So the ending of Julie Kagawa's Iron Fey series has been released in advance copy form and the end of the big screen adaptation of Harry Potter has been released, this week has been extremely hard. In 2007, when Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (book) was released, I felt a sense of loss. What the hell was I going to read to read next? I was desolate and at a loss. For some strange reason, I'd heard of this book called Twilight. It had been number one on the NY Times list and I was curious. So I went to my library and took it out. Yep, I was hooked.
However, nothing can and will replace Harry Potter. I will forever miss the interactions between Snape and Harry. Ron and Hermione. The twins. How I love the twins. I never thought my allegiance to a series could change so fast. Even now that the last HP movie has been released and I've watched, I feel like a piece of my younger self is over. It's time to grow up and be an adult like Harry, Ron, Hermione and Ginny. Even Draco Malfoy has grown up and sired an offspring.
Don't you hate when you're favorite series comes to an end? It is just the worst feeling in the world. I feel like I've lost friends that I've invested time and hours with. Like they have been wrenched away from me. Obviously there are books that should end. But well written stories make you a part of their world and invite you into their lives and personal space.
How do you deal with endings? Are you happy? Sad? Depressed?