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Choker by Elizabeth Woods. Unless you find out some other way, you definitely will be shocked by what happens in this book. It's actually scared a couple of my friends...

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Honestly, a lot of the Guardians of Ga'Hoole books had some really good plot twists. Although the length of each individual book is a bit short, they've got a real good storyline to keep 'em interesting.

 

Honestly, was not expecting Soren's parents to be dead or his brother to be Metal Beak.

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Arthur Herzog's book Orca and the film version Killer whale. First I saw the film and then I read the book, and they end very differently. And both endings are understandable and you feel it was right to happen.

The film ends with the male throwing tge captain out of the water, but his head hits the iceberg and he dies. It is left unclear whether this happened on the orca's intention or was it an accident, but it's very similar to how the female orca died.

In the book, the orca and the man see into each other's eyes and reach the point of understanding. Having the man defeated, the orca leaves him on the ice and swims away victorious.

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My Sister's Keeper

 

That plot twist was pure genius. I won't give spoilers, but to anyone who read the book, you know what I'm talking about. I hate how the movie cut out that epic plot twist. That's the whole reason I stood up and screamed at the TV screen when the movie was over. I was just so disappointed in the conclusion.

Yes. Yes, yes, yes.

 

Also, when I read the title of the topic, thr first thing I thought of was City of Bones, just like in the first post. Yay!

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--- at the end of Two Towers and --- and --- in Return of the King. Also the story not ending right after ---.

 

--- at the end of Chronicals of Narnia. Yech. Hated that.

gah! kingsdaughter613 If you're not going to go by the "spoilers in white" rule at least type the title to which you're referring first so someone can scan on by sad.gif I hadn't had anything else spoiled for me in this entire thread. I mean I know I can't reasonably complain about spoilers on a thread like this but I didn't have that problem with anyone else's post. Not that I really enjoyed the Narnia books but I've been enjoying the movies :/

 

 

Anyway lots of jaw droppers in Harry Potter, LOTS. Mockingjay as well. I was SHOCKED at the big twist in City of Bones, but I wasn't too shocked at how that turned out in the end. I was surprised about lots of other stuff there though. I had a rather different kind of shock at the end of Brisignr too because I STILL didn't know he decided to write a 4th book. I was also very surprised at many things in the Gemma Doyle trilogy, most of all the ending.

 

John Dies at the End is another good book for plot twists. In fact every other page contains one and the book is so messed up that I honestly can't remember if the title is telling the truth Oo

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I've read a good few, but one that definitely stuck out was the end of Moreta's Ride in the Dragonriders of Pern series.

 

Spoiler belowwww

Oh golly, Moreta and Holth dying. I could feel it coming when Holth said she was tired, but... ldsjfklj;fd. It made me tear up so bad. XD

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In The Darkest Hour, how Scorge kills Tigerstar. All nine lives, just down the drain. And for a plot line cat like Tigerstar? blink.gif

 

I knew it was coming, Because I read spoilers all the time, but it was still a shock. I almost cried, then realized he was a bad guy, then I wanted to kill Scourge myself. Thank you Firestar!

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It was never actually revealed in the books (I think), but when I found out that ɹǝɥʇoɹq-ɟןɐɥ s,ɹɐʇsǝɹıɟ sı ǝƃɹnoɔs I was all 'Oh. My. GOSH'.

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In Graceling where Katsa figures out Po is blind. I went O.O

 

In Delirium when Lena learns her mother's alive then later when Lena and Alex get caught together. And although I saw it coming, I was upset when Lena escaped and watched Alex get shot and killed.

 

In Everafter where its revealed that Hana's mom shot and killed both Gabe and Maddy in front of Hana. Kept expecting it her and Gabe's death to be Tammy's fault...that she was pissed at Maddy for snitching on her. I never really saw it coming that Hana's mom was the one that killed them...

 

Then, although it's not a published story, in the Fifth Act (An FF7 fan fic I've recently read) ...well, all of chapter 27 to be honest. When Hojo realizes that Cloud traveled back in time... where its revealed that President Shinra is Cloud's father. And then later when Kunsel is captured and he also pieces together the puzzle pieces. And again, although I sort of saw it coming, I was also in shock when Cloud took a bullet for Sephiroth...then later when Cloud got possessed by JENOVA. And finally, the one that beats them all, when Cloud tries to kill himself and Sephiroth in one idiotic attack. Finally while not a plot twist but rather an extremely funny scene, when Zack realizes that Spike and Cloud are the same person. I was almost on the floor laughing picturing his sunny, michevious expression at the excitement of his little discovery. Best story ever.

