Top 5 Tuesday: Endings/Last Lines

This weeks Top 5 Tuesday is another one I struggled with, because I’m reminded of how much I don’t pay attention to the last lines of books. I thought it would be so much easier to find great endings to books, rather than the beginning, but I was so wrong. It was so difficult to avoid spoilers with these, so I’m hoping that none of the ones I’ve picked spoil the books for anyone!

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by Shanah at Bionic Book Worm, if you’re interested in participating, or checking out Shanah’s blog, click here!


Soon, the whole world would be searching for her – Linh Cinder. A deformed cyborg with a missing foot. A Lunar with a stolen identity. A mechanic with no one to run to, nowhere to go. But they would be looking for a ghost.

I remember when I read these last few lines, I wanted the second book asasp because I needed to know what happened to Cinder. I feel like it ends the book so well, but also sets up the next book because it leaves you wanting more! I’m also hoping that these last few lines don’t spoil anything for anyone haha.

‘Off with his head.’

Could there be a more perfect line to end a Queen of Hearts retelling?


Diana smiled. She thanked the Oracle and hurried through the tunnel, her steps hastening, her heart full of joy. She did not know what the future held, only that the world – full of danger, and challenge, and wonder – was waiting to be discovered. She ran to meet it.

I was really happy with the ending of Wonder Woman because there were no cliffhangers, and everything was wrapped up so well. Throughout the book, Diana is so curious and excited to explore, and I love that this continues right up until the ending of the novel.


“Not Dragwlya,” she said. “Lada Dracul. I am no longer the daughter of the dragon.” She lifted her chin, sights set on the horizon, “am the dragon.”

I mentioned the opening of And I Darken last week, and I knew that I would be including the ending in this week’s Top 5 Tuesday. It’s an amazing ending and it really shows how far Lada has come since the beginning of the book.


She was a dragon. She was a prince. She was the only hope Wallachia had of ever prospering. And she would do whatever it took to get there.

I may be a little bit obsessed with the And I Darken trilogy, but both of the books that are released so far are full of so many amazing lines. It was impossible not to include both of the endings to these two incredible books!

What are some of your favourite endings/last lines?

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