Reader Ravings: 2016 Cliffhangers — Dying for the Sequel

The definition of ‘cliffhanger’ according to The New Oxford American Dictionary:

cliffhanger |ˈklifˌhaNGər|

noun
an ending to an episode of a serial drama that leaves the audience in suspense.
• a story or event with a strong element of suspense: the game was a cliffhanger right up to the final buzzer.

DERIVATIVES
cliffhanging |-ˌhaNGiNG|adjective

My definition of ‘cliffhanger’ from a bookworm’s perspective:

cliffhanger |ˈklifˌhaNGər|

noun
(of a book in a series) a suspenseful, sometimes abrupt ending
• a story device used to generate excitement for the book’s release
• a story device used to provoke questions about the upcoming sequel’s events

DERIVATIVES
cliffhanging |-ˌhaNGiNG|adjective

Here are some sequels whose release I can’t wait for after those cliffhangers:

1. Ten Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia Gray
Waiting On: A Million Worlds With You by Claudia Gray
Ten Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia GrayA Million Worlds With You by Claudia Gray

2. The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey
Waiting On: The Last Star by Rick Yancey
www.amazon.comwww.amazon.com

3. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
Waiting On: A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir
nerdist.comA Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir

4. Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
Waiting On: Untitled (Truthwitch #2) by Susan Dennard
www.amazon.com

5. Firewalker by Josephine Angelini
Waiting On: Witch’s Pyre by Josephine Angelini
Firewalker by Josephine AngeliniWitch's Pyre by Josephine Angelini

6. The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson
Waiting On: The Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson
www.amazon.comThe Heart of Betrayal by Mary E. Pearson

7. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
Waiting On: Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
adweek.comCrooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

 

8. The Rose Society by Marie Lu
Waiting On: The Midnight Star by Marie Lu
kernelscorner.comThe Midnight Star by Marie Lu

Honorable Mentions — Cliffhanger sequels that I’ve survived waiting for:

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
Waited For: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
thebooksmugglers.comfictionalbooksblog.blogspot.com

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
Waited For: Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas
apageofheaven.wordpress.comreinodemismediasverdades.blogspot.com

A World Without Princes by Soman Chainani
The Last Ever After by Soman Chainani
emertainmentmonthly.comgoodreads.com

City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
Waited For: City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
shadowhunters.wikia.comCity of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare

The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan
Waited For: The House of Hades by Rick Riordan
The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordankernelscorner.com

The Hollow City by Ransom Riggs
Waited For: Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs
compare.buyhatke.comkernelscorner.com

The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Waited For: The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
mmriley.com2bayleeblair.wordpress.com

What book sequels are you eagerly anticipating after a particularly evil cliffhanger? What sequels have you patiently waited for after a cliffhanger? Feel free to leave your thoughts in a comment or a link to your post about cliffhanger sequels you are waiting for 🙂

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