Endlessly by Kiersten White Review: Bringing down the corrupt

February 23, 2013 by Jeann @ Happy Indulgence | 4 stars, Books, Reviews

Endlessly by Kiersten White Review: Bringing down the corruptEndlessly by Kiersten White
Published by HarperCollins on July 24, 2012
Source: Purchased
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult
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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.

Evie has come a long way since we first met her in Paranormalcy (book 1) where she worked for the  International Paranormal Containment Agency (IPCA) and was just beginning to figure out her dark past that was entertwined with a faerie prophecy. As she learns the truth about herself, we experience Evie’s betrayal as she discovers who she really is. Her relationship progresses with Lend, a sweet shapeshifter that’s always been by her side, and her stalker faerie ex-boyfriend, Reth.

In the last installment of Paranormalcy, Evie plays a key role in bringing down the corrupted IPCA, saving the entire paranormal world and bringing about justice with the faeries. It’s a sad goodbye to Evie, the pink-loving, blonde, smart, and witty teenager who has an immense sense of morality. This series really excels when you’re looking for a light-hearted, amusing, and fun read full of paranormal creatures and heart.

Even though it’s quite a light read, I wouldn’t say that the character building or world building suffers. This series is incredibly imaginative with lots of action, especially when it comes to saving the IPCA and encountering the faerie realms, where humans are mind-controlled and trapped to become fae pets. A big criticism I have about young adult paranormal series is the teenage angst. Here, it’s minimal and all we get to experience is Evie’s fun filled personality. She does think about which boy she must choose but ever since discovering the truth about faeries in book 1, Evie has never looked back.

The sudden appearance of a key character at the end of the book definitely let the series tie up nicely, and it did end with a bang. It’s a sad goodbye to Evie, Lend, Reth and Raquel.

Rating: 4 out of 5

 

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2 responses to “Endlessly by Kiersten White Review: Bringing down the corrupt

  1. I'm the same as you, I loved the first book too. The second wasn't as good of a follow-up (I don't think middle of the novels usually are) but the third regained the series for me.

  2. Nice post. I'reading this right now, and I must say I liked the first book the best so far. I'm not sure why, but I just cannot get into this book as well as I did with other two in the series. But I still like it lot 🙂
    Come check out my blog 🙂 Maria @ Maria's Bookshelf