2) Kathy Reichs's Temperance Brennan Series. 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) Dan Wells's John Cleaver Series. 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) Lauren Kate's Fallen Series. 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) Carrie Ryan's The Forest of Hands and Teeth Trilogy. 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) Cinda Williams Chima's Seven Realms. 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) Kathy and Brendan Reichs's Virals Series. 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) Jackie Morse Kessler's Riders of the Apocalypse. 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) Gayle Forman's If I Stay Duology. 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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