TTT: Top Ten Sequels I Can’t Wait To Get

This feature is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
Hi everyone! This list was difficult for me to compile and a few of these books are actually the third  book in the series. But I am massively excited for all of these.
The Wicked Will Rise (Dorothy Must Die #2) by Danielle Paige
I absolutely loved Dorothy Must Die and I cannot wait to return to the world Paige created.
Ensnared (Splinted #3) by A.G. Howard
I loved both Splintered and Unhinged and the way Unhinged left things, I am desperate to get my hands on the third and final book.
Conspiracy of Blood and Smoke (Prisoner of Night and Fog #2) by Anne Blankman
I absolutely adored Prisoner  of Night and Fog and am so excited to return to the world that Blankman created.
Nearly Found (Nearly Gone #2) by Elle Cosimano
Nearly Gone was such a fascinating read and I was thrilled to find out that it wasn’t a standalone.

Return to the Dark House (Welcome to the Dark House #2) by Laurie Faria Stolarz
I am so insanely ecstatic for the conclusion to this duology. I ended up being obsessed with Welcome to the Dark House and I cannot wait to see how it ends.
Diamonds are Forever (The Secret Diamond Sisters #3) by Michelle Madow
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This series keeps improving which really makes me excited for the 3rd book in the trilogy. I cannot wait to find out what happens to Savannah, Courtney, Peyton and Madison.

PS: I Still Love You (To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before #2) by Jenny Han
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To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before was such an awesome read and one I fell in love with. So I’m excited to see what happens next.

The Boy Most Likely To (My Life Next Door #2) by Huntley Fitzpatrick 
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My Life Next Door was another book that surprised me in the best way. I fell in love with the characters, and I’m so excited to return to this setting and see these characters again.

Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4) by Marissa Meyer
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I need to read the first three books in this series, and will definitely make it a priority before Winter is released

Queen (The Blackcoat Rebellion #3) by Aimee Carter
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I enjoyed Pawn a lot, but absolutely LOVED Captive and I am so very curious to see how it all ends.
So be sure to let me know if you did a list and if any of the books I listed are on your list as well.

Waiting on Wednesday #6 Ensnared (Splintered #3) by A. G. Howard

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine. It’s a way to showcase books we are eagerly awaiting.
After surviving a disastrous battle at prom, Alyssa has embraced her madness and gained perspective. She’s determined to rescue her two worlds and the people and netherlings she loves. Even if it means challenging Queen Red to a final battle of wills and wiles… and even if the only way to Wonderland, now that the rabbit hole is closed, is through the looking-glass world—a parallel dimension filled with mutated and sadistic netherling outcasts.

In the final installment of the Splintered trilogy, Alyssa and her dad journey into the heart of magic and mayhem in search of her mom and to set right all that’s gone wrong. Together with Jeb and Morpheus, they must salvage Wonderland from the decay and destruction that has ensnared it. But even if everyone succeeds and comes out alive, can they all truly have their happily ever after?

Book Information
Book Title: Ensnared (Splintered #3)
Author: A.G. Howard
Publish Date: January 13th, 2015
Publisher: Amulet Books
Genre: YA Fantasy
Series: Book 3 in Splintered series
Splintered Review (Splintered #1)
Unhinged Review (Splintered #2)
Book Link: Goodreads
Pre Order Link: Amazon
My Reaction
I am so excited for this book! I absolutely adored both Splintered and Unhinged and I cannot wait to get my hands on Ensnared. Plus the covers are all absolutely gorgeous. I’m definitely a sucker for gorgeous covers. I cannot wait to be back into this world with Alyssa, her mom and dad, Jeb and Morpheus (swoon!) Is it January yet?

YA books Made Into Movies

So I came up with this discussion idea after the ladies of Epic Reads discussed it on their weekly show called Tea Time this past Wednesday. I love, LOVE books as evidenced by me having a book blog and talking incessantly about books. I am also a major movie buff. There has been an influx of YA books being turned into movies over the past 5-10 years. Some of them have been amazing and some of them have sucked the big one.

I cannot mention YA books & movies without mentioning the 8 Harry Potter movies. Some of them were better than others and one of them I actually enjoyed more than the book (No I didn’t love all seven books the same)  There was another one where I adored the book but the movie adaptation of it was terrible. Which depressed the crap outta me.

Twilight, now I read the books once and now looking back, I am embarrassed that I read them. Totally cannot believe that I enjoyed them. However I went to go see Twilight when it came out in theaters and basically hated it. Kristen Stewart just cannot act to save her life. So I got New Moon on Netflix later on and could only make it through about 45 minutes before I had to turn it off. I have yet to see Eclipse or Part 1 & 2 of Breaking Dawn. The idea of a werewolf imprinting on a baby just… BARF!

Now The Hunger Games was a pretty decent movie adaptation. Yes there were changes that people had to accept. However it’s successor Catching Fire basically knocked it out of the park in terms of adapting the book to the movie. They had kept so many of the lines from the book and that thrilled me. The casting for Catching Fire was fantastic (RIP PSH) I even ended up loving Sam Claflin as Finnick though I was initially nervous about as he was my favorite male character in Catching Fire. Jena Malone was PERFECTION as Johanna Mason. They could not have cast that one better.

I have not read Vampire Academy but I saw the premiere for the film and I could not understand the hype. If the books are anything like the previews for the movie, I think I’ll pass. Yikes. It just looks totally cringe-worthy.

Now I am excited about Divergent even though I am still not 100% sold on Theo James as Four (Yes I know I’m crazy) I love that they were able to get some big names into the film (Kate Winslet & Ashley Judd) I really hope that the movie is as good as the previews made it look. I think I’ll be really upset if it ends up not being good.

Now onto the books that I would hate to see made into a movie. The Splintered series by A.G.Howard. I have absolutely adored the first two books but I would be terrified that the movies would be trash. They would have to get just the right director to do it (I would say Tim Burton but he’s already directed Alice in Wonderland and I don’t think he’d do this one.) The special effects would be dynamite, that much I am sure of. So movie people, if you are, by some miracle, reading this, please don’t make Splintered & Unhinged & Ensnared into movies.

My other YA movie don’t is The Program & The Treatment by Suzanne Young. Again, I absolutely LOVED this duology  but please movie people bypass this duology. I am absolutely terrified to think what would happen to this series if a director got their hands on it. First off, the books are long so lots would be cut which I would not be happy about. Secondly, I’d be worried about the casting of the key players (James, Sloane & Realm) among others. Amazing books that need to just stay books.

So what books would you hate to see be turned into movies?