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REVIEW: Endlessly (Paranormalcy #3) by Kirsten White

Endlessly by Kiersten White
Series: Paranormalcy #3
Published by HarperTeen on 24th July 2012
Pages: 385

Kiersten White’s New York Times bestselling Paranormalcytrilogy comes to a breathless conclusion with a signature mix of wit, romance, paranormal creatures, and a truly original heroine.

In Endlessly, pink-loving, butt-kicking Evie has way too much on her to-do list. Paranormals are begging her to open a faerie gate so they can leave the human world, something Evie’s not sure she has the power to do. The Dark Queen is torturing humans and must be destroyed.

On top of all that, Evie’s prom is coming up. She’s not sure what to wear, and, oh, yeah, her shape-shifting boyfriend, Lend, has been cursed so that he falls into an enchanted sleep whenever he and Evie are in the same room…and even Evie’s ex-boyfriend, the faerie Reth, can’t reverse the dark magic.

An epic battle is looming, and the choices Evie makes will determine the fate of whole paranormal world—and her own life.
Overall a very disappointing conclusion to what began as a very promising trilogy. I do not mind the cover. I think what I love most about it is the colours!

When the Dark Queen decides to come after Evie herself, problems start to arise. With more empty-ones being created and a curse over Lend that makes him fall asleep when near Evie, Evie must brave the dark world of the faeries, to save Lend and give everyone a choice; to stay or leave.

In the beginning of this trilogy, Evie was one of my favourite protagonists. She was fun, bubbly, had a sense of humour, always trying to look on the positive side. I feel like as the trilogy has progressed, especially in this third book, it all felt very forced and annoying. She constantly went on and reminded everyone that she was the only person who could do this, because she was the 'all powerful'. She became rather arrogant and dislikable, which was such a shame to see from whom began as a bubbly and positive female protagonist. I felt in this conclusion it is the secondary characters that made it more bearable. There is such a mix, and yet they all work together making situations and events a lot more interesting than they were to begin with.

The plot. Oh. I found myself rather bored half-way through, and was just skimming some pages. It all felt very repetitive and predictable. There was nothing there to make me gasp, nothing to say "you'll want to read on for this ending will blow your mind!". Nothing. It felt very slow-paced and was dragged on for far too long, scenes just appeared to be thrown in there to make the book last longer. I just lost interest and simply wanted it to end. The one thing I must commend though is the imagery. It was very vivid, making you feel as though you were there with them. This was one of the only aspects that made me want to carry on.

Overall, it was okay. But in the end, all I really wanted to do was finish this trilogy, and sadly it just did not live up to my expectations. Very disappointed.


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