Tuesday, November 3, 2015

top ten tuesday: sophomore releases

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish, and every week is a different themed list! This week's theme is: "November 3:  Top Ten Debut Authors Who Have Me Looking Forward To Their Sophomore Novel (because when you love a debut you just are ITCHING to get your hands on the author's second book) or Top Ten Sophomore Novels That I Loved Just As Much If Not More As The Author's Debut (no one hit wonders heeeere!)" So here we go!

Five Sophomore Releases I Can't Wait For 

1. Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard (Red Queen #2): I loved Red Queen so much, and I can't wait to see what else this world has in store!

 2. A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir (An Ember in the Ashes #2): An Ember in the Ashes was one of my favorite books that I've read so far this year, and I can only hope that this second installment is as kickass as the first.

3. Map of Fates by Maggie Hall (The Conspiracy of Us #2): What makes the first book so interesting and different for me was the incorporation of unusual settings and mythologies, so I hope the second one does this just as well!

4. Wandering Star by Romina Russell (Zodiac #2): I thought the world of Zodiac was incredibly intricate, and I hope that we can delve into different parts of it in this second novel.

 5. Shiny Broken Pieces by Sona Charaipotra and Dhonielle Clayton (Tiny Pretty Things #2): I got so sucked into the drama of the first one that I read it in like six hours, and I'm just looking for my Gossip Girl-esque sequel!

Four Sophomore Releases I Loved Just as Much as Debuts

1. The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord: I thought this novel was just as good, if not better than her debut, Open Road Summer. This is the only book that I have read through twice in a row!

2. Signs Point to Yes by Sandy Hall: Sandy Hall excels at the adorable. Her debut might be slightly better in my eyes, but this second one is just as cute as A Little Something Different, and for that I am grateful.

3. Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson: Obviously, Morgan Matson has another book out now too, but I just wanted to point out that Amy and Roger's Epic Detour was a hell of a debut and hard to follow, but Second Chance Summer was just as amazing as Amy and Roger's was!

4. I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson: If you've been on here for any amount of time you'll know that this is one of my favorites ever, even more amazing than Nelson's debut, The Sky is Everywhere!

What is on your list this week?



  1. Yes, to all of them! All these sophomore novels are awesome; fantastic list! Happy reading!

    Check out my Top Ten Tuesday!

    1. Thank you and thank you for stopping by Jeanna!! Heading over to your blog right now :)

  2. I can't wait to read Wandering Star. I enjoyed Zodiac and Romina is pretty fantastic herself. And yes to Emery Lord! I haven't read Open Road Summer but I LOVE The Start of Me and You.

    1. I wasn't expecting to love Zodiac but I totally did, and I can't wait to see where the story goes :) You definitely should read Open Road Summer, I didn't think I was going to like it as much as The Start of Me and You, but it was almost as amazing :)

  3. I'm really excited about I'll Give You the Sun (love that cover) and The Start of Me and You! So glad you enjoyed them! Happy Tuesday! :)

  4. I still really need to read The Red Queen, but An Ember in the Ashes is amazing!! :D

    Here are my Top Ten!

  5. Maggie Hall has been on quite a few lists today; that really makes me want to get to The Conspiracy of Us ASAP! I thought A Little Something Different was a really cute read, but I haven't gotten around to Hall's newest release yet. Glad to see you enjoyed it! Maybe I will save it for Valentine's Day.
    Thanks for stopping by the The Local Muse

  6. I haven't read Zodiac or Tiny Pretty Things yet, but I love the looks of both of them! I also have both. :) I absolutely LOVED Amy & Roger's Epic Detour, but haven't gotten to Second Chance Summer. It looks like one I would definitely love reading, though.

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  8. My other comment got screwed up so here I am again!
    I agree with all of these! I can't wait for Glass Sword. Red Queen was SO AMAZING and I can't wait to read more.
    And I LOOOOVE the cover for Shiny Broken Pieces! I'm excited for that one too.
    Olivia @ Fluttering Pages

  9. I loved all of Morgan Matson's books but the best was Since You've Been Gone, if you haven't read it yet you're in for a treat :) My TTT


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