Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Beginnings & Endings

This lovely weekly deal is a lovely meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.

Books that started and/or ended with a bang? That's the gist of this week's and I'm just going to go with it. I'm going to kind of mesh them together in no particular order, and it's going to be more like awesome or high-impact or crazy or memorable stuff.

1. The Sweet Far Thing by Libba Bray. Okay, SPOILERS for those who haven't read the Great and Terrible Beauty series. I'll try not to say too much, but you should stop reading NOW. The whole ending with Gemma and Kartik? Wow. I sobbed for weeks, I tell you. I couldn't read another book for weeks, and this was like 6 years ago when I read these. That's how much it sticks with me. It was heartbreaking, but so, so good. 

2. Ruby Red series by Kerstin Gier. Basically these whole books are just killer. It starts off so quickly, and the endings KILL ME. I just want to read the next one already!

3. Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard. I loved the ending of this book. It was so perfect in every way, and it helped that I had just finished a semester of traveling, and it rung so true with me.

4. That Time I Joined the Circus by J.J. Howard. This was a pretty good book, nothing too crazy or extraordinary, but I was SO ANGRY at this ending! I absolutely hated it and was mad at the characters for choosing what they chose to do, and I wanted to throw it.

5. The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett. The beginning was what got me for this one. I've quoted it several times in my review (which you can view by clicking the title). The author's prose is absolutely hysterical, and I was laughing actually at this character's clumsiness and confusion in the beginning, that just started off a great book.

6. Heist Society by Ally Carter. Seriously, though, it's Ally Carter. Of course they begin and end with a bang. This is my favorite by her, though, because of its unique nature and high-paced thrilling steals.

And that's all I'm going to do, because I'm working on setting up another contest after the last one (of which the winner will be announced soon!).
What do you think? Agree, disagree? Link up to your Tuesday posts and I'll go take a look.

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