Top Ten Tuesdays are a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. The topic of September 15, 2015 is: free choice.
While reading books, I’ve discovered that the endings are either: spectacular, mediocre, or disappointing. So I decided to do Top Ten Unsatisfying Endings. Because
As a result:
– For people who have not read or finished: The Death Cure by James Dashner, Inheritance by Christopher Paolini, Allegiant by Veronica Roth, The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan, Specials by Scott Westerfield, And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie, The Last Ever After by Soman Chainani, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell, The Fault In Our Stars by John Green, and The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict by Trenton Lee Stewart.
– To the people who have read these books, then you know why.
Please proceed with caution.
1. Allegiant by Veronica Roth (Tris dies at the end. I’ve read about why the author choose for Tris to die, but I was still disappointed when she died after all she had been through.)
2. Inheritance by Christopher Paolini (After killing the tyrannical king Galbatorix, Eragon must let a fortune telling dictate what he will do in the aftermath of the war. He decides to with his dragon fly to an isolated island to train future Dragon Riders with only a few companions. Because of the fortune telling, he will never be able to go back to Alagaesia and see his family again. The only thing that could’ve made the book’s ending (in my opinion) more sad would be if Saphira, Roran, or Arya died.
4. The Blood of Olympus by Rick Riordan (Despite the ending to Inheritance, Inheritance did a good job wrapping up the ending with few loose ends. At the end of this book, I’m wondering what’s going to happen to Calypso and Leo.)
6. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie (A: Everyone dies at the end. B: You never find out who the murderer is.)
8. The Fault In Our Stars by John Green (One of the protagonists dies.)
9. The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict by Trenton Lee Stewart (You don’t know what will happen to Nicholas Benedict even though you discover his fate in The Mysterious Benedict Society.)
10. Specials by Scott Westerfield (Tally and David–who she’s hardly spent enough time getting to know–just disappear into the wild leaving behind the message after overthrowing Dr. Cable.)