Thursday, August 8, 2013

The Gone Series and Upcoming Reads

Last night I stayed up late and successfully finished Light by Michael Grant. I couldn't be any happier with how he ended the Gone series and I'm satisfied with its ending. Once again Grant scared the crap out of me with his evil characters and battles. Gaia was one of the scariest characters I've ever encountered in a book, and she/it (whatever you prefer) scared me till the very end.

Now I'm waiting on a few books at the library. The first one is Beautiful Redemption, the last book in the Caster Chronicles (Beautiful Creatures for those of you who don't know the technical name). The next one is Graceling, the first book in the Graceling Realm series. I'm going to delve into the Wicked Lovely series as well with the first novel, Wicked Lovely. I'm excited to start all of them and I'll keep you updated. 

I know I'm going to begin with Beautiful Redemption since I recently finished Beautiful Chaos, the third novel. Lately I have been finishing up a lot of series so I've been paying a lot of attention to endings. I love (and sometimes hate) how authors make their endings. A few weeks ago I completed the Wolves of Mercy Falls trilogy. At the end of the last book, I was outraged. It was a total cliffhanger. But I realize that authors often like to end their novels or series with an ending that can be interpreted by the reader. As a reader, I don't like that, but I know many do. I want the endings to be all lollipops and unicorns so I can go on with my day with a sense that my favorite fictional characters are living the rest of their lives happily ever after. I'm hoping Beautiful Redemption will do that for me.

Now I ask you, what do you think? Do you like endings that are up for interpretation or do you like an ending, like me, that is rainbows are butterflies? Or, I guess, do you like unhappy endings? If so, I'd love to know why because that's kind of odd, at least in my opinion (;

Have a fantabulous day (:

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