Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Endlessly by Kiersten White
Evie's paranormal past keeps coming back to haunt her. A new director at the International Paranormal Containment Agency wants to drag her back to headquarters. The Dark Faerie Queen is torturing humans in her poisonous realm. And supernatural creatures keep insisting that Evie is the only one who can save them from a mysterious, perilous fate.
The clock is ticking on the entire paranormal world. And its fate rests solely in Evie's hands.
So much for normal.
I first heard about Kiersten White back in the early days of my blog. There was a lot of hype surrounding her debut book, Paranormalcy, and I bought it shortly after it was released. That was 2010, but now, in 2012, comes the end of the fantastic Paranormalcy series. With that said, I had quite high expectations for Endlessly and they were met and exceeded by this excellent book.
Purple: possibly the best color in the world. I love how the entire series looks altogether, side by side, with all the gorgeous dresses and backgrounds matching in theme. Though all the covers in the series are beautiful, this one might actually be my favorite of the series. The dress Evie is wearing is my favorite of the three dresses. The foreground also featured a few flowers in tones to match the shade of the dress. The clouds in the background and the way that Evie's hair is blowing to the side indicates a storm occurring which could be symbolic of the climax of the story of the trilogy.
Evie was as fantastic as always, she has this wit about her that made her one of the most entertaining protagonists in YA today. Her ability to bring humor to any situation, as well as being a fairly strong female protagonist is not something you come by everyday in YA books. She's also quite remarkable in the fact that I enjoyed reading in her point of view the entire time without ever getting frustrated with her decisions or attitude. Her relationships with the other characters, especially Lend and Reth, they all had a lot of dynamics with each other. Lend was the perfect guy for Evie, he valued their relationship and her opinions without being too judgmental. Reth was even more intriguing than he was in past books; a lot of the mystery that surrounded him was uncovered and he was a fairly complex character, amazingly so.
The story was chock full of happenings, the story never stopped moving and there was always things occurring. It was such a full plot, that one might even be able to complain that the book should have be longer to help accommodate all of the amazing events. The story was great and it ended in a perfectly crafted ending that gives the reader an opportunity to imagine what might happen next in Lend and Evie's future. The writing was just as phenomenal as it was in the previous two books: witty and action packed. Kiersten White has a way with words that sets her apart from the crowd with amazing detail and precision. No matter what she writes next, I know I'll be reading it.
Altogether, this book was an amazing conclusion to the fantastic Paranormalcy trilogy. I'd recommend this series to anyone in need of a great paranormal read or wants to try out a great YA read. I give Endlessly a 5/5 for being a great conclusion to this series.