Author: Kiersten White
Series: Paranormalcy, #3
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
Publisher: HarperTeen (Imprint of HarperCollins)
Date Published: June 24th, 2012
Source: ARC (Provided by Publisher)
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.
Being the final book in the Paranormalcy trilogy, I knew that Endlessly was a must read for me because I’ve enjoyed the series. The concept and Evie both were refreshing and engaging to read about so I really wanted to know how life would finally get “normal” for Evie as she so lovingly puts it so often.
Despite having some action, Endlessly started off a little slow for me. Perhaps it was just because it had to do with more faeries causing mischief which is mostly the norm in these books. So I wasn’t feeling the push towards the finale so-to-speak. But it did pick up in pace towards a definite goal and at that point it became more interesting.
But I think there were a couple problems for me. The first one is the same as with Supernaturally, the recap is pretty minimal in this one so you either have to read them back to back, or feel a little bit lost. Since I read Supernaturally almost two years ago, I was kind of like “huh” on the details. So I think perhaps more of a friendly reminder about whose-who (for the lesser known side characters that is) would have helped — kind of like a lot of authors do but I just haven’t noticed in this series. The second issue was that I’m not sure if Kiersten White knew where she was going with the trilogy from the start. While I can, thinking back on it, see a few hints in the past books, I’m kind of blurry on if it seemed like what ended up happening was planned (by the author) or not. Again, this could fall under needing a recap or re-read, but I felt like the endgame kind of came out of nowhere and at first it seemed like a strange way to end the series.
However, despite seeming like a strange way to end the series, it was also fitting in a lot of ways. Evie is always wanting normal and for all intents and purposes she essentially gets her wish one way or another — even if it’s not how she expected it to happen. So I like that the ending of the series makes sense in that way. It was a bit of a surreal ending, but mainly because it’s always sad to end a series and say goodbye to characters you’ve come to know. But overall I liked it and I’m happy to have known Evie, Lend, Reth, and the rest of the gang for a little while.
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