There are some cliff-hangers just itching to be resolved this year! Here are some of the 2014 sequels and series finales for books that I’ve blogged the past couple of years.
Hollow City by Ransom Riggs — released January 2014
The long, long, long awaited sequel to Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children has finally arrived! I just started it, and a quick piece of advice–make sure you either remember Miss Peregrine really well or you reread it before you start Hollow City. The sequel picks up exactly where book one left off and it doesn’t give you many reminders. I know those cheesy shoe-horned in summaries used to drive me nuts when I was a kid (“The main character thought back on his previous year, which had included so many important plot points, such as. . . . “), but now that I don’t have time to reread an entire series every time a new book comes out I’m kind of lost without them. Just one of the many downsides of adulthood.
The Boy in the Smoke by Maureen Johnson — February 24, 2014
What we really want is a sequel to The Madness Underneath because of the cliff-hanger-of-shock-and-weeping. But instead she’s giving us a novella prequel to tide us over. At least we’ll get to hear about Stephen’s childhood. Not that it will be so much comforting as increase our anxiety and anticipation for . . .
The Shadow Cabinet by Maureen Johnson — September 16, 2014
Ok, Maureen. Make with the resolution already.
File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents by Lemony Snicket — April 1, 2014
Speaking of prequels and teasers, 13 short mystery stories starring detective Lemony Snicket will be coming out this April. But what we are really waiting for is . .
Shouldn’t You Be in School? by Lemony Snicket–September 30, 2014
Book three in the All the Wrong Questions series.
Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan — October 7, 2014
Percy Jackson’s final installment (take two) will be released this fall and answer all of our burning questions. Will Gaea’s evil plan succeed and the mortal world perish!? Ok, we can probably guess the answer to that one. But is he going to kill off one of the demigods? I don’t know about you guys, but that prophecy has me kind of antsy… Any guesses about who might break their oath with a final breath?