September is For Sequels Book Giveaway Hop (Ends 9/9) WW

By Ruth on September 1, 2013 in blog hop, book, giveaway
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September SequelsWelcome to this fantastic giveaway hop hosted by Lisa Loves Literature and I Am A Reader, Not a Writer.  This book giveaway hop is a little different because it celebrates sequels.  This means that you don’t get to pick the first book in a series.  Nope–don’t even try it!  I have some Amish sequels I will be reading this month and next month, but I have to admit that the only sequel on my mind is the next book that follows Scarlet.  I love Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles, and I can hardly wait till the next book comes out!  I always love talking about her since she lives so near where I grew up–essentially down the street.

When it comes to sequels, I find that very often, they are better, but once in a while, they don’t live up to the hype.  No matter–one of my wonderful international readers will get to win a sequel the is $10 or less, and all you need to do is enter the rafflecopter below by 9 P.M. Pacific time on September 9.  You will also need to make sure that Book Depository, Fish Pond, and/or Amazon ship to you.  I also buy books on half.com if you live in the U.S.  That opens up more options when you can buy a used book.  After you enter my giveaway, be sure to hop on!
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73 Comments

  1. miki September 2, 2013 Reply

    i do have a lot of sequels on my wishlist some new like crown of midnight some older like book2 and 3 from the iron fae series^^ and so many others. i would be happy to win any.

    ( and on a side note i’m not forgetting you at all^^, teh work is in process)
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  2. Anita H. September 2, 2013 Reply

    I love sequels that feature small towns. It’s always super fun to go and “visit” them again, especially since there are wonderful secondary characters you get to meet that show up again in sequels. One of my favorite is Susan Mallery and her Fool’s Gold series.

  3. Christina K. September 2, 2013 Reply

    Definitely Shine by Jeri Ready!! Loved the first two – the characters were awesome and I loved the ghosts:))

    Thank you:)

  4. Ashfa September 2, 2013 Reply

    I’d love to get my hands on deception, it came out last month and I’m dying to read it.

  5. Fatma Shahin September 2, 2013 Reply

    I feel like sequels really make or break a trilogy/series. They’re the pivotal point in which you decide whether the second book of this series/trilogy lives up to your expectations or not. If not, then you might not even consider moving on to the next book if there is one. A lot of authors nowadays stretch out series so much that it doesn’t feel necessary that there be a sequel in the first place or a trilogy/series. That’s why sequels are a make or break kind of thing for me, they tend to be really disappointing sometimes but sometimes, they blow my mind!

  6. joe hawkshaw September 2, 2013 Reply

    I like the Hunger Games real cool.

  7. Merry September 2, 2013 Reply

    I want to read Mary Ellis book – A Little Bit of Charm

  8. Brittney September 2, 2013 Reply

    I really liked the “Close Kin” book of the “Hallow Kingdom” series, I wouldn’t mind getting my hands on an actual copy of it.
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  9. Lacey T September 2, 2013 Reply

    I just finished The Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson and it was a fantastic sequel!
    I’m so excited for Allegiant by Veronica Roth and Crash into You by Katie McGarry 🙂
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  10. Debbie W. September 2, 2013 Reply

    I really can’t wait to read The Fiery Heart! It will be amazing like all of Richelle Mead’s other books.

  11. Natalie September 2, 2013 Reply

    I think my favourite sequel is The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood. It’s the second book in a series and I’ve found a lot of second books are kind of meh. But this one was exceptionally written and more interesting than the first.

  12. Shannon M. September 2, 2013 Reply

    Sequel I’d like to read next is Unhinged by A.G. Howard (a tale that’s a spin off of the classic Alice & Wonderland!!!)

  13. Eva Millien September 2, 2013 Reply

    Thanks for sharing the hop and the giveaway. evamillien at gmail dot com

  14. Cali W. September 2, 2013 Reply

    Thanks for the giveaway! I really like the Infernal Devices series. <3

  15. Anne Consolacion September 2, 2013 Reply

    I love Insurgent! And I can’t wait for Allegiant. 🙂
    I like Mind Games too and am looking forward to Perfect Lies.

