We’ve all been there- you’ve finished a book and are totally invested in the story…and subsequent sequels. But, time slips by, you check back and you still have to wait months or *gasp* YEARS until the next book. All hope feels lost.
BUT – don’t despair. There are 7 young adult books that are finally being published this year after long, long LONG last!
P.S. For a compilation of all YA sequels of 2015, check out my Goodreads list HERE!
Fangirl in the Know
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7 YA Sequels We’ve Waited Years For
Author: David Levithan
Series: Every Day #2
When It’s Coming Out: August 25, 2015
How Long It’s Been: 3 years
Why We’re Excited: I was struck by the unpredictable and exciting life of A. The book ended on a bit of a cliffhanger so I think a lot of fans just thought that was it – a closed but up-in-air ending. According to the description, “The new book is told from the perspective of A’s love interest, Rhiannon.” WOW SO INFORMATIVE. We’ll just have to find out for ourselves in August.
Author: Rachel Hartman
Series: Seraphina #2
When It’s Coming Out: March 10, 2015
How Long It’s Been: 2 years, 8 months
Why We’re Excited: I adored Seraphina! I was struck by its high fantasy dynamic and grumpy heroine. I have been waiting SO LONG for this sequel. It seems like the action is about to take off as well.
“When war breaks out between the dragons and humans, she must travel the lands to find those like herself—for she has an inexplicable connection to all of them, and together they will be able to fight the dragons in powerful, magical ways.”
Author: Marissa Meyer
Series: The Lunar Chronicles #4
When It’s Coming Out: November 10th, 2015
How Long It’s Been: 1 year, 9 months
Why We’re Excited: Anything longer than 1 year is too long for this highly-anticipated FINAL book in the Lunar Chronicles series. I think I am most excited for this Snow White retelling and perspective. I have no doubts this book is going to be epic and amazing and incredible. I’m not excited at all…
Author: Lauren DeStefano
Series: The Internment Chronicles #2
When It’s Coming Out: March 10, 2015
How Long It’s Been: 1 year, 5 months
Why We’re Excited: DeStefano is a beautiful writer, and The Perfect Ruin really showed off her skills. This book also marks a big event in the series, where a huge thing is finally going to be explained and shown. It’ll take the series in a whole new direction, and I’m ready!
The Vanishing Throne
Author: Elizabeth May
Series: The Falconer #2
When It’s Coming Out: September 17, 2015
How Long It’s Been: 2 years
Why We’re Excited: YOU GUYS! I have talked endlessly about my love for The Falconer! It is an incredible fantasy with a really unique setting – 1800s Scotland. With the Fey. So yeah, I cannot wait to get my greedy hands on The Vanishing Throne!
Emeralds and Ashes
Author: Laila Rasheed
Series: At Somerton #3
When It’s Coming Out: January 6, 2015
How Long It’s Been: 1 year, 1 month
Why We’re Excited: If you love Downton Abbey, this is basically the YA version. The first two books are pure crack, and I’ll finally have the conclusion to all the upstairs and downstairs drama!! I cannot get enough.
Lair of Dreams
Author: Libba Bray
Series: The Diviners #2
When It’s Coming Out: July 7, 2015
How Long It’s Been: 2 years, 10 months
Why We’re Excited: Ok, so, full disclosure. I still haven’t finished The Diviners BUT I blame the person who I lent it to mid-way through (I needed a break from the creepiness) and who moved and took my book with them. RUDE, right? But, I’ll get another copy and finish it before the second book. I probably needed a refresher anyway….
What YA sequels have you been waiting on months or years?