We’ve all been there right. Holding back the tears as our favourite characters go through an emotional ordeal, or wailing like a baby when one of them dies! This is by no means meant to put you off reading these books but its more a warning to not read in public and have a pack of tissues and some chocolate handy
**Please be warned that due to the nature of the topic there will be spoilers in the following post including character deaths**
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini – This book nearly destroyed me! If you haven’t read it yet, no matter what genre of book you usually read, you definitely should. The relationship between Amir and Hassan is beautifully written and I couldn’t put the book down, to the point of me crying in work. This is a book, that due to the nature of the storyline, I will probably not read again, but boy am I glad I read it and I will pick up Hosseini’s other books without hesitation.
The Tyrants Throne (Greatcoats series) by Sebastien De Castell – So with this being the last book in the series I expected some emotional response, boy was I not prepared! Aline, why did you have to kill off Aline. And that ending when we find out Ethalias pregnant is one of the happiest/saddest ending to a series I’ve read:
Brasti, Kest and Valiana stood and joined us. Brasti removed his bow from over his shoulder and placed in on the ground next to us. ‘My bow is hers,’ he said, without a trace of sarcasm for once, and knelt down.
‘Greatcoats dont kneel,’ I reminded him but he just smiled back at me. His gesture was a gift: not an act of weakness or shame, but of love. ‘My Blade is hers,’ Valiana said, and she too knelt.
Kest laid his shield down next. ‘My life is hers.’ ‘I-‘ A sound from behind me drew my attention: Monster was walking towards us. She jostled me aside and then sniffed at Ethalias face, then at her belly. Then the great horse knelt down in front of us.
I was pretty much bawling through this whole scene! Definitely worth a read and the rest of the series isn’t nearly as sad!
Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows by J K Rowling – I’m pretty sure everyone will understand when I say I cried pretty much all the way through this book! From Hedwig and Mad-eye, to Lupin, Tonks, Fred and even Colin Creevy this book was such an emotional rollercoaster. But I think Dobby was the death that hit me the hardest and when Harry wrote on the tombstone ‘Here lies Dobby a free elf’ I was a goner.
This book was bound to make me emotional with it being the last in a series of book that I had grown up with, but with all the added deaths of characters that I loved it took me a while to recover. J K Rowling even apologises for one death a year on the anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts.
Waters Wrath (Air Awakens 4) by Elise Kova – This was a tie up between Waters Wrath and Fire Falling, but I just think the amount of time you had to bond with Baldair made his death that bit harder to get over than Laurels. I honestly thought he would recover and take the throne from Aldrik so that he and Vhalla could be together in peace, but I guess that would be too much of a happy ending for Kova, and instead she wanted to put us through a bit more pain until we find out whether our two main characters will live happily ever after.
What are some of the books that made you cry and were there any that took you days to get over?