2) The Temperance Brennan Series by Kathy Reichs. This is an adult mystery/thriller series, which is the genre I've been dipping my toe into adult literature with, primarily. (You can thank Stephen King and J.K. Rowling for that.) Kathy Reichs is a pretty good author, and I liked the first book (though, obviously, there's lots of violent content), so I'm planning on continuing with the second.
4) The John Cleaver Series by Dan Wells. Dan Wells is undoubtedly a great YA author, and the first book of this fantasy thriller series threw me for a loop, but the good kind. It was extremely unusual but also really smart, so I'm definitely up for the second one.
5) The Fallen Series by Lauren Kate. I didn't hate the first book of this YA paranormal, and I've been trying to get more familiar with the paranormal genre, particularly because of my Merciful trilogy, so I might as well go on to book two.
6) The Forest of Hands and Teeth Trilogy by Carrie Ryan. I wasn't going to continue this YA post-apocalyptic series, just because I'm not a big zombie fan, but one of my roommates a couple semesters ago encouraged me to, so I'm willing to give the second a go. I remember the first book as being well-written, in any case.
7) The Seven Realms Series by Cinda Williams Chima. When I discovered last year that there was a big, highly loved YA fantasy series (and author) I'd somehow never heard of, I went and jumped right in. The first book was definitely a good one, so I'm ready for the second. I also intend to try Chima's other series.
8) The Virals Series by Kathy Reichs and Brendan Reichs. I really liked the concept of the first book of the Reichs's YA sci-fi thriller series, so I've put the second book on my to-read list as well. I don't know how I missed this series when it first began. I think I confused it with another book I'd read or something along those lines.
9) The Riders of the Apocalypse Series by Jackie Morse Kessler. I loved the idea of this series, but I didn't continue after reading the first book, a good while ago, because it struck me as being written a bit young. But Disability in Kid Lit recommended it for its mental illness representation, so I figure I'll go ahead and read the second.
10) The If I Stay Duology by Gayle Forman. I liked the first book, like many YA readers, and I also really enjoyed the movie last year, so I figured why not read the sequel? It's waiting now on my miles-long TBR list.
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