Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Endings


It seemed rather fitting to be writing a blog post about beginnings when I just finished writing the last book in the Covenant Series a few days ago. Writing Sentinel was the hardest book for me to write so far. It was bittersweet, coming to the end of the series. Part of me was happy, while the other part sad to say goodbye to the characters who became a part of me.

Over the next year, I’ll see two more series comes to an end: the Gamble Brothers and the Lux Series. And while seeing those two series come to an end, the Covenant Series will always be the hardest to say goodbye to since it was the first series I wrote and will always hold a special place in my heart.

Saying goodbye to your favorite series or characters is hard. Even with a happy ever after or a happy for now, it’s like saying goodbye to a friend who’s leaving for college or moving to a different city. But do we ever truly say goodbye to books? Even if the series is finished, the characters have completed their journey; do they simply disappear when you reach the end? I don’t think so. They live on and you can visit them anytime.

But as they say, with every ending, there is a new beginning. The same month that the Covenant series ends, a new series of mine begins. New characters to meet and new journeys to take part in. I find letting go is easier when you are beginning something new.

To celebrate endings and beginnings, I’m giving away a copy of WITH ALL MY SOUL, by Rachel Vincent, the last book in my favorite YA series—the Soul Screamers, which was released today. 

That’s my pathetic sad face.

Entering is simple and open until next Tuesday, April 2nd 11:59pm EST. Comment on this blog post and tell us what series you’re most excited to see begin or the series you’re saddest to say goodbye to. US only.

15 comments:

  1. The Soul Screamers series! I've loved it for as long as I can remember and i'm so sad to see it end. I'm excited, nervous, happy, sad, SO many emotions all at once. I will really miss the characters. This is my favorite YA series ever.

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  2. Oh god. Saddest to see end? That's a hard one. I'm thinking the Covenant Series by this author Jennifer Armentrout. Because I think that's the next one I read that is ending. Oh, unless Mara Dyer's last one comes out first.

    So basically, whichever of my favorites that ends first. :(

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  3. My saddest to see it end is the Morganville Vampires by Rachel Caine. I feel like Claire, Eve, Shane and Michael are family now. I was really excited to begin the Dresdan novels i had enjoyed the show but didn't realize there were books that were the basis for it.

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  4. Soul Screamers! I am just beside myself about it ending but I can understand. <3 I will miss them and reread them often!

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  5. Jennifer! I love the "Soul Screamers" books, and I am excited to see how the series wraps up. LOTS of good series are wrapping this year ... I held my breath for "Boundless" by Cynthia Hand, and I am dying to see how you will torture us through the end of the "Covenant" series. The last "Divergent" book should be out this year, and L. A. Weatherly finishes her series with "Angel Fever." I have a spreadsheet - ha! :-) But the series I am most dreading the ending to is probably Richelle Mead's Vampire Academy/Bloodlines series, which I think has three books left in it. Man, those were the books that lured an old lady like me into YA and persuaded me to stay and see what other goodies I could find. What a find indeed! When I finally have to tell Dimitri and Adrian and Rose and Sydney goodbye, well, I'm going to need ice cream and a "Supernatural" marathon to get me through that day!

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  6. The Lux and Covenant series, of course! *sniff*

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  7. I am sad to see the Soul Screamers series end. This series was my 3rd series in this genre and it's what got me to love paranormal books!!!! This was such a great series. Nothing can replace it :( :( :(

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  8. So sad for the covenant series to end.. One of my first and fav YA series!

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  9. Definitely sad about Soul Screamers ending along with the Abandon series by Meg Cabot and the Starcrossed trilogy as well.

    oreo_93 at Hotmail dot com

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  10. Though I started this series in a completely random order (3rd, 2nd, 1st and then fourth and on) I will miss it so much. I'm even going out and buying the large volumes today. But I'm also eager to start GONE, luckily the last book will be out by the time I start so I won't have to wait long.

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  11. I'm very very sad that the Soul Screamers is ending. This was one of the best series I've enjoy reading and will always find a time to re-read it again

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  12. Soul Screamers, without a doubt!
    I loved the concept of the series and that it was so different from the typical paranormal books. While I do love me some vampires, witches and zombies, there are other monsters out there.
    This is a series that I will never get tired of re-reading! x

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  13. I'm definitely sad to see the Soul Screamers series end. I've loved the characters for What seems like forever. I'm really going to miss them.

    I'm 40, far from a young adult, but adore the series as much as everyone else.

    Shannon D. Ovalles

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  14. Seeing Covenant end is/will be very sad. I got hooked big time and then hooked several of my library patrons as well.

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  15. You are so prolific! So impressive...

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