Each week, The Broke and Bookish host a Top Ten Tuesday based on a certain bookish topic. Other bloggers are able to participate and post their own top ten list based on the topic.
This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is a Top Ten Best/Worst Series Enders. I’ll start with listing the worst ones because I want to end this TTT on a good note.
Please note that I don’t really finish a lot of series endings, so this list was a real struggle. :P
So here’s my list in no particular order:
The Worse/Meh Series Endings:
1. Requiem by Lauren Oliver
An open ending makes me feel like I read the entire series for no reason. I mean, there’s no absolutely no resolution! None whatsoever! That should be a crime.
2. If I Should Die by Amy Plum
I’ll say something about this one, but I’m worried that super-fans of this series would be offended, so I’ll rather keep my mouth shut. You can just read my Series Overview to get my overall thoughts on the series.
4. Chosen At Nightfall by C.C. Hunter
After four long books filled with probably one of the worse love triangles ever that just wouldn’t end, the “solution” to the love triangle just angered me. Add a Mary Sue that became even more of a Mary Sue in this book and this series was just not for me.
5. Timekeeper by Alexandra Monir
I don’t know if this one is the last book in the series exactly, but I think it is. Anyways, after an excellent first book that I absolutely loved, Timekeeper, the sequel, managed to ruin the entire series for me in the worse way possible. Now, I can’t even stand to look at Timeless, the first book without shuddering and remembering Timekeeper.
6. Everlasting by Alyson Noel
Okay, the covers of this series is absolutely gorgeous, but the series overall was horrible and hard to read (not in the mentally hard to read way, but the painful hard to read way). Everlasting ended with the ending everybody could easily predict if they read the other five books in the series: Ever and Damen finally are allowed to have sex and does.
The Best Series Endings:
7. The Rising by Kelley Armstrong
I love how this one ended. It wasn’t a completely happy ending, but it was a good ending nevertheless. Plus, one of my favorite couples finally got together. Yay! :D
8. Smoke by Ellen Hopkins
Again, I don’t know if Smoke is really the last book in the Burned series, but I think it is, especially since Ellen Hopkins’ book series usually comes in twos. Anyways, thank goodness we finally have a good ending to reassure us and make us happy, especially after that heartbreaking ending in Burned.
9. Unbreakable by Elizabeth Norris
Okay, Unbreakable is both the worst ending a series can have because one of my favorite characters died (noo, Elizabeth Norris how can you do that to me?!), but at the same time, I absolutely love this series to death. :P
10. The Reckoning by Kelley Armstrong
Another one of my favorite bookish couples. I hope this isn’t a spoiler because by now, everybody should have read this series (if you haven’t yet, then what are you waiting for?!), but Derek and Chloe are so darn cute together. I love how Chloe redeems Derek and Derek redeems Chloe – they really are the perfect fit. -sighs wistfully-
And now, I want to know, what are your top ten best/worst series enders?