Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Best Series Enders

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

 We decided to do the best rather than the worst (a little depressing to start reading a series when you know the last book is disappointing). 

Pam's Picks:
1.     Clockwork Princess (Infernal Devices series) by Cassandra Clare:  Even though some people didn't like the epilogue, I thought it was such a satisfying ending.
2.     Boundless (Unearthly series) by Cynthia Hand:  The ending was clear, not open, and there was an epilogue that let you know where everyone was (although I was sad about one character, I didn't like how things ended for that character).
3.     Last Sacrifice (Vampire Academy series) by Richelle Mead:  I was very nervous given the name, but it was a fantastic series ender.
4.     Reached (Matched series) by Ally Condie:  A clear, satisfying conclusion.
5.     Mockingjay (The Hunger Games series) by Suzanne Collins:  Although it was sad, a clear ending that provides closure.
And I have high hopes for Allegiant, The Horde, Emerald Green (which comes out today), The Retribution of Mara Dyer (just the word retribution gives me the chills), Champion, Sentinel, Infinite, and Into the Still Blue. All of these series ending soon! (I'm actually a little choked up about it).

Sheri's Picks: So all of mine are the first series that I read in a particular genre.  I honestly don't know if in comparison to all the possible choices these would be the BEST but they certainly got me hooked on reading YA Fiction. 

6. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter series): This series led me to read or reread so many other classic tales I will be eternally grateful to JK Rowling.

7. Specials by Scott Westerfeld (Uglies series): My introduction to dystopian young adult fiction and it was a great one.

8. The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray (Gemma Doyle series): Female friendships, challenging Victorian social rules, and magic kept me reading late into the night.

9. Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer (Twilight series): When the book is really all about the relationships.


  1. Loved the Deathly Hallows and Last Sacrifice <3333 The epilogue of DH made me super happy and softened the blow...just a tad.

    Aly @ My Heart Hearts Books
    My TTT

  2. Clockwork Princess was one of the best series enders I've ever read. Hands down.

    TTT @ Krista's Dust Jacket

  3. I cannot believe that anyone who loved either Will or Jem could not have loved the other as well and therefore I cannot believe that anyone could have not loved the Epilogue of Clockwork Princess(well it was sad, but besides that)! lol

    Seriously though best series ending ever imo.

  4. Clockwork Princess made my list of best! Loved that book, although I ignore the epilogue because I thought it was kind of cheating... But I put Reached and Mockingjay on my worst list. The Matched series just went downhill for me after the first book and never got better. And Mockingjay was just anticlimatic for me. I put Extras (Uglies series on my list) Did you know there is actually a fourth book? Unfortunately Extras went on my worst list. It just didn't feel like a necessary book. It should have ended with Specials, which I loved!

    Rebecca @ The Library Canary

  5. I loved Deathly Hallows and Clockwork Princess! Both had amazing epilogues ;)
    -Scott Reads It!

  6. We had a lot of the same ones on the best list and a few on my worst list made your best list, haha.

  7. I have high hopes for Allegiant too! Hope I'm not disappointed! The endings of HP, the infernal devices, & Twilight were good too :)

  8. So many books here that I think I need to read! The Gemma Doyle series is high on my to-read list. It looks great. And I've heard such great things about Boundless. I bought the third book but need toread the first two first!
    Great list. Hope you both have a great week :)

  9. AHH I need to read Boundless already! It has been sitting on my shelf since it's release hah. I really have no excuse. Last Sacrifice, Clockwork Princess, Harry Potter <3333 Lots of love for these series endings. Great list, ladies!

  10. I had The Sweet Far Thing and Boundless on my worst list, but I did like the ends of Clockwork Princess, The Last Sacrifice, Mockingjay, HP7 and Breaking Dawn.