Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Book Review: Endlessly by Kiersten White

*Warning: This review may contain spoilers from the first two books in the series*
Title: Endlessly
Author: Kiersten White
Release Date: July 24, 2012
Publisher: Harper Collins
Source: Personal Copy (E-book)
Rating: 5 Bleeping Lipsticks!


"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 did not want to read this book. I cleaned my house, to avoid reading it. I went for a jog, I cleaned out my cats litter box, I looked around for old school workbooks to work on. But Endlessly was still there waiting for me when I was done.

So I sat down-Kobo in one hand, coke in the other- and began (Reluctantly) to read this book. Now, why did I do everything in my power to not read Endlessly? Is it because I hated the first two books? No- I loved them!. Is it because the author has a horrible writing style? Gosh no- Quite the opposite in fact! Is it because I hated the characters? Never! Who could hate Lend and Evie? Then why didn't I want to read this book? Because I didn't want this story to end.

The title gives it all away, this is the last book. This is the end for Evie. This. Is. It. And I dreaded reading the last sentence that would be told in Evie's point of view, the last time that we would ever be able to get inside of Evie's head.

It's a weird way to look at it- I know. Who wouldn't want to read another book in a series that they love? Well, me. But that just shows what an amazing author Kiersten White is! She gets you so attached to the characters, so involved with them, that you never want to leave them!

But alas, all good things come to an end. So I read the last book in the Supernaturally series, and when I closed the book- I found myself with tears streaming down my face, and an empty coke can beside me.

Were these happy tears? Yes and no. Since this is the last book, you say goodbye to a lot of characters. A lot of characters. And not a goodbye like "Goodbye, I'm done with the book so I'll never read about you again", a goodbye like "Goodbye, you're leaving both me and all the other characters lives forever.". It's an intense goodbye.

But at the same time, you're crying because you're happy. Happy that some of the characters got the happy (To much usage of the word happy... Note to self: Find synonym's for the word happy) ending that they had been dreaming about since we had first entered their lives.

Before I get into the actual aspects of the plot of this book and the writing style- Let's judge this book by the cover. How bleeping gorgeous is that cover? I have to say, I think that purple looks great on our little 'Evie' up there. And she is just gorgeous, but definitely not how I imagined her. But that's okay, since I'm sure that I'm not the only one.

Now, onto the book! In this book, there is a lot of twist and turns a.k.a sub-plots. The main plot: The paranormals want Evie to open up a gate, just like she did in the last book. Only this time, all of the paranormals want to go through the gate and leave the mortal realm behind- going back to their home (Where they came from before they were banished to Earth). And the only one who can open it? You guessed it. Evie.

Then there's that Anne lady, who is the new director at IPCA. And this Anne lady keeps trying to bag and tag Evie, saying that she breached tons of IPCA laws- what's with that? To be honest, I find this Anne lady rather annoying- like a giant fly that keeps getting in your way.

Finally we finish our book-reliving-tour at the Dark Queen. She's trying to make more Empty Ones like Evie, which is bothering Evie to the extreme. Watching those poor mortal girls (Who are also pregnant) suffer in the faerie realms? Of course that would bother Evie- Especially since she knows that her mother must have gone through exactly what those girls are going through.

A lot happens in this book. A. Lot. And I loved every moment of it. Kiersten White seems to fit all these different sub-plots into the story with out making it seem crammed and rushed. She did it quite perfectly actually.

This book takes on a much more serious tone than the others. It still has that lighthearted and humorous writing style that we have all grown to love and treasure through the past two books. You'll still find yourself laughing- but just not as much. Instead there's way more scenes where you find yourself sitting on the edge of your seat and biting your nails. And I'll leave it at that.
My favourite aspect of this book had to be being able to watch Evie grow up and become the adult Evie that we've all been waiting for. But she still has those hormonal teenager moments- don't worry.
Let's not forget about the boys of the book. Lend, Jack and Reth. What amazing boys they are. I've even grown to love Jack! As much as I hated him in the last book, I'm glad that he came back for this one, it gives you a chance to see the good side of Jack that was hiding deep, deep, deep down.
Then there's Reth. Reth, the emotionless faerie that's always telling Evie that he loves her. Reth got into my good books as well when we saw his perfect composure falter slightly towards the end of the book, showing that he is capable of emotion.
And Lend. Oh my Lend. My little water boy. I love you! He's the perfect boyfriend to Evie through the whole book, who am I kidding- through the whole series. Oh, and he's super duper cute! As soon as Evie's done with him, I call dibs!
This is the definition of "The book I wish I wrote". If you haven't read the series yet, go do it! Run over the granny that's taking to long to cross the street, leave your laundry in the washing machine, don't change out of your pyjamas! I don't care what you have to do, just go and get this book!

Recommended For Those Who Like: Paranormal Romance etc.
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