Endlessly (Paranormalcy, #3) By Kiersten White

    CHARACTERS Endlessly (Paranormalcy, #3)

    *gasp* Could this cover be more gorgeous?



    The colors and that dress . . .

    0062188380 Okay, I want to EAT this cover. So gorgeous and purply and yum!

    0062188380 Endlessly (Paranormalcy #3), Kiersten White

    Paranormalcy is a series of young adult urban fantasy novels by American author Kiersten White, beginning with the inaugural entry of the same name.

    The story focuses on a girl named Evie, a member of a special international police force assigned to paranormal cases.

    As the tale progresses, Evie's professional duties begin to conflict with her growing desire for a normal life.

    Endlessly: In the final installment, Evie must deal with a new International Paranormal Containment Agency director, as well as the continuing battle against the Dark Faerie Queen.

    تاریخ نخستین خوانش: بیستم ماه اکتبرسال 2014میلای

    عنوان: بی پایان کتاب سوم از سری فراطبیعی (ماوراء الطبیعه)؛ نویسنده: کرستن (کیرستن) وایت؛ موضوع داستانهای نویسندگان ایالات متحده آمریکا - سده 21م

    داستان کتاب نخست («اوی» در سرزمین «خون آشامها») از این سری سه گانه، روایت زندگی دختری شانزده ساله‌، به نام «اِوی» بود؛ او در مرکزی کار میکرد، که در آن موجودات فراطبیعی را، شناسایی و خنثی و بیخطر میکردند؛ «اِوی» توان آن را داشت، تا آفریده های دیگرگونه را از انسان‌های عادی بشناسد؛ کار اصلی ایشان پيدا کردن خون‌آشام‌ها، و دستگیری آن‌ها بود؛ و در آن راه، لحظاتی سرشار از ترس و هیجان را، تجربه میکرد؛ «اِوی» در میانه‌ ی داستان کتاب نخست، متوجه میشود، که آن مرکز، او را هم در رده‌ ی موجودات فراطبیعی، در کنار «خون‌‌آشام‌ها»، «ديوها»، «پریان»، و دیگر موجودات فراطبیعی، قرار داده است...؛ و ادامه ی داستان در کتاب دوم: «اوی» سرانجام زندگی عادی را، که همیشه آرزویش را داشت، از سر میگیرد؛ اما او از کشف اینکه، عادی بودن میتواند شوکه کننده، و خسته کننده باشد، تعجب میکند؛ آنگاه که به «اوی» فرصتی دوباره، برای کار در آژانس بین المللی داده میشود، «اوی» میپذیرد، و ...؛ در کتاب سوم: با پیشرفت داستان، موجودات فراطبیعی عاجزانه از «اوی» میخواهند تا او دروازه ی شگفت انگیز را بگشاید؛ اما وظایف حرفه ای «اوی» با خواسته های روزافزون از ایشان، برای داشتن یک زندگی عادی ناممکن است؛ و اینبار او باید درباره ملکه پریان تاریکی نیز با آژانس بین المللی گفتگو کند ...؛

    تاریخ بهنگام رسانی 02/03/1400هجری خورشیدی؛ ا. شربیانی 0062188380 I really liked the first book and must have liked the second one enough (though I can't remember it), but I just COULD NOT get into this one.

    The main reason? Evie. I don't remember her being this annoying. I know she has always been a bit blonde, but I could have sworn I use to think it was kind of charming. I don't understand why she was so dense that she couldn't see the message Raquel was trying to send her, and there were some instances that blatantly obvious hints totally went over her head. And she was so mouthy - not in a witty way, but in a very disrespectful, irritating way. Who the hell does she think she is? I wanted to shake her and knock her out. On the bright side, she kept blacking out (explosions, people putting her to sleep, guards tasing her), so I guess there was SOME satisfaction that the books was knocking her out for me. Okay, maybe that was a little mean, but it was a bit satisfying.

    And OMG, what happened to Lend? He was so bland in this book. I found myself really liking Reth's charismatic charm and Jack's mischievous wittiness in this book. But Lend? He wasn't swoony-worthy. He didn't do much. And the one thing he really did, GAH, what was wrong with him? I think Evie's stupidity was rubbing off on him because why in the world would he - honestly, what good could possibly come out of that?

