Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Top Ten Most Disappointing Series Enders

Top 10 Tuesday is a post hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and this week's topic is Top Ten Most Disappointing Series Enders.

This is a hard topic. While I am definitely a series reader, most of the series that I've been really disappointed with I haven't finished. You can see my Series DNF # 1 post here where I discuss my first sweep through unfinished series that I don't plan on finishing. And I have around 60 ongoing series that either all of the books haven't been released or I haven't read the ones that are. So...that severely diminishes the pool I have to draw from.

I'm sure there will be some upsets here. Please keep in mind that while I did enjoy most of ALL of the series listed below, I just didn't feel like these last installments lived up to the rest of the series. Most of these I even gave 4 Stars to, so it's not like I hated them, I was just slightly disappointed.

    1) Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices, # 3) by Cassandra Clare - While overall I enjoyed this book, I didn't love the ending. I felt like it was a slight cop out. I felt like Cassandra Clare was trying to please everyone. :(
    2) Wisdom (My Blood Approves, # 4) by Amanda Hocking - I was Team Peter. Enough said.
    3) Walking Disaster (Beautiful, # 2) by Jamie McGuire - I definitely enjoyed this book, but Jamie McGuire decided to add a tidbit about where Abby and Travis are down the road and I felt like this piece was a bit too cheesy.
    4) Bitterblue (Graceling Realm, # 3) by Kristin Kashore - I'm reaching here. I gave Bitterblue 4 stars, but it was definitely my least favorite in the series. So much happens in this book that I was completely exhausted after reading it, but there wasn't as much of a love story as I wanted.
    5) Mockingjay (The Hunger Games, # 3) by Suzanne Collins - What I fell in love with in The Hunger Games series was the games not the political war stuff. So Mockingjay just wasn't up to par with the other two in this series to me. I did ultimately like the very end, but Mockingjay as a whole just wasn't really my favorite.
    6) Forever (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, # 3) by Maggie Stiefvater - The very end was just a little too open for me. I'm so thankful that she's writing another book about Cole & Isabel so maybe I can get some final closure.
    7) The Dark and Hollow Places (The Forest of Hands and Teeth, # 3) by Carrie Ryan - I got hooked into The Forest of Hands and Teeth, but I loved The Dead-Tossed Waves even more. With the cliffhanger ending of The Dead-Tossed Waves, that's what I wanted more of. I wanted to finish that story line, but The Dark and Hollow Places just didn't live up to the other two books IMO either. Plus I never really connected to Annah.
    8) Resurrection (Wicked, # 5) by Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguie - Looking back this whole series isn't that great, but this last installment was definitely a letdown.

Surprisingly, that's all I've got. I usually go over, so it was nice to come in under this time. What about you? What's your biggest disappointing series enders? Let me know!


  1. I loved Clockwork Princess!!! I bawled my eyes out like a little baby. I do agree, she tried to make everyone happy. :) But I was Team Jem so I was glad she did. ;) Lol.

    Mockingjay was the worst!!! It would have been on my list as well, if I did one today. And I agree about Forever too. I feel like I need more closure.

    I never finished The Forest of Hands and Teeth. I started it, really enjoyed it, but then I started getting really anxious about the dog and had to put the book down. You should just tell me what pages to skip if any so I can finish it. Lol. :)

  2. I liked Walking Disaster too, but I just didn't like it as much as the first book. It was a bit too cheesy, especially with it being from a guy's POV.

    My TTT

  3. I only made it through the first book of The Forest of Hands and Teeth - I'd have liked to finish it, but I just couldn't bring myself to do it.

    Series endings are hard - there's always SOMETHING not quite right!

  4. Aw I hate you didn't enjoy The Forest of Hands and Teeth. I enjoyed the first two. But you're right, there usually is something off with the series at some point. Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Yeah, I was Team Will so boo on the ending. Definitely trying to make everyone happy. I've seen Mockingjay on several lists. Thankfully Maggie Stiefvater is doing that book about Cole and Isabel so maybe we'll get some closure that we need. As far as The Forest of Hands and Teeth...I'd have to get out my book to let you know so you can skip that part. You should just pick up The Dead-Tossed Waves, it was better in my opinion anyway. Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Well, since I haven't read any of these series yet, I'm not really in a position to comment! I've heard mixed things about Bitterblue and Forever, and Mocking Jay made several people's "worst" list, so on that front you're not alone.

    A bit belated, but here's my TTT list for the week.

  7. I enjoyed all three of those....Bitterblue, Forever, and Mockingjay. I just didn't think they lived up to the rest of the series. Luckily Maggie Stiefvater is adding another book to The Wolves of Mercy Falls series, so we'll get a little more closure which will be nice since Forever was kind of "open" with the ending. Thanks for stopping by!

  8. I heard about the new Stiefvater book, but I thought it wasn't a direct sequel, more of a companion book?

  9. The Wolves of Mercy Falls series mostly follows Sam and Grace. But Isabel and Cole are also narrators at least for the last book, but maybe the 2nd and 3rd books....I can't remember exactly. The next book will be a continuation of Cole and Isabel and picking up in the future--from what I've gathered.

  10. Oh but I guess I should say that it was Cole and Isabel's part that felt unfinished to me. So that's why I say I'll get more closure with the new book.

  11. Ah! I need to read that series. Maggie Stiefvater is local - lives in the next county and uses the same library system I do. She gave a really good talk at the library some years back, which my daughter and I attended.

  12. Oh wow...that's really snazzy! You should definitely read her stuff then! I really enjoyed The Wolves of Mercy Falls and The Scorpio Races.