Monday, October 3, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday (5): Book endings that Left me with my mouth hanging open

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted over at the Broke and the Bookish.

Let me preface this post with the fact that I have a horrible memory. Odd things stick, but
for the most part I only have vague inclinations. TTT is kind of like a memory game for me.
Before Goodreads helped me keep track of books all I had were random pieces of paper
with lists on them that I would tuck places and add to when I had a chance...
SO glad things have changed!

  1. The Princess Curse by Marrie Haskell- great ending, but I literally gasped when it was over. I had been reading my kindle so just flipping through the pages (with real books you can tell when you only have a few pages left) but then it was done flipping! and I couldn't believe it!! PLEASE MS. HASKELL, WRITE MORE!!!
  2. The Hero of Ages (end of Mistborn trilogy) by Brandon Sanderson- dang this one had me kind of furious, I was like "It simply can't end like that!!!!" Though it's a couple hundred years later I'm really looking forward to the Alloy of Law!
  3. Princess at Sea by Dawn Cook- it finally happened what I wanted to happen between the two people that I wanted it to happen to....and then it was done!! I want more development!!! not just a knowledge that things are hunky dory or headed that way! More TENSION!
  4. I Shall Wear Midnight by Terry Prachett- for Hermione Granger fans, this is the series for you. Tiffany Aching is a no nonsense witch who isn't perfect, but pretty darn close! This was the end of the series and my mouth was open in a sense that I was grinning from ear to ear. Such an adorable, perfect perfect ending. If a book was about me I would want an adorable ending like this one!
  5. Gone by Michael Grant- As I just posted in my review, this book was exhausting! I was expecting more closure but no, the poor kids have to suffer more. Great start to a series but one I won't be picking back up for a while.
  6. The City of Bones by Cassandra Clare- big confession time, I got the most of the way through this story and then with only 1/4 left there was this confession thing (that may or may not be true, I haven't read it again to find out) but it totally weirded me out so I just stopped reading it.
  7. Perfume: The Story of a Murder by Patrick Suskind- this was one crazy book. I actually felt for the main character even though he had absolutely no morals. What happens to him in the end totally had my mind reeling, it was insane!
  8. Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier- while I was ok with the ending in this book, I have to put this down in memory of a friend who I gave this to for her birthday. She read it but wanted Sorcha to end up with someone else so she threw the book across the room. Her little sister saw this and said "Don't be mad, I'm sure she wanted to give you a nice present." So cute!
  9. Only the Good Spy Young (Gallagher Girls #4) by Ally Carter- so this was a nice quick fun read series but with the ending of this one I just got fed up. So over dramatic! You only have the skills of super spies yet you act like immature little girls! Grr, I like my characters to think things through and not make sure rash decisions.
  10. The Maze Runner by James Dashner- So, I was excited for this book and was totally expecting it to be a stand alone. The ending was a total set up for things to come and that annoyed me. 
How about you?


  1. The plot twist in City of Bones weirded me out too. But I came to love the differentness of it. And how the story developed.

  2. I LOVED I Shall Wear Midnight! I think it may have been the best in the series from the plot point of view (though the first, Wee Free Men, is still my favorite on the Feegle Fun meter).
    The Beauty of Eclecticism

  3. I forgot all about Gone but would agree that it was a jaw dropper as well as Maze Runner, but I was even more surprised by Scorch Trails.

  4. Perfume made my list, too! That was one freaky ending, wasn't it? *gah*

  5. haha, I used to do the same things before Goodreads! I haven't read many from your list, guess I'll have to!

  6. Great list!! It is very different from a lot of the other lists I have seen.

  7. since i never heard of most of these books, i'm choosing one to read, 'perfume'. thanks.

  8. The only one of those I've read is City of Bones and I can't for the life of me remember the ending, now I feel compelled to go look it up! I'll have to check out some of the others on your list too:)

  9. I had exactly the same reaction to City of Bones that you did! I haven't read any of the rest of the series yet.

  10. I felt the SAME WAY about Hero of Ages.

    And I wanted Sorcha to end up with SPOILERSIMONSPOILER.

    And yes, the Maze Runner, while I enjoyed it, had such an irritating ending.

  11. Oh my gosh! I'm sorry I've been so MIA. But reading this post is why I think you're awesome!

    1. That story about Sorcha is ha-larious and so so so cute! Also, Red ftw!!

    2. Princess at Sea- YES! TTT is also a memory game for me, I can never remember books that fit these descriptions. This was a perfect one though. WHY did that series end after 2 books! UGH

    Oh, and to answer your question on my blog, I haven't even started reading the second Coronets book! :/ I'm way behind on my netgalleys (which i saw your post about that too, haha!). I'm sad it isn't as intense of a read so far for you. Poo.


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