    And the whole concept of Lend and Evie's obstacle was ridiculous. I did like that White added because that part made sense, but the first part, not so much.

    Putting annoying characters to the side… I felt the basic storyline of the gate had a lot of potential. HOWEVER, I felt White was just all over the place with this book, and she introduced TOO much and made everything SO brief.

    Vivian and Arrianna did not have as big roles as I would have liked them to have.

    And the thrown-in relationships – – they were so abrupt, glossed over and just disconcerting because they made you think, Whoa, where did that come from? but you never got your answer.

    I wasn't crazy about the twist with Carlee. I wish she had always been in the book more, and she didn't have much of a role at all, and then suddenly, in the last quarter of the book, she becomes a major component. If I really stretch it, I can say, well maybe White did it to show us how the paranormal world can affect humans, but even then, I was ready for the book to end, and White just threw in something extra on Evie's already full plate. Too much for me, too much. And when it came down to it, her part was so anticlimactic. I was like, That's it? Sigh, just another minute, irrelevant situation thrown in there to make Evie's life just that much more complicated.

    Like I said, the book had so, so, so much potential. White's descriptions are vivid, and there was plenty of action. But there were just so much that I could not stand in this book, and I don't think White focused on areas that she should have focused on in order to make this book more engaging for readers. It would have been a cute, fluff read had certain things received more attention. 0062188380 Brilliant and hilarious - an absolute delight!

    Seriously, when as the last time that YA was pure fun? With so many doom-and-gloom books, Evie is an absolute relief.

    “Bleep if I was going to stage a rescue in a freaking pantsuit.”
    Evie, aka the Empty One, aka the Soul Stealer, aka the Harbinger of Death, is about to face her biggest challenge yet - College. (Ooo, I feel you girl).

    But, before she can even get to step one of college, she's completely sidelined by this whole End of the World fiasco.

    The Paranormals want her to open a gate (and possibly sacrifice her life). The Secret Anti-Paranormal Government Agency is trying to recruit her (and possibly lock her in a secret dungeon) and all she really wants is to switch the winter formal color scheme to pink (which if it goes wrong, could ruin her social life).

    Honestly, she cannot decide which is worse.
    “Do you have any sort of plan?” Jack asked.
    “Not really.”
    “Eh, just as well. It’ll be less of a disappointment when you fail.”
    So many humorous YAs with quirky main characters end up being completely annoying and exasperating. For once, that was not the case.

    I absolutely loved this one - the humor was spot-on and despite this being a third book, I found that I enjoyed it as much as the earlier novels. It's always such a pleasant surprise when a trilogy has consistent quality throughout.

    Evie (as always) is such a bubbly and fun character to read. Her humor just makes this series pop.
    “...A gate thrown too wide
    Now our home calls
    And darkness falls

    I rubbed my temples, feeling a headache coming on. A for effort, ladies, but F for clarity. You do realize that your weird poem things never explain anything.
    One of my favorite parts is when Lend (Evie's boyfriend) is cursed by the fairies. His curse forced him to fall asleep as soon as Evie walked into a room. I absolutely loved Evie's response to this predicament.
    “I added watching Lend walk to the things I missed most about him.”
    I adored the relationship between Vivian (Evie's sort-of sister, a fellow Empty One) and Evie. Watching them grow and come together was such a wonderful addition.
    “So, thanks,” Vivian said.
    “For what?” I looked up at her, confused.
    “For being stupid enough to love your crazy, murdering lunatic of a sister and being such a pathetic dork that I couldn’t help but love you, too”
    I am so sad that this series is over but at the same time, really happy that it ended on such a good note. This is one series that I am absolutely buying myself a copy.
    “So who do you want to be?”
    I smiled, resting my head against his chest. “I’m not sure yet, but I’m looking forward to finding out.”
    Audiobook Comments
    Read by Emily Eiden. This is one of the few cases where the audio makes the book SO much better. It is incredible how well Eiden reads this novel - her humor and tone just makes all of Evie's jokes absolutely rock. Loved it!

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    2.5 stars

    *Ba-Blam!*
    One more series/trilogy finished!


