Tuesday, April 24, 2012 | By: Mindy Hoppe

Review: Endure by Carrie Jones

Title:  Endure
Author:  Carrie Jones
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Publication Date: May 8, 2012
Genre: YA
Main Themes:  Pixies, Death, War, Shape shifters, and Romance
Pages: 272
Plot: (From Goodreads)

“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 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.”

First thing I have to say is Thank you NetGalley and Bloomsbury for allowing me a copy for review!  I have been waiting so long to get my hands on a copy of Endure and I really can’t thank you enough for giving me the honor of getting an early copy!  I was literally jumping up and down when I got the conformation Email!  

Endure was menacingly passionate, stunningly fierce, and resolutely enduring!  You better buckle up and hold on because this daunting close will take you for the rollercoaster ride of your life; with mouth dropping corners, breath-stealing drops, and dizzying twists… you won’t know what hit you until that last page is flipped and you slowly realize that the ride is over.

Carrie Jones concludes Zara’s tale as the end of the world approaches and Doom’s Day is banging on her front door.  Carrie has really done it again as her creative and imaginative world are thrust into a war that very few want to see.  With more modern mythology threading its way into the tale the plot gets so thick and sticky, you would swear the pages were stuck together!

The apocalypse is vastly approaching, her love life is in shambles, her family is still missing, and she still has to rule over her pixies; Zara has a lot left on her plate and the world seems to be pressing her for answers.  But as many of you already know Zara will never give up, it’s never even a thought for her- she always presses on and fights for what she believes in.  And as this marvelous tale concludes Zara continues to hold strong as she always has. 

I know many of you are wondering if Nick can forgive her or if she chooses to be with Astley.  I actually don’t feel that I can comment on that topic without spoiling something for you. 

I felt that Endure, earned itself an A+, as this tantalizing and captivating novel will grab hold of your heart strings and play a beautiful melody before it lets go and says goodbye.  I want to say that I loved this series and I’m truly sad to see it come to an end but it was an exquisitely perilous journey!

My Rating: 20/20
Originality: 5
Plot: 5
Characters: 5
Writing Style: 5

The Endure Trailer

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