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#SixForSunday – 10th May 2020 – Heartwrenching endings to series

This Sunday tag is created and run by Steph over at A Little But A Lot. There are some very interesting and fun prompts coming up this autumn so check it out. Today’s topic is Heartwrenching endings to series

During my research for this (I don’t remember every series I cried at just like that!) I came to the realisation that I havent really read that many sad ending to a series. Usually its the second book that is sad or I’ve read a sad standalone. Maybe I’m just really good at not picking up sad ending or I have yet yo get to them.

So I only found 3…

This might reflect my cold heart.

Let’s dive into the list of my 3 Heartwrenching endings to a series

Mockingjay (Hungergames #3) by Susan Collins

This broke me! I cried myself to sleep for days and ended up in a massive book-hangover.

For me this book does not have an happy ending, it has a realistic ending which hurts. She didn’t end up with the person she loved but the person she needed, and with a massive PTSD situation. This was the definition of hseartwrenching.

This book hold a high threshold of heartwrenching for me and I do tend to compare everything else. If I can get through this book, I can get through anything!

Synopsis of book #1:

WINNING MEANS FAME AND FORTUNE.
LOSING MEANS CERTAIN DEATH.
THE HUNGER GAMES HAVE BEGUN. . . .

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and once girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister’s place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before—and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weight survival against humanity and life against love.

Crocked Kingdom (Six of Crows #2) by Leigh Bardugo

This didn’t break me as bad as the last Hunger Games book but It wasn’t entirely happy ending I wanted. Yes my favourite couple in here ends up happily, but another couple does not and that broke my heart and I cried a lot.

Synopsis of book #1:

Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone. . . .

A convict with a thirst for revenge

A sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager

A runaway with a privileged past

A spy known as the Wraith

A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums

A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes

Kaz’s crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction—if they don’t kill each other first. 

Tiger’s Destiny (Tiger’s Curse #4) by Colleen Houck

The ending here is a mix between heartwrenching and a happy ending. The main character experiences both within a few chapters of each other. Its quite sad, but by the time you close them book you feel happy. But then you remember and it hits you.

Synopsis of book #1:

Passion. Fate. Loyalty.

Would you risk it all to change your destiny?

The last thing Kelsey Hayes thought she’d be doing this summer was trying to break a 300-year-old Indian curse. With a mysterious white tiger named Ren. Halfway around the world. But that’s exactly what happened. Face-to-face with dark forces, spellbinding magic, and mystical worlds where nothing is what it seems, Kelsey risks everything to piece together an ancient prophecy that could break the curse forever.

Tiger’s Curse is the exciting first volume in an epic fantasy-romance that will leave you breathless and yearning for more.

What do you think? Do you agree?

Let me know!

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