    It wasn't totally awful, but this is definitely a trilogy that I won't be recommending for my adult friends who like YA. However there is a tweenage girl in my neighborhood that that I think will eat this up with a fork and spoon!

    Evie is an annoying and self-centered teenager whose personality would really play out better as a middle grade heroine (11 or 12 maybe?).
    I won't do anything unless I decide to to it!
    *insert foot stomping here*

    Of course, that might make the romance difficult to pull off. Then again, the romance is pretty PG. There's some talk about prior make-out sessions and a few kisses here and there, but nothing that even remotely resembles something passionate enough to make me feel skeevy about giving it to the kid next door.

    I remember loving the first book, but for the life of me I can't remember why. I have a sneaking suspicion that it was more interesting when Evie lived in the agency. If the trilogy had been more about bringing an evil government agency down, and less about all that fairy stuff I would have been a bit more excited about the book.
    I think.
    But I still would have had a hard time getting behind such an insipid heroine.

    However, I think my neighbor's daughter will love Evie for all of the reasons that I don't.
    Also in the book's favor is the lack of bloated prose. There's not a lot of descriptions of scenery or feelings, and unless you count Evie's temper-tantrums as a distraction, the story bumps along at a decent pace. Which leads us to the final thing that I think will work for the younger YA audience. At 266 pages this isn't a whopper.

    So, while it might not be right for me, I think the sparkly pinkness of the story (if you've read this, you know what I'm talking about) will work for other readers.
    0062188380 Kiersten White has been one of my favorite authors since the first book in this trilogy, Paranormalcy. Now, almost 2 years later, she still holds that title. In fact, I dare say Endlessly is the strongest installment in the trilogy. I'm torn between the first book and this one.

    From the get-go, Endlessly is packed with laughs. I was cracking up by the time I finished the first sentence. Imagine when I hit page 3. My stomach hurt from laughing. Safe to say the laughing died out eventually when the book took on a more somber tone.

    Endlessly is the perfect concoction of humorous, heartwarming, sassy, and sensational. The emotions I felt while reading were roller-coaster-esque. I laughed, I cried at the end, and walked away with a warm heart and wet eyes.

    Evie is a heroine unlike any I have ever read before. She is witty in all situations and such a girl, but not to the point of annoyance. One thing that I love about the Paranormalcy series is that it's funny without being crude, crass, judgmental or obscene. The book doesn't contain a single curse word. Not one (unless you count her signature Bleep). Kiersten makes it unnoticeable, though. Her prose isn't anything special, but it definitely isn't distracting. Her humor is spot-on.

    The end of Endlessly (oh, the irony!) packs quite the emotional punch. Prepare the kleenex and get ready for a perfect conclusion to a marvelous trilogy!

    I can't wait for more from Kiersten in the future. She is on top of my cant-be-missed list! 0062188380 ***FINAL RATING: 2.70 STARS***

    CATCHALL
    Where do I begin? I loved the Paranormalcy series, but in my opinion it had some pretty serious flaws that I found impossible to overlook. To be fair to my rating I should note that by the time I read Endlessly it has been nearly a year since I've read Paranormalcy and Supernaturally. Still, that doesn't excuse everything that was wrong with this book. I did love it, but I also believe that it could have been much better.

    THE HEROINE
    EVIE
    I don't dislike Evie. I really don't. I even like her. But I can't love her, because somehow I just don't connect with he very well the way I feel that I should. And that's kind of necessary. I don't dislike her. I just don't relate to her on any level. She's a girl. She's a teenager. She's in love. I feel like this is pretty much the only things we have in common. And that isn't enough for me. There's nothing outwardly wrong with her, but I just don't love her.

    THE LOVE INTEREST
    LEND
    I know so many girls swoon over Lend, but I just find him to be so…boring. There's just not much meat on him. He kind of exists. And that's it. I just don't really feel anything for him. I wouldn't cheer if he died, but I wouldn't cry, either. He just isn't really anything special to me. However, I do find him to be annoying at times. Selfish. Stubborn. Blind as a freaking bat, and not in the literal sense.

