Thursday, May 10, 2012

ARC Spot: Endure by Carrie Jones

ARC SPOT: Endure

by Carrie Jones
released 5.8.2012
Bloomsbury Books
ISBN-13: 9781599905549

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Blurb from the Publisher:

Zara is at the center of an all-out war, and an impending apocalypse. True, she’s successfully rescued Nick from Valhalla, but it simply isn’t enough. Bedford is being ravaged by evil pixies 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…

Our Thoughts on Endure:

Fav line : "assorted car parts. Weapons of choice," I quip.

     As the war between human and fey escalates and the stakes for all parties grows darker, Zara has to find the strength in herself to steady the coming storm. Nick has been her cornerstone, her love, but now Zara's new found pixie-hood is the very thing that is eating away at their relationship. As if shedding her humanity to save Nick was not enough, and his current animosity towards Zara is not crippling then struggling between her current condition and the fight to end the war and save all the worlds could be part of the very thing that could destroy her.

      In the calm that always rises before a storm old Norse Gods are threatening the world, rising in a world flooded with pixies. Without a care, the evil pixies want to begin the end as they try and make Ragnarok fast approach our world. Zara soon hears of a prophecy of the White Queen that either starts or ends Ragnarok but could this person be her? With all of the problems being associated with being a pixie, would Zara choose to become human or can she embrace her own inner strength and fight her adversaries. Zara has many friends but does she want to send them into the armies of war, even if they are all fighting for their own survival. 

      As the war fast approaches and everyone has to choose sides will they choose the right place to be in to save the world? Zara is struggling with her own inner fears and her own love issues between Astley and Nick but do both love her for something else; or is their love enduring no matter their positions? Endure spends much of the book asking us and the characters to endure their pains, their sufferings, the world, and also to endure each other as they struggle against something as immense as saving the world. Endure is a wild ride of possibilities and dangerous outcomes that send our characters into peril but also into salvation. With a captivating series of events and journeys, Endure will satisfy readers who have been enjoy this series over the years and send them into a satisfying finish of an amazing four book series. As all of the threads wind down between the characters and their last story unfolds this last tapestry asks the readers what is the cost of love and can good survive their opposition and keep the characters alive.

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