Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Haunted Week 2012: Written in the Tombstone

{This Girl Reads}

We've nearly made it to the end of Haunted Week, so it's fitting that today we'll be talking about a lot of endings. Tombstones always have an inscription; the very last words of a person. Today we'll be looking at the very last words of 5 different books. (And because I'm terrified of spoilers, I'll only be using books I've already finished!)

Wither (The Chemical Garden, #1)
1. Wither
 by Lauren DeStefano
"This time, I don't know where the light will guide us."
The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5)
2. The Last Olympian
 by Rick Riordan
"For once, I didn't look back."

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
3. The Hunger Games
 by Rick Riordan
"I take his hand, holding on tightly, preparing for the cameras, and dreading the moment when I will finally have to let go."
Heist Society (Heist Society, #1)
4. Heist Society
 by Ally Carter
"And yet, she knew she could be." 
City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments, #3)
5. City of Glass
 by Rick Riordan
"She looked as the fireworks exploded in a shower of sparks—sparks that painted the clouds overhead as they fell, one by one, in streaking lines of golden fire, like angels falling from the sky."
So what are some of your favorite literary last words?


  1. Ooh, I like the ones for Wither, and The Hunger Games! Those quotes are totally awesome--the only book I haven't read on this list is The Percy Jackson one--and now I feel bad. ;)

    1. I know, The Hunger Games one is actually one of my favorite quotes from the entire book, so I immediately knew it was one of the sentences I'd use. Ooh, read Percy Jackson! :D

  2. I didn't realize we were supposed to do our favorite last lines!! I just picked five that I had on my bookshelf. Oh well...
    I love the line from Hunger Games <3

    1. It doesn't have to be favorites—these were all just books I had on my bookshelf! Although some of them are my favorites. ;)

      I know, it's so heartbreakingly sweet. (:

  3. Loved the endings to Wither, Hunger Games and The Heist Society... I loved both of those books as a whole anyways! ;) Nice list!

    Here's mine: http://abeautyandthebook.blogspot.com/2012/10/haunted-week-day-7-written-in-tombstone.html

    1. Haha, yeah, I happen to love all these books as a whole as well. They're some of my favorites! (: