Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge Jan 9, 2019

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The Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge is hosted by Long and Short Reviews.  This week’s topic is: Books that Need a Prequel.

Okay, so I’ve been thinking about this and have pretty much come up dry.  I think that, because I read so many series, that most of my questions and curiosities are answered by the time a few books have been published.  However, there are a few that I’m still wondering about.

The Hunger Games and Divergent.

I’m lumping these two together for the same reason.  While later books in the series go into some detail about how Tris and Katniss wound up in these dysfunctional, dystopian societies, it wasn’t enough for me. I love history and I would have given my big toe for a historical sort of prequel that told me exactly how all this happened, and not in just one info dump either.

Harry Potter

I know that J. K. Rowling is attempting to give us some kind of prequel, but what I want is a Marauders prequel.  Give me James and Lilly and Sirius and even Snape.  I think it’d be interesting to see what Hogwarts was like before Voldemort.

The Hollows series by Kim Harrison

How did Cincinnati wind up like this?  What exactly was The Turn?  I haven’t completely finished the series yet, I think I have one or two books left, but I’m really interested in how this all came to be.  This is similar to my first comment, however the world that Rachel Morgan lives in isn’t dystopian just… different.  And hey, if I could have a sidekick like Jenks, I’d be all over it.

Those are all I can come up with today, but I’m sure there are more.  What about you?  What books do you wish there was a prequel for?

11 thoughts on “Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge Jan 9, 2019

  1. On point! You have no idea how much I agree with you on the Marauders Prequel. That’s what we need! That’s what we want! And that’s what we deserve after the crapfest that The Cursed Child was.

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  2. Agree! To them all, actually. Sometimes I feel like we can’t ever go back far enough, though. There’s always a “…and then what happened…” question in my mind. I love history so much, so I always want to know things, and dystopian books in particular make me thirsty for the knowledge. Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier!

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    1. This is exactly how I feel, especially with things like urban fantasy and dystopian novels. Even with Anita Blake… WHY did the vampires come out and demand equal rights? (Well, that might have been covered but it’s been a year and a day since I’ve read any LKH)

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