Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. Book bloggers create their own lists based on the chosen topics and post links to our lists. It’s a way of all sharing our thoughts and our love of books. And who doesn’t love lists??
So this week’s challenge was to list the top ten best and/or worst book series endings. This was tough for me, because although it seems like I read a lot of series, I generally don’t have that strong of an opinion on how they end… But I did what I could… What series endings did you love/hate?
First, the best:
- Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling – OK, probably everybody picked this one, but I don’t care. The only thing disappointing about this ending was that it was the end.
- Delirium by Lauren Oliver – I know some people were disappointed in the ending of this series, but I liked its relative realism – everything doesn’t always get wrapped up tidily!
- Pendragon by D.J. MacHale – If you’ve never heard of this series, it’s worth checking out if you are a fan of young adult or fantasy fiction. I enjoyed it all the way through, even to the ending.
- Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer – In my opinion, the series got a little weak in the middle, but all the things that made me love Artemis were back for the final book!
- The Giver by Lois Lowry – Finally! All of our questions are answered! I though the final book did a great job of bringing all of the other disparate stories back together and telling the story from a different point of view.
- Chaos Walking by Patrick Ness – An engrossing series, amazing from beginning to end!
Now, the worst:
- Twilight by Stephenie Meyer –OK, the whole series was ridiculous, but at least it was entertaining. Unfortunately, there’s a point where it just got too ridiculous…
- Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – I LOVED Hunger Games – Catching Fire got there eventually – but I found Mockingjay disappointing…
- Fallen by Lauren Kate – I liked the series when it started, but by the end I was just annoyed…
- Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare – I enjoyed the book, it was a fun read, but really? Could her decisions have been any easier? Could it all have come out any more perfectly?