Top Ten Tuesday: Dynamic Duologies

Top Ten Tuesday is an original blog meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and is currently being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is “Dynamic Duos . Who else struggled with this week’s topic? Instead of duos, all I could come up with were ensembles (saving these for a freebie topic in the future). But still sticking with this topic’s essence, I decided to go with dynamic duologies! Duologies have become much more popular and there are times when I really prefer them to trilogies or series. I am also including on this list companion novels because although they aren’t technically sequels, together they make a dynamic duo (see what I did there?). Covers linked to Goodreads.


1. The Wrath and the Dawn & The Rose and the Dagger by Renée Ahdieh

2. The Star-Touched Queen & A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi


3. Empire of Sand & Realm of Ash by Tasha Suri

4. We Hunt the Flame & We Free the Stars by Hafsah Faizal

5. We Set the Dark on Fire & We Unleash the Merciless Storm by Tehlor Kay Mejia

6. Sal and Gabi Break the Universe & Sal and Gabi Fix the Universe by Carlos Hernandez

7. Empress of a Thousand Skies & Blood of a Thousand Stars by Rhoda Belleza

8. Wildwood Dancing & Cybele’s Secret by Juliet Marillier

9. Forest of a Thousand Lanterns & Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix by Julie C. Dao

10. The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You & Not Now, Not Ever by Lily Anderson

Do you have a favorite duology? Have you read any of these? Let me know in the comments and be sure to leave me a link to your own TTT post, so I can visit!

39 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Dynamic Duologies

    1. Yep, less waiting time is truly a blessing. I’m less likely to forget everything. Sal & Gabi is the funniest MG I’ve ever read. We Set the Dark on Fire felt so groundbreaking, seeing a Latinx sapphic couple at its center. And I cannot gush enough about Roshani Chokshi’s writing. A Crown of Wishes is actually my favorite book by her.

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  1. Duologies are a favorite topic today! I am trying to think which I’ve read… None on your list though. But I will take a look, perhaps I can add a set and stop wrecking my brain.

    Happy TTT!

    Elza Reads

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  2. Ah, what a great approach to the topic! I just bypassed it completely this week, since I didn’t want to do a “couples” post and didn’t have the brain power to figure out something else. I love duologies! It’s so nice and satisfying when a great story can be told in two books. I haven’t read any of these, but my favorite duology is the Dreamhunter and Dreamquake duet — I read these a long time ago, but the concept and imagery really stayed with me!

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  3. I love your take ion this topic! Here is my post-

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  4. Great take on this topic! I have this idea I love duologies (they give you more than a standalone but without the boring middles of trilogies, lol) but I can’t think of a favourite off the top of my head… well, apart from Sal & Gabi I supppose 🙂

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