Super Six Sunday is an original bookish meme created by Bewitched Bookworms and inspired by “Top Ten Tuesday” from The Broke and The Bookish . Today’s topic is:
Super 6 Killer Book Endings
And killer in “I want to kill this book by throwing it at a wall” kind of endings. Cliffhangers. We love to hate them don’t we? They can make for a spectacular ending, but then we have to wait on pins and needles for the next book to come out. So what are six of my favorite killer endings? Let’s see…
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
I mean who wasn’t just left with.. WHAT? written all over there faces at that end?
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
Umm, Jace’s who now?
Across the Universe by Beth Revis
This book starts off slow, but once it gets going it doesn’t stop, that is until it SLAMS into that ending. You.will.not.see.it.coming.
Everbound by Brodi Ashton
I suffered from slack-jawed at the end of this book. COLE!
Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
Actually, Goblet of Fire and Order of the Phoenix could fit in this category too. But this one, this one stabbed me in the heart. I’m pretty sure I suffered a bout of depression for days after finishing HBP.
Solitary by Travis Thrasher
This was one of the most unprecedented, shocking endings I’ve ever read. I raged and raged at Travis Thrasher for a few days. Then, I begrudgingly picked up book two and moved on. In hindsight, I’ve come to accept the ending, but that doesn’t mean I have to like it!
So, those are my six? What are some books you love to rage about when it comes to the end?
Great post! I loved the end of Catching Fire and City of Bones, both were so shocking:) And all the HP ends were great, especially HP 7.
Shocking can be good, but it left me in a puddle on the floor when it came to HP.
Nice list! I totally agree with Catching Fire and City of Bone. Those endings!
Yeah, totally did not see it coming. Oi!
Catching Fire and Half Blood Prince were on my list as well. Those books…my goodness!
I know 😦 *curls up in ball*
Great choices!! ATU was on my long list too!!!
I definitely have a love/hate relationship with cliffhangers. I agree with City of Bones, Catching Fire, and Across the Universe. And then there’s Opal (Lux series) by Jennifer L. Armentrout. That has a huge cliffhanger ending that made me want to throw my Kindle across the room.
Ahh, I haven’t read that series yet. Thanks for the heads up though 🙂
Poor Kindles, don’t deserve the beatings we give them do they?
totally agreed with CF & CoB!!
my sss – http://fandoms-city.blogspot.com/2013/08/sss-1.html