May 7, 2012

Endure by Carrie Jones

Publisher’s summary: 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 take: I was quite upset when I heard that Endure was the last book in the Need series! I thoroughly enjoyed these books, and Carrie Jones couldn’t have ended the series any better than she did with Endure.

However, I have to admit that I was worried about how this book would turn out. There were a lot of things that happened in Entice (Need #3), and a lot of loose ends that needed to be tied up. So I wasn’t sure how Carrie was going to pull all that off in only one book! But even though there was a lot of craziness in this final book, amongst all of that craziness the loose ends were nicely tied up throughout the whole book.

As for the love triangle? It does get resolved, and I’m happy with how it got resolved, but I’m also a little disappointed with how easily it was resolved. I mean, I really love a good drama-filled struggle when it comes to a love triangle!!! But when it came to this love triangle, it was as if the other guy just no longer needed to be in the picture anymore! It actually irritated me quite a bit how he was pretty much pushed off to the side. I guess that probably was the only way for everyone to be truly satisfied with the decision.

There is something that happens to Zara about midway through the book that totally threw me off, but what happened was perfect! And then the end is just pure craziness and totally hectic! At one point near the end, there is this really crazy twist, and I was thinking, “What the…? Seriously?”

What I loved most about this series is how much I grew to adore the characters. Issie is my favorite! She is such a sweet, quirky, funny girl. Everything she would say had me giggling. Also, throughout the series, I genuinely grew to admire Zara. She became a remarkably strong heroine, and she deserves the title 100% because she always stuck to her beliefs in choosing to save the world over her own needs and desires.

If you are looking for a series with books that are both fun and quick to read, then you should definitely check these out! We need some more evil pixie books because they are awesome!
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Wordsmith Publicity said...

I love this series and just got Endure last week. I can't wait to read it! Thanks for the review. I'm even more excited to see how she wraps it up!

Elodie said...

I read the first book in the series a while ago in French and really liked it .. I'm reading awesome reviews on Endure and I'm reall reconsidering reading the whole series !! Great review Mindy :)

Jaime said...

I have not read this series yet but your review just made me add it to my ever growing TBR pile. :)

Great review and thanks for your infectious enthusiasm!

Jaime said...

Btw, above comment was made by Patricia. LOL :D :D

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