The end of a series

When you have put in the time to read a trilogy, or any kind of series for that matter, how annoying is it when the author takes the non-obvious path and ends it ambiguously or unhappily?

I recently finished the Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy and [SPOILER ALERT– stop reading if you haven’t finished the series, and if you haven’t read it yet you need to address that. Right now.], for a few minutes right at the end there it looked as though it was going to end in a REALLY unsatisfactory way. Let’s face it, any ending that didn’t involve Karou and Akiva living happily ever after just wouldn’t have cut it for me. I realise the books were about more than just the love story – they were about saving the world(s) from certain destruction, and uniting creatures and people in unlikely alliances, etc etc, but at the end of the day, I didn’t smash my way through all those words (and there were a LOT of words) not to have some gloriously happy ending. Luckily, with just a page or two to go, everything came together for those two crazy kids and, while it may not have been as clear cut as I would have liked, at least I know that they got some good alone time.

Which is more than I can say for the Vampire Academy series. While I’m a long way from the end, it’s already looking like I’m going to be sending some seriously angry emails Richelle Mead’s way at the end of this. I’m only a few books in and [again, SPOILER ALERT] suddenly the main love interest has been turned into a strigoi. Way to give me an incentive to keep reading. As far as I’m aware, there’s no coming back from becoming a strigoi, and while I’ve seen enough episodes of the Vampire Diaries to know there is always some sort of loophole or cure, there hasn’t even been a sniff that there’s a way out of this. Nor has there been an introduction of any other suitable love interest for Rose (I really hope I’m not expected to accept Adrian as a replacement), so how the hell is this going to end the way I want? And there are a LOT more words in those books than there were in Laini Taylor’s, piddly in comparison, trilogy. Please tell me (without spoilering) that it’s worth soldiering on.


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