Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
I tried really hard to shake things up so these series' weren't exactly the same ones as in my top ten mid-series installments post from a couple of weeks ago but that didn't really work! I HAVE A LOT OF FEELINGS ABOUT THESE SERIES' OKAY?!?
I LIVE ON WAR STORIES WHICH ARE HOPEFUL AS WELL AS DEVASTATING
|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter #7)|
The older I get the more problematic I find aspects of this series and certain aspects of the conclusion (yes, the epilogue is meh but I also hate that Ginny never got to kill a Horcrux as closure for her possessed-by-Voldemort arc in CoS and would have liked to see Neville face Bellatrix) but The Forest Again is a chapter that exists and I don't think I'll ever be over it. Harry's arc in this book is PERFECT.
|The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman (His Dark Materials #3)|
As a whole I'm not sure if this is my favourite book in this series but there are so many moments/sentiments etc. that I adore that it definitely warrants a place here.
|Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness (Chaos Walking #3)|
Probably the best exploration of war in modern YA lit. Brutal, hugely emotional but full of hope, this made me cry on a packed commuter train.
|FitzOsbornes at War by Michelle Cooper (The Montmaray Journals #3)|
I'm still not entirely sure why this disappointed me so but something just didn't click for me.
SQUANDERED YOUR POTENTIAL
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (The Hunger Games #3)|
I've ranted about this before - the things I love (GALE!!!!!!!!) I really love and everyone ends up pretty much exactly where I expected them to but everything else is terrible!
YOU SHOULD HAVE LEFT IT ALONE
Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares (Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants #5)|
A perfect case for not returning to a series you've already finished. This really doesn't do the rest of the series justice. You can read my initial review here.
I'M STILL NOT SURE
Spellbound by Rachel Hawkins (Hex Hall #3)|
I was so thrilled with this when it was first published last year - this was one of those series where I cared about the characters WAYYYYYYYYY more than the plot and all of my favourites got what they wanted (they're going to college together and it's WONDERFUL!) so I was really happy. I re-read the whole series earlier this year though and this really fell flat - I still loved Sophie and Jenna and ARCHER but everything else is really flimsy and half-baked so I'm conflicted!