October 8, 2013

Top Ten Best/Worst Series Enders

This week's topic is a lot harder than the previous week's-- simply because I can't think of any series I saw through to the end! But I'll try, I'll really try. ;)

1. Worst: The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray. I didn't like this series to begin with, but I thought if maybe I finished it I would have closure...hahahahahahaha. That was a SICK JOKE. Not only did nothing really happen throughout the books...uhh...the love interest? Yeah, that guy? SPOILER-He gets turned into a tree. -SPOILER END Some people think it's beautiful and that Gemma is strong. I think that it's a little bit sad but...Ugh.

2. Best: The Final Eclipse by Lynne Ewing. I remember this being a fabulous ending, and at the time. Of course, I'm re-reading the series now to figure out if the fact it was awesome is still true...only time will tell!

3. Best: We'll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han. I just love love loved this series! And the ending was absolutely fantastic-- I couldn't have made up or wished a better one, you know?

4. Best: The Vincent Brothers by Abbi Glines. I believe that this was an ending-- and as a companion type series, it did well. Very well. Like, I loved this one more than the first one well. I'm constantly re-reading this one!

5. Worst/Best: The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis. I alternately loathe and love this one-- it's weird. I love the religiousism. But I hate that it all ended so abruptly and idioticly. It was weird, to tell you the truth. Love the series, loathe this one 85% of the time.

6. Worst: Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer. I loathe this series-- when I was reading it was all fine and dandy; but when I finished I realized that it was not the kind of thing I wanted to read! The idiocy of Bella, weird pregnancy where she craves blood, freaky deaky relationship between her daughter and Jacob...Lord. That is a whole big can of weirdo worms!

7. Best: Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke. I remember this whole series being awesome, so it stands to reason that I loved the ending book, right? ;)

8. Best/Worst: These Happy Golden Years by Laura Ingalls Wilder. I'm really not sure how I felt about this series ender-- why is this subject so hard? I must rarely ever finish series I start. :/

9. Best: Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. It was the perfect wrap up to a really good series. I loved getting to see what happened with Katniss and Peeta's relationship, and it was so adorbs and I loved the down with the capitol stuff. LOL.

10. Best: The Soldiers of Halla by D.J. Machale. I really, really loved this series-- and it's so little known that I thought I'd include it. The ending for this one was really awesome, I thought. ;)


  1. Oops, I accidentally spoiled myself with the Sweet Far Thing Oo I wanted to read this series (because it's by the author of the Diviners) but now I'm scared!! LOL, I'll still read the first. But I'm crossing my fingers that I won't like it so I won't have to get to the last book xDDD

    Oddly enough, the only book on this list that I actually read was Breaking Dawn! which is my second favorite book in the series because at least Bella is active in it. Like you, I read all the books and at the time I loved it, but after reading some more I realized all the issues I have with these books. Book 2 is by far the worst for me (turning pathetic and suicidal because a guy left you? really?) and book 3 was the second worse (The whole love-triangle thingy, in a story about the "perfect love" really grates on my nerves). In book 4 Bella at least had some meaning to her existence and to being the MC, you know?... (But yeah, the things you mentioned were creepy)

  2. Megan@The Book BabeOctober 8, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    I'm sorry! That was my fault, I forgot to spoiler tag it. :/ TRUST ME, THE DIVINERS WAS WAY BETTER. Hahahaha, I do the same thing. "Please don't let me like it I don't want to be committed to another series!"

    I totally understand. I think it's weird how much I dislike that series now that I'm older. It hero-worships everything about boys that I dislike! (Stalker, much?) LOL. Hopefully I'll get over my hate of the series eventually, though. Thanks for commenting!

  3. Haha, not to worry, it's okay ;)
    LOL yeah, being committed to a series is hard :/

    How can you dislike this series and weirdly love Patch!? He's like, the definition of stalker! xD
    I always find it weird that so many people HATE Twilight, but similar books to it seem to get a lot less of that :/
    (Not criticizing you or anything. It's just something that I find intriguing. If I could, I'll study the books and their fans/haters to see how that actually works.)


