Do you have books which you would love to read but which don't actually exist? It could be a new installment in a series that you loved but which has already ended or a completely new book which you believe would be awesome but which hasn't actually been written yet. Here are a few of those dream books of mine which I'm still hoping someone would actually write.
A Harry Potter prequel... or sequel.
|Teddy Lupin and Victoire Weasley|
Hell, I would even settle for a spin-off. Just take me back to Hogwarts please! I guess it would be cool to visit the world of Harry Potter set in modern times, that is, years after the events of the main series. The book wouldn't even have to be about Harry. It could be about any witch or wizard, so long we get to revisit the Harry Potter universe again. I mean, just imagine a book about Teddy Lupin and Victoire Weasley. How cool would that be?
The final A Song of Ice and Fire book
|Fan art for the last book's cover|
Yes, this is something that's actually going to happen... eventually. But for the time being, with the penultimate book still not finished and a TV show that will soon overtake the books, that last ASOIAF book almost seems like a book nerd's fantasy. Right now in 2015, it kind of feels like this series is never going to end. Also, it's kind of depressing to know that eventually the TV will end up spoiling the series' ending. Although by the time we get there, we'll all probably be too excited to actually care...
A good mermaid book
|The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen|
I love mermaids. Always have. The Little Mermaid, written by Hans Christian Andersen, is in fact my favorite fairy tale ever. Also, Ariel from Disney's The Little Mermaid happens to be my favorite Disney Princess. Usually, when you like something, you also like to read books about it. Unfortunately, that's not the case with mermaids. I've never come across a good mermaid book. Most of them tend be be sappy romances bordering on downright stupidity. To be honest though, it's kind of difficult to write about mermaids without sounding completely silly. However, I'm still hoping that one day, someone will end up writing a book which will be as beautiful as Andersen's tale.
A new Brontë book
There will never be a new book written by the Brontë sisters and that's kind of sad. I've yet to read all of their books but I've loved everything I've read by them so far. I'm almost afraid to get to all their books because I know at some point I'll be done with them and then there'll be no more walks in the moors, Gothic mansions and awesome governesses. That is, unless someone finds an unpublished manuscript tucked into a wall of the Brontë home or something.
A good Alice in Wonderland retelling
|Puffin Chalk Edition|
Those of you who read my Birthday Book Haul post probably already know that I'm a little obsessed with Alice in Wonderland. For my 22nd birthday I actually had a book-shaped caked done with a fan art of Alice and the Mad Hatter printed on the cover... Edible wishful thinking?! Anyway, recently there has been more and more fairy tale retellings, many of which are in fact quite good. I mean, have you read the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer yet? That series is so good! It even has a retelling of The Little Mermaid in the form of a spin-off short story called The Little Android. Now I'm just waiting for Alice to get the retelling treatment and while I know books like that already exist, none has really struck me as particularly good. The good news is that Marissa Meyer is currently working on an Alice in Wonderland prequel centered on the Queen of Hearts, so there's that I guess.
So that's it for the books I wish existed. What books did you wish someone would write? Tell me in the comments below!
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