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Gregory Maguire's "Wicked Years" series is great at maintaining a suspension of disbelief, and manages to elicit quite a bit of excitement and shock out of me at times!

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In Chasers (James Phelan) , at the very end, you find out Min, Anna and Dave were all illusions of Jesse's mind. He was actually alone the whole time. He did everything he pretended someone else did, like shooting a Chaser, taking shifts with himself and scraping away food. It's so crazy, I thought hey were alive, not dead D:

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In the movie "Dead Silence", where the old man was actually a puppet. WHAT?!?

Assassin's Creed 2 (tongue.gif), where after you solve all the glyph things, you unlock that strange film clip.

The new...sorta...Sherlock Holmes movie, where he solves everything...

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Brandon Mull writes some of the best plot twists I've ever read. At the end of the 4th Fablehaven book, Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary, when it turns out that Gavin is really Navarog, that blew my mind. And I liked him, too, so I was kinda sad that he died.

 

Another great "whaaaat?" moment in Brandon Mull's writing was at the end of his latest book, Beyonders: A World Without Heroes. Once Jason and Rachel had discovered all the syllables of the magic word, I was like, "where else could the series possibly go? Defeat the bad guy, happy ending, show's over in one book." But then it turned out that they'd only found a decoy word. I completely did not expect that, and now I'm really anxious for the second book!

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Brandon Mull writes some of the best plot twists I've ever read. At the end of the 4th Fablehaven book, Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary, when it turns out that Gavin is really Navarog, that blew my mind. And I liked him, too, so I was kinda sad that he died.

 

Another great "whaaaat?" moment in Brandon Mull's writing was at the end of his latest book, Beyonders: A World Without Heroes. Once Jason and Rachel had discovered all the syllables of the magic word, I was like, "where else could the series possibly go? Defeat the bad guy, happy ending, show's over in one book." But then it turned out that they'd only found a decoy word. I completely did not expect that, and now I'm really anxious for the second book!

I had a suspicion about Gavin. xP

 

I didn't see the whole word being a decoy bit coming.

 

In Reckless, I did not see the brother only having a certain little time to live because the fairy helped him.

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In The All-Pro by Scott Sigler when the Krakens ship is attacked by the Cloud and winds up missing. Gah! I need The MVP to come out. Dx

 

In Contagious by Scott Sigler when he just kills off Dawsey and Dew easy peasy lemon squeezy. Dx Although, things like that are why I love Sigler.

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And also in the series, how the Band is exiled.

um...

 

The book is called exile so,

 

 

That was just the plot, not a plot twist.

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Somebody mentioned Dexter, so I just couldn't resist. When we find out the Trinity Killer is actually the Quad killer, who not only kills a man, woman, and daughter in each kill cycle but a young boy as well. And then after Dexter FINALLY takes him down... Dex comes home and finds out he killed Rita!!! I couldn't believe it.

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I must be reading the wrong books, because I can't really think of anything that made me go "WOAH". I think most of the time a twist turns up in a book, I end up thinking "yeah, I would have wrote it like that too". LOL

 

I guess the ending to the Da Vinci Code was kind of interesting. The movie cuts it out entirely, though. :|

 

I could name several things in TV shows that made me shocked, though. Someone go make a post for that! XD

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In the Black Mage Chronicles, when Akkarin died. I was totally not expecting him to die, and actually, there were quiet a few ways that end could have been avoided.

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Oh! After seeing the movie first, there were quite a few things surprising in the books mostly because they were so different. However, considering how the second movie happened, it was a bit shocking that compys kill John Hammond in the Jurassic Park book.

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Ghost Trick, at the end: Surprise! The main character is a dead cat! Well, TVTropes spoiled it for me earlier, but it still managed to be a shocking revelation. It was that good.

 

And pretty much every single thing that happens in Homestuck, ever.

 

...I need to start reading/watching/playing things that other people read/watch/play.

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Well, I was reading the Horus Heresy books and, even though it's set in the 30ks in a game called Warhammer 40k, some of the twists managed to shock me- when you'd think they were actually kind of a given. Like the moment Horus actually turned traitor after Davin. I mean, given the title of the SERIES it shouldn't be a shock, but the way it was written made it surprise me... Oh, and not forgetting that Magnus was practically FORCED to turn to Chaos, when he was only trying to help and when Fulgrim killed his brother Ferrus Manus, then let the daemon take him over- gods, but that made me cry. The emotion in it was just... Urgh. Can't describe it.

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In the Merry Gentry Book Swallowing Darkness when we find out that Cel was the one who killed Merry's father. I was surprised since i thought it would be someone else.

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