Book (D)uologies You Should Finally Read

Moving right along with #SummerAtoZ! I decided to feature some awesome book duologies for the letter ‘D’. Let’s kick it off with one of my very favorites…

Six Of Crows, Leigh Bardugo

Leigh Bardugo is the master of world building. Her grishaverse is phenomenally well thought out with interesting and diverse characters. You’ll get completely swept up in it. One of my favorite set of characters is that of Kaz Brekkers gang of misfits. It’s an unlikely group of mischief makers that you can’t help but fall in love with. The first book is Six of Crows and the second book is Crooked Kingdom.

Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone. . . .Kaz’s crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction—if they don’t kill each other first.

Strange the Dreamer, Laini Taylor

I have yet to read the second book in this duology but it’s on my list. This book is beautifully written. It’s long and took me awhile to get hooked. I’m glad I kept reading though because I really enjoyed it.

The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around—and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he’s been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep, but it would take someone bolder than he to cross half the world in search of it. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the person of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance or lose his dream forever.

Anna, Kendare Blake

If you’re in the mood for a YA horror book, I suggest Anna Dressed in Blood. It’s just scary and creepy enough but not so scary that you won’t be able to sleep at night.

Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead. Searching for a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas expects the usual: track, hunt, kill. What he finds instead is a girl entangled in curses and rage, a ghost like he’s never faced before. She still wears the dress she wore on the day of her brutal murder in 1958: once white, now stained red and dripping with blood. Since her death, Anna has killed any and every person who has dared to step into the deserted Victorian she used to call home. Yet she spares Cas’s life.

Seraphina, Rachel Hartman

I really need to read more dragon books because I love them so much! Seraphina combines the magic of music and math with the unusual existence of being a dragon. This is a take on dragons that is unique and so different than anything I’ve read. Also, aren’t these covers incredible?

Four decades of peace have done little to ease the mistrust between humans and dragons in the kingdom of Goredd. Folding themselves into human shape, dragons attend court as ambassadors, and lend their rational, mathematical minds to universities as scholars and teachers. As the treaty’s anniversary draws near, however, tensions are high.

Seraphina Dombegh has reason to fear both sides. An unusually gifted musician, she joins the court just as a member of the royal family is murdered—in suspiciously draconian fashion. Seraphina is drawn into the investigation, partnering with the captain of the Queen’s Guard, the dangerously perceptive Prince Lucian Kiggs.


What duologies have you read? Do you ever wish there were more books in the series because you didn’t want them to end?

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2 Replies to “Book (D)uologies You Should Finally Read”

  1. I really need to just finally read Leigh Bardugo – so many recommendations! Muse of Nightmares was so good – read it already 🙂 And while I LOVED Seraphina – I haven’t read the 2nd book yet.

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