Long and Short Reviews is hosting a weekly blogging challenge for the year with weekly prompts. It seems like such a fun idea so I'm going for it! I love prompts that spark writing--even if it's challenging or hard--so I'm excited to give it a try this year. You can find the prompts here!
(I know I'm three days late, but better late than never!)
Week 1: Books that need a Prequel
The entire Harry Potter series. (If you know me, this is pretty on brand to be my first pick, LOL). I would LOVE to read about a young Dumbledore, or Hagrid, or Harry's parents when they were in school.. Even Ron's parents. There are so many different adventures they could go on and my grabby hands would want to read all of them. What kind of shenanigans did they get into? What was life like for them? I guess these books don't need a prequel, but I'd love them to have one!
I am Pilgrim, by Terry Hayes. This is one of my favorite books of all time, actually, and the back of the book is as intriguing and daunting as the story. I mean, one look at this and I had to read it.
"A breakneck race against time…and an implacable enemy.
An anonymous young woman murdered in a run-down hotel, all identifying characteristics dissolved by acid.
A father publicly beheaded in the blistering heat of a Saudi Arabian public square.
A notorious Syrian biotech expert found eyeless in a Damascus junkyard.
Smoldering human remains on a remote mountainside in Afghanistan.
A flawless plot to commit an appalling crime against humanity.
One path links them all, and only one man can make the journey.
This story could use a prequel as the author drops clues and hints of the main character's life before, just snippets of it, and I think there is huge potential to have an entire story (if not a couple) of how the character got to where he was in Pilgrim.
Behind Closed Doors is a dark, twisted, amazing story that kept me up and night because the ending is just...(no spoilers, but holy shit) The premise is this: the perfect marriage or the perfect lie. The main characters are two people: one version in public, and one version behind closed doors.
We get to see the journey the characters go on but, it is a dark and at times, so messed up, that I almost wish there was a prequel to see WHY and HOW a certain someone got to be the way they did. It couldn't happen overnight, right? People don't just decide to be psychopaths. It's gripping and sick and it's been months since reading and I still think about this book (in the best way). So yeah, if there was a prequel to this, I'd read it so fast.
Do you have any stories that you wished there were prequels for?