Friday, 6 April 2012

TGIF

TGIF is an awesome feature hosted by GReads! which I keep meaning to take part in but forgetting or not having time for, in which bloggers answer a question. This week marks my debut.

This week's question is:

Book Series Finales: Which book, from any series has been your favorite ending? What about your least favorite ending?

Best

Two for me – firstly, the one which is probably going to be a fairly common pick.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling – It somehow managed to tie up virtually all of the loose ends without ever feeling like it was JUST tying up the loose ends. A truly thrilling fantasy which capped a superb series.

The Rebel Prince by Celine Kiernan – The best epic fantasy of recent years has a perfectly fitting ending. Overwhelmingly sad in places, this one is hugely thought-provoking and raises tons of moral questions, as well as being massively exciting and featuring some wonderful characters.


Worst

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins – Ugh, ugh, UGH. I think it’s a very brave ending in many ways, but it’s cataclysmically horrible. I enjoyed Catching Fire but wish I’d stopped reading after the first book, because this ending spoils the trilogy as a whole for me.

The Hidden by Jessica Verday – I really enjoyed books one and two in this series but it’s a particular type of ending which I can’t stand. (To be fair, I don’t think this is so much a bad ending, it’s more of a personal preference.)

11 comments:

  1. I liked Mockingjay - although it was unexpected for sure :-)

    Tanya
    Girlxoxo.com

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  2. I'm still on the fence with Mockingjay, but I'm sure it will be a popular answer this week!

    I didn't care for the last few pages of Mockingjay or Harry Potter to be honest - I wish both would have just been left to the readers imaginations rather than so finalized.


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  3. I agree with Mockingjay! I hate how everything kind of fell apart at the end. :-/

    Alison at The Cheap Reader

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  4. I agree about Mockingjay! It wasn't super too terrible for me, but I just wish things could've ended a little differently - it just didn't tie off the book for me in a way that made me feel personally satisfied.

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  5. We both picked Deathly Hallows :)
    I had very mixed feelings about Mockingjay. I could understand some of the choices, but I didn't love others.

    have not read Celine Kiernan or Jessica Verday -- will check those out!

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  6. I bet there is a lot of HP out there today. I haven't heard of Kiernan's series.

    Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. I enjoyed Mockingjay, but I can understand why some people didn't. Love Harry!! I haven't read anything by Celine Kiernan, but I'll definitely check her out now!

    Thanks for visiting!

    New follower.

    Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews

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  8. Thanks to everyone who's commented - really interesting hearing different views on Mockingjay!

    I hope those of you tempted to check out Celine Kiernan enjoy her!

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  9. :) Thanks for stopping by!

    I checked out Celine Kiernan's books on GR & they sound fantastic! I'll be sure to keep an eye out for them.

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  10. Mockingjay seems to be like Marmite - you either love it or hate it. I personally quite liked it. :D
    Harry Potter is incredible! I know some weren't happy with that either but I think it was just perfect.

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  11. I also disliked the Mockingjay ending. I understand why you wouldn't like the Cirque du freak ending. I just liked how complete it was and how i felt strong emotions while reading it.
    I was so happy at how amazing the HP ending was!!!
    New follower by GFC!
    It was nice reading a different view of one of my favorite endings.

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