Thursday, March 22, 2012

Review: Endure by Carrie Jones

Endure
(Need #4)
by Carrie Jones

Publication Date: May 8th, 2012
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children's Books
Pages: 288
ISBN: 0978159990554

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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. (Goodreads)
Endure is the highly anticipated conclusion to the Need series by Carrie Jones.

**Spoilers from the previous books are possible!

Zara, who is now a pixie queen to Astley and his pixie followers, goes to Valhalla and manages to save Nick, her boyfriend. Instead of things getting back to normal for the small town, they are steadily getting worse. People are disappearing left and right, and people are clueless as of what to do to stop it from happening. It’s up to Zara and her small crew to save the town, and the world, from an impending apocalypse that threatens everything she holds dear.

Poor Zara just can’t seem to catch a break. Evil pixies are killing people in her town, her love life is a state of confusion, and her grandmother is nowhere to be found. This is enough to make a normal person crazy. But Zara is far from being the timid girl we met in Need, the first book in this series. She has grown into an amazingly strong young lady who can kick butt and save the world, all before breakfast.

The romantic aspect in the book definitely took a different turn than in the rest of the series. Nick just isn’t the same after Zara saved him from Valhalla. He is having a hard time with Zara being a pixie, and it affects their relationship greatly. Astley, on the other hand, I have become fonder of the more I read about him. I was pleasantly surprised with the choice that Zara made between these two young men.

A lot of the secondary characters we have already met from the previous books, but we get to meet a few new ones in Endure as well. I have to say that Hel, a giant being in Norse mythology, who oversees a realm of the deal, also called Hel, was quite an interesting character. She is so interesting, in fact, that I feel the need to research more about her.

The plot in the story blends well with the rest of the books in the series. It was also well paced, which made for a quick, interesting read. The ending of the book was wrapped up very nicely, and I was definitely satisfied with the way the series ended.

Overall, I thought this was a really good conclusion to the Need series. I’m sad to see the series end, as I will totally miss some of my favorite characters. (Astley!) If you haven’t checked out this series yet, I definitely recommend it!

Happy Reading!

Previous books in this series:

**Thanks to Bloomsbury Children's Books and Netgalley for the review copy**

12 comments:

  1. I really liked this series. Can't wait to read book 3. Thanks for the review.

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  2. Thanks for the great review! I can't wait to read this one....you have me really curious about who she ends up with....(please please Astley!)

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  3. I love the covers for this series. I haven't read any, but I do have the first one.

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  4. I haven't read any of the books in this series. Fail. You've got me all curious about Hel now though, I think I'll have to so some research of my own:) Thanks for the review Christy!

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  5. I haven't got around to reading any of the books in the series but they seem good! I'm especially intrigued by the pixies and the boys! :) thanks for the review, Christy!

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  6. I haven't read this series yet, but I was curious if the ending will make it worth reading, so I read your review nonetheless. I'm glad you enjoyed it and knowing that the series will end well, will probably make me pick up the first book a lot sooner than otherwise. :D Thanks for sharing!

    Carina

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  7. This seems pretty interesting. Im going to have to check out this series.

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  8. Sounds interesting. I'm going to check out this series. Thanks.

    Shelfaddiction.Weebly.com

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  9. I haven't read enough Norse mythology so I'm not sure who Hel is but I'm intrigued. I haven't yet read this series but it (like so many others) is on my TBR list!

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  10. I haven't read any of this series but I'm planning to. I really like these covers.

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  11. ahhh... want to read this ASAP. Sounds awesome.

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  12. I haven't started this series, but it sounds interesting and I'm glad to see a great conclusion to a series. The last book in a series rarely gets rated as high as the previous books.

    Safari Poet

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