Friday, May 18, 2012
Review:Endure by Carrie Jones
My Thoughts: Zara has been through so much in this series and has grown because of it. Now, a pixie she is stronger and able to contribute more to the fight to save the world but the one reason she became a pixie, Nick thinks of her as a monster without a soul. Instead of Nick realizing the sacrifice she made for him, he walks around all angsty and distant towards Zara, but as soon as Astley is near her, then he becomes a jealous jerk. He is thinking only of himself and not about how much they all have lost. Astley is more patient, caring and he is there for Zara even though it hurts him because he knows she loves Nick. The relationship between Zara, Astley and Nick is important, however it seems that finding out Zara's role in the upcoming apocalypse takes precedence. The author weaves Norse mythology into the tale, though I think it would have been fine without it. However, the mythology helps Zara understand her role in the prophecy and why she is the chosen one. I thought the random news flashes before each chapter added to the urgency and intensity of the book as Franks' pixies wreck havoc in Zara's town. They have become more bold and less wary of the need to keep the secrets of their world from the humans. Zara and her friends take this opportunity to help the humans fight back against these tricky, yet deadly pixies and plot to not just sit and wait for the fight to come to them but take it head on...the only problem, they have no army big enough pull it off. Good read, though sometimes when I've read the final book in a series, it always feels a bit rushed and this gave me that feeling. It is a nice end to great story and I am satisfied with how things eventually played out.