  4. Megan@The Book BabeOctober 8, 2013 at 1:13 PM

    Really hard. :/

    I KNOW. AND I DON'T KNOW WHY. WE'RE BEING CONDITIONED TO LIKE CERTAIN THINGS. o.O It's because other books don't have boys who watch you sleep-- or want to do gross things to your 6 month old daughter. That's the only thing that I can say about the subject. And I know you're not criticizing me! I'd be interested in seeing that research too. (;

  5. Actually, the whole supernatural boy watches you sleep is a REAL popular trend. Patch stalked Nora, too, and everyone loves him. I think Dank, from Existence did it too, and there are a few more. If it's creepy in Edward, it should be creepy in all those too!

    The Jacob imprinting thing I totally agree with xD

    I just thought of a possible reason for that! Maybe because Twilight was the first to lead the wave of books similar to it, all the Twilight Haters knew to stay away from the similar books (you know, a lot of reviews/rec say if you liked twilight you'll like this one). So maybe the rest of the book only see the Twilight lovers, and hence love it too. Because most book addicts, if they don't like a certain thing, they won't subject themselves to similar books, you know. (and you and me, we started out loving Twilight...) *feels smart!*

  6. Too bad you don't live near me (or in my country). We could've gone together :)
    It's not a requirement for me... if the book is real good. Oh, and Zombies scare me, so at least there I need something to balance the gore.

  7. After Twilight, there was a time where it seemed every book had it. It actually doesn't bother me too much, the looking at her sleeping thing (because it's not real world. It's obvious the two would get together and that it's done out of love *eye roll*), but it got old, fast. And then I started noticing all the dumb things in these books... (A result of reading a ton of better books lol)

    Patch is not just creepy. He's a creepy, psychopathic jerk. I'm sorry, but to 'scare' her he makes her believe she's falling from a roller-coaster to her death (which would've really happened if, you know, he hadn't changed his mind and settled on scaring her. WTF?!) He practically forces her against walls every available chance! (RAPIST?!)
    (Yeah, sorry. On this case, I am totally for Edward, who wouldn't hurt Bella if his life dependent on it, than Patch, who would be the one to hurt Nora any day... I really hate him Oo)

    I wonder how you would've felt about Patch if you read the books now, instead. Cause I know I would've been a lot more forgiving around the time I read Twilight :/

    Exactly! So all the other books just get the herds of lovers, and not all the haters! :D

  8. Megan@The Book BabeOctober 9, 2013 at 10:29 AM

    Yeah. That would have been awesome. <3

    I totally understand - for me, the scaring is the draw, though. The book has to be good, though!

  9. Megan@The Book BabeOctober 9, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    I actually missed the Twilight craze - I didn't start reading them until the movie came out and someone told me that I "had" to read them. (but it's gross, even if it's not real world. There are some instances where watching people sleep is okay, even cute, but when you're not together and don't know each other? No. Just no.) LOL. It's so nice to notice things when you realize that there are better books! ;)

    Now that you say that I remember it... but before? Not so much. You see, I rarely remember certain instances for very long, unless they were VERY disturbing. (Like, I remember an incestual incident in one book that scarred me.) That is a very raper-ist thing to do... but hahahaha it's kind of hilarious that you're so mad over it. ;P

    I actually don't know. I may read it soon, and we'll see. I'm positive that I was more forgiving then, as I've noticed lately that I'm getting a lot more critical about what I'm reading.

    (And LOL. Herd of lovers!) (Does anyone else find it funny that we've had the biggest convo ever through comments?)

  10. I "missed" the craze too, all the books were out when I read them. But, I did like them, so I looked for similar books *shrug*
    (I agree that it can be disturbing, but I think Edward was the least creepy one of all the bunch I read of, so I'm forgiving toward him. Plus, I still love the guy xD)
    Yes, it is.

    Well, for me what Patch did IS very disturbing. That's not a proper way to treat ANYONE, let alone someone you might... possibly... at least he says so... but I don't buy it... love. I'm mad over it because it's something I stand against strongly. And he really is a total douche. And I need to stop talking about it because it makes me wish I could put a restraining order against him and take Nora to a therapist who would help her see Patch played with her mind and in fact she can never love such a person, and that it's a little like Stockholm syndrome, and she can still regain her sanity. it's not too late and--Okay. Stop. Stop. I'm stopping. *deep breath*

    (I actually find our long conversations totally delightful and fantastic and fun and interesting. Lots of adjectives! Those are adjectives, right? *too long since grammar lessons in high-school - can't remember the correct names!?*)

  11. HAHA for #1 worst - "That was a SICK JOKE" - It's so funny afterwards when I say that about books as well :)

    I really haven't read any of your picks except Mockingjay :) But great list from what I can tell!

