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October 8: Top Ten Best/Worst Series Enders.
I’m going for best, because I’m optimistic like that.
1. Arrow’s Fall; Mercedes Lackey. Talia is the kind of character you really want to have a happy ending–she’s a good, decent person that has terrible, terrible things happen to her.
2. Blood from Stone; Laura Anne Gilman. Wren’s work as a magical thief–*ahem* Retriever–is incredibly complicated, but the end of the series has a lot of hope that things will work out.
3. End Game; Ann Aguirre. Sirantha Jax adventures are dangerous and world-saving–some books ended so excitingly I couldn’t wait for the next one.
4. Hands of Flame; C.E. Murphy. Margrit gets involved with vampires, dragons, gargoyles, selkies, and more–but she’s just human. This last book gives her a chance to hold her own against all the others.
5. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows; J.K. Rowling. How can this book not be on this list? I think it’s practically required.
6. Horizon; Lois McMaster Bujold. The Lakewalkers and the Farmers don’t have too much in common, but they have a common enemy–and if they can work together, maybe they can win that fight.
7. Lady Knight, Tamora Pierce. This is where, after all her hard work, Kel finally becomes a knight.
8. Mostly Harmless; Douglas Adams. All of the H2G2 series have similar, abrupt endings, but the last is the oddest.
9. Timeless; Gail Carriger. Alexia and Conall are so cute together, aren’t they?
10. Twilight; Meg Cabot. Suze has finally figured out how to change Jesse’s past–she can save him, but then she’ll have to give him up.