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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

On the Sad Lack of Finale Kissing #wewantmorekissing

I've been talking a lot, especially with Jen from Jenuine Cupcakes, about the sad lack of kissing in the books that we read.

How many times have I experienced this frustration:

There is this epic romantic tension. The two love interests just can't seem to come together for one reason or another. The suspense is absolutely killing me (but I love it). Then FINALLY, after hundreds of pages, they fight all the odds and figure out how to be together and live happily ever after, BUT THEN THE BOOK ENDS WITHOUT AN INCREDIBLY AWESOME MAKE-OUT SCENE??? Please! Explain this to me!!

I think the worst experience I had with this was in The Mortal Instruments books. I mean, after ALL they went through (THEY THOUGHT THEY WERE BROTHER AND SISTER FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE), they don't even get a decent kissing scene at the end? Talk about a serious let down.

Authors. Let me make this easy for you.

Do you really want to only not be punched because people will go to jail if they do? I don't think so. You want to not be punched because people actually like you!

I mean why give us this:

When we deserve this:

After all, we have stuck with you through some pretty tough times! 

Now, I'm not saying there has to be a ton of kissing all throughout the book (although that's VERY nice! Thank you, Martina Boone), but if we've been waiting (read: tortured) for our ship to finally get their crap together, and you just IMPLY that it happens, THINGS ARE NOT GOING TO BE GOOD BETWEEN US!

In case you still aren't clear. WE WANT THIS . . .

(I hope you're listening Marie Rutkoski)

Wait, I'll make it bigger . . .

One more time . . .

You're welcome.

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What are some books that have let you down in this area? What are some that got it right?

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