I got the idea for this post from Reading With Jessica; the idea of this tag is to come up with some characters or books that you would love spin-offs for! Some of these spin-offs are for books I’ve read recently, whilst others are for books that I read a while ago. Be warned of spoilers for The Red Ribbon by Lucy Adlington!
First up is something from a book I recently read; Frost from Zoë Marriott’s FrostFire is a fabulous character who is not very feminine… she loves to fight with her father’s axe & she has absolutely no issues with getting dirty during a good battle. FrostFire as a book was a fabulous read, with lots of different plots & amazing writing. What I would really love would be a short story about what happened when Frost went back to court with Luca – I would love to read the scenes where she had to put on a big dress for court for the first time & what her reaction would be to feasts & servants!
Another spin-off I would love to see involves Cyan from Laura Lam’s Micah Grey trilogy… now I guess I’m cheating a little bit here because Laura has already released a short novella about Cyan & her life before she enters into Micah’s story! And trust me, I loved the novella (read my reviews for the Micah Grey novellas here) – Cyan is my fav character in the series for soooo many reasons, so having a novella that allowed me to learn more about her was awesome… but it definitely left me wanting more. I know Laura’s brain is overrun with incredible book ideas, but I would die for a full length novel about Cyan.
Another tale I would love to read would be about Iris’s parents, from Starswept by Mary Fan. We don’t know much about Iris’s parents in the first book, & I have a feeling Mary will tell us more as the series continues… but, once the series is over I would adore for Mary to write a short story (hell, I’d love a full length novel) about the relationship between Iris’s parents & how it affected them both to be separated from each other & their daughter.
I would also really love a sequel, even if it’s just a short novella, to The Red Ribbon by Lucy Adlington – this book is one of my favourite reads of the year & the ending was full of so much emotion. I would love to know how the opening of the dress shop goes & how the main characters manage to adjust to no longer being prisoners of war; I think both Ella & Rose would definitely have had ended up with a form of PTSD & I’d also like to know more about what happened to Rose’s mum during the war, as she doesn’t speak about it much during her short time in the novel.
When I finished reading I Believe In A Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo all I could think about is how much I would love a sequel set in like, 10 years time to see how Desi & Luca’s relationship turns out; I mean, it’s obvious that they will be together forever but I would just love to see them in their own house, maybe with their own children & of course a family dog. I’d love to see what Desi’s father is like as a grandfather as well, & learning more about Luca’s background would be fun too.
I’m also probably not the only one who would really like a sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale – for me, it felt like the book was only just getting started when it finished & I was definitely disappointed when it was over. I feel like the novel could have worked so well as a much longer book, even if it was 600 pages or something; there was so much more that Atwood could have done with the world she created & it just makes zero sense to me to leave that story where it finished in the first book.