Has the story ended too sudden?

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Re: Has the story ended too sudden?

Post by Amagine » 23 Oct 2017, 22:09

BoyLazy wrote:
Atabon Della wrote:In fact i was displeased with the ending but was comforted to know that it's a series and so subsequent parts will soon be released though I would have loved to finish the story in one reading.
I believe series books often have such endings..
Yeah, they usually do
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Post by Gingerbo0ks » 24 Oct 2017, 12:02

Kat Berg wrote:
Miriam Molina wrote:Now that we know there's at least a part two, we are appeased with the ending. Personally, I was happy with the ending, sequel or no sequel. Perhaps I'm too old and have gone through a lot in life, so I'm more accepting of "unfinished" stories.
I felt the same way. It was a natural place to end the story, and even if there wasn't a sequel, sometimes being able to write your own ending, how you want things to come together, is a powerful authorial tool.
I'm starting to agree with this too. I'm in two minds about the ending. Definitely think after reflecting on it there is a reason for everything.
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Post by jonaya » 25 Oct 2017, 06:36

meteku4 wrote:
Amagine wrote:
jonaya wrote:well one would say the book has ended in tragedy,whereby every reader has to think of what happened next.the writer of this book did that deliberately to give more room for broading our minds
That could be the case. He wanted to end in suspense.
Yeah, you guys may be right. It could also be his own way of beginning the second part of the book.
definitely and that is why am ready to read its sequel

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Post by meteku4 » 25 Oct 2017, 09:03

jonaya wrote:
meteku4 wrote:
Amagine wrote:
That could be the case. He wanted to end in suspense.
Yeah, you guys may be right. It could also be his own way of beginning the second part of the book.
definitely and that is why am ready to read its sequel
Exactly! That should give us a better ending in my opinion.

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Post by Ubheeram Nina » 26 Oct 2017, 06:19

The ending was very steep.

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Post by linekela » 26 Oct 2017, 09:45

Now that I know there will be a sequel, I am comforted... and eagerly waiting for Book 2. Such a good read it left me yearning for more.

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Post by krisengel » 26 Oct 2017, 14:01

It was so abrupt! I finished the last page and thought, "You've got to be kidding me!" I hated the ending until I learned there will be at least two more books. I can rest easy knowing the story will continue, I just have to be patient.

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Post by meteku4 » 26 Oct 2017, 14:50

krisengel wrote:It was so abrupt! I finished the last page and thought, "You've got to be kidding me!" I hated the ending until I learned there will be at least two more books. I can rest easy knowing the story will continue, I just have to be patient.
Sure! I felt the same. The sequel is very much needed!

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Post by Jennifer Allsbrook » 28 Oct 2017, 15:14

meteku4 wrote:I was hoping to come to various conclusions at the end of the book, but most of the issues seemed unresolved. For example, how was the violent clash between Buckhorn employees and Sarah's supposed family resolved. I think the story ended too sudden. What do you think?
Cliff-hangers are bothersome but I will likely read the sequel. I wanted more at the ending as well.

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Post by Arushi Singh » 29 Oct 2017, 07:58

I agree with this. The ending was certainly a bit too abrupt. It kind of made it a little disappointing because the book is beautiful in every other way.

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Post by K_Robinson » 29 Oct 2017, 11:47

I understand that there will be a sequel, but I felt like the entire book was drawn out and full of description except for the ending. I feel as if the author spent so much time on the rest of the book and the ending was just thrown together. It felt,to me, super rushed and ended abruptly. I literally said out loud "That's it?!" when I finished the last page.

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Post by meteku4 » 29 Oct 2017, 12:26

Arushi Singh wrote:I agree with this. The ending was certainly a bit too abrupt. It kind of made it a little disappointing because the book is beautiful in every other way.
I agree with your observation!

-- 29 Oct 2017, 12:27 --
K_Robinson wrote:I understand that there will be a sequel, but I felt like the entire book was drawn out and full of description except for the ending. I feel as if the author spent so much time on the rest of the book and the ending was just thrown together. It felt,to me, super rushed and ended abruptly. I literally said out loud "That's it?!" when I finished the last page.
I, too, had the same difficulties.

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Post by powergirl » 01 Nov 2017, 07:21

The end of the book was abrupt i really wanted to know if relationships between Tom and Sarah improved.
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Post by Javier Campos » 01 Nov 2017, 09:59

The ending was too sudden but the book was very good, and since it is a trilogy you can forgive the ending easily.

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Post by kenkomercy » 01 Nov 2017, 10:01

I couldn't agree more with you. The story ended in a giant cliffhanger. I guess the author has plans for a sequel. I really want to know if Strong Heart's step grandfather pays for his abuse.

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