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Post by StarkidStarling » 02 Aug 2018, 15:22

I really liked the suicide ending of the book. It seemed to really complete the story. When he said that he gets to experience what he made others experience, a death by his own hands, it just seemed to be the perfect ending.

Then the real ending showed up and I was a little disappointed because it didn't give a real sense of finality. I think this ending opened the book up for a sequel where he joins the Union, so if Gariffo was planning another book this makes more sense, but it didn't seem to fit quite as well.

What did you think of the real ending? Did you prefer the fake one more too?

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Post by Sushan » 03 Aug 2018, 06:50

Nope. I also think the somewhat tragic, suicide ending must have ended the whole story. Tragic endings keep the stories in readers' minds. I think this book just lost that
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Post by OloladeO » 03 Aug 2018, 07:18

Not read the book, but I don't agree with you. The fact that he was a killer doesn't mean he can't get a second chance at life.

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Post by Nma26 » 03 Aug 2018, 09:29

I thought the same too.The real ending did not give a real sense of finality.I prefer the fake one.

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Post by dbulkley » 03 Aug 2018, 12:16

I have a very similar opinion. I don't like the sequel-like ending, I'm more a sucker for depressing endings. These are ones that get attention and leave a lot of the audiences unhappy. I like endings that stick out as being different.
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Post by Hollyrobb42 » 03 Aug 2018, 13:30

I didn’t find it very satisfying if I’m honest. It really didn’t seem to fit, which was disappointing.
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Post by thaservices1 » 03 Aug 2018, 13:34

I actually enjoyed the double ending. I thought it reflected the tone of the story well. Give up and end it, or press on and deal with it.
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Post by CatlynnHighlights » 03 Aug 2018, 16:33

I much preferred the fake ending. It felt more conclusive than the real one, which was lackluster to me.

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Post by Jessica Reehl » 03 Aug 2018, 19:22

I really don't like depressing endings. Yes, they help a book stand out. But, when I've invested a ton of time reading a book, I just want resolution.

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Post by Yssimnar » 03 Aug 2018, 20:13

Sound like it was anti-climatic as if Harry Potter didn't actually need to die and get resurrected after all.
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Post by melissy370 » 03 Aug 2018, 20:35

I felt the ending reflected the evolution of Sliver's character. He realized he could have a choice on how he lives. I personally loved the faked out ending and was hoping he chose life instead of death. It shows someone with such brokenness can have hope also.

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Post by Eileen R » 04 Aug 2018, 08:19

Endings like these depress me so I did not particularly like it.

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Post by Britty01 » 04 Aug 2018, 18:23

I was disheartened when I thought suicide was going to be his end. And so relieved when it was not true. He had never had a chance to choose how he would live, now he has a purpose.

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Post by JHuschle519 » 04 Aug 2018, 22:41

StarkidStarling wrote:
02 Aug 2018, 15:22
I really liked the suicide ending of the book. It seemed to really complete the story. When he said that he gets to experience what he made others experience, a death by his own hands, it just seemed to be the perfect ending.

Then the real ending showed up and I was a little disappointed because it didn't give a real sense of finality. I think this ending opened the book up for a sequel where he joins the Union, so if Gariffo was planning another book this makes more sense, but it didn't seem to fit quite as well.

What did you think of the real ending? Did you prefer the fake one more too?
I liked both endings, although having them both back to back did throw me off a little. I read the author interview post earlier today, and Gariffo did mention that he might consider a sequel, but only if he thinks he can do it right. That may be why he decided to put in the second ending.
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Post by JudasFm » 05 Aug 2018, 00:34

I think either ending would have worked, but I wasn't keen on there being two. I preferred the 'fake' ending; I don't have a problem with downer endings if they fit with the story, and that one seemed to fit the best.

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