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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday (8)


This Meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish which are officially fond of lists. Every Tuesday they post a new Top Ten List on something and want other people to join in. They also do have a list of all past Top Ten Tuesdays and the ones which are coming up soon.

This week's topic is: Top Ten Book Endings That Left Me With My Mouth Hanging Open

1. Catching Fire/Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins
I was so glad that I waited to red this series until all three book were out, otherwise I'm not sure how I would have dealt with the waiting. The ending of Catching Fire was so shocking and I was glad to read on in Mockingjay, which itself has an awfully sad, depressive, but at same time hopeful ending. And I seem to be part of a minority but I do like the epilogue, it's fitting. I just fish it would be longer.

2. My Sister's Keeper - Jodi Picoult
WTF! I was completely devastated, shocked, uber sad. And I was asking: Why? WHY???

3. A Beautiful Dark - Jocelyn Davies
This ending came as complete surprise to me. There were a few more twists than expected and now I have to wait for the next book, which isn't even announced yet :(

4. Abandon - Meg Cabot
Already in my review I was complaining about this ending. First I thought that I missed a page or even more than one. There was definitely something missing.

5. Forbidden - Tabitha Suzuma
I knew there couldn't be any way this book could end happily but as usual: Hope springs eternal. But I still didn't see this ending coming. Well done and devastating.

6. The Rose Garden - Susanna Kearsley
I have read almost all of Susanna Kearsley's books and she still manages to surprise me. Once again I wasn't expecting what was happening in the end.

7. The Bronze Horseman - Paullina Simons
I was a puddle of tears after finishing this book. One of the most emotional beautiful romances ever. And I read this book when it wasn't part of a trilogy yet. I was so glad when years later I stumbled over book number 2.

8. City of Fallen Angels - Cassandra Clare
Ok, we all know that Cassandra Clare is the Queen of Chliffhangers, she already proved herself in the first 3 Mortal Instruments books. But she really pulled it of here, I couldn't believe it. What was happening! And at least 1 year to wait for the next book. NO!!!

9. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince - J.K. Rowling
I'm sure this book will show up one others peoples lists as well. As descreet as J.K. Rowling was promoting her book, I knew someone would die or may be more than one. But I still wasn't prepared for this ending. I was so shocked and sad and .... the ending was amazing, especially in contrast to the rest of the book.

10. Demonglass - Rachel Hawkins
That was one hell of a cliffhanger! I just wanted some facts and nope, wasn't happening. This is already a long wait and there are still some months to go...

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12 Comments:

At Oct 4, 2011, 1:59:00 PM , Blogger Kathy Ann Coleman said...

I, too, liked the Mockingjay epilogue. I felt that it was fitting and that it was hopeful. Why? Because in a series with so much death, Katniss has finally moved if not past her fear then through it. The actions of the epilogue show that there is a future for these people.

I also listed Harry Potter and the Half blood Prince. Certain things at the end shocked me, and others made me cry.

I am very eager to read A Beautiful Dark but it sounds like I'll need to brace myself for an 'interesting' ending... Hmm.

 
At Oct 4, 2011, 3:09:00 PM , Blogger kathy said...

I loved Mockinjay, too. It was sad and a hard read, but I thought the ending was perfect. I don't think it would have been as hopeful without the epilogue. But I'm jealous you didn't have to wait for it to come out!
And I felt the same way about Harry Potter 6.

 
At Oct 4, 2011, 3:29:00 PM , Blogger Alison Can Read said...

The ending of Half Blood Prince now feels inevitable to me, but I was so shocked at the time. Demonglass was a huge cliffhanger too.

 
At Oct 4, 2011, 3:32:00 PM , Blogger Trish said...

My Sister's Keeper! I skipped right to the ending because I wasn't enjoying the book - BUT I HAD TO KNOW HOW IT TURNED OUT! lol I'm such a cheater, I know ;)

 
At Oct 4, 2011, 4:37:00 PM , OpenID 1girl2manybooks said...

I forgot about The Rose Garden! Excellent choice, I love that book.

 
At Oct 4, 2011, 8:12:00 PM , Blogger Kristan said...

I havent read a couple of these books, but I'll have to look them up, especially if their endings blow your mind!

I have Harry Potter on my list too. Everything about those books made me jaw hang open and the ending of Deathly Hallows? It was just one insane scene after another. Love every second of it.

My Top Ten Tuesday

Kristan @ Lost Amongst the Shelves

 
At Oct 4, 2011, 8:43:00 PM , Blogger Jennifer said...

I liked the way Mockingjay ended too. And I had to wait for each book to come out, trust me you're one of the lucky ones :-)

 
At Oct 4, 2011, 9:44:00 PM , Blogger Brittani said...

I completely agree with you on City of Fallen Angels. I also have that on my list. Its also a very popular pick today.

My Top Ten: http://hopefaithbooks.blogspot.com/2011/10/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-book-endings.html

-Brittani

 
At Oct 5, 2011, 12:01:00 AM , Blogger Emily @ Books and Threads said...

I'm another one who liked the Mockingjay epilogue (though that cliffhanger between CF and MJ nearly made me insane)! I thought it was bittersweet in keeping with the books, but it still gave some sense of closure to this story we'd been following for ages.

HP: HBP was in my list too because ACK. I expected that but not THAT...if you know what I mean. :)

My Top Ten is over here if you'd like to stop by! Happy reading!

 
At Oct 5, 2011, 12:46:00 AM , Blogger Jenni Elyse said...

You're so lucky you had Mockingjay after you finished Catching Fire. I read Catching Fire the same day it was released. I had to wait a year for Mockingjay. It was the longest year of my life!

 
At Oct 5, 2011, 2:04:00 AM , Blogger Bethany (youngbooklove) said...

I wouldn't have even thought to put Harry Potter on this list. Half-blood Prince was one of my favorites, but I never, EVER in a million years would have expected Dumbles to die. :(

I put Mockinjay on my list because I was dissapointed at the end. I think it feels real for Katniss to be the way she is after everything she's gone through, and in a way it is a happy ending, but it's also just very depressing.

 
At Oct 5, 2011, 2:16:00 AM , Blogger Alexa said...

#1 & 2 - YES. Right there with you!

 

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