  16. Chenise J. September 2, 2013 Reply

    I absolutely loved Shadows, the sequel to Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick. It was just so tense and raw and actually had me afraid to continue reading. Definitely can’t wait for the final book to come out in the fall!

  17. Stephanie F. September 2, 2013 Reply

    Sequels I’m looking forward to reading are Ritual Magic by Eileen Wilks and Chimes at Midnight by Seanan McGuire. I love both of the series and can’t wait to read them both.

  18. Say September 2, 2013 Reply

    I have lots that I want.I read False Prince and enjoyed it.Definitely,I want its sequel.Also Also Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,cant wait for the next book.

  19. Anita Powers September 2, 2013 Reply

    Almost every book as a sequel now. I dont know if it is considered a sequel but I love Losing Hope which is Holder’s point of view from the book Hopeless. I love Point of Retreat 2 books in slammed series, I love Beautiful Bitch, sequel to Beautiful Bastard. Too many to list. Thanks

  20. Jaime Lester September 2, 2013 Reply

    Sequels… What can I say? I love sequels. I really do. I always say that I want more standalones, but then I read a great standalone and I am desperate for a sequel that won’t happen. So, yes, I love sequels. But I am always worried about the slump that happens sometimes! Still, most of the time, I am so happy to be immersed back into a world that I have already fell in love with!

  21. bn100 September 2, 2013 Reply

    like to read sequels

  22. JennH September 3, 2013 Reply

    I really want to read Crown of Midnight!

  23. Allie L September 3, 2013 Reply

    I’m dying to read rebel springs by morgan rhodes, sequel to Falling Kingdom 😀

  24. G K September 3, 2013 Reply

    I’m really enjoying the sequels to Vampire Academy.

  25. Kim-Anh September 3, 2013 Reply

    love sequels but sometimes when I’m really looking forward to a sequel and it takes about 2 years to be released, I don’t read at all because mainly I forgot what even happened in the first book. Really looking forward to Fire With Fire by Jenny Han!
    Thanks for the giveaway =)

  26. Kayla C September 3, 2013 Reply

    Catching Fire is my favorite book of THG series, so obviously I’m ridiculously excited for November! 😀

  27. Kelly Hashway September 3, 2013 Reply

    I love sequels because they mean you get to spend more time with characters you love.
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  28. Sophia Rose September 3, 2013 Reply

    I do enjoy a story arc or a character’s development that is big enough to need a series and not just one book. It is a 50/50 shot if the series lives up to a first book or better yet, if it just keeps getting better and better. My favorite series is Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series, but I’m a huge Patricia Briggs fan with several of her series, duos, etc.

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

  29. Jay @ Vailia's Page Turner September 3, 2013 Reply

    I love seeing character progression, as they mature, change, grow-up, learn, etc. A series seems to cover that better with more characters than a single book.
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  30. Ashley E September 3, 2013 Reply

    Personally, I love sequels. Anything to put me back in that world with my beloved characters!

  31. Dorothy Teel September 3, 2013 Reply

    I love if you read a great book and then the sequel comes out and it isgreat and it is fun to read a continuation of the original book and they can even carry it further with grandchildren etc. I like a good sequel.

  32. oriana September 3, 2013 Reply

    i like the lord of the rings a
    thanks for making this international

  33. Cricket September 3, 2013 Reply

    I like sequels that are a good continuation of the story not ones that just drag on never giving new information.
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  34. Holly Letson September 3, 2013 Reply

    As far as sequels go, many do not live up to Vol.1 of the series.

    I like when sequels do a nice continuation of a series, instead of falling flat on their faces.
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  35. Suz Reads September 4, 2013 Reply

    My favorite series was the Hunger Games! I would love to read Scarlet, Dark Triumph, and the Divergent series books! Thanks for this amazing giveaway – I would love to win!

