Sequel Spring Challenge: The End

It’s all over! Sequel Spring is over. Spring is over too. #sad face It was a challenge hosted by Ren and Isa at Words in A Teacup (link to their home page is the text “Words In A Teacup under the image), where the aim was to read as many sequels as possible. This could include anything from the series as long as it wasn’t the first book. So prequels published later on and novellas also counted. Reviews were optional but could be linked into Ren and Isa’s Linky tool.

I kicked off the challenge here, and then ran updates here and here.

The sequels I was planning to read (strikethrough indicates that I read it):

(There are no Goodreads links as some of the blurbs for later books may spoil the first book/s for you if you haven’t read them yet.)

1. Alex Rider #3

2. Alex Rider #4

3. Alex Rider #5

4. Alex Rider #6

5. Alex Rider #7

6. Alex Rider #8

7. Alex Rider #9

8. Alex Rider #10

9. Mortal Instruments #5

10. Mortal Instruments #6

11. Gallagher Girls #2

12. Gallagher Girls #3

13. Gallagher Girls #4

14. Gallagher Girls #5

15. Gallagher Girls #6

16. Ruan #2

17. Confessions Of A… #2

18. Confessions of A … #3

19. 13 Treasures #2

20. 13 Treasures #3

21. Inheritance #3

22. Inheritance #4

23. Heist Society #3

24. Gallagher Girls #5.5 / Heist Society #2.5

 

Other sequels I read unplanned (I read all these):

1. Alex Rider: The Gadgets

2. Realms of the Elderlings #0.5

3. Agatha Raisin #2

4. Agatha Raisin #3

5. Agatha Raisin #4

6. Agatha Raisin #6

7. Skylar Hoyt #??

8. Gallagher Girls #6.5

9. Lunar Chronicles #0.5

10. Lunar Chronicles #0.6

11. Grisha #0.5

12. Grisha #1.5

13. W.A.R.P #2

14. Transparent #2

15. Bloodlines #0.5

16. Agatha Raisin # short story

17. Agatha Raisin # short story

Reviews Posted:

1. Gallagher Girls #5.5 / Heist Society #2.5 and Skylar Hoyt #??

2. W.A.R.P #2

Total Sequels Read: 38

Thank you for following my progress over the course of this challenge! I hope Ren and Isa do this again next year! Thanks for hosting it 🙂

 

Sequel Spring Challenge: Update Two

Sequel Spring is a challenge hosted by  Words in a Teacup . It runs from March 20th to June 20th and the aim of the game is to read as many sequels/prequels/any-book-but-the-first one as you can during that time. You can still sign up and you can add your sequel reviews to Ren and Isa’s linky tool.

As someone who has A LOT of series’ on the go, I wanted to do this challenge to get some series’ finished. I planned on reading 24 books from 8 different series’.

As you can see in Update One I had read 15 out of my intended 24 and one bonus book.

Since then, I have read a further six of my intended books. These were: Mortal Instruments 5, Alex Rider 9 and 10, Gallagher Girls 6, and Confessions of A… 2 and 3. I also managed to fit in three more bonus books: Alex Rider The Gadgets, Throwing Stones, and Agatha Raisin and the Vicious Vet.

Current Sequel Total: 21 out of 24 intended, plus 4 bonus books.

Books I intend to finish by the end of the challenge:

Inheritance Cycle 3 and 4

Mortal Instruments 6

There may be a couple more bonus books thrown in as well 🙂

Sequel Spring Challenge: Update One

Sequel Spring is a challenge hosted by  Words in a Teacup . It runs from March 20th to June 20th and the aim of the game is to read as many sequels/prequels/any-book-but-the-first one as you can during that time. You can still sign up and you can add your sequel reviews to Ren and Isa’s linky tool.

As someone who has A LOT of series’ on the go, I wanted to do this challenge to get some series’ finished. I planned on reading 24 books from 8 different series’.

Here’s what I’ve read so far:

Series 1: The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare.  I was up to book five when I started the challenge, so I have book five and book six to read before June 20th. I have made absolutely no progress on this one so far, but City of Lost Souls is going to be my next read. I think. (You never know with me; I’ll probably end up reading something else. Hey, I’m a not-in-the-mood-for-this-today-but-I-am-in-the-mood-for-THIS kind of reader. )

Series 2: Alex Rider by Anthony Horowitz. I’d only read the first two beforehand, and have now read books 3 to 8.

Series 3: Gallagher Girls by Ally Carter. I had all bar the first one to read here. I now just have the last one to read. I’ve also read the Gallagher Girls/Heist Society crossover (which I shall be reviewing soon).

Series 4: Heist Society by Ally Carter: I just had the most recently released book left to read of this series, which I finished yesterday. 🙂

Series 5: Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini. Yes, I know, kick me, I haven’t finished this one yet. I have the last two to read. No progress on this for Sequel Spring so far.

Series 6: Ruan by Zoe Marriott. I couldn’t actually get hold of the first one, so I started with the second. That appears to be all there is currently available, but let me tell you now, Frostfire is AMAZING, and you don’t need to have read the first one. I’m fairly sure it’s just set in the same world. I think the books follow different characters in the same world. I don’t think it’s a series in that it’s one storyline over numerous books. A bit like Discworld in that, I guess.

Series 7: Confessions of A…. by Dyan Sheldon. No it’s not my usual thing, but I enjoyed the film for cheese and nostalgic reasons, so checked out the first book and then discovered it was a trilogy. I haven’t read the last two yet though.

Series 8: 13 Treasures by Michelle Harrison. I read all three of these since Sequel Spring started, but the first one doesn’t count. There is a fourth one out soon, but I am apprehensive about this. I worry it will ruin the initial trilogy and become yet another author trying to force a series to go on forever. The trilogy is amazing! The second and third books are miles better than the first one though.

Bonus Sequels: Oh yes, I even managed a bonus book already! The Wilful Princess and the Piebald Prince by Robin Hobb. Kick me again, I have read and loved fantasy since I was a child and not once picked up a Robin Hobb book.

Book Count so Far: 15/24 plus 1 bonus book

 

Sequel Spring Challenge 2014

This Spring I am participating in the Sequel Spring Challenge hosted by Ren and Isa at Words In A Teacup .

The aim is to read as many sequels as possible between the 20th March and the 20th June. Sequels in this context meaning any book that isn’t the first one, so for example, I could read books 2 – 7 of the Harry Potter series, and that would amount to 6 sequels.

For my challenge, I am aiming at 24 books – one for every year of my life (I’m 24 in May).

  1. The rest of the six-part Gallagher Girls series by Ally Carter (I have only read the first one, so this will count for FIVE books).
  2. The latest in the Heist Society series, also by Ally Carter. (ONE book).
  3. The third and fourth in the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini. (TWO books).
  4. The 2nd/3rd in the Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen series by Dyan Sheldon. (TWO books).
  5. The last two in the Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare (providing I can get my hands on the last one. It’s out in May and I have to rely on the library). (TWO books).
  6. The last eight in the Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz. (EIGHT books).
  7. The second and third in the Thirteen Treasures series by Michelle Harrison.  (TWO books).
  8. The free crossover (Heist Society and Gallagher Girls) novel  by Ally Carter. (ONE book).
  9. The second in the Daughter of the Flames series by Zoe Marriott. (ONE book).
I will post updates on April 20th and May 20th, and a final round-up post on June 20th. (These may end up being slightly off the date as I’m hoping to move soon.)