn and Petey, more about Sean and Roza. All the characters of Bone Gap were so amazing even a year after first reading this book I can’t forget any of them.
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
There is already a sequel in the works for this book, though with no cover or blurb I have no clue what to expect. I’d love to go back to Ari and Dante after the events of the first book; I’d love to see their life unfolding together, spanning the years like the first book did. These two characters were so amazingly written I fell in love with them and honestly I can’t wait to jump back into their world.
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
This is an all-time favourite book of mine and I would probably pick up a leaflet if it had more Simon and Baz on it. Now that they’ve finished Watford, after everything they faced from the Mage and the Insidious Humdrum, after what happened to Simon and everything between him and Baz I feel there’s so much of their story left to be explored.
Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
I would really love to see more of Simon and Blue, life after high school maybe the two going to college. I imagine no matter what they would be a really strong couple and I’d love to read more of their story after the ending of Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda.
The Immortal Heights by Sherry Thomas
This is another favourite series of mine and I would love to go back to Iolanthe and Titus in ten years and just see where their lives have led them.
The Winner’s Kiss by Marie Rutkoski
Though I loved Kestrel and Arin, and would like to read more of their story, the main reason I put this book on my list this week was because I want to see more from the secondary characters points of view. What happened to Roshar and Risha – do the two ever manage to repair their relationship – and what happened to the Valorian empire after the war.
The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
There are still more books due to be released in this series but I’d love to see Nix in ten years time having realised her dream of Navigating on her own; taking a map, using it to find her fortune and buy her own ship, and sailing wherever she dreams. Hopefully with Kash by her side.
Winter by Marissa Meyer
Yes there has already been an epilogue released but I want even more. I want to see Cinder and Kai successfully ruling over New Beijing, I want to see Scarlet and Wolf living happily on her farm, I want to see Cress and Thorne travelling all over the world aboard the Rampion, and I want to see Winter and Jacin acting as Luna’s ambassadors for Earth. I also really want a story for Iko and Kinney.
Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor
I enjoyed the ending for this series but it was left open for so many more possibilities that I’d love to see one of them, another story and another chapter in both Akiva and Karou’s lives. I’d really love to go back to their world in ten years time to see what Akiva and Karou have achieved both together and separately, also I can’t deny that I really want a story for Ziri and Liraz.
In the end I couldn’t narrow my list down to just ten. I made it to eleven and couldn’t get rid of any of the books I had picked to make it ten. So I kept all eleven.
The Love That Split the World by Emily Henry
I thought the ending to this book was really confusing, but in my mind it was an ambiguously happy one. However I still want to see it expanded on; I want to see more of Natalie and Beau and I want them to actually have their own, proper, happily ever after ending.
So what do you think? Did you take part in this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, if so let me know which characters you’d love to re-visit in ten years time.