This post was originally published in February 2021. It has been updated with 15 fantastic duologies.
Duologies were made for you if you’re looking for more than a standalone novel but less than a series.
Prior to joining bookstagram, I had never even heard the term “duology.” I had no clue there was a name for a two-book series, or even that they existed in the first place. I was fully aware of trilogies and longer series. Of course, I also knew about standalone novels. When I discovered how duologies could pack a huge punch without an endless number of books, I was fascinated! I immediately started searching for new titles to read.
Over the last few years, I’ve picked up some great duologies and in this article, you’ll find fifteen of my top picks. One of my all-time faves, Strange the Dreamer, is featured in these photos! There’s so much magic jam-packed into those two books. They’re each over 500 pages, but you wouldn’t know it because they’re so captivating that you can fly straight through them!
In this list, you’ll notice almost entirely YA SFF, because that is the genre that seems to have the most by way of duologies. However, I did include a couple of adult picks that I really enjoyed as well. Whether you’re a veteran sci-fi/fantasy reader or you’re new to the genres, you’ll find something to enjoy in these duologies.
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You can find a synopsis of each book below, along with a link to buy or preorder. Visit my StoryGraph account to read my reviews as they go live – and check out my bookstagram account for more aesthetic photos of books and coffee!