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2016 YA Book Sequels We’re Waiting On

With time being a valuable resource, I have vowed to only read the 2016 YA book sequels that really matter to me.

Listed below are the top books I’m looking forward to (that haven’t already been released)!

2016 YA Book Sequels We’re Waiting On

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You can view the full 2016 YA Sequels list on Goodreads HERE.

Court of Mist and Fury

court of mist and fury sarah j maas 2016 ya book sequelsWho: by Sarah J. Maas

When: May 3, 2016

What: Court of Fist and Fury #2. Feyre will spend some quality time with Rhysand, and my heart my burst from swoons. “Feyre survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring Court–but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can’t forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people.

Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms–and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future–and the future of a world cleaved in two.”

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The Winner’s Kiss

2016 ya book sequels the winner's kiss marie rutkoskiWho: by Marie Rutkoski

When: March 29, 2016

What: The Winner’s Kiss #3 – FINAL BOOK. This has been a stand out series – fantasy, political, romantic. “War has begun. Arin is in the thick of it with untrustworthy new allies and the empire as his enemy. Though he has convinced himself that he no longer loves Kestrel, Arin hasn’t forgotten her, or how she became exactly the kind of person he has always despised. She cared more for the empire than she did for the lives of innocent people—and certainly more than she did for him.

At least, that’s what he thinks.

In the frozen north, Kestrel is a prisoner in a brutal work camp. As she searches desperately for a way to escape, she wishes Arin could know what she sacrificed for him. She wishes she could make the empire pay for what they’ve done to her.

But no one gets what they want just by wishing.

As the war intensifies, both Kestrel and Arin discover that the world is changing. The East is pitted against the West, and they are caught in between. With so much to lose, can anybody really win?”

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Crooked Kingdom

2016 ya book sequels crooked kingdom leigh bardugoWho: by Leigh Bardugo

When: September 22, 2016

What: Six of Crows #2. This book completely captivated me, and I couldn’t be more excited for a follow-up story. “Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn’t think they’d survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they’re right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and left crippled by the kidnapping of a valuable team member, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz’s cunning and test the team’s fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city’s dark and twisting streets―a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of magic in the Grisha world.”

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The Rose and the Dagger

2016 ya book sequels the rose and the dagger renee ahdiehWho: by Renee Ahdieh

When: May 3, 2016

What: The Rose and the Dagger #2. So many have been captivated by this wide-sweeping retelling. “I am surrounded on all sides by a desert. A guest, in a prison of sand and sun. My family is here. And I do not know whom I can trust.

In a land on the brink of war, Shahrzad has been torn from the love of her husband Khalid, the Caliph of Khorasan. She once believed him a monster, but his secrets revealed a man tormented by guilt and a powerful curse—one that might keep them apart forever. Reunited with her family, who have taken refuge with enemies of Khalid, and Tariq, her childhood sweetheart, she should be happy. But Tariq now commands forces set on destroying Khalid’s empire. Shahrzad is almost a prisoner caught between loyalties to people she loves. But she refuses to be a pawn and devises a plan.

While her father, Jahandar, continues to play with magical forces he doesn’t yet understand, Shahrzad tries to uncover powers that may lie dormant within her. With the help of a tattered old carpet and a tempestuous but sage young man, Shahrzad will attempt to break the curse and reunite with her one true love.”

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The Raven King

2016 ya book sequels the raven king maggie stiefvaterWho: by Maggie Steifvater

When: April 26, 2016

What: The Raven Cycle #4 – FINAL BOOK. Are you ready for this?! I’m so worried about my heart! “All her life, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love’s death. She doesn’t believe in true love and never thought this would be a problem, but as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.”

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(Untitled) Throne of Glass #5

2016 ya book sequels throne of glass #5 sarah j maasWho: by Sarah J Maas

When: September 6, 2016

What: 5th out of 6 Throne of Glass novel. FULL CONFESSION: I haven’t finished book 4 yet, gah!! It was very long, and I got distracted by other books. I better get moving…”The long path to the throne has only just begun for Aelin Galathynius. Loyalties have been broken and bought, friends have been lost and gained, and those who possess magic find themselves at odds with those don’t.

As the kingdoms of Erilea fracture around her, enemies must become allies if Aelin is to keep those she loves from falling to the dark forces poised to claim her world. With war looming on all horizons, the only chance for salvation lies in a desperate quest that may mark the end of everything Aelin holds dear.

