(Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and The Bookish!)
I bet authors don’t normally get people complained that their beloved characters survived, but I want to use this post to do that.
10) A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
9) ‘Stealing Snow’ by Danielle Paige
8) ‘The Dark Days Club’ by Alison Goodman
I haven’t yet read the sequel to this, so there might be more death later in the series, but for a book about demon-hunting this has remarkably few demon deaths.
7) ‘Viral’ by Helen Fitzgerald
There’s a revenge plot laced throughout this book, the character’s all desperate to get justice. I feel as though a good vengeance plot isn’t complete without murder… Does that make me a terrible person? #bloodlust
6) ‘The Sin Eater’s Daughter’ by Melinda Salisbury
In the last two years, Twylla has killed 13 people with her poisonous skin. This is a lot of death, but wouldn’t it be way more terrifying if Twylla had killed 130 people?! That’s over two a week!
5) ‘Lying About Last Summer’ by Sue Wallman
Ironic, putting a book featuring a camp for grieving teenagers in a list of books that should have MORE death, but I wanted revenge plot murder in this one too.
4) ‘The Dark and Hollow Places’ by Carrie Ryan
Zombies should be terrifying and deadly and murderous, but the only time they really did any impactful killing was in the first book of this series. I wanted the final book in this companion series to feature much more death than it did.
3) ‘The Age of Innocence’ by Edith Wharton
I hated all of the characters in this book. They all should have died in a fire. It would have made for a much better story.
2) ‘The Fate of the Tearling’ by Erika Johansen
If any of you have read ‘The Fate of the Tearling’, you’ll know what I mean when I say I wish this book had had more proper death in it. There is death, but there isn’t death FULL STOP. I’m still angry about how this one ended.
1) ‘Red Rising’ by Pierce Brown