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331 books · 433 voters · list created March 23rd, 2009 by silja (votes) .
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message 1: by Greyweather (new)

Greyweather I love Territory, but Emma Bull is already writing the sequel, Claim, so it is part of a series.

Graceling is also the first book in a series, with Fire and Bitterblue the next two books in the series.


message 2: by Alexandra (last edited Mar 23, 2009 05:52PM) (new)

Alexandra LOVE Half Magic, but it is part of a series. The other books are Knight's Castle, Magic By The Lake, The Time Garden.


message 3: by Adam (new)

Adam graceling has one companion, and another coming out soon.


message 4: by Reed (new)

Reed Fire and Bitterblue right?


message 5: by Reed (new)

Reed i dont see why its up here if there are 2 books after it even though it's a great book.


message 6: by Klehmenteen (new)

Klehmenteen There are a bunch of books on this list that are parts of a series. The Giver, for one...


message 7: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Klehmenteen wrote: "There are a bunch of books on this list that are parts of a series. The Giver, for one..."

Technically, the other books were companions to The Giver.


message 8: by Xenophon (last edited Dec 12, 2010 09:21PM) (new)

Xenophon Hendrix Should Anansi Boys be considered a sequel to American Gods? The books are just tangentially related and are much different in scope, but they do share at least one character.

On the other hand, the character that's shared is an African god, so one could argue that both novels are merely making use of the same religious figure.


message 9: by Shiloh (new)

Shiloh Xenophon wrote: "Should Anansi Boys be considered a sequel to American Gods? The books are just tangentially related and are much different in scope, but they do share at least one character.

On the other hand, t..."


I don't think sharing one character counts as a sequel as long as the plot is different.


message 10: by Klehmenteen (new)

Klehmenteen Sarah wrote: "Klehmenteen wrote: "There are a bunch of books on this list that are parts of a series. The Giver, for one..."

Technically, the other books were companions to The Giver."



Right. "Companion" novels. AKA sequels, prequels, concurrent books. They're series...


message 11: by Alessandra (new)

Alessandra Looks like these are all parts of series:
"The 13½ Lives of Captain Bluebear (Zamonia, #1)"
"The Sight (Sight, #1)"
"Princess Academy (Princess Academy, #1)"
"The City of Dreaming Books (Dreaming Books, #1) (Zamonia, #4)"
"The Adoration of Jenna Fox (Jenna Fox Chronicles, #1)"
"Tantalize (Tantalize, #1)"
"Eternal (Tantalize, #2)"
"Sorcery and Cecelia or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot (Cecelia and Kate, #1)"

Also "The New York Times - Special Edition - Saturday, July 4th, 2009
by The New York Times Company " does not belong here at all.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Yeah, I'll get those.


message 13: by Rosanna (new)

Rosanna Warbreaker and elantris are no longer standalones. Great books BTW


message 14: by Kaion (last edited Sep 15, 2015 03:26PM) (new)

Kaion Removed for being part of a series:
Anansi Boys
The House of the Scorpion
The Scar
A Light Into Darkness
Nearly Gone
The Candy Shop War
John Dies at the End
Sorcery & Cecelia: or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot (Cecelia and Kate, #1)
Resurrection Man (Resurrection Man, #1)
The Death of the Necromancer (Ile-Rien, #2)
The Compound (The Compound, #1)
Eternal (Tantalize, #2)
The Seer and the Sword (Healer and Seer, #1)
Tantalize (Tantalize, #1)
Peter pan
Galveston
Murkmere
The Privilege of the Sword
The Bird of the River


message 15: by toast & tea (new)

toast & tea Some of these are part of a series...


message 16: by Kevin (new)

Kevin Han wrote: "Some of these are part of a series..."

Yeah, but some of those series really aren't a continuing story.


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