Tuesday, June 26, 2012

My POV: Endure by Carrie Jones

Hardcover, 262 pages
Published May 8th 2012 by Bloomsbury USA 
Zara is at the center of an all-out war, and an impending apocalypse. True, she’s successfully rescued Nick from Valhalla, but it simply isn’t enough. Bedford is being ravaged by evil pixies 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

The fourth and final installment of Carrie Jones’ series finds the now pixie Zara and her friends fighting to stop world annihilation. Readers of Entice know that Zara sacrificed everything for her love of Nick and became a pixie. Well as luck would have it, Nick hates nothing more in the world than pixies. This book was very difficult for me to read and finish. I have been waiting months for the finale of this series to be released. I will say that my lack of enthusiasm has nothing to do with poor plotting or writing. My displeasure is purely personal. Ms. Jones is a phenomenal story teller and writer and this book is no exception. My personal issues came because I didn’t like where the story was going and what was happening between two certain characters. As I continued to read, I kept hoping that my suspicions would not be confirmed, but they were. However, I respect the fact that this is Ms. Jones’ story to tell and she told it the way she felt it needed to be told. A warning to would be readers, you must read the first three books of the series to fully appreciate Endure. This book had a lot of action and introduced some new characters, but don’t worry you get to spend a lot time with the old ones. The supporting characters continue to steal the show and I absolutely adore them.  Everyone should have friends like these. I really like how much Zara grew throughout the series and how strong she became. So much happens in this book and it’s so intense that I often found myself feeling sorry for poor Zara. I mean there is only so much a person, or I should say, a pixie can take! Though I didn’t agree with some of the story developments, Ms. Jones ties the story up well. Overall, this was an excellent series that should not be missed by anyone who loves a good story full of action, intensity, angst, romance and humor.

“Zara had a hunch,” Betty says. “She’s like that. Cop gut on that one. She’s all instincts.”

I smile to myself. I like how Astley’s people are my people now too, and even though they know I have total goofball tendencies, they still have faith in me.

“It’s adorable in a rustic-place-where-we’re-going-to-die way, “ Issie says.
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