I’ve found a meme over at GReads! called TGIF. Each Friday, a new question is posted. This week’s is:

“Book Series Finales: Which book, from any series has been your favorite ending? What about your least favorite ending?”

This one is a toughie. See, most of my books are stand alone, or just loosely tied together. Like, Anansi Boys (which is awesome) is a companion piece to American Gods, but isn’t a direct sequel. Same with Mercedes Lackey’s Elemental Masters books.

Of the series that I read regularly, Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files are still going, so they’re of no use here. I suppose Twilight’s Dawn is a decent book, but Anne Bishop has hinted that there will be more books to come in her Black Jewels series. Besides, while it does technically wrap up the story of Jaenelle and Damon, I liked other books in the series better. And, Elizabeth Hayden’s Symphony of Ages series was mediocre at best, so I’m afraid I don’t remember much of the end of that one – it’s even possible that she continued the series without my realizing it.

I really did like A Swiftly Tilting Planet as an end to Madeleine L’Engle’s Wrinkle in Time quartet, so I suppose I’ll call that one my favorite. I enjoyed the leaps through time and Charles Wallace’s insights into the people he “inhabited” (similar to Quantum Leap). The whole concept was interesting and it was reminiscent of the first book in the scope and “epic-ness” of the story.

I also liked The Last Battle in C. S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia, so I suppose that one can be the runner-up.

As for least favorites, J. K. Rowling’s Deathly Hallows made me growl. I actually did throw the book across the room a few times. But, in my defense, she killed Fred! and Tonks and Lupin and Hedwig and a whole plethora of my favorite characters. Worst of all though, Malfoy and Percy lived! Oooh! I was quite unhappy about the whole thing. In all fairness though, the book  is well-written and is a fitting conclusion to the series. I just resent the deaths of all of my favorites.

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