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Best and worst series endings. *Taps chin and thinks about all the series I’ve read* That’s about the same time that I realize I have started quite some series, but actually finishing them… that’s a whole other thing altogether. So I’m just going to do my best and write about the endings that I do know about.
Best Series Endings
1. The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien
This ending was absolutely epic! In my opinion this book is one of the greatest ending in a series! I can read it over and over again and it doesn’t ever disappoint me.
2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
Since I love the Harry Potter series, this one probably doesn’t come as a big surprise. But this book was a great way to end a great series. These books have meant everything to me, ever since I started reading them when I was this little perky girl, so I really wouldn’t be happy with anything but a perfect ending. To me, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is the perfect ending to one of the best series ever to be written!
3. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
This will probably come to a big surprise to most people, and lots of fellow bookbloggers will probably disagree with me, but to me this book was a great ending! I mean, the whole Hunger Games (all of the events that happened in book 1 and 2) they are bound to have an effect on Katniss. Sure this book confused me, but in a good way! Katniss goes crazy, like not entirely right in the head crazy in Mockinjay. Honestly, what else can you expect when you’ve been through what she’s been through. It was such an emotional read. I cried like a baby while reading it.
So yes I do really disagree with what other people are saying about it being a terrible book. But then again, opinions do differ!
4. Requiem by Lauren Oliver
Okay, this is not one of the very best to me lets make that clear. But it was a good ending I think. Normally I don’t like the whole open endings in books, but the ending of Requiem just made sense to me. In a way you know that things did end up okay, the rest is left to the readers imagination. Besides that, it has one of the best last lines ever!
“Take down the walls.
That is, after all, the whole point.
You do not know what will happen if you take down the walls; you cannot see through to the other side, don’t know whether it will bring freedom or ruin, resolution or chaos. It might be paradise or destruction.
Take down the walls.
Otherwise you must live closely, in fear, building barricades against the unknown, saying prayers against the darkness, speaking verse of terror and tightness.
Otherwise you may never know hell; but you will not find heaven, either. You will not know fresh air and flying.
All of you, wherever you are: in your spiny cities, or your one bump towns. Find it, the hard stuff, the links of metal and chink, the fragments of stone filling you stomach.
And pull, and pull, and pull.
I will make a pact with you: I will do it if you will do it, always and forever.
Take down the walls.”
Worst Series Endings
1. Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
I was really disappointed by the last book. It wasn’t just because I was Team Jacob -Or Team Wolfpack, whatever you’d like to call it- all the way, because I expected Bella to end up with Edward. Just the whole baby thing? and Jacob imprinting on that baby? No…
Then the Volturi, every moment in that book builds toward the final fight and then there is this huge anti-climax! Literally nothing happens and everybody can just return to their homes as if it was nothing.
I still read it, but no, I did not like the ending! At all!
2. Inheritance by Christopher Paolini
This wasn’t so much the worst ending! I loved this series and still do, but the ending was just not right, at least in my opinion. I do get it though… but I just can’t help but feel that all those first three books have been building up to that final book and for the boy and girl finally to get together. In the end it just doesn’t happen. Yes! I do get it, but I don’t have to like it do I? Aaargh! Frustrations!