  36. Pam September 4, 2013 Reply

    My favorite series is The League by Sherrilyn Kenyon. There are a ton of sequels that I’m looking forward to.

  37. Cynthia R September 4, 2013 Reply

    one of my favorite sequels is anne of avonlea from the anne of green gable series, the entire series is wonderful! thank you!

  38. Krista September 4, 2013 Reply

    I would love to read Gunmetal Magic by Ilona Andrews. It’s part of the Kate Daniels series.

    My favorite series is the Hollows by Kim Harrison. Thanks for the giveaway!

  39. Meghan Stith September 4, 2013 Reply

    I’d really like to read “Scarlet” by Marissa Meyer.

  40. Angie F. September 4, 2013 Reply

    I’m actually reading a sequel right now! It’s The Mephisto Mark by Trinity Faegen. It’s pretty good. 🙂
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  41. My favorite book of all time is a sequel! The third book in Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles, The Queen of the Damned. I actually read it first before reading the others years and years ago and since have read it three more times.

    Thanks for the giveaway!
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  42. Ada September 5, 2013 Reply

    I feel like sequels make me a part of their family. There’s nothing better than recurring characters that continue over long series. For me, the best sequels have to be by Jill Shalvis (Lucky Harbor & Animal Magnetism series), Gena Showalter (Lords of the Underworld) and Pamela Palmer (Feral Warriors)!

    Thanks for taking part in this hop!

  43. Chantelle September 5, 2013 Reply

    I loved Insurgent, almost as much as Divergent so I can’t wait until Allegiant comes out!
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  44. Ana Smith September 5, 2013 Reply

    I’m really looking forward to the sequel of Written in Red by Anne Bishop – Murder of Crows. WiR is one of the best books I’ve read in a long time and I neeeeed to read the sequel! Now!

  45. Lisa Loves Literature September 5, 2013 Reply

    Thanks so much for participating in my first co-hosted giveaway hop!
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  46. Stephanie H. September 5, 2013 Reply

    I read more series than I can count. Sequels give me the chance to re-visit a world that I have previously fallen in love with.

  47. Imel Cullen September 5, 2013 Reply

    My Favorite series for this year so far, Divergent Series and I can’t wait to Allegiant, really dying to read that

  48. Juliana Dias September 5, 2013 Reply

    I’m currently reading the second book in the Delirium series, Pandemonium. It’s a solid book, but not as good as Delirium :/
    Next month I’m planning to read Allegiant, cannot WAIT to finish the Divergent series, it’s dead good!

  49. Karin September 6, 2013 Reply

    the best sequal I ever read is from the divergent series!

  50. Ashtrie Karana Putrie September 6, 2013 Reply

    I love fantasy books, my first love to fantasy is Harry Potter books. Next I want to read and watch Game of Thrones. Late I know, but I don’t have a chance yet for an engaging read/watch.
    Thanks for the chance.
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  51. Aline Tobing September 6, 2013 Reply

    I can’t really tell the best sequel for me but the one which comes to mind is Insurgent, the sequel of Divergent. I’m looking forward for the final book, Allegiant 🙂

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  52. Dovile September 6, 2013 Reply

    The best sequels i’ve ever read were the Harry Potter books. I also loved The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N. K. Jemisin, so I can’t wait to read the two sequels in this trilogy.

  53. JanD September 6, 2013 Reply

    I’m looking forward to Dark Lycan, the latest installment to Christine Feehan’s Dark series.

  54. MonaG September 6, 2013 Reply

    I am looking forward to reading Freak by Jennifer Hillier. I read Creep last year and really enjoyed it. I won the sequel(Freak) in a giveaway but haven’t had a chance to read it yet.

    Also, I won Forbidden Sister by VC Andrews(love her books) so if I win a giveaway in this hop, I would choose the sequel, Roxy’s Story.

    Thanks 🙂

  55. Camille September 7, 2013 Reply

    What I’m excited to read next is Allegiant!

