Monday, January 27, 2014

Endlessly by Kiersten White

Kiersten White’s New York Times bestselling Paranormalcy trilogy comes to a breathless conclusion with a signature mix of wit, romance, paranormal creatures, and a truly original heroine.

In Endlessly, pink-loving, butt-kicking Evie has way too much on her to-do list. Paranormals are begging her to open a faerie gate so they can leave the human world, something Evie’s not sure she has the power to do. The Dark Queen is torturing humans and must be destroyed.

On top of all that, Evie’s prom is coming up. She’s not sure what to wear, and, oh, yeah, her shape-shifting boyfriend, Lend, has been cursed so that he falls into an enchanted sleep whenever he and Evie are in the same room…and even Evie’s ex-boyfriend, the faerie Reth, can’t reverse the dark magic.

An epic battle is looming, and the choices Evie makes will determine the fate of whole paranormal world—and her own life. (from GoodReads)

I started this series a long time ago, so when I finally picked up the conclusion I wasn't sure what to expect. Luckily a lot of the events of Paranormalcy and Supernaturally started coming back to me as I continued reading.

One of my long-standing comments about this trilogy is that the covers make the book seem darker than it actually is. This is especially the case in the first one, but even in Endlessly Evie is a pretty girly teenager: she likes pink, dresses, and watching reality TV. Even as the events become more serious, Evie remains the cheery and bubbly girl that she's been from the beginning. It's a weird dynamic and prevented me from taking the books too seriously. But for those who like lighter books, this would definitely be a good pick.

I like that there is a wide array of characters, which includes different supernatural creatures. And even though some of those characters should be or seem to be evil, they actually help Evie out a lot. This is definitely the case with Jack and Reth. I loved their character development and seeing them fight for the good side.

I don't have any strong novels about this book or the series as a whole. It was cute read and I'm glad I finally finished the trilogy.

Rating: 7 out of 10.
FTC: borrowed from the library

2012/Harper Teen/385 pages.

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