Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

This week's Top Ten theme was a freebie.  So I asked, why do some books leave us feeling empty inside?  Why do authors like to crush our souls?  We hand them our hearts on a silver platter, and they squeeze until there is nothing but dust left.

So my theme today is:

Top Ten Book Hangovers

For this theme, I'm focusing on books that either had a cliffhanger that just made me want to scream or the ending totally broke me.  Either way, I had trouble picking up a new book afterward.  And this should be obvious but... SPOILER ALERT

This book wasn't totally cliffhangery, but the ending was kind of... well I wanted to know a lot more.  And I felt a bit lost when I got to the Acknowledgements page.

Okay, so even though I saw Maven's betrayal coming I was still left hurting by this cliffhanger.  What do I do now?  Oh the feels.

This not only ends in a cliffhanger, it's an infuriating cliffhanger.  I think I cried for like an hour after finishing it.

Debut authors this year seem intent on ripping my heart out.

There's actually a support group for this one on twitter.  Thanks Jodi Meadows...

I was so upset when I finished this book.  I kept thinking as it went on that Sam would be able to save her own life and be able to be with Kent.  Boy was I wrong.

The ending to this was just so.... dull.  The entire book was an epic fight and the ending was... ugh.  I don't even know.  I couldn't pick up another book for a couple days.

So this may be half cheating because I haven't quite finished it yet.  But my coworkers can't keep their mouths shut. Hint: Jon Snow dies.  I instantly don't want to finish this book.

The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles, #1)
My reaction at the end of this book? "WHAT?! NOOOO!" instantly goes to pre-order the next book.

I think Veronica Roth will hold some kind of record for worst book hangover for The Book That Shall not be Named.  I cried for hours.  I was sick to my stomach for two days.  WHY DID YOU DO THIS TO ME?!


  1. Is there really an Orphan Queen support group? Because I'd join. What an ending! It took me a long time to get over Before I Fall. I still don't think I'm over it. I still need to read a few of these. Great list and great topic choice!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

    My TTT

  2. OOoh nice topic! Looooved Kiss of Deception! But yeah, definitely needed the next book asap after that! Allegiant...that one was difficult. But yet, I wasn't hating Veronica for Tris' choice. It made sense. I was more in tears watching Four mourn.

    Still need to read Red Queen and Ember in Ashes, so I didn't read those reactions! Dracula...yeah that was a weird ending. But did you know there is a sequel?! One of Bram's relatives wrote it some years back. Though, I will say if you found any love with the classic, you might be more miffed with the sequel. It totally changes everything! (in a sense, but it was still pretty awesome! I read that before I started blogging or before I was actively blogging at least!)

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    1. I had no idea there was a sequel to Dracula! I'll have to check it out at some point down the road.

  3. What a great topic for the freebie and I definitely feel you on some of these. Even though Before I Fall is heartbreaking, I still recommend it the most out of Lauren Oliver's books. It left such a lasting impression with me and one that I feel made me more aware of how my actions hurt others. ~Beth @ Perpetual New Girl

    My TTT List for today includes a giveaway thanks to Alethea Kontis. Have you read her?

    1. I completely agree! Before I Fall was by far my favorite of her books so far!

      I haven't read any of her books. I'll be sure to check it out though.

  4. I still need to read Allegiant and Before I Fall is on my TBR as well.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2015/05/19/top-ten-tuesdays-5/