Friday, May 4, 2012

Review: Endure (Need #4) by Carrie Jones

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  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
  • Publication date: 5/8/2012
  • Pages: 272
  • Source: eARC from NetGalley/Bloomsbury for review
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**Note that this is the 4th and final book in the series. This review will be spoiler free for the book, but could contain spoilers from the previous books if you have not read them. Even the overview could be spoilery, so continue at your own risk.

Overview

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

I have really enjoyed this series, so I have been highly anticipating the final book. I knew that things were going to be intense in this one and I was really looking forward to finding out what was going to happen with certain relationships and events. This was a fast paced, intense, emotion filled conclusion and it I really enjoyed it.  


This picks up pretty soon after the ending of the previous book, Entice. Nick is now back and Zara is a pixie queen. She has now become something he hates, which is tearing her apart. I have to say that even though I understand where he is coming from, it really frustrated me that he was being so lame about the whole situation. I get that he is confused and hurt, but he comes off a jerk a lot of the time, and I was really put off by him when he was like that. She turned pixie so she could enter Vahalla to save him and it seems like he doesn't really get what she really did FOR HIM. What she sacrificed and went through, just to bring him back. Of course he has no memory of what happened, but he knows why she did it. There isn't really time to think about their strained relationship though, because there are more important things to worry about, like the apocalypse that Zara seems to be right at the heart of.


Zara is stronger now as a pixie, but emotionally, she is torn apart. She really does a pretty good job at trying to push her personal matters aside though. I really felt bad for her though. She sacrifices so much for the people she loves, and is so distraught at the behavior of some of them. She is a very caring person, and I love how she will go through so much to accomplish things. She has a very strong leadership quality in this book. She is willing to risk everything, and it makes me really like her more. She is so selfless and determined.


The other characters are still just as great in this one. I absolutely love Issie. I always did. She is just so cute and has a great personality. She really helps keep some of the more intense things a little lighter. She says the best things at times. I would totally love to have her as a friend. Of course I love Astley too. I think I have really grown kind of attached to him, and he really wins me over in this book. It's not surprising that Zara is struggling with her feelings for him. It's not just because they are entwined. The things he says and does, and just his overall vibe just really made him so likable. 


There is a lot of action and surprises in this book. Well, I say surprises because I think they would surprise most people, but I didn't find anything exceptionally shocking. Not that I didn't still love it because I did. This is a very well written book and I was completely sucked in. I needed to know what was going to happen, if Zara would figure out her feelings, if Nick would figure out his, would they stop the impending apocalypse? I know that I haven't really said much about the book, but it's really best to just read it. I feel anything I say might be something I shouldn't. Overall I thought this was a great final book to the series and was wrapped up well. 4 out of 5 stars.

10 comments:

  1. Great review Amy I should give these books a try! Since you get attached to the characters that's definitely a good sign for me - super big character reader. But if you loved it I'm sure I'd like it!! Pixies is new, I'm not even sure I know what they are O_O

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    1. It's a good series. I like how there are shape shifters and pixies in in. It's got a very interesting story. The characters are great. Issie is my favorite.

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  2. I've had book 1 of this series forever! I really should read them soon. :)

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    1. I hope you like the series when you get to it.

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  3. I did skim this, since I haven't started the series. Thanks for the warning. I think it says a lot about how good the series is, if you're willing to read all the books. I do want to read them at some point.

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    1. Definitely. If I'm not into a series I won't continue. There have been a few I abandoned after the first or second book. This one is really good.

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  4. Great review, Amy! I should start reading my ARC of this one, I suppose :)

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    1. I liked how the series ended. Though I think maybe it was wrapped up a little too nice and easy, but still really great.

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