Harry Potter – You could tell that JK Rowling put her entire heart into writing Harry Potter. Everything fit perfectly into place. The revelation about Snape – my absolute favorite part of the entire series, by the way, was prefigured from the very first book. The insistence by Dumbledore that he had a solid reason for the goodness of Snape. The way Rowling carefully crafted Snape to be someone hated by the reader, only to, after the book series ended, be revered forever (or at least by me) Every single book had no inconsistency and instead, had almost boundless subtle hints throughout that all managed to come together in the end – another example, The Prisoner of Azkaban and the fact that Harry himself saved himself from the dementors.
Hunger Games – Hunger Games fit too, however, there wasn’t anything in the beginning that substantiated the end even more. Everything seemed to happen one at a time and Katniss had to face it one at a time. It just seemed very linear to me. I liked Catching Fire because I thought that the clock Hunger Games was a very interesting concept, however, Mockingjay just seemed a deluge of events happening, obstacles coming one at a time, with no significance or buildup. To tell the truth, I was very disappointed with the last book. Usually the last book is the triumphant end, etc. etc, as the protagonist prevails and whatnot, but all the problems for Mockingjay seemed to go away, oh so conveniently, and at times unrealistically. It was good. But it wasn’t amazing, like HP.