Sunday, August 29, 2010

Dusk Till Dawn Read A Thon Challenge

Do you ever find yourself daydreaming after reading a book? Maybe about changing the ending to your own liking?  I know I have read a few books and wished things would have ended differently.

I guess the most recent book I have read which is Dracula in Love the ending was good but I wish she would have beat the crap out of the man & vampire. That would have been something to read.  :)

For the Dusk Till Dawn Challenge, I ask you to tell me what book you would change and what you would change about it.  You don't need to rewrite the actual story just tell me what you wished would have happened.

US only

Here's what you get a chance at winning...
Cyn Balog; Sleepless (ARC)
Cassandra Clare; Clockwork Angel Chapeter Sampler (signed)
Holly Cupala; Tell Me A Secret Bookmark (signed)
Jeri Smith-Ready: Shade, Bring on the Night, Bad to the Bone, Wicked Game Bookmarks
Skyler White: and Falling Fly Bookmark & tattoo
Tera Lynn Childs; Forgive My Fins Bookmark & tattoo
A cute pink pen
Cute set of Sticky tabs (awesome for marking pages in books
Also a little bit of FL (shells)

Sorry the hippo sheet doesn't come with it. I know you all are very disappointed.

This challenge and prizes are only open to Dusk Till Dawn read a thon readers. You still have time to join in. Just head over to

Even if you did not join in with the Read A thon I'd still like to know what your alternate ending would be. :)



Summer Ross said...

I really wish I could enter this book a thon. but again college has grounded me to lit books at the moment. :) No hippo sheet included? what your leaving out the best part. :)

Mrs. DeRaps said...

Honestly, the book that I would choose to end differently would be the Hunger Games series. I'd change it so that there were more books. I mean, I'd like to give the citizens of Panem a rest from all of the strife and violence that has plagued them for decades, but I really want the series to continue. I'd love to know how the country does after the end of the book...I don't want to give away too much, but I don't think that everything's fine and dandy after the book ends!

Thanks for the giveaway!

mrsderaps @ hotmail . com

Kaitlyn (Kaitlyn in Bookland) said...

I'm a read-a-thon-er! The ending I would change is In the Woods by Tana French.


I would have added in that the first mystery was solved along with the second one. It felt so incomplete that one of the main story lines wasn't resolved.

Thanks for the giveaway!


Val said...

Great giveaway!!! I am part of the readathon. I am sad about the hippo sheet. I like it :( Oh well. Life must go on!

Well the ending I would change is in the Iron Daughter of the Iron Fey Series


I would have loved for Puck to have won not Ash!!!~!!~! For crying out loud, Puck is funny, hot, and so on. Plus it was LEGAL!!!

Fire just beats Ice. lol

That is my opinions thought. Hopefully you have read the book already and i didnt just kill it for you.

If I did kill it then...... I was just kidding. None of that happens. :)

truthbetold004 at gmail dot com

Cherry said...


I'm not part of the Read A Thon but I wanna share my take on a book where I wished the ending was different...

Danielle Trussoni's ANGELOLOGY... well, there are a lot of things I wish to be different with this book but let's limit it with the ending... this book ended with the female protagonist waking up on top of the bridge with her new-found wings. Okey, she'd lived a cloistered life so that can contribute to being stupid at times (not really an excuse but I'll accept it in this fantasy *grasping at straws* )... but a stupid protagonist is irritating to read... and this book has so much potential! In my world, this book ended with the protagonist running for her life and planning her escape and how to beat the bad guys... or at least trying to... instead of just sitting there contemplating life, so much like a target practice dummy...

Anybody else read a book like that with so much potential but all you get is a whole boatload of ire with an annoying ending instead?

Lesley said...

I just finished a book for the readathon, "The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove."
The whole book Natalie is covering up a murder. Well in the end she is murdered. So there is no justice for the boy she murdered, nothing. I would want her to live and get caught!

I am a readathon participant. My email is

Such a great giveaway! See you tonight for the last night.

April said...

I think there is a lot of books I would like to have changed, but I can't really think of many. Actually, I lied. I just got like 3. But I'll just talk about the big one.

The Gemma Doyle series (A
Great and Terrible Beauty, Rebel Angels, The Sweet Far Thing)
OK, WHYYYYYY on earth did Kartik turn into a stinkin tree? I personally thought that Anne should have turned into the tree. She would have been happier. I didn't like the series too much in general, but I persevered because I thought Kartik was the redeemable part of it. And then he's a tree.

