Even Tarantino couldn’t contain this masterpiece to one film. Black Mamba (Uma Thurman) has a list of those who have done her wrong and is determined to seek her revenge. Finding and slaying enemies takes time, and in this case, it takes close to 5 hours.
McKinley is a master at world building, and this YA duology is a great example of her talent. Even though the books were published years apart, you won’t be able to tell from the prose.
Littlefield has written multiple series, a trilogy, and a few standalones, but these YA novels stand out as her only duology. These gripping YA novels feature Hailey Tarbell, a 16-year-old girl with the power to heal. Everyone is after her, but by book two, she has a better understanding of her powers and how to keep her and her brother safe.
This epic fantasy tells the story of Eon, a young woman masquerading as a Lord. Without giving away any spoilers, you should have an idea of the premise of book two, Eona.
Last year, STARTERS took the YA world by storm. The long awaited sequel, ENDERS, is finally hitting the shelves this January. Another tale where no one is who they seem, teenagers (Starters) rent out their bodies to the elderly rich (Enders) wanting to feel young again. Picking up where STARTERS left off, ENDERS brings this story to a page-turning and mind-blowing conclusion.
A movie about twins should come as a duology, right? While the sequel was made almost a decade after it’s predecessor and it doesn’t quite pack the same punch as the first, this duology is worth viewing twice.
The beautifully written, poignant novel, IF I STAY, stood well on it’s own. But WHERE SHE WENT, taking place three years later, is a wonderful follow up and asks many of the same questions. For something moving and romantic, grab both books and read them in a day.