Monday, August 13, 2012

Review: Endure by Carrie Jones

When I went to write this review I couldn't remember the book title. It had literally been only hours since I finished it. People, this is not a good sign. I have since figured out that I read Endure by Carrie Jones. So here we go!
    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 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 . . . (Good Reads)

    • Originality: 2. The first of the Need series was at least atmospheric. Jones makes great quirky characters esp. Zara and her phobias and Isie's sweet silliness. The setting was a creepy and moody Maine fall. But 4 books later that is lost. The plot is ridiculous (see Absurdity) but also doesn't make a ton of sense. They again go to Iceland on a mission they don't understand, are again attacked, again do a day trip into the realm of a Norse god.... Pixies still terrorize Maine....This is the exact same thing that happened in the last book.
    • Absurdity: 8. Were-tiger nanas. Pixies that are blue with sharp teeth. The entire king and queen of the pixie thing, esp. the rituals. GAH.
    • Paranormal: 4. A love triangle! Color me shocked! Between a werewolf and two pixies. And both men teeter on overbearing/ bossy. Nick is practically a chauvinist and Astley's old fashioned quirks are kinda cute but remind me of Mr. Sparkles aka Rob Pattinson aka Edward Cullen ( they are one in my mind). But Astley is at least good for a bit of swoon.
    • Level of Harry Potterness: 3. The plot holes and lack of originality hold this book back. The best part are the characters. I just wish they were given something cooler to do!

    Now this was a bit painful, but is sure does make Rapture look good.....


    1. NEVER a good sign.

      I feel your pain about struggling through a (terrible) book. Arcadia Awakens officially got the boot from my Kindle last night and I had to go straight to the Sookie Stackhouse to maintain my sanity!

    2. A werewolf and two pixies, you say? It sounds dirty. :) Sorry you didn't love this one. I haven't read this series.


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