It has become apparent to me since I moved and only brought a sparse amount of books with me, that most of my books NEED prequels. Of course I want sequels for some of them also but I find that sometimes getting some back story that is explained more thoroughly is much better than having a plot that is drawn out through two books. So here are three books that I think the authors should write prequels for.
1. Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
This book has been on my Top 5 Must Reads list ever since I read it a couple of months ago. While the plot is mildly confusing when you first pick it up, there are so many cogs and pieces that bring this story to be the masterpiece that it becomes. A couple of times throughout the story it is mentioned that Hector and the Man in Grey have had a competition like the one is this story in the past. We also meet one of the people involved in a previous competition when we start meeting the performers for the circus. I have been craving more from this author, even though it appears that this was her one and only book. I think it would be perfect to do another book revolving around either more information on the Man in Grey and Hector (seriously how did those two meet?!) or revolving around the competition that occurred before Celia and Marco came together. I can’t be the only one waiting for another book from this amazing author!
2. Impossible by Nancy Werlin
While we did get a sequel to this book (Yay more information on Fenella!) I personally think it would be interesting to hear the story of Lucy’s mother. We see her briefly throughout this story but we only get a glimpse of the woman who has gone insane due to the curse on her family. We don’t see her struggle, we don’t see her form a bond with the family that took in Lucy and we don’t see her slowly going insane. We only see the end result. It would be very interesting to see a different side of the story, one that didn’t end with a happily ever after. I always like seeing books where you see a darker side of a character and things don’t always work out the way you think they should. I think it would be interesting to see what kind of character Werlin would make Lucy’s mother out to be before she lost her sanity to the curse.
3. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
Every HP fan always wants more of the wizard world in their life. I will never be satisfied with only having 7 books in the series and will always want more sequels to watch the next generation enjoy. But I have to admit I’m especially curious about what life was like at Hogwarts for James and Lily Potter. What was life at Hogwarts like for Snape? We got a brief glimpse into their lives as teens in one of the books, enough to know that James used to bully Snape, but I really want more. Especially considering their lives may have been very different without the incredibly real threat of Voldemort. It would be an interesting read and it would make my little Hufflepuff heart very happy.
While these are only my top three favorites, every time a read a book I’m always curious what the world was like for the older generations represented in the book. What was life like for the grandfather in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children? What was life like under the Mad King in the Game of Thrones world? So many questions and not enough books! What prequels do you want to see?