Best Series EndersTop Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week they have a different Top Ten list topic that a bunch of bloggers take and make their own list of those things.
1. HARRY POTTER
Come on. This was pretty much the best ending to any series ever (besides the whole so-many-people-dying-and-your-childhood-ending-and-your-heart-breaking thing). Rowling showed that she had this planned from the beginning. She knew what she was doing and the final battle was epic and sad and a worthy ending to a series as magical as this. *continues gushing for hours past anyone listening*
2. Clockwork Princess
That epilogue. 'nough said. *all of the tears of joy*
3. Quintana of Charyn
Oh man. A beautiful and worthy ending to a series with as much as importance and strength as this one had. We saw all the characters that we came to love developing and meeting each other and figuring things out. We saw Lumatere and Charyn collide and it was beautiful.
4. The Bitter Kingdom
Yes. Elisa finishing her story arc and her development meant a lot to me. I think her development was everything a heroine should have in the end. She learned her own strength, fought her own battles, and found a guy who appreciates that along the way. I kind of want to be Elisa when I grow up. ;)
5. The Last Olympian
That battle was fantastic. The prophecy was completed. Kronos was defeated. It had the same amount of humor and epicness. Rick Riordan is a genius and knows how to write a great ending.
oh, and PERCY AND ANNABETH. "It was the best underwater kiss of all time." I mean, the beginning of their relationship was so freaking wonderful.
I know a LOT of people disagree with me on this, but I loved this conclusion. It was dark and gritty and surprising. Plain and simple, it was war. People died and there wasn't time to mourn them. Things changed quickly. Horrible means were used by both sides to reach their ends. There wasn't necessarily a side that was 100% in the right. It didn't glorify war, it depicted it.
7. The Serpent's Shadow
As I said, Riordan knows how to write a good ending. I think my favorite part was seeing the development of Sadie's character and her maturing. (Also, you know, defeating a giant chaos snake. That was good, too.)
8. Forever Princess
Sweet and lovely. More Mia and Michael. Mia working things out with Lilly. Mia working things out for Genovia and coming into her own as a leader. I just loved this conclusion to everything that happened in the ten books. (I think a series that long would be hard to bring to a conclusive end, but this worked.)
9. The Last Battle
This is my second favorite book of the series. I love all the ties to Revelation. Yes, it was horribly sad, but it was also happy in a way.
Everything was fantastic about this. I was sad to see this end, being one of my favorite fantasy series. But the quality of the book was at the same level as the other ones and I loved it just as much. (Well, maybe not that last chapter...but I can pretend it didn't happen, right? ;) ) Anyway, I thought the war was realistic in length and span and everything came together in a way that fit the overall tone of the story. Eragon and Saphira got all grown up and stuff.