  56. Kristia September 7, 2013 Reply

    Actually I prefer reading books without sequels, I hate waiting.. But now everything is a series so I buy them and
    (TRYING TO) wait for the series to end to read them.
    Thank you for the giveaway 🙂

  57. Ashleigh Swerdfeger September 7, 2013 Reply

    I am interested in Crown of Midnight. It has had such great reviews! Or in Scarlett, which has a cool cover! It’s hard to choice 🙂 I haven’t read the first book though 🙂
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  58. BookLady September 7, 2013 Reply

    I love reading sequels because the author can provide greater depth in character development and world building. I am looking forward to Styxx from the Dark Hunter series by Sherrilyn Kenyon. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  59. Valerie Rhodes September 8, 2013 Reply

    I love sequels because well.. when Lord of the Rings came out I wasn’t sure from the first one..but towards the end I knew it would be big.. you become to love and endure the characters.. and to have something that can throw another mix into it like the Lord of the Rings did with the Hobbits.. its amazing.

  60. Erika R September 8, 2013 Reply

    I love sequels but still like to have a book once in awhile that I know won’t have a cliffhanger .. hanging me from a banister.. I like finality also. Thanks for the sweet giveaway hop fun.

  61. krsz September 8, 2013 Reply

    I love sequels because I can live trough a book longer than in a stand alone (and usually they’ve got more action)

  62. Stacy September 8, 2013 Reply

    I am so excited about the third book in the Divergent series, Allegiant. It is one of my favorite series, and I love how the series has developed. I usually wait until all of the books in a series are out so that I don’t have to wait between them, but Divergent was one of those books that I just had to read, and then I had to wait between each book.

  63. Janie McGaugh September 8, 2013 Reply

    Moning’s Shadowfever is the best sequel I’ve ever read. Currently, I’m looking forward to reading MacRieve, Magic Rises and Styxx.

  64. Erika September 8, 2013 Reply

    I’ve read some really great sequels this year. My favorites were Sweet Peril and Unravel Me. Great second books of a series. Thanks for the giveaway!

  65. Rebekah Gyger September 8, 2013 Reply

    I think that Cress can not come out soon enough!! It needs to be here already.

  66. Nikki Ooi September 9, 2013 Reply

    I can’t wait until next month when Allegiant comes out. I hope it’s an epic ending!

  67. Christine September 9, 2013 Reply

    Sequels always make me nervous and excited at the same time–excited to read more of the world, but nervous that the sequel won’t live up to my expectations and to the first book. But right now I’m just plain excited for The Dream Thieves, because I know Maggie Stiefvater won’t let me down 😀

  68. Helen September 9, 2013 Reply

    The best sequel I read was Eldest. I absolutely love it!

  69. Jolene A September 9, 2013 Reply

    I absolutely Loved Onyx by Jennifer Armentrout!!!

  70. Sherry S. September 9, 2013 Reply

    I love most sequels and my next one to read is Styxx by Sherrilyn Kenyon.

  71. Karen Arrowood September 9, 2013 Reply

    I think all three books in Julie Kenner’s Stark Trilogy were wonderful!

  72. Ariel September 9, 2013 Reply

    I’m looking forward to reading The Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson. The last book in the trilogy. I just got it todady so I can’t wait to read it!

  73. Donna D September 9, 2013 Reply

    I generally like sequels. I think I like sequels that use the same characters, places, etc., but are still stand-a-lones. These might be like the cozy mysteries – each book is a new story but with the same leading character(s). Other sequels might be, say a family, and each story centers on one of the group, while another book would feature a different lead. Then I guess there are the sequels which really just continue the story from where the last left off – even some of these might be stand-a-lones, but most I’d say need to be read in order, and without missing any so that the whole story is told and comes to a conclusion.
    I’ve read a couple in the ‘family’ type – two different ‘series’ in the Love Inspired line – that I’ve really liked.

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