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Top Ten Best/Worst Series EndersThis is a sad, sad week. Because now I am confronted with the piss poor number of series I finished.
The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan: Last book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series.
This last book was so freaking epic. This is how you conclude a series. Overall, this series got better with every book, so the last one was just an explosion of epic. The storylines were concluded brilliantly, the last battles were amazing, and finally Percy and Annabeth happened. ♥♥♥
The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien: Last book in The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Aw man, I love the Lord of the Ring and was so mad at myself for putting off reading it till last year. How that series ends is just brilliant, and I don’t think it needs any explanation. But perhaps my favorite part of it? Faramir and Éowyn. Oh yes. So. Freaking. Beautiful.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling: Last book in the Harry Potter series.
This comes with a disclaimer because in my experience of this series the epilogue never happened. *cough* So other than that, I really loved this ending. The way that it played out with the horcruxes, and the Battle of Hogwarts… sure, the character deaths were heart breaking, but it was an absolute thrill to read.
Just One Year by Gayle Forman: Last book in the Just One Day duology.
Holy crap guys. My disappointment in this ending goes beyond words. But since it’s not out yet, highlight to view my thoughts: I WANTED TO FREAKING SEE THEM TOGETHER. AND THE WHOLE BOOK WAS JUST A FREAKING WAITING GAME FOR A MOMENT THAT NEVER CAME. FREAKING FREAKING BORING AS FUCK BOOK. GRRRRRRRRRRRRR. My review for this goes up tomorrow, so check back if you’re interested.
Boundless by Cynthia Hand: Last book in the Unearthly trilogy.
Aw man. In many ways I was pretty okay with how this series ended, but especially just for how the loser in the love triangle ended up, I hate it. I mean, it was just seriously unfair. Seriously. And terribly handled. For the rest I still like the series, but just ugh.
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins: Last book in The Hunger Games trilogy.
asdfjkl; Though I find the story is solid, and the way things were tied up ultimately worked, I still completely disagree with the direction this last book took. Ugh. And how things ended up for many of the characters. I mean Prim? Gale? Finnick and Annie? Ugh. ;_______;
Honestly, I only have finished those six series listed above and maybe a couple of extras. I’m still midway through many other series – many of which the last books aren’t out yet. But so I thought I’d shortly name some series that I have given up on, that I won’t be finishing.
The Lorien Legacies by Pittacus Lore: I finished the third book, The Rise of Nine, but honestly that series is a train wreck. From nonsensical world building to idiotic and unlikable characters, I had no reason to continue reading. I genuinely liked the first, I Am Number Four, but it crashed and burned after that.
The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare: I started this series trying to understand the hype. I actually for the most part enjoyed the first, City of Bones, but after City of Ashes, I only saw the flaws. I didn’t enjoy it at all. Absolutely not worth continuing, and I’d rather not support Cassandra Clare anyway.
Across the Universe by Beth Revis: UGGHHHHHHH. I’m genuinely a sci-fi fan, but I deeply dislike this series. I was on the fence about the first, Across the Universe, but midway through the second, A Million Suns, I gave up. The boring and stuuupid characters annoyed the crap out of me, and I did a rare DNF.
Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard: I actually really liked reading this series, as far as a guilty pleasure series goes. The story was so brilliantly crafted and the eighth book, Wanted, was absolutely epic. I continued with Twisted, but it was an obvious attempt to just milk it, and where the series was going was drawn out of thin air and just… no. Not worth it.
So… what do you think of my list? Which books are on yours?