Top Ten Tuesday #11: Top Ten Best/Worst Series Enders

08th Oktober 2013

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  1. Lauernde Stille (Libri Mortis, #3) by Peter Schwindt
    [LT: Lurking Silence (Libri Mortis, #3)]

    This series combining pure genius, interesting characters, the catacombs of Paris, and a balancing act between fantasy and mental illness is one of the best I’ve ever read. The finale is utterly brilliant and totally stunning. I read the whole novel in one sitting because I couldn’t bring myself to put it down for just one minute. I was literally glued to the pages. There were so many shocking twists and turns, everything just got really crazy. And after I finished, I was sitting in my bed staring at my wall, petrified with disbelief. It took me a while to recover and then I had to read and reread this one chapter over and over again.

  2. Laura und der Ring der Feuerschlange (Laura, #5) by Peter Freund
    [LT: Laura and the Ring of the Fire Snake (Laura, #5)]

    I know, I know, this is not the official last novel in this series – there are actually two more and I think it will be continued. But this novel was supposed to be the final one and for me it still is, since I haven’t read any further. And wow, it was a magnificent last novel! The ending was one of the most shocking and cruel twists I’ve ever read. Someday, I want to read the following novels too (I already own them) but I’m pretty afraid that they will ruin this teenage favourite series for me.

  3. Das Gläserne Wort (Merle-Trilogie, #3) by Kai Meyer
    [ET: The Glass Word (Dark Reflections, #3)]

    I think this was my first heartbreak induced by a novel (not counting horse novels). It was also the novel that made me fall in love with Kai Meyer – although I’m still cross with him for ending this brilliant series the way he did. How could you! That wasn’t fair! Oh, I was so mad and cried bitter bitter tears. No matter how often I read it, it kills me every time and that’s why I love it so much. I didn’t expect that to happen and no matter how horrific it is, it’s … oh, I can’t put it into words, not without spoiling. Let’s just say that it is heartbreakingly perfect.

Flop

  1. Breaking Dawn (Twilight, #4) by Stephenie Meyer

    Once upon a time, I was a fan of the Twilight-Saga. There, I said it. However, that changed over time, this finale being an integral part of it. There’s just so much I dislike about it which ultimately led to my putting it on hold for about six months because I just couldn’t read on at the end of Jake’s part. Just ugh. That was sooo awful. Just thinking about it makes me shudder. And then the things that happened or rather didn’t happen just drove me over the edge. I so wish I’d never have read it.

  2. Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, #3) by Suzanne Collins

    Before you come with your pitchforks at me: there are a couple of things I do like about this novel. However, all in all it was a disappointment. I just felt that the focus lay on all the wrong things, which made it drag on and on in the beginning. If some of those parts were cut a little shorter and others had gotten more attention, I’d love it. But the thing I’m most disappointed about is the ending. Good God, why didn’t she just end it there. That would have made the top slot on my list of most memorable and brilliant endings. But no, the reader gets another chapter which confused me so much I had to read it a couple of times because I couldn’t keep the timeline straight.

  3. Inheritance (The Inheritance Cycle, #4) by Christopher Paolini

    Come on! Have you any idea how long I waited for this novel?! Three – oh, no, let’s make it six years since once upon a time, this series was supposed to be a trilogy. I read the first novel in 2004 when I was just thirteen and had to wait for the ending till 2011. And then it dared to be a disappointment. I could name a list of things that bothered me, first and foremost the relationship between Eragon and Arya [spoiler](or rather the lack of one)[/spoiler]. I loved the first two in this series so much, why did it have to end like this?

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