Long series can sometimes seem intimidating, and just one book seems barely enough – you want more. Duologies are a good balance of both – they’re short but not overly so. Today. We’re bringing to you our 10 best duology books – or say – best 2 book series of all time that you should read.
10 Best Duology Books | Best 2 Book Series Of All Time:
- Warcross by Marie Lu
- If I Stay by Gayle Forman
- Earthseed by Octavia Butler
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
- The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
- Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
- The Dragon Series by Elizabeth Lynn
- Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth
- Monsters of Verity by V E Schwab
- Ajaya by Anand Neelakantan
Warcross by Marie Lu
This story follows Emika Chen, a hacker who tracks people who illegally bet on a game that practically the whole world is obsessed with. A glitch on the night of the opening game turns her into an overnight superstar, which snowballs into something much bigger than what she expected. A total page turner with a stellar plot, this one packs a punch.
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
This duology follows Mia who meets with a devastating car accident. When she finally awakens, the memory of the accident has been replaced and doctors are trying their best to bring her to life. Now she must make a crucial choice – for which she needs to review her life in flashbacks. The writing in this out of body experience will give you the chills.
Earthseed by Octavia Butler
This is a futuristic novel series set in 2021, when the world has descended into chaos and is ravaged by famines, diseases and drugs. Lauren’s father tries to salvage the vestiges of culture and order, but unexpectedly dies in a fire accident. Now it falls upon Lauren to continue his legacy, while dealing with a condition called hypersensitivity.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
This is a classic children’s story, following a poor boy who gets the occasion to visit the famous chocolatier Willy Wonka’s factory reopening. His life suddenly becomes interesting – he gets not just a tour of the wondrous factory, but also a chance to earn money for his poor family.
The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
This duology is a fantasy retelling of the Arabian story One Thousand and One Nights. It follows the caliph, who takes a new bride every day, and kills her at dawn. When Shahrzad’s best friend falls prey to this reign of terror, Shahrzad vows to seek vengeance from the caliph by becoming his newest bride and staying alive.
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
This is a story that takes place in the Grishaverse, with a group of six outcasts pulling off a heist. But their heist doesn’t pay off, and they’re left even worse off than before. Following each of these six characters, this is a riveting tale of treachery and justice.
The Dragon Series by Elizabeth Lynn
This series follows a dragon, Karadur, who seeks to claim his birthright and occupy the throne. However, in a fit of jealousy, his twin brother takes away the talisman that would have helped manifest Karadur’s true dragon form. Thus Karadur must try to battle his brother to get the throne.
Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth
This fantasy duology takes place in a world where a ‘currentgift’ manifests as magical powers in all. The world is also divided into races, and our protagonists belong to different races. Cyra, whose gift is pain, is living under the rule of her tyrant brother. Akos, meanwhile, gets captured by the enemy race with his brother, and is determined to get him out. As their paths cross, a wondrous story emerges.
Monsters of Verity by V E Schwab
This dark urban fantasy is set in a world where monsters roam free. Our protagonist, Kate wants to curtail the power of the monsters and sets out to hunt them. Conversely, August just wants to become a human and take a part in the stage of life. The two books follow their respective paths as they collide and crash.
Ajaya by Anand Neelakantan
This is a retelling of the Mahabharata from the perspective of Duryodhan. Here, we take a look at all the men in the enemy camp, with special focus on Karna, Ashwatthama and Eklavya. This story will make you rethink the whole epic.
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