Posted May 20th, 2012 by in *Review / 0 comments

Title: Endure
Author: Carrie Jones
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Publication Date: May 2012
Classification: YA Novel
Challenge: None

Summary from Goodreads:

It’s all-out war (and no-holds-barred romance) in the climactic conclusion to Carrie Jones’s bestselling series.

Zara is at the center of an impending apocalypse. True, she’s successfully rescued Nick from Valhalla, but it simply isn’t enough. Evil pixies are ravaging Bedford, and they need much more than one great warrior; they need an army. Zara isn’t sure what her role is anymore. She’s not just fighting for her friends; she’s also a pixie queen. And to align her team of pixies with the humans she loves will be one of her greatest battles yet. Especially since she can’t even reconcile her growing feelings for her pixie king . . .

Unexpected turns, surprising revelations, and one utterly satisfying romantic finale make Endure a thrilling end to this series of bestsellers.

My Thoughts:

Having been invested in this series since this is the fourth and final book I knew I had to read it even though I wasn’t a huge fan of the third book. In the third book I thought that the mythology was a little out of left field and I was left wondering how on earth Jones was going to bring together pixies and mythology for an epic battle in the end. Well I have to say that I was actually pretty impressed with the way Jones brought two different topics together.

The beginning of this novel was actually pretty sad because there was just a dark layer over our characters’ moods. It is rough for Zara to come back knowing that things are not perfect. She is a pixie and all the gang has ever done is kill pixies so this turn of events is hard on everyone. Plus Nick is another complication because Zara is Ashtley’s Queen. It is difficult to watch everyone be so down but I actually sort of loved it. I felt like the beginning of this story brought back together the characters and some of the things that I originally really enjoyed about the series.

As the story continues the action starts to pick up as Zara and the gang have to figure out how to stop the evil pixies and get control of the world once more. The mix of evil pixies, good pixies, gun wearing best friends, mythology, and the apocalypse is so fun that you have to give it a try.

Overall, I’m happy with the direction this series took. I had my doubts but Jones brought everything together and made me fall back into liking the characters and storyline. This has been a good series with many great twists and turns. This conclusion gets 4 hearts from me.



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