Top Ten Tuesday: 10/4/11 - Book Endings That Left Me With My Mouth Hanging Open

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Top Ten Book Endings That Left Me With My Mouth Hanging Open (because of the cliffhanger or because it the ending was MIND-BLOWING, etc. Be careful with spoilers on this one!) Click For FUTURE TOPICS

Yara's Answers:
  • The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin - This book has no easy way of explaining it, you HAVE to read it. Then you understand. 
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins - The cliff hanger in this was, made you want to throw your own arrow at it. So good! 
  • Fever series by Karen Marie Moning - Honestly all of her books ended with I think I'll say the best and worse cliff hangers ever in the adult paranormal genre. I threw the books on the floor when I would finish a book. 
  • Wither by Lauren DeStefano - Wither has such a cliff-hanger that you want to hunt Lauren down and find her and shake her then give her a hug for such a great cliff-hanger. 
  • Delirium by Lauren Oliver - I think this whole book was mind-blowing from start to finish. 
  • The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa - I never expect how Julie ended the book. Its killed me. 
  • The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer - each of the books had there own pull. Thanks to this series, I am such a huge fan of YA books. 
  • Divergent by Veronica Roth - Once again another book that began awesome and ended and left you dying for more. 
  • The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson - What a epic journey this book takes you on and then when the end comes, you feel relieved but still cant believe how it ended. Cant wait for the next one in the series. 
  • Watched by Sharde Richardson - This YA book is a diamond in the ruff. I want everyone to know this book will blow your socks off. The cliff-hanger is shocking! 
Jenny's Answers:
  • Shelter by Harlan Coban: By the appearence of the cover of the book it seems as if this would be a horror book. However, as some things that occur in the story are horrific, this book in no way is a horror story. I completely baffled that this story lead to a history no one would have figured it would lead too. 
  • Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer was another mind blowing ending. I never wanted it to end and hope that she can make more books of the series. 
  • Pumped for Murder by Elaine Viets another book that is misleading by the cover is this book. Amazing book and boy did it make you guess all the way until the end of the story only to find out that everything you thought was the mystery it's completely incorrect. If you are in to detective stories like i am, this book will not disappoint. 
  • Murder Under Cover by Kate Carlisle was indeed a mind blowing story from beginning to end. How the end unraveled it's self left me breathless and my heart beating it's fastest speed because i never would have thought that a mother would put her daughter through such extremes. That's about all i can say with out giving too much away.
  • Lover Awakened by J.R Ward is by all means my favorite book from the series and it’s especially my favorite because of the ending. I never expected Zsadist (the worst vampire) to turn out the way he did. Entirely unexpected.
  • Werewolf Decent by Elizabeth J. Kolodziej took me by surprise with that ending. She has done what I haven’t seen a book nor a movie done. And I can’t wait what she’ll come up with next. 
  • Sarah’s Fate by Christy Trujillo has a classic but ironic ending that pretty much sums up to “It’s a small world” Without going into too much detail about the ending of this book, it’s basically shows you that you can never give up on someone or believe you’ll never see someone because you will never know when that person might just show up in your door step. The end of this story falls under my “believer” category. 
  • Stones Skipping on Water by Richard Taylor has an ending that will leave you feeling as if you just had Déjà vu. It’s a story about reincarnation and the ending it’s just the last spark.
Monica's Answers:
  • Mockingjay - Suzanne Collins
  • Her Fearful Symmetry - Audrey Niffenger
  • City of Bones - Cassandra Clare ( I mean who saw that coming, seriously??)
  • Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Across Eternity - Aris Whittier
  • Divergent - Veronica Roth
  • My Sister's Keeper - Jodi Piccoult
  • The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
  • Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins
  • New Moon - Stephenie Meyer
Tammy's Answers:
  • -Pretty much all of the books in the Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning
  • -Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
  • -Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
  • -Illusions by Aprilynne Pike
  • -City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare (I'm still reeling from this one!!!)
  • -The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa
  • -Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick
  • -The Warlock by Michael Scott
  • -Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
  • -Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling (mostly from sadness because it was the end of the series and an era) :'(


  1. All great books! And definitely agree with Deathly Hallows :(

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  2. I love all your lists!

    I think I blocked how Wither ended because that was a huge cliffhanger!

    Oh and GoFT was so totally epic. I can't believe what the author did throughout and at the end.

    And of course Delirium, ugh! And Illusions! So many great top 10s.

    Thanks for sharing.

  3. I've noticed that The Iron Queen is on alot of lists. I must read this!

  4. Hah! I agree with the comments on Karen Marie Moning's Fever series!

  5. Mara Dyer has been on EVERY single list I've seen today! Great choices!

  6. I had a lot of the same answers as a few of you. It's amazing how books affect us like they do, lol.

  7. Mara Dyer certainly has an ending that will leave you with chills. I loved it but I'm already dying for book two. :)

  8. You've all picked some great books and a few I did too =)

    Yara, I'm already dying to get my hands on Mara Dryer, and now you've made me want it even more....and I didn't think that was even possible!

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