Aelin’s journey from assassin to queen has entranced millions across the globe, and this fifth installment will leave fans breathless. Will Aelin succeed in keeping her world from splintering, or will it all come crashing down?”

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A Torch Against the Night

2016 ya book sequels a torch against the night sabaa tahirWho: by Sabaa Tahir

When: August 30, 2016

What: This was one of those epic series that swept people away. Book 2 looks to be just as epic! “A Torch Against the Night takes readers into the heart of the Empire as Laia and Elias fight their way north to liberate Laia’s brother from the horrors of Kauf Prison. Hunted by Empire soldiers, manipulated by the Commandant, and haunted by their pasts, Laia and Elias must outfox their enemies and confront the treacherousness of their own hearts.

In the city of Serra, Helene Aquilla finds herself bound to the will of the Empire’s twisted new leader, Marcus. When her loyalty is questioned, Helene finds herself taking on a mission to prove herself—a mission that might destroy her, instead.”

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The Mirror King

2016 ya book sequels the mirror king jodi meadowsWho: by Jodi Meadows

When: April 5, 2016

What: The Mirror King #2 – FINAL BOOK. This is a rarity in YA: this is a duology! Jodi Meadows knows what’s up, and I trust her completely. “Wilhelmina has a hundred enemies.

HER FRIENDS HAVE TURNED. After her identity is revealed during the Inundation, Princess Wilhelmina is kept prisoner by the Indigo Kingdom, with the Ospreys lost somewhere in the devastated city. When the Ospreys’ leader emerges at the worst possible moment, leaving Wil’s biggest ally on his deathbed, she must become Black Knife to set things right.

HER MAGIC IS UNCONTROLLABLE. Wil’s power is to animate, not to give true life, but in the wraithland she commanded a cloud of wraith mist to save herself, and later ordered it solid. Now there is a living boy made of wraith—destructive and deadly, and willing to do anything for her.

HER HEART IS TORN. Though she’s ready for her crown, declaring herself queen means war. Caught between what she wants and what is right, Wilhelmina realizes the throne might not even matter. Everyone thought the wraith was years off, but already it’s destroying Indigo Kingdom villages. If she can’t protect both kingdoms, soon there won’t be a land to rule.”

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Like A River Glorious

2016 ya book sequels like a river glorious rae carsonWho: by Rae Carson

When: September 27, 2016

What: The Gold Seer Trilogy #2. I really loved Walk On Earth a Stranger and can’t wait for more magic and gold scrying. “After a harrowing journey across the country, Leah Westfall and her friends have finally arrived in California and are ready to make their fortunes in the Gold Rush. Lee has a special advantage over the other new arrivals in California—she has the ability to sense gold, a secret known only by her handsome best friend Jefferson and her murdering uncle Hiram.

Lee and her friends have the chance to be the most prosperous settlers in California, but Hiram hasn’t given up trying to control Lee and her power. Sabotage and kidnapping are the least of what he’ll do to make sure Lee is his own. His mine is the deepest and darkest in the territory, and there Lee learns the full extent of her magical gift, the worst of her uncle, and the true strength of her friendships. To save everyone, she vows to destroy her uncle and the empire he is building—even at the cost of her own freedom.”

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2016 ya book sequels gemina amie kaufman jay kristoffWho: by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff

When: October 18, 2016

What: The Illuminae Files #2. I fell in love with Illuminae last year! I am already liking how this book has new characters and a new feel.

“Moving to a space station at the edge of the galaxy was always going to be the death of Hanna’s social life. Nobody said it might actually get her killed.

Hanna Donnelly is the station captain’s pampered daughter; Nik Malikov the reluctant member of a notorious crime family. But while the pair are struggling with the realities of life aboard the galaxy’s most boring space station, little do they know that Kady Grant and the Hypatia are headed right toward Heimdall, carrying news of the Kerenza invasion.

When an elite BeiTech strike team invades the station, Hanna and Nik are thrown together to defend their home. But alien predators are picking off the station residents one by one, and a malfunction in the station’s wormhole means the space-time continuum might be ripped in two before dinner. Soon Hanna and Nik aren’t just fighting for their own surivival; the fate of everyone on the Hypatia—and possibly the known universe—is in their hands.

But relax. They’ve totally got this. They hope.”

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What YA book sequels are you dying to read?!

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I'm a hardcore lover of young adult fiction and have been reviewing books since 2011. Other interests include Downton Abbey, heat lightning storms, Harry Potter land and (begrudingly) one orange tabby.