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Series endings (ns) - Were there good ones?

With all the Allegiant bashing, it has me thinking that it seems like series always seem to go downhill from the first book.  I didn't hate Allegiant but I think it was the weakest of the three books.  Same with the Delirium series. 

Do we have such high expectations that we are let down when subsequent books aren't as good as the first?  Off the top of my head I can't think of any series where I could say I LOVED the way the author ended it.

Thoughts?


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  • Perfect Fifths is my least favorite of the Jessica Darling books, but I love the way the series ended. I also loved the way the Seven Realms series concluded. 
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  • The Crimson Crown.  Final book of the Seven Realms series.  Loved it.
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  • Perfect Fifths is my least favorite of the Jessica Darling books, but I love the way the series ended. I also loved the way the Seven Realms series concluded. 
    I remember you saying that.  I never read the fifth one because I struggled through 4.
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  • packfan20 said:
    Perfect Fifths is my least favorite of the Jessica Darling books, but I love the way the series ended. I also loved the way the Seven Realms series concluded. 
    I remember you saying that.  I never read the fifth one because I struggled through 4.
    The 5th is super short; you'll breeze right through it. 
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  • Deathly Hallows. 

    I was going to say Crimson Crown. 

    Shadowfever (even though we've recently learned that she's adding more books)
     
    I loved how Mockingkay ended. Thought it was perfect. 

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  • EliStar said:
    Deathly Hallows. 

    Shadowfever (even though we've recently learned that she's adding more books)
    I completely agree with these!
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  • I agree with the Seven Realms series and Harry Potter.  

    But I think Mockingjay was terrible.
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  • I liked Shadowfever, but I felt like I still had questions.
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  • I liked how the Shiver series ended.
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    Both the Harry Potter series and the Hunger Games trilogy ended perfectly in my opinion.
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  • MrsJenE said:

    Are we all in agreement that Breaking Dawn was amazing?

    The best EVAR.

    /sarcasmfont 

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  • Harry Potter

    Actually I can think of several fantasy series that ended well - several series by David Eddings, Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan, Lord of the Rings.

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  • I would say out of all the ones I've read only Harry Potter..

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  • JennaHack said:
    EliStar said:
    Deathly Hallows. 

    Shadowfever (even though we've recently learned that she's adding more books)
    I completely agree with these!
    Same here.

     


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  • Oh, ditto LOTR. That was a fantastic ending.
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  • I totally agree with LOTR.

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  • Deathly Hallows
    Mockingjay
    Perfect Fifths

    Loved all of these. I know it technically wasn't a 'series' but I loved Where She Went as a follow up to If I Stay. I thought it was perfect.

    ETA: I tend to love Nora Roberts trilogies too. I never love one story more than the other, they all seem to work together perfectly somehow. I wish I could a little of her gift to rub off on me.

    YES!  I reread it at least once a year.  It never gets old.
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  • This thread has me even more excited to keep reading the Seven Realms series!  I'm almost done with the first one now, and I'm really enjoying it.

    Also, Mockingjay was my favorite in the Hunger Games series, so I liked the ending of that one.  I'm pretty sure I also really liked the way that Jessica Darling ended.
  • Deathly Hallows
    Mockingjay
    Perfect Fifths

    Loved all of these. I know it technically wasn't a 'series' but I loved Where She Went as a follow up to If I Stay. I thought it was perfect.

    ETA: I tend to love Nora Roberts trilogies too. I never love one story more than the other, they all seem to work together perfectly somehow. I wish I could a little of her gift to rub off on me.
     
     
    Ditto to this!

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  • I really liked "Light", the final book of the "Gone" series by Michael Grant.
  • Deathly Hallows, for sure. 

    Mockingjay went off the deep end for me. I just pretend like the series ended with Catching Fire. 

    I remember really liking The Sweet Far Thing when I read it. 

    I wish we could finally get a last Kingkiller book so we could add it to this list or not. 
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  • I completely agree that Deathly Hallows is the best end EVER!
    But also The Dark Tower series. Ended great!
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  • EliStar said:
    Deathly Hallows. 
     
    I loved how Mockingkay ended. Thought it was perfect. 
    I cannot even agree with these two.  Deathly Hallows still pisses me off.  And Mockingjay, I had a big issue with the end.
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  • j*&p* said:
    Deathly Hallows, for sure. 

    Mockingjay went off the deep end for me. I just pretend like the series ended with Catching Fire. 

    I remember really liking The Sweet Far Thing when I read it. 

    I wish we could finally get a last Kingkiller book so we could add it to this list or not. 
    I can't get on board with that book with THE INSANE THING that happens at the end w/ Kartik.
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  • packfan20 said:
    EliStar said:
    Deathly Hallows. 
     
    I loved how Mockingkay ended. Thought it was perfect. 
    I cannot even agree with these two.  Deathly Hallows still pisses me off.  And Mockingjay, I had a big issue with the end.
    :-S

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  • ETA: I tend to love Nora Roberts trilogies too. I never love one story more than the other, they all seem to work together perfectly somehow. I wish I could a little of her gift to rub off on me.
    Ditto this.
    Also: HP series, LOTR trilogy, and I can't decide about Mockingjay.
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