Broke and Bookish. Thanks for visiting their site and sharing your love! Today's topic: Top Ten Best and Worst Endings to Sequels. True confessions here: I rarely finish series so I have very few examples of either the best or worst endings, most I don't know if the endings are any good or not.
Best series enders:
1. Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling...parts were a bit slow but it wrapped up the whole, wonderful series nicely.
2. The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis...the last book in The Chronicles of Narnia series. I just reread it this summer and find myself sighing when I think about it.
3. Inheritance by Christopher Paolini...the ending of the Eragon (Inheritance Cycle) series. It was such a commitment to finish this series. It really helped me say good-bye to Eragon and Saphira.
4. Forever by Maggie Stiefvater...the third book in The Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy. I'm a huge Stiefvater fan. I found my way to this series after reading her stand alone hit, Scorpio Races.
5. Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness...the final installment of the Chaos Walking trilogy. The series is so different than others I've read. I liked it a lot.
6. Front and Center by Catherine Gilbert Murdock, the final Dairy Queen book. I was charmed by this whole series.
7. Abhorsen by Garth Nix, the wonderful conclusion to the Abhorsen trilogy (Sabriel). Love it!
Worst series enders:
1. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins...the finale to the wonderful Hunger Games trilogy. The book wasn't awful it just didn't satisfy or excite the way the other two books in the series did.
2. The Death Cure by James Dashner...#3 in the Maze Runner series. There is a prequel, The Kill Order, which I haven't read but that was, in part, because I didn't think much of The Death Cure. I actually thought the very ending of this book was perfect but didn't like most of the details that got me there.
3. Many Waters by Madeleine L'Engle...the fourth book in A Wrinkle in Time series. I read this as a kid and then reread it to children when they were young. I am such a huge fan of A Wrinkle in Time, I should have stopped while I was ahead.
A few series that I want to finish but either the last book(s) hasn't been published yet, or I haven't got it yet:
-Daughter of Smoke and Bone series by Laini Taylor-waiting for book #3.
-Divergent series by Veronica Roth-waiting for book #3 which comes out this month.
-The Raven Cycle Trilogy by Maggie Stiefvater-I just received the 2nd book but haven't had time to read it yet.
-The Graceling series by Kristin Cashore. I still need to read Bitterblue.