Musing Mondays is a weekly meme hosted by should be reading where we share our thoughts on books or a topic, ramble, rant that’s on our minds.
This week for me it’s Trilogies (or rather their endings)
Requiem is out tomorrow March 5th. Of all the YA series/trilogies/sagas etc that I have been obsessed by this was my big one. The one on the pedestal. Lena is my favourite all time YA heroine, I love how normal she is, how she grew, her relationships with Julian/Alex/Raven/Hana. Her story blew me away so I was anticipating this one big time…I read Requiem two weeks ago and yes I loved it but was it an ending? In my opinion no, it was a let down of the “Santa isn’t real” proportions. I’ve posted my review (which is still and always will be 5 stars) and my subsequent rant on my blog already so I’m probably beating a dead horse here but it got me thinking about all the other trilogies I’ve read and whether they had endings that made me think “Oh, Yeah, Perfection”. So far in my TBR list, I have Promised (Birthmarked), Reached (Matched), Finale (Hush Hush) to read and after Requiem I won’t lie, I’m seriously apprehensive to read them in case of a similar experience. This is the problem with letting characters in sometimes, they become such an intrinsic part of your reading life that you can’t help but have real feelings about them. I adore Lauren Oliver but seriously the PTSD she’s given me after that ending…something I’ll be musing on for quite a while.
What are your thoughts on the endings of trilogies?