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Series We Need To Say Goodbye To (March Duology Edition)

Hello Fellow Readers,

I hope you are having a lovely weekend.

I am not going to lie, keeping up with my blog/readings and work is getting tougher. I am considering to apply some changes to this blog, just so I can continue to upload new contents and at the same time maintain my sanity. I will keep you posted.

Anyway, there are many sequels coming out this month, I am planning to dedicate the whole April to catch up with book series.

It’s a lot this month, no pressure. I’ll see you at the end of it!

The Queen’s Secret (The Queen’s Secret #2) – Melissa de la Cruz

Lilac’s birthright makes her the Queen of Renovia, and a forced marriage made her the Queen of Stavin. But being a ruler does not mean making the rules. For Lilac, taking the throne means giving up the opportunity to be with love of her life, the kingdom’s assassin, Caledon Holt.

Worse, Cal is forced to leave the castle when a horrific set of magical attacks threatens Lilac’s sovereignty. Now Cal and Lilac will have to battle dark forces separately, even though being together is the only thing that’s ever saved them.

In the riveting conclusion to Melissa De La Cruz’s fantasy duet, love and magic are at war, and victory rests on a knife’s edge.

The Queen’s Secret is the sequel of the fantasy novel by Melissa de la Cruz, The Queen’s Assassin. To be honest, I read the first book and it was a bit of a let down for me, but if you like fantasy stories about secret identities, I strongly recommend this one. The Queen’s Secret is out on 2 March.

Phoenix Flame (Havenfall #2) – Sara Holland

Maddie thought her problems were over. She saved the Inn at Havenfall—a sanctuary between magical worlds—from the evil Silver Prince. Her uncle the Innkeeper is recovering from a mysterious spell that left him not quite human. And there are still a few weeks of summer left to spend with her more-than-friend Brekken.
But there’s more work to be done to protect the Inn—Maddie must put an end to the black-market trading of magical objects and open the Inn’s doors to the once feared land of shapeshifters.

As she tries to accomplish both seemingly impossible tasks, Maddie uncovers secrets that could change everything. What if saving everyone means destroying the only home she’s known?

As much as I didn’t like the first book, Havenfall, I will never stop praising the imagination and spectacular world building of Sara Holland. If you loved her first duology, Evermore, you can’t miss her new duology. Phoenix Flame is out on 2 March.

Ravage The Dark (Scavenge The Stars #2) – Tara Sim

For seven long years, while she was imprisoned on a debtor’s ship, Amaya Chandra had one plan: to survive. But now, survival is not enough. She has people counting on her; counting on her for protection, for leadership, for vengeance. And after escaping Moray by the skin of her teeth, she’s determined to track down the man who betrayed her and her friends: Boon.

Cayo Mercado has lost everything: his money, his father, his reputation. Everything except his beloved sister. But he’s well on his way to losing her, too, with no way to afford the treatment for her deadly illness. In a foreign empire also being consumed by ash fever, Cayo has no choice but to join Amaya in uncovering the mystery of the counterfeit currency, the fever, and how his father was involved in their creation. But Cayo still hasn’t forgiven Amaya for her earlier deception, and their complicated feelings for each other are getting harder and harder to ignore.

This one is also a pass for me. I know that this duology has lots of fans out there, but unfortunately this retelling of The Count of Montecristo didn’t work for me (neither did the original!). The second book of Tara Sim‘s duology Scavenge the Stars is out on 9 March.

Anna K: Away (Anna K #2) – Jenny Lee

How the mighty have fallen. Anna K, once the golden girl of Greenwich, CT, and New York City, has been brought low by a scandalous sex tape and the tragic death of her first love, Alexia Vronsky. At the beginning of the summer, her father takes her to the other side of the world, to connect with his family in South Korea and hide her away. Is Anna in exile? Or could this be her chance to figure out who she really is?

Back in the U.S., Lolly has forgiven Steven for cheating on her, and their relationship feels stronger than ever. But when Lolly meets a boy at her beloved theater camp, she has to ask herself how well Steven will ever really know her. Meanwhile, in Manhattan, everything between Kimmie and her new boyfriend, Dustin, is easy—except when it comes to finally having sex. And Bea escapes to LA, running away from her grief at her beloved cousin’s death, until a beautiful stranger steals her heart. Is Bea ready to finally forgive Anna, and let herself truly fall in love for the very first time?

Set over the course of one unforgettable summer, Jenny Lee’s Anna K Away is full of the risk, joy, heartbreak, and adventure that mark the three months between the end of one school year and the beginning of the next. 

The first book, Anna K, is based on Leo Tolstoy’s story Anna Karenina, and it’s a duology about heartbreak and falling in love. If you like romance, you can’t miss the sequel, Anna K: Away, which is out on 3 March.

City of Spells (Into the Crooked Place #2) – Alexandra Christo

After the loss of Wesley and the horrifying reveal that Zekia is helping the Kingpin of her own free will, Tavia, Saxony, and Karam flee to Saxony’s home to rebuild their rebellion. Meanwhile, trapped in the Kingpin’s darkness, Wesley must fight against the deadly magic that invades his mind and find a way back to his friends before it’s too late.

