Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly blog meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.
This week’s topic was supposed to be about standalone books that need a sequel, which got me thinking about series that should’ve been longer, which brought me to this twist on the theme: bookish worlds I need more time in!
1. Whimsy & the Fair Folk lands — An Enchantment of Ravens
I was 100% NOT READY for AEOR to end, and I’d still kill for more books set in the village of Whimsy and its surrounding atmospheric-as-hell Fair Folk lands.
2. Karthia — Reign of the Fallen series
We got two whole books in Karthia, but let’s be real, that wasn’t nearly enough. There’s just so much left that I feel like warrants exploring, and I know Sarah must have a million more characters in her head that I need to meet!
3. The Four Londons — Shades of Magic series
What’s not to love about the four Londons? Whether it’s Dull London, Kell London, Creepy London, or Dead London, I’m endlessly fascinated by and/or in love with and/or terrified of all of them. (Luckily, we do get to revisit this world in the future!)
4. Erilea — Throne of Glass series
If you wondered why I still haven’t finished reading Kingdom of Ash… well, this is why. I’m just still not ready to say goodbye.
5. Akielos & Vere — Captive Prince series
What I wouldn’t give for another full trilogy set in Akielos and Vere! I don’t even need a plot, really; several hundred pages of fluffy filler material and banter would be plenty…
6. Henrietta — The Raven Cycle
This is another one that’s probably borderline cheating, since we do get to spend more time in Henrietta, and very soon (y’all best believe I’ve got that doodled & signed copy pre-ordered!) — but I can’t help it, I had to include it. I miss my babies. 😭
7. SPAAAAACE — The Illuminae Files
(It seemed like it would take up too much room to name all of the settings.) Seriously, though, I miss Kady and Ez and Nik and Ella SO. FREAKING. MUCH.
8. Hogwarts — Harry Potter series
I know I’m not alone when I say how badly I would love to have had more time in Hogwarts, but not through licensed fanfiction (*cough*) or anything else weird. I just wasn’t ready for the original books to end!
9. Midas — To Kill a Kingdom
Technically, I’d rather spend more time in the oceanic settings of TKAK, but Midas was the only setting’s name I could remember and I was too lazy to go grab my book off the shelf. 😂 But either way, this is one standalone I definitely have been craving a sequel to!
10. Camp Half-Blood — Percy Jackson and the Olympians
This last one might sound silly, because I’ve only just finished PJO, and obviously, I have more series ahead of me by Uncle Rick (and even with some of the same characters!), but… it didn’t stop me from actually shedding a tear at the end of The Last Olympian because I was so sad to see that specific series come to a close!