Readers are notorious for their varying opinions, especially when it comes to our favorite books. We had some fun answering these “totally should’ve” questions and giving our opinions on a few book-related topics!
1. Totally should’ve gotten a sequel
K – I’m going with The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson. She normally doesn’t write sequels, and most of the time her characters make appearances in her other books, but I loved Andie and Clark so much. I’d love to see what they’re up to!
A – Uprooted by Naomi Novik, for sure! I would have loved to see what happened to Angnieska after her time with the Dragon.
2. Totally should’ve had a spin-off series
K – I hate to be cliché, but of course Harry Potter. I’d love to have a James/Remus/Sirius spin-off or even one of the trio’s kids! (hideous fanfic doesn’t count, I’m looking at you, Cursed Child)
A – I would kill for an A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab spin-off featuring the badass Delilah Bard. I want to see her thieving in Gray London or learning magic will Alucard on his ship.
3. An author who totally should write more books
K & A – We’re in total agreement with this one: Stephanie Garber. Thankfully, Legendary is coming out this May, but we’re in desperate need of Stephanie’s words. She needs to put out as many books as James Patterson stat.
4. A character who totally should’ve ended up with someone else
K – I feel like I’m cheating by saying this because I haven’t finished the series, but Celaena from the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas. I’ve been spoiled as far to know that she doesn’t end up with Chaol, and that’s a travesty. Chaol is, and always will be, my baby.
A – Okay, but is it also cheating to wish Catherine from Heartless by Marissa Meyer ended up with a dead character and thus kill the whole Queen of Hearts origin story? No? Okay, then.
5. Totally should’ve ended differently
K & A – We’re in agreement again: A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas. Nothing really happened in this one, it was sadly a repeat of Breaking Dawn – a build-up of tension with less than realistic end results. Also, we are both highly aware that we will all pay for that happy ending in blood and heartbreak in a later book.
6. Totally should’ve had a movie franchise
K & A – Even though we haven’t read all of the books in this series, we’re going with the Grishaverse. Shadow and Bone and Six of Crows would make amazing movies, and to see Leigh Bardugo’s worlds on the big screen would be mesmerizing.
7. Totally should’ve had a TV show
K – I’m going with Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake. The atmosphere would be great to see on tv, and the drama could definitely keep it going for a few seasons at least.
A – A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab was supposed to be a TV show, but now it’s going to be a movie, I think. I would have much preferred the TV show for this one. There’s just so much that happens, and you get more of a chance to include more of it in a series.
8. Totally should’ve had only one point of view
K – Allegiant by Veronica Roth, hands down. Tris and Four sounded basically the same, and we learned nothing knew with Four’s perspective anyway. Keeping with Tris might’ve made Allegiant a little less of a train wreck…maybe.
A – Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings. If you’ve been my review then you know I had such a hard time with this book. One of those reasons was that there were six points of view, 4 of which did not add to the plot in the slightest.
9. Totally should have a cover change
K – Tower of Dawn by Sarah J. Maas. I can’t tell you how sad I was to not see my love, Chaol, on the cover of his own damn book. Also, the spine doesn’t line up with the others in the series. That may be petty, but it was such an easy thing to keep the same.
A – I think we can all agree on Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare. Julian deserved better. He was so small while the characters on both Lady Midnight and Queen of Air and Darkness are huge.
10. Totally should’ve kept the original covers
K & A – Despite it being amazing to see a POC on the new covers, the cover change for An Ember in the Ashes was devastating to a book collector. The hardcovers we own will now never match the new hardcover being released later this year. It wouldn’t bother us that badly if they released the new covers in hardback, but nope, they want to break our hearts with mismatched formats.
11. Totally should’ve stopped at book one
K & A – The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey.
K- I’m not sure, but I don’t think I’ve seen many positive reviews for the other two books that follow this one. We both enjoyed book one, but I felt no desire to continue on with the rest of the series.
A- I actually did continue the series, until about 1/3 of the way through The Last Star, and still feel that it should have stopped. The first book was fine on its own, then it just became convoluted.
So that’s it! We aren’t tagging anyone in this post, so feel free to do this tag if you like!