T5W – Second Book is Best

Good morning everyone!

As you’re reading this top five Wednesday, I’m currently greeting my future students and their guardians.

With that said, it’s another top five Wednesday. This time it’s all about second books and which ones are the best. At first I thought this was going to be hard until Jenn stood me in front of my bookcases and just started pointing to books.

Now it’s just hard because I have to pick five.

As a quick reminder, top five Wednesday is hosted by Samantha at Thoughts on Tomes. You can join the Goodreads group and keep up with our monthly top five topics if you find you’re interested. It’s a pretty good time.

With that, lets begin:

Blood for Blood by Ryan Graudin

Ok. When I think of epic second books, my brain immediately jumps to Blood for Blood. I was a huge fan of Wolf by Wolf but this sequel was the perfect ending to the duology. I honestly sobbed while reading Blood for Blood and I’m hard to get to cry while reading. Honestly, if you take one thing from this post, I hope it’s that everyone reads this duology.

Firefight by Brandon Sanderson

The Reckoners series was a really enjoyable series, but I think Firefight was my favorite of the trilogy. Something about learning more about certain characters and how David’s life has transformed after the first book is really interesting and compelling. When stacked against the third first books, Firefight will win everytime.

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

I mean, do I actually need to say anything other than duh? The ending to yet another duology on this list and it’s one of my favorites.

The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater

Another book in which all I can think is, “of course”. I love Ronan and this book is all about him. It’s Stiefvater so you already know it’s beautifull written and gripping from the first sentence to the last.

The Scorch Trails by James Dashner

I feel like this is my surprise pick. I’ve never talked about reading The Maze Runner series on here, but it’s true, I have. I read them about five years ago, so I have little memory of them except for one aspect: I remember the second book pretty vividly. I remember loving it and being totally grossed out by it. In my opinion it was the best of this series.

What do you think? Do you agree or disagree? What would you change or add to the list?

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