Sequel Heaven

behemothLynn: I love this job!  I get paid to read and right now you should see the books on the top of my to-read stack.  I am in sequel heaven!  There are so many awesome books that I couldn’t chose between them so I closed my eyes, mixed them up, made a stack and am blissfully working my way through them.  How awesome is that?  So far everything is wonderful and I’m having a glorious time.  We’ll be blogging some of these soon.

Just Finished:

The Ring of Solomon (Hyperion Nov. 2010) by Jonathan Stroud

The Lost Hero (Hyperion 2010) by Rick Riordan

Currently reading:

Behemoth (S&S/Simon Pulse) by Scott Westerfeld

Next Up:

Sapphique (Penguin/Dial 2010) by Catherine Fisher

The Curse of the Wendigo (S&S 2010) by Rick Yancey

Forge (S&S/Atheneum 2010) by Laurie Halse Anderson

The White Horse Trick (Harper/Greenwillow 2010) by Kate Thompson

Truly friends – life is good.

conspiracy-of-kingsCindy: Lynn is right. The year started off with a sequel to my favorite series on the planet, Megan Whalen Turner’s Eugenides Thief series, with the equally brilliant A Conspiracy of Kings and the rest of the year has continued to provide sequels to series I love:

Monsters of Men (Candlewick 2010) by Patrick Ness

Mockingjay (Scholastic 2010) by Suzanne Collins

And, I had strict orders from my secretary to either show up with Jeff Kinney’s new Diary of a Wimpy Kid sequel, The Ugly Truth (Amulet 2010), today or not show up at all. I stopped and bought some on the way to school this morning…anything to keep my wonderful secretaries happy! 🙂 Oh, and my middle schoolers, too, of course!

I’m currently reading The Ring of Solomon and hope this means that Jonathan Stroud has found a way to continue to bring us Bartimaeus stories…I just love old Bart and he is not disappointing me in this installment either. Lynn is right, life is good.



About the Author:

Cindy Dobrez and Lynn Rutan are Booklist reviewers and middle-school librarians who have chaired both ALA’s Best Books for Young Adults and the Michael L. Printz Award for YA Literature committees. Follow Bookends on Twitter at @BookendsBlog. You can also find Cindy at @cdobrez and Lynn at @482april.

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