Friday, April 6, 2012

TGIF: Best Series Finale

I know I haven't participated in this before, but when Ginger from GReads! posted the question on twitter yesterday, I knew I had to jump on it. TGIF is just a weekly question Ginger gives to see people's answers and celebrate the fact that it is Friday!

So this week's question: Which book, from any series, has been your favorite ending? What about your least favorite ending?

Favorite: Spell Bound by Rachel Hawkins. This was a seriously tough one to decide on, but I think this one wins. I felt like it was such a stunning and perfect ending to the series, with so much action and twists still keeping you guessing right up until the last chapter. I didn't find this ending to be a cop out at all, and I was left in such a good place as a reader.

Runner Ups: There are several series endings that aren't on shelves yet, but I've already read them, and many of them are great. I didn't want to pick a not yet published book for the top one, so here's my other picks that were close and darn hard to really choose between:

  • A Want so Wicked by Suzanne Young: Aching but amazing, this one is darker than the first book but really ties things up in a great way.
  • Endlessly by Kiersten White: This one, like Spell Bound, left me in a good place as a reader, and led up to a stunning climax without taking any cheap shots on the way.
  • Where She Went by Gayle Forman: I'm with Ginger a bout this one as a totally worthy runner up. This book sort of broke me, but it was the best kind of break you can feel.
  • Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead: Though I was bothered when I first read this about a few plot lines that were left open in anticipation of the Bloodlines spin off, as far as Rose's story goes, I thought this tied it up so perfectly.
Least Favorite: Again, I'm with Ginger on Breaking Dawn. I felt like much of this installment was a cop out, and everything that had been built up in New Moon and especially Eclipse was for nothing.


  1. ;( Everbody is so hard on Breaking Dawn. Can't wait to read the Hex Hall from start to finish as soon as my kid gets it for Easter.

  2. So many series I have to finish! Glad to know Hex Hall rounds up nicely. I agree with Breaking Dawn, there was so much squandered potential.

  3. OOh yay! Glad to see Spell Bound was good! I still need to read book 2 as well!

    I cannot wait to read Endlessly and A Want so Wicked is on my list as well for books to get! Was the first one any good? I hadn't decided if I needed to read that one before this one, AWSW really captured my interest with the back of cover description.

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    Have a GREAT weekend!

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  4. I loved Hex Hall and can't wait to read Demonglass and Spellbound. I'm glad to see it on a list! I'm almost done with Last Sacrifice and really enjoying it. Great answers!

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    Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews

  5. The last book in a series seems to be so hard to write! I know I feel like I struggle reading some of them.