Since I did the Totally Didn’t book tag on Friday I thought I would do the Totally Should’ve tag today! You can probably tell from the title that this tag is the complete opposite of the Totally Didn’t tag. Again I had to think really hard about my answers and spend the afternoon sitting on my bed frowning at all my books. Some of these questions were actually quite hard! I feel like I’ve used a lot of choices from the last one. I tried to use others but I really couldn’t think of any.
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1) Totally should’ve gotten a sequel
Definitely The Host by Stephenie Meyer. I’m pretty sure the majority of people who read this wanted there to be a sequel and the ending to me implied that there would be a sequel and that their story wasn’t over. But, unfortunately, it’s been like eight years almost and we still don’t have a sequel. I just think there is so much more that can be said about this world and the characters. The Host was such a captivating book once you got past the slow start. I’d read a second book if she ever decided to publish one.
2) Totally should’ve had a spin off series
I know The Maze Runner had a prequel with a different set of characters showing what happened when the Flare hits and how they are trying to survive, etc. It was good but to me it felt a little rushed. I think I would have preferred a spin off series where there’s at least three books. Kind of like when the The Walking Dead got a spin off series called Fear the Walking Dead only better because I don’t really like FTWD. But I’m really sad because he said he isn’t writing anymore Maze Runner books now. I think there is still so much more that can be said about this world and I’m devastated that it’s over.
3) An author who totally should write more books
Definitely Becca Fitzpatrick! I’ve said it several times already and I’ll say it again, I love her writing! She has the Hush Hush series which is four books and then two standalones. That comes to six books in total which is impressive but since Hush Hush is a series she only really has three books with separate characters and worlds. She definitely needs to write a ton more books because I just can’t get enough of her writing. I love her world building and her characters she is one of my favourite authors and I just need more from her. Hopefully she is currently working on another book.
4) A character who should’ve totally ended up with someone else
I know in the last post I complained about the love triangle in the Firebird trilogy but I really, really, really, really wanted Theo and Marguerite to end up together. Paul was such a boring character and I saw zero chemistry with him and Marguerite. I was all about Theo and Marguerite but it was made clear right from the start that they would never be together and that made me so mad but whatever. It’s done now.
5) Totally should’ve ended differently
I will pick Allegiant by Veronica Roth and if you have read it then you will know why. Even though it was published a while ago now I won’t go into details because it’s a major spoiler for people who haven’t read it. I’m kind of disappointed we will never know if that’s how the films were going to end but I’m not surprised they flopped because the last film was so boring. I didn’t have a clue what was happening and stopped paying attention halfway through. Such a shame because these books deserved better.
6) Totally should’ve had a movie franchise
I have to agree with Emma and say The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare. I was so disappointed with the film and the TV show isn’t much better. At the minute I’m not really liking the show and am watching it purely for Alec and Magnus just because I think they are really awesome actors. Maybe because it’s six books it seems better for it to be a TV show but they haven’t done it right at all and like Emma said as a film franchise it would get more merchandise and popularity. So sad how it couldn’t have been up there with Harry Potter, Twilight, The Maze Runner, etc.
7) Totally should’ve had a TV show
I think His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman would have made a great TV show! The film was a completely flop but I think they made it too rushed and it would have been better as a TV show. So much happens in these books and a TV show would give them opportunity to explore that more slowly and space it out more. I would definitely watch a TV show if they ever made one and I’m sure lots of other people would too!
8) Totally should’ve had only one point of view
For this one I’m easily going to say Ice Like Fire and Frost Like Night by Sara Raasch. I understand why she had more than one point of view but Mather’s point of view in Ice Like Fire was so boring! I wanted to strangle him and beat him over the the head in the hopes that I’d knock some sense into him. In every single chapter of his he just whined about his life and how much he hated himself. I absolutely cannot stand whiny characters, I just can’t. And if that wasn’t bad we then had Ceridwen in Frost Like Night who liked to whine just as much as Mather did! I just didn’t feel that these added POVs were completely necessary when they just complained about everything all the time. I would have preferred one POV in every book, not just the first.
9) Totally should have a cover change
I don’t like the Vampire Academy books but they desperately need a cover change because those covers are disgusting. I hate faces on covers and especially when the model on the cover doesn’t even remotely look like the main character. Plus why is she smiling like that? It’s so weird. I pity anyone who has to look at these covers on their bookshelves. Of all the covers these books could have got, they go and give them these ones. Sigh. Why do some books get multiple cover changes but then others are stuck with the originals?
10) Totally should’ve kept the original covers
House of Night series by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast… What were they thinking? Do these new covers look like a book about vampires to you? All bright colours and flowery patterns and just girly looking in general. These are fantasy books with dark and disturbing scenes at times and the covers should depict that. I liked the original covers because they were all black and they made the book look very dark in general. They fit with the story and I’m disappointed with these new covers.
11) Totally should’ve stopped at book one
I think we would all have been saved a lot of time and disappointment if Shiver was a standalone. Just saying.
So that is the end of the Totally Should’ve tag! Again I hope you guys enjoyed and feel free to comment below if you agree or disagree with any of my choices. I won’t be tagging anyone because, like the last one, this tag is quite old and a lot of people might have already done it! Thank you so much for reading!