The lovely Madeline @ Short & Snappy tagged me ages ago for the “Totally Should’ve…” book tag! Yay! Thanks ever so muchly, Madeline! It looks like fun. ^_^ (And be sure to check out Madeline’s blog as well, because it’s a delight! <3)
So I will now answer the question with books that totally should’ve . . .
Gotten a sequel:
Illusionarium by Heather Dixon. You knew this one was coming. 😉
Had a spin-off series:
How about the Heist Society series? I want a spin-off all about Hale! 🙂
(An author who totally should) Write more books:
Gillian Bronte Adams! I’ve loved what I’ve read so far and want more. ^_^
(A character who totally should’ve) Ended up with someone else:
Is it weird I can’t think of anyone for this one?
Let me count the ways . . . Ahem. I could probably be here all day but off the top of my head from books I read this year, I’ll say The Thief Lord and The Last Dragonslayer.
Had a movie:
I’m going to be lame and say Illusionarium again. 😄 Seriously though…
Had a movie franchise:
The Star Wars Heir to the Empire trilogy by Timothy Zahn… >.>
Had a TV show:
The Rising Shadows trilogy by Ashley Townsend (Rising Shadows, Chasing Shadows, Defying Shadows). Maybe a mini-series? But Defying Shadows especially would be FANTASTIC on-screen. 😀 And since they’re a series and kind of long and somewhat episodic (plus I wouldn’t want ANYTHING to be cut out so it would have to be long) a TV show would be fabulous. It would be gorgeous and epic and sweet and medieval and modern and time-travel-y and just yes. Somebody make this happen.
Had only one point of view:
I can’t think of one for this either! I love multiple POVs. It gives the book more scope.
Have a cover change:
How about several Diana Wynne Jones books…? There are a few very nice covers for her books, but it does seem like she got more than her fair share of bizarre, kind of icky covers… o.o
Kept the original covers:
I think I liked the original cover of The Seahorse Legacy better than the remade one… I like them both but the original was just kinda perfect to me. ^_^
Stopped at book one:
Not at book one, but I would have been happier, I think, if The Enchanted Forest Chronicles by Patricia C. Wrede had been just the first two books (Dealing with Dragons and Searching for Dragons). I enjoyed the other two but they weren’t the same. (Of course, I hear that the first three were written as prequels because the fourth one was published first, so I guess this wouldn’t have worked out! XD)
I’m tagging anyone reading this who wants to do it. 🙂 What do you think? Any books that “totally should’ve…” something?
Thanks for reading!