Title: Endlessly (Paranormalcy #3)
Author: Kiersten White
Release Date: July 24th 2012
Published by: HarperTeen
Read: November 12th 2012
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.
What I thought:
In this last book things finally come to a close and there are now two groups that want Evie. The paranormals want to be sent back home where they belong, and they want Evie to open a portal like she did back in the first book. IPCA is the other group, but they want her for different yet similar reasons. IPCA is under new management, and the director has replaced Raquel. They also seem to want her for her abilities, but I’ll leave the rest of that for you to read about.
There are so many little things that happen, lots of plans and lots of rescuing people and lots of scene changing, so there’s never really a dull moment. There are also of course quite a few trips into the Faerie Realms, and both Queens get their minutes of fame, which I thought was awesome!
While I do love this series and the characters, I do have to admit that Evie doesn’t really change all that much. Yes she does find happiness in Lend and so on, but she’s still stubborn and selfish and so unsure and not very confident and it got on my nerves. I know not every character has to be strong like a superhero, but I would have liked to see her grow more. Even though she was hilarious, sometimes she got on my nerves, like when she wouldn’t even bother listening to the paranormals when they wanted to talk to her about helping them. I understand that her whole life she’s been mixed in with other people’s plans and it could kill her to help, but still, she could have done the right thing from the beginning and at least listened. Though I do appreciate that she always tried to make everything work out and help other people.
The best character in this was Reth and the story had so much of him in it. It showed how he was trying so hard to make sure all the Fae get home safely, even if it meant tricking Evie and trying to force her what to do. He definitely had the perfect aspect to him and all powerful like a Faerie should be, but even near the end when things weren’t looking good he still managed to be cool.
While I loved the first book, and the second was still ok, this one fell short for me. I guess I was expecting a lot more from Evie and the whole book, for instance she barely matured at all since the first book. Give this series a try and see what you think of it, and let me know!