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So that led me to think: what other YA books really need (or would seriously rock with) a sequel? Here's a random list, in no particular order!
10. School Spirits by Rachel Hawkins (Disney Hyperion)
I'd love to see Izzy, Dex and Co. continue on their adventures, fighting and rocking their way through new cities!
(And hopefully, with cameo appearances from Sophie!)
9. The Cadet of Tildor by Alex Lidell (Dial)
I would love for Alex to delve more into this world, and give us more of Renee!
8. Maid of Secrets by Jennifer McGowan (S&S BFYR)
McGowan has created an amazing world of intrigue, spy craft and seriously fierce women in the (ridiculously well-researched) court of Queen Elizabeth I. I need MOAR of Meg and these girls - so please, let there be a sequel!
7. The Rook by Daniel O'Malley (Little, Brown)
(I've seriously fangirled over Daniel O'Malley to the point where it's kind of embarrassing.)
I know Dan has been working on a sequel of sorts, but I would love more of Myfawny's journey specifically. Also, read this book! You won't regret it!
6. Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan (Doubleday)
Thank you for writing a book that so intelligently, hilariously understands what it is to be crazy, rich and Asian. My OC-born self thanks you.
Crazy Rich Asians ended on a bit of a cliffhanger with Rachel, so I would absolutely love it if Kevin continues her journey of self-discovery and also continues his side stories involving the lives of the rich and the crazy Asians of Singapore.
5. Time on My Hands by Peter Delacorte (Scribner)
The main character ends up trapped in time, and there's literally no way out of the situation.
It's a long shot, but I would love it if Delacorte picked up his pen and continued Jasper's adventures.
4. My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares (Penguin)
However, the book ended on the type of cliffhanger where you expected the sequel to be out ASAP, but... it looks like there isn't anything planned just yet.
I'd love it if Ann would revisit their relationship, and give them a fitting end!
3. Parallel by Lauren Miller (HarperTeen)
Fair enough! :) However, I do think that she's written a thoroughly engaging world where a sequel could work - a la Split Second, the sequel that Kasie West has written for Pivot Point.
Without giving anything away, I think there's more to explore in this world, and I'd love to read it!
2. Somewhere in Time by Richard Matheson (Tor)
I would love for someone to take up Matheson's work and give the two lovebirds a happy ending!
1. A Mad Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller (Viking)
(Though, it comes out soon!)
But A Mad Wicked Folly is amazing. It's thoroughly researched, and Victoria Darling is one of my favorite YA heroines to date. Without giving any spoilers away, I want to read more of her journey!
Also, seriously BBC - option the rights for this. You won't regret it!