This Friday's Question is...
Book Series Finales: Which book, from any series has been your favorite ending? What about your least favorite ending?
I'm actually not a huge fan of series. There are a lot of series that I've started but haven't finished because either a) I'm just not interested in the other books or b) not all of the series is out yet. B seems to be what usually happens. However, there are some series that I've read all the way through.
1. We'll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han (The Summer Trilogy)- I loved the first book in this trilogy, wasn't a huge fan of the second one, but then adored the last book! I really loved having an older protagonist who was mature but not quite an adult. Plus, Jenny Han just did a great job of tying up all the loose ends and then having you heave a heavy sigh of satisfaction. (lots of H's in that sentence)
2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling (Harry Potter Series)- It's very rare that the last book in a series is my favorite (like really, I can't think of any series but this one where that's the case), but with Harry Potter the last book is one of my favorites. It's a tie between a couple of them. JK Rowling just wrapped everything up in a way that was so perfect but so imperfect at the same time. I mean, I don't like a book/series to end too perfect or too imperfect, but JK Rowling just balanced it perfectly. But then of course, she is pretty much the Writing Wizard. There's hardly a single aspect (if any at all) of her writing that I can criticize.
Least Favorite Endings
1. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (The Hunger Games Trilogy)- It wasn't so much that I didn't like this book, it was more just that it didn't compare to the other two books in the series. At times it was slightly confusing and the whole time I couldn't really get into it that much because I just kept thinking "I can't believe this is happening." Like, I couldn't bring myself to believe what was going on. You know, I get so attached to these characters (it probably isn't healthy how much I love some literary characters) and then all this horrid, horrid stuff starts happening, I don't know. It was just weird.
Although these lists are pretty short (for both favorite and least favorite endings), there are a couple series finales coming up pretty soon that I am very much anticipating. So expect this list to grow in the next couple months.
Enjoy your weekend!