Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Best & Worst Series Endings

October 8, 2013 Top Ten Tuesday 3

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke & The Bookish.
Each week they release a Top Ten List and invite everyone to join in and make their own Top Ten List.

THE WORST

breaking dawn mokingjay The Promise

Breaking Dawn – I read the Twilight series before the hype started, and actually quite enjoyed it. It was a cutesy supernatural romance that was and easy read. Perfect. Until it got to the end and there’s this big build up that somethings going to happen, and then its kind of like Stephanie wimps out and decides not to do it. Kind of ruined the ending for me.

Mockingjay – I guess this one is going to be on quite a few lists. I loved the series, but the ending of this just felt like Suzanne Collins had kind of given up and just tried to finish it as quickly as possible.
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The Promise – Another book that was going good until it got to the ending. It felt very much like an “and then I woke up” kind of ending, as if the author had just tried to find the easiest way to end it and tie up all loose ends. Which it does, but with the downside of (for me) killing the ending.

THE BEST

hp deathly hallows inheritance scorpia rising

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Not really a surprise that HP made it onto my ‘bests’ list, since I’m pretty much obsessed. J.K.Rowling is pretty amazing in the way that she is able to round up a 7 part series in one book, whilst tying up all loose ends and giving us the mother of all battles!

Inheritance – This book made me angry, made me cry, made completely emotionally unstable, but was absolutely PERFECT! It’s one of those books where even though its not the ending that you had hoped for, you know that it is absolutely the right one!

Scorpia Rising – Not my normal YA read, but this series is absolutely worth the read. It’s not just about a teenage James Bond, the journey you go on with Alex Rider throughout these books, especially the emotional journey is amazingly written. This book was the best possible series ending ever. It did make me cry, and part of me was slightly angry at Anthony Horowitz for putting Alex through some really traumatic stuff, but it was the most amazing and shocking way to finish off the series.

THE ANTICIPATED

Allegiant champion.indd .city of heavenly fire

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Have you read any of these? What’s on your top ten list this week?

Leave me a comment and let me know!

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3 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Best & Worst Series Endings”

  1. caitlinstern

    Harry Potter made my list, and I’m looking forward to Allegiant, too. I haven’t read Sorensen, but I loathe ‘and then I woke up’ endings, or any other sudden right turns or convenient twists of fate. It’s like the author got stuck and gave up.