Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday: Shocking Endings

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, this week's topic: Top Ten Endings That Left My Mouth Hanging Open
  1. Immediately I thought of The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness - it is the craziest cliffhanger ever...I might have squeaked, or squawked aloud after finishing the last pages of this book (thank goodness the sequel was already out by the time I read this)!
  2. The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton - what a shocker of an ending - sheesh!
  3. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins - I was very upset with the turn of events at the end of this book, I didn't see it coming at all!
  4. The Adventures of the Princess and Mr. Whiffle by Patrick Rothfuss - there are actually 3 "OMG - really?!?" endings...but the last one is especially surprising :)
  5. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare - what an unexpected twist!
  6. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness - the ending wasn't really astonishing but I was left sputtering "but, wait...it can't stop there!"
  7. Back Roads by Tawni O'Dell - there are some major twists and turns in this book, I was shocked at the final outcome.
  8. Delirium by Lauren Oliver - seriously, can the sequel get here already!!
  9. Fingersmith by Sarah Waters - so many twists in this book, I was flabbergasted by the ending!
  10. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield - again, this gothic tale had a serious stunner of a "whoa!" moment :)


  1. I agree with a few on the list. Some I haven't read. The Thirteenth Tale and Delirium had great cliffhangers.

  2. Fun list! I love shocking twists and whoa moments! I definitely want to add to my list the ones you have that I haven't read yet! By the way, the ARC for the sequel to Delirium is out, but I don't have it, darn!

  3. I liked Thirteenth Tale, too. Fingersmith looks like it's also a good read - I'll have to add it to my TBR shelf.

  4. Nice list! I can't believe I forgot about The Knife of Never Letting Go. That really was a crazy ending. (I still need to read the rest of them). And the wait for Mockingjay was so hard after Catching Fire.

  5. City of Bones was a huge shock. Cassie Clare has totally surprised me with every book.

  6. I felt the same way about A Discovery of Witches. I am really going to have to read The Thirteenth Tale soon, it sounds really good.

  7. The Knife of Never Letting Go ... I haven't heard of that one. I'll have to look into it!

  8. I've seen A Discovery of Witches on several people's lists, and am sad that I didn't think to put it on mine this week. It wasn't a jaw-dropping ending, but like you said, I was all, "What? Not fair!" I can't seem to find out anything about when the next book will come out. Have you seen/read anything?

  9. The Thirteenth Tale is such a great book! I think I'm close to a reread. I've seen The Knife of Never Letting Go on a few lists today - very excited to move it up my TBR list.

  10. Oh, The Knife of Never Letting Go! Yes! You KNOW I'll agree with you on that one. I'm SO SO SO thankful I had all three of them with me when I was reading that series, which is VERY UNLIKE me. I never read a series back to back. Yes, that ending. Mercy me.

    Did you see that there will be a movie!!!???


  11. A really interesting list, especially since I haven't read a single book you mentioned aside from City of Bones, which definitely had a good twist going on at the end.

    I will have to remedy this and look some of these up. The Patrick Ness series sounds especially appealing.