  12. Megan@The Book BabeOctober 9, 2013 at 9:31 PM

    That's exactly what happened to me-- no waiting. ;) *shrugs back* *this all seems very European* I was in a paranormal craze for a while, LOL. Sounds like you were too. They just don't particularly appeal to me anymore. (Maybe he is, but...HE'S OLD.)

    I totally understand. We should invent book restraining orders. LOL. We could use them to battle all the badly behaving authors, terrible friend characters, and whiny love interests! (Along with the douchebags and creeps.) Wouldn't that be awesome? *is plotting* Take a deep breath, and know that you'll never have to read it again. ;P

    (I'm sure that some people do find it weird, but yes it is quite wondermous to have such invigorating discussions. This should happen every day! *I'm not sure either... grammar is not my strong point* ;))

    Ah, yes. But it's been a beautiful talk, so far. Hopefully it will continue! :D

  13. I still love paranormal, but now I'm looking for quality paranormal. Which means books like Hush, Hush aren't included LOL but I definitely developed a taste for contemporary, something I didn't really have before I turned 18ish. I ONLY read fantasy before that! :O (Are you forgetting Patch is older than Edward?! LOL)

    That'll be SO awesome *^*

    (Who cares if they think it's weird? I hope one day they'll have the pleasure to carry on a convo as much as we do on particularly any one of our posts! xD [it does kind of happen a lot with us])

    I think it will continue! If not here, then in the next post ;)

  14. Megan@The Book BabeOctober 10, 2013 at 12:39 PM

    Hahaha, I know what you mean. I love contemporary, I think it may be my favorite genre. <3 :O Like what? What did you read? (YES. I completely forgot that, but he's from the 16th century!)


    (I don't, and I hope that they someday have the pleasure. [It does, I wonder if it's some kind of bookish syndrome.] O.o)

    In the next post for sure! ;P

  15. I don't know if it's my favorite genre, but I sure enjoy contemporary a whole lot more than I used to, and I read a TON of contemporary now. Fantasy still dominates my physical shelves, though ;)

    (might be. Or maybe bookish blogger syndrome. Bloggers seem more capable of long internet talks than most people xD)

  16. Megan there is another book after These Happy Golden Years, The First Four Years! :)
    Plus it's somewhat based on her real life so yeah :P

  17. Megan@The Book BabeOctober 15, 2013 at 12:07 PM

    YOU HAVE SHATTERED MY ILLUSIONS. Lol, I knew about that book, but I thought it was before Happy Golden Years? Idk. Yes, I know it's based on her life. :P

  18. bahahaha :D
    It comes after :)
    don't tell me you read that first?? :P :P
    That would totally mess things up

  19. Megan@The Book BabeOctober 15, 2013 at 1:00 PM

    Realllyyy.... yeah. I think I read it first. LOL.

  20. Which explains your confusion :P
    I am laughing pretty hard now :P
    These Happy Golden Years was pretty much my favorite.. it's hard to decide but it was a tiny bit better because of the adorable romance.

  21. Megan@The Book BabeOctober 16, 2013 at 12:57 PM

    Of course it does. #stillkindofconfusedbutwhateverillgetoverit
    Gee, thanks. It's been a while since I've read them, actually, but the First Four Years was always my favorite. <3

  22. bahahaha Megan :P :P You're adorable :P
    It's been a while for me as well but more like 4 years :P I remember after I finished These Happy Golden Years I was so sad because I wanted a cute relationship like that :P

  23. Megan@The Book BabeOctober 16, 2013 at 3:36 PM

    Well, thank you! ;P Haha, I guess it was more like six years for me. I don't really remember. :P

  24. so you're forgiven for your confusion :P

  25. Megan@The Book BabeOctober 16, 2013 at 4:33 PM

    Thank you, oh gracious Rashika. :P