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QUESTION OF THE WEEK: #29 – About That Ending…

Boys in our Books Friday Question of the Week!

Each week we’ll ask a question about your reading experience. Our review team will give our answers and we encourage you to join in and comment with your answers as well!  Let’s talk about BOOKS! :)


If you could ask for an alternate ending to any book, what would it be?

Sheri –

Oooo, I know, I know- The Cranberry Hush. I loved this book SO hard, but I would give it all the shiny gold stars possible if I could request that other ending.

Tracy –

I don’t normally ask for a different ending, although sometimes I want more ending time with the characters. Control is a good recent example of a time that I enjoyed the book, but I wanted more ending.

Jenni –

The one and only book that comes to mind is one I read recently: The Price of Dick. It was really, really good because I wasn’t entirely sure where things were headed, and then, boom, that ending. I hated it. It was too perfect, too OTT and too…HEA. It didn’t fit with the rest of the story in my opinion.

Sara –

Goodness. I had to scroll through my books for this one. The only one I can think of would beNowhere Ranch. Taken from my review, What I didn’t like so much *cringes* was the last bit of the book. I was ready for the Disney soundtrack to start playing towards the end but I honestly didn’t like where the story went. Things felt forced and unbelievable. I had to stop for a minute when I realized where it was going and pause for station identification before I could go on.” While I loved the romantic ending, for me it was off with the kink that was present throughout the book and the end just dropped that. I would love for the boys to be where they are and also still have their playtime… *fist bump* <—pun intended.

Xing –

The Rifter series by Ginn Hale. My disclaimer is this: the current ending is perfect. And realistic, and utterly believable in the grand context of the fabulous world constructed by Ginn Hale.

But there is a petulant part of me that wished that some things were different in the end. That there wasn’t so much destruction and sacrifice that had to occur. Yet the logical part of me knows that it’s the sacrifice that makes us appreciate what we currently have.

Rachel –

Though as a series I adore ICoS, Fade by Sonny and Ais had a whopper of a story arc for me … I know many liked the wrap up of the series with the story arc in Fade, but I found it over the top. In fact I had a number of roll my eyes moments in it, but didn’t DNF it. 1/27 was hit and miss with the story arcs for me as well. A lot of the characters motivations didn’t reconcile with their actions and the scifi-ish element didn’t do anything for me. The drama between the characters turned from a believable approach to human interaction to melodrama I would expect on a soap-opera.

Susan –

I have two.

Book 5 of the Adrien English series: The Dark Tide. It’s not that I didn’t like the ending of the book/series. It’s just that…well, it didn’t really end per se. They just walked away from a scene up a hillside. Cut. And…wait, what next? Lanyon is notorious for this…and it sometimes makes me wish for that nice, tidy, THE END at the end, ya know?

Also, the Special Forces series, last book Veterans. I just want to know what happens the morning after. There were a couple great fan fics depicting what happens next that felt like a cleaner ending to the whole thing for me. But again, I’m a sucker for the nice pretty package wrapped up in a bow. And I didn’t quite get that with this.


11 comments on “QUESTION OF THE WEEK: #29 – About That Ending…

  1. LegeArtis
    August 22, 2014

    Bloodlines (Infected) by Andrea Speed – Paris! :'(
    King of the Celts by Rose Christo – This is one of RC books I didn’t know anything before I started reading. Blurb has one sentence. And dammit, she made me laugh and care for mc. Gah…It’s the logical and all, but still…
    The Epic Love Story of Doug and Stephen by Valerie Z. Lewis – after everything that happened, ending didn’t have hea feel for me.


    • Sheri
      August 22, 2014



  2. Kim W
    August 22, 2014

    I just finished Something Like Summer and I know there are other books that I haven’t read yet and may make me feel differently but I didn’t like the ending. it felt a little convenient and I felt kind of manipulated.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Jenni
      August 22, 2014

      YES KIM! Yes! I so agree!


      • Sheri
        August 22, 2014

        *hip bump*
        I was thinking the exact same thing!


  3. Mercedes
    August 22, 2014

    Umm, it is not often that I want different endings on books. Mostly I would like a “more” ending, especially when it feels like some things are left unresolved. Although I also enjoy when endings are not final as life in itself is not figured out ’til the end for everyone, kwim?

    But some endings I didn’t like:

    Memorizing You: don’t want to spoil it but I was very unhappy with this end.
    Something Like Summer: yes, totally Team Jace.


  4. H.B.
    August 23, 2014

    A few of Josh Lanyon books always have me wanting more.
    I have to second what LegeArtis said about Bloodlines (Infected).
    Puppy Love – Reawakening
    A Queen’s Dowry (A King’s Ransom) – just wanted the last few chapter to not have happened.


  5. Kaje Harper
    August 23, 2014

    “The Persian Boy” – the ending was what it had to be, for that time and those men, but this was where I started writing M/M, trying to give Bagoas a happy ending… On second thought, I’d hate to have missed doing that.

    Maybe “The Front Runner.” OMG, I cried.


  6. Barbra
    August 23, 2014

    I totally agree with Susan. The ending of The Dark Tide left me saying NOOO! !!
    I needed more. :-)


  7. Theresa
    August 24, 2014

    TA Webb. Brothers in Arms, 5 stars until the end.
    Hated the last few pages.
    HEA then felt rushed and overshadowed.


  8. Echo
    August 26, 2014

    Agree with Sara. . . Nowhere Ranch.


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