    THE FAERIE
    RETH
    I've always loved Reth, even though it's true that he has psychotic tendencies in the first two books. But in this book, it becomes perfectly clear that he really does care about Evie in his own weird way. I love that he's complicated, but not so hard to figure out that you get bored and stop trying. He has some seriously conflicting interests but in the end cares enough about Evie to let her do what she wants.

    THE PLOT
    So, as far as plot is concerned, Endlessly did pretty well. It was exciting. It held my attention and was crazily action-packed.

    So why didn't I love it the way of should have, since all of this is true?

    It just didn't feel like anything new. It didn't feel very original. It had a very been there, done that sort of feel to it. Empty. Hollow. Not special. And I just can't justify giving it a higher rating when it felt like this.

    Too much like the first book, too much like the second book, too much like a ton of other YA books out there.

    There were, of course, some pretty awesome moments that I loved, that definitely had that original quality about them. But the parts do not make up for the whole. This plot was faulted in many ways, and I can't completely forgive that. And that's fair.

    And then there are some nonsense parts that I'm pretty sure were created for the sole purpose of making sure the book lasted longer. But moving on.

    THE ROMANCE
    The romance department was sadly underdeveloped in this book also, mostly because of a very stupid plot element that I hated. But so as not to spoil anything, I won't say just what it is. Just not so much development. I do like Evie and Lend together sometimes, but they don't seem to have much chemistry. Sometimes it sparks, and sometimes it just…doesn't. a bit lackluster. Boring.

    THE WRITING
    Kiersten's writing was a novelty the first time I read it, because it was new. Unfortunately for me, it started to get very old very fast. It sometimes tries to hard to be cute and Evie's voice seriously grates at some points. i started to get sick of it before, and now I'm completely tired of reading it. It's very juvenile and it sounds very awkward sometimes and the phrasing…please don't even get me started.

    THE ENDING
    Oh, boy. So, the ending was very neat and clean and fairy-tale-esque. I don't know…boring. It wasn't anything like what I expected and sadly I don't mean that as a compliment. I felt let down. Disappointed. This book could have been so much more. The ending could have helped make this book. Instead, it feels cheap and ill-contrived and was only unexpected because it was overly obvious.

    WRAPUP
    I wanted to feel about this book how I felt regarding the first two books, but I just couldn't. It felt very same old, same old, and frankly, I'm sick of it. I don't know if this book even felt necessary. Honestly, this series probably could have been squeezed into two books or even one. It was just mostly a bunch of random, dragged-out fluff that ruined the series. I may or may not be reading Kiersten's future works—I'll need more info before I decide. And would I recommend this series? Honestly, no. Don't be fooled by the covers.

    FINE.

    Read more of my reviews on Sparkles and Lightning! 0062188380 I really really wanted to like this one. I tried. But it was kind of all over the place for me. I loved the world building. I loved it so much I really couldn't understand Evie's desire to stay away from all things supernatural and live in the real world. Esp, being raised as she was and knowing what she already knows....um, boring!! Also, she IS supernatural. I don't really get wanting to pretend she's not.

    I have nothing against Lend. Lend's a good guy. But after the first couple chapters he was just kind of a boring place holder. We spent so much more time with Jack and Reth. Which is good bc they have much more
    interesting and engaging personalities. And yes, I know Reth, is supposed to be manipulative, creepy, and borderline crazy, but
    I wasn't getting that at all in this book. He ended up being the character I sympathized with and rooted for the most and I thought Evie ended up being rather cruel to him in the end, considering all he'd sacrificed and done for her. In fact Evie treated all these huge sacrifices everyone was making for her as if they were just somehow her due. Not only not acknowledging them but being flat out mean to almost everyone who really helped/saved her.


    It seemed like the book dragged on and on, dwelling on drama that didn't really need to be drama. And then once Evie finally made her big decision and stopped being distracted but pointless rabbit trails, everything came together just a little two quickly and easily. And I realize the end was supposed to be dramatic and poignant, but her and Lend's decision just seemed stupid and based on nothing to me. Seemed like they took the worse deal for no logical reason at all. Not a horrible book, but not a very satisfying end to what started as a great unique series. 0062188380 Am I the only one who loves Reth more than Lend? 0062188380

    Endlessly

    Kiersten White’s New York Times bestselling Paranormalcy trilogy 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. Endlessly (Paranormalcy, #3)