Friday, May 18, 2012

Review:Endure by Carrie Jones

Author: Carrie Jones
Series: Need #4
Publication: May 8, 2012
Publisher:Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Source: Publisher via Netgalley
Genre: YA Fantasy
Audience: 12 and up
Goodreads 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 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.


  1. I love the covers in this series. So how do you really feel about Nick? Thank you for the review.

  2. I like the cover too. I'm not sure I want to start another series, but I might give it a try.

  3. I do love the idea of pixies. I should start this


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