Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Endings/Beginnings of Books

Happy Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by The Broke and the Bookish)!!! This week's topic is:

top ten eight beginnings/endings of books

(I wracked my brain all day and couldnt think of any beginnings that specifically got me, so we'll go with endings...)

8. Sever by Lauren DeStefano (#3 of the Chemical Garden Trilogy) - Sometimes I like a good cliffhanger... or in this case, I also like when things get wrapped up in a neat little bow. At the end of a series, I dont want to imagine for myself, I want to know that all my favorite characters live happily ever after, and this book was the perfect end to the series. So, end of book: awesome; end of series: awesomer!

7. Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver (#2 of the Delirium trilogy) - the third book in this series did the opposite of what Sever did. At the end of the series, it was almost 100% cliffhanger, and I didnt love that. But the second book in the series, Pandemonium, also a massive cliffhanger, picked the perfect spot to...cliffhang? And the perfect way to do it. Loved this book!

6. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins - one word: SWOON. Such a cute book, and not necessarily my style, as far as the type of book I'd read all the time, but definitely one of my favorites this year. Plus, its another one that gave me a pretty little package wrapped up in a bow at the end. Not always a good thing, but for the most part, I liked it in this one.

5. The Host by Stephenie Meyer - Well, cant spoil this one, but I can say that I didnt expect the book to end the way it did, but I was so happy it did. Not a neat little bow, but happy and satisfying.

4. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (the first book only) - I wasnt a fan of how the last book ended, but the first book was a shocker. I mean, we all knew there were two more books, so it wasnt gonna end the way it "should have" but who wouldve thought... LOVED it.

3. The Giver by Lois Lowry - This is my favorite book of all time. The ending used to piss me off. But then I remembered the first time I read it, and my teacher told us that the ending didnt mean it was over. The ending left us the option of deciding what we wanted to happen. And usually thats not OK with me, but this is my single favoritest book in the universe, so it makes me feel better to make my own ending. Does that count? One of my favorite endings is one I made up, haha?

2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling - Its not a list without Harry. But really - you know the ending to this series tops all series-endings of all
time. Theres not even anything else to say about it.

I bet you all thought Harry Potter would be my number one. Have you ever read my actual number one though? If you have, you know why it beats Harry.

1. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger - my soul still hurts from reading this book. I actually think I want to read it again. The entire book tore me to pieces, but the ending? My heart became stone after this ending. I wanted to curl up in a ball with this one. Oh god, it hurts just thinking about it. I know, you're thinking how can it be number one if it hurt so bad? That book was amazing, heart-breaking ending and all. If you havent read it, please do. I'll even re-read it with you!

What are your favorite beginnings/endings?

P.S. Dont forget - If you havent read the first two books in the Divergent series by Veronica Roth (or you have, and just want a copy of your own), check out my giveaway. Its open until August 9, 2013! Good luck! :)


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