Series: Paranormalcy

Endlessly by Kiersten White: Audio Review

Posted December 4, 2012 by Emily in book review / 7 Comments

Endlessly by Kiersten White: Audio ReviewEndlessly by Kiersten White
Narrator: Emily Eiden
Series: Paranormalcy #3
Published by HarperCollins on July 24, 2012
Genres: Young Adult, Girls & Women, Horror & Ghost Stories, Love & Romance, Paranormal
Pages: 400
Format: Audio
Source: HarperCollins Audio

I received this book for free from HarperCollins Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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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.

audio review: Emily Eiden has Evie’s voice down perfectly. I’ll leave that to you to decide if that’s a good or bad thing. For me, it was charming at times, and annoying at others. But, I did like her narration of the boys (Jack, Lend, and Reth). But, honestly, I’m not sure that I would recommend the audio version to anyone over the age of about 13. There is a lot of cheese.

review: Paranormalcy was one of my favorite reads in 2010. There was something fresh and funny about Evie, and the story was cute and exciting.

Supernaturally didn’t spark that same fire for me, and I found a lot of the story lacking, though I still though Evie was cute and enjoyed the subtle stabs at vampires and unicorns.

For some reason, I felt nothing for Endlessly. In fact, I was so disappointed with this book that I found myself wondering why I’d loved the first one so much. Evie’s usually funny, fresh, and cute attitude was annoying and selfish. Her arguments with Reth and the other paranormals about why she wouldn’t help them were very shallow and self-centered.

Evie’s lack of development really killed whatever else the series had going for it. Especially in regards to Lend. In Paranormalcy, their romance was cute, sweet, and just beginning. By Endlessly, I feel like I know so little about Lend and what makes him tick or WHY Evie likes him so much. And Evie’s sticky sweet attachment to him made me feel a little like a third wheel while I read.

Though I wasn’t enthralled, I am glad that I finished the series. The ending had some great redeeming qualities. (That I won’t go into because I promised no spoilers, remember?) I also loved the development of Reth and Jack’s characters and am glad that they got more page time.

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