As the Kingpin’s dark magic spreads and his army conquers Creije, these four unlikely friends have to decide just how far they’ll go―and how much they are willing to sacrifice―to win.

City of Spells is the sequel of Alexandra Christo’s first YA duology. Into the Crooked Place is a gritty fantasy about war and magic and unlikely allies. This is out on 9 March.

A Queen of Gilded Horns (A River of Royal Blood #2) – Amanda Joy

Now on the run, Eva is desperate for answers about her transformation and her true heritage. Along with Aketo, a small contingent of guards, and the sister she could not kill, Eva flees Ternain in hopes of finding friends and allies to the north–not to mention Baccha–to help her decide what to do next. Princess Isa is a difficult, unremorseful captive, and Eva knows better than to trust her sister, but she wants to. Despite their history, Eva is convinced that to survive the growing unrest in the queendom, she and her sister must make peace. Since the Entwining ceremony, Eva’s and Isa’s lives have been bonded, and each can only die by the other’s hand. This perhaps provides an opening for a truce and a more hopeful future for both the sisters and the queendom, if only Isa would see reason and give up the battle for the throne.

With the two princesses on the run, the Queendom of Myre is on the brink of a revolution. And without Baccha to guide and train her magick, Eva must find a way not only to survive her own metamorphosis, but to unite all the people of Myre, including her sister, by finally taking the Ivory Throne.

I personally loved the first book of this duology, A River of Royal Blood, and I can’t wait to see what Eva and her sister Isa will have to do to save their reign. The sequel, A Queen of Gilded Horns, is out on 16 March.

Namesake (Fable #2) – Adrienne Young

Trader. Fighter. Survivor.

With the Marigold ship free of her father, Fable and its crew were set to start over. That freedom is short-lived when she becomes a pawn in a notorious thug’s scheme. In order to get to her intended destination she must help him to secure a partnership with Holland, a powerful gem trader who is more than she seems.

As Fable descends deeper into a world of betrayal and deception she learns that her mother was keeping secrets, and those secrets are now putting the people Fable cares about in danger. If Fable is going to save them then she must risk everything, including the boy she loves and the home she has finally found.

For some reason, I kind of feel like we all already read the sequel of Fable. If you haven’t, well, it’s officially out on 16 March. If you are curious to hear more about this emotional pirate story, you can also check my review for both books: Fable & Namesake.

Bone Crier’s Dawn (Bone Grace #2) – Kathryn Purdie

Love is a matter of life and death.

Bone Criers have been ferrying the dead into the afterlife for centuries, a dangerous duty only possible with the powers they gain from sacrificing their amourés the men destined to love them and die. But Bone Criers Ailesse and Sabine—along with Ailesse’s love, Bastien—are working to chart their own course and rewrite the rules of the afterlife. If they don’t break the soul between Ailesse and her amouré, she could die—just as Bastien’s father did.

Sabine struggles to maintain her authority as matrone of her famille—the role always destined for her sister—even as she fights to control the violent jackal power within her.

Bastien is faced with a new dilemma as the spirits of the Underworld threaten the souls of his friends—and his father.

Ailesse attempts to resist her mother’s siren song as she’s drawn into her own version of the Underworld. How will she save her friends once she’s cut off from their world?

Sadly, this will be another pass. I didn’t enjoy the first book, Bone Crier’s Moon, I think it was a case of “I fell for the cover” kind of read. For the fans of the series, the sequel, Bone Crier’s Dawn is out on 30 March.

Rule of Wolves (King of Scars #2) – Leigh Bardugo

The wolves are circling and a young king will face his greatest challenge in the explosive finale of the instant #1 New York Times-bestselling King of Scars Duology.

The Demon King. As Fjerda’s massive army prepares to invade, Nikolai Lantsov will summon every bit of his ingenuity and charm—and even the monster within—to win this fight. But a dark threat looms that cannot be defeated by a young king’s gift for the impossible.

The Stormwitch. Zoya Nazyalensky has lost too much to war. She saw her mentor die and her worst enemy resurrected, and she refuses to bury another friend. Now duty demands she embrace her powers to become the weapon her country needs. No matter the cost.

The Queen of Mourning. Deep undercover, Nina Zenik risks discovery and death as she wages war on Fjerda from inside its capital. But her desire for revenge may cost her country its chance at freedom and Nina the chance to heal her grieving heart.

King. General. Spy. Together they must find a way to forge a future in the darkness. Or watch a nation fall. 

Last but not, never, ever, least! Rule of Wolves, the ending of Nikolai’s duology #insert screaming here#. I am not ready to read this ending. The only consolation is that next month we will be able to see this world, which for now only populated our mind, on screens. Rule of Wolves is out 30 March.

I will see you tomorrow with another mini list.

Which sequel are you most looking forward to reading this month?

12 thoughts on “Series We Need To Say Goodbye To (March Duology Edition)

  1. I’m trying to catch up on the Grishaverse atm. Need to finish Ruin and Rising, then re-read Crooked Kingdom and read King of Scars for the first time.

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  2. Ooh this is so nice! Sometimes it is hard to keep up what series are duologies or trilogies!
    I´m so excited for Rule of Wolves, although it would be sad to leave the world!

    (www.evelynreads.com)

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