Last night I finished one of my favourite series ever and I just can't get over it! I can't believe it ended! Do you ever get that feeling that the story can't possibly be over? That the characters have left you and gotten on with their lives, and now you have to too?
The series I finished was the Burn for Burn series by two of my current favourite authors. One of them is Jenny Han, who's book To All the Boys I've Loved Before was featured in my Chick Lits post. The other is Siobhan Vivian, who's book The List was talked about in my Pretty or Ugly? post.
Now let me explain this amazing trilogy to you.
The first book is very much like a chick flick. It's a little cheesy (according to a friend), light, fun, very high school. There's just a little bit of supernatural that feels out of place, but it's incredibly important for later in the series.
Personally, my favourite of all the girls, since the very beginning, was Lillia. I think it was just from the moment she was describing her Asian eyeliner. It's not because she's popular or perfect... she's just less weird than the other two girls. And she's Asian like me. And she seems smart. And the fact that her life is practically perfect (until this story starts) helps a little too. She's also the one with all the romance..
And then BAM... It ends. One minute it's the most dramatic scene of your life, and the next there's an epilogue describing the next five years. I don't know what to think of the ending, what to think of where the characters go or who they end up with or what they do. I reckon some deserved better, and I'm not sure what to make of the final couple. It all left me speechless...
I think I'm just going to have to accept that's where they went. The story happened and then it was over and they grew up. Some things were good, but not perfect, or maybe too perfect. Some things were sad. And honestly, I might say I would write the ending differently, but I can't imagine how.
Oh, and just as an after note: I was so overwhelmed when I finished the book that I tweeted about it, and BOTH authors liked my tweet! That means both of them actually read it!! They know what I think!! I'm really starting to like this Twitter thing. Come follow me @lyfoflittleme.
And I'll end this post with a huge recommendation for the Burn for Burn series, by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian. The first book is called Burn for Burn, so search it up.