I have some issues with chick-lit, but thats a whole other story.

haha anyways... thanks for the giveaway :)

Candace said...

Okay, well April stole mine. I mean, I know she went before me, but THAT was the one I was going to do. The Gemma Doyle Trilogy. *spoilers* It seriously was horrible that Kartik turned into a tree. The rest of it was great but he really should have found a way to fix everything and then NOT be a tree. And him and Gemma get together and make pretty little babies (after they get married, of course).
Now I'm trying to think of another one so it doesn't seem like I just stole hers...
Oh in Sisters Red *spoilers* I wish that BOTH sisters had honey's. But I guess it's suppose to be a series, so we'll see where it goes.

This is a GREAT giveaway! And I'm a readathon participant, even though I've sucked at getting stuff read.
Also I LOVE your new design!!!

candace_redinger at yahoo dot com

stilettostorytime said...

Wow...I would have to absolutely say "The Story of Edgar Sawtelle" by David Wroblewski...the book was a hard read as it was but the ending was horrible...I don't want to spoil it but it was one of the most depressing and senseless endings I have ever read and I could not understand why it was so popular! I would have justice been served, some kind of right restored and life continued...



thanks for the giveaway

Id change the ending of Hex Hall I felt the book felt to much like book 1 of... id want it to have an extra amount of pages so Archer wasnt left in limbo!

ylime1981 said...

Wow, this is a really cool idea. Hmmmm. I always find myself daydreaming (and dreaming) about books that I have read. I can't think of a specific time when I have ever really tried to change a story. Is there one I would like to change? Probably those are the books that I promptly forget. I guess maybe there is one big change I would like to make. In the Lord of the Rings series, I have always wished that Gollum could have turned over to good. I just don't think the story could have worked, though. It's just a wish of mine.

Emily ebdye1(at)gmail
It's Just Life As I Know It

Claire @ YA Bookie Monster said...

The most recent book that I've read that I kind of wanted to end different would have to be Mockingjay. Don't get me wrong, I absolutley adored the book, but I was unsatisfied with the way that a few relationships between some characters ended up.

Another book that I would have loved to have changed the ending of would have to be Breaking Dawn. Actually, scratch that, I wouldn't like to change just the ending, I would like to change the WHOLE FREAKING BOOK! Everything about that book was wrong to me, some people loved it, but I thought that it was a terrible conclusion to an otherwise great series.

Anyways, this Read-A-Thon has been awesome!

Claire :)

Shelby said...

Thanks for the challenge and giveaway! :D

*Caution: Spoiler!*

Have you read the real The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen? Well, the real story is incredibly sad and depressing. At the end of the real Little Mermaid, the mermaid actually doesn't win the prince's love. He falls in love with a human girl instead, and the mermaid dies. In my opinion, the story should have ended there. It's so sad and such a tragic ending. But Andersen didn't end it there. He stuck on a separate ending (which I still believe was purely because it was so dark and no one would publish it) that's supposed to be happy, but it's not. I guess if you're a child being read this story, that makes it a happy ending, but for me it just drove home the fact that the story was so depressing. In my opinion, The Little Mermaid should have stuck with being a tragedy.

Anyway, thanks again!

sbarwood {at} gmail {dot} com

Book Crazy Jenn said...

This is soo hard - gosh change, it was hard to think of something and even then, it's only because the stupid girls are picking the wrong boys LOL :D Thank you for joining out little read-a-thon and hosting a challenge ((HUGS))

elizabeth said...

A book that I would change is Breaking Dawn. I honestly love the Twilight series, but if I could change something, I would get rid of the whole Renesmee thing. I really do not think that should have happened.

swordsforfighting at yahoo dot com

MissHavoc said...

I have to agree with Jenn from Book-Crazy and change My Blood Approves. Alice needs to dump Jack and get back with his brother Peter. It's driving me INSANE! He's like her perfect guy, and she was HIS! Oh man!

Damyanti said...

I wish I could enter this. It is so interesting....

I just read Philippa Gregory's "The Constant Princess" and would have loved it to end on a more positive note...Queen Katharine as Queen mother, and not as the disgraced queen..but history did not play out that way. Sigh.

Kailia Sage said...

The Gemma Doyle Series by Libba Bray for sure! I hated that Karthik turned into a tree...I mean a TREE of all the things? I was very dissapointed and I felt so bad for Gemma. I think she really did love Karthik and they should have been together!

Thanks for this contest!

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