Endure (Need Series #4)

Endure (Need Series #4)

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by Carrie Jones
     
 

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Rescuing Nick should have made all of Zara's problems disappear. Bedford's greatest warrior is back, not to mention Zara's true soul mate. But it seems it isn't enough. Nick isn't enough. Bedford is being ravaged by evil pixies and they need much more than one great warrior; they need an army to stop the impended apocalypse. Zara isn't sure what her role is anymore

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Rescuing Nick should have made all of Zara's problems disappear. Bedford's greatest warrior is back, not to mention Zara's true soul mate. But it seems it isn't enough. Nick isn't enough. Bedford is being ravaged by evil pixies and they need much more than one great warrior; they need an army to stop the impended apocalypse. 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, heart-pounding feelings for her pixie king. . . . Unexpected turns, surprising revelations, and one utterly satisfying romantic finale make Endure a thrilling end to this acclaimed series.

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VOYA - Donna L. Phillips
In this final book of Jones's Need series, half-human, half-pixie Zara returns to Bedford, Maine, after rescuing shapeshifter boyfriend/wolf, Nick, from Valhalla. He cannot accept, however, that Zara is half pixie. Think "pixie" not as wee people in green, but blue-skinned warriors with exceptional strength and keen senses. Some are led by evil king Frank and equally evil Isla, mother of Zara's new love interest, pixie King Astley. With Zara now his queen, Astley is determined to save humanity from Ragnarok with the help of Bedford High's student body, a few good pixies, and three capable adults. Best friend Issie, geeky Devyn, and his parents are back, as is Grandma Betty as the competent and salty-talking weretiger. All are eager to "kick ass" on the bad pixies. First, though, Zara must descend into Norse mythology's Hel to take care of unfinished business. Teens who love to hang out with the gods will enjoy Endure's action, romance, sporadic gore, and surprises. Those who missed the three earlier books should jump into the story satisfactorily, as Jones does a respectable job of catching up first-time readers with the plot. Those who expect a bit more will find it in Zara's fresh voice as she converses with Hel and Loki in her quest to understand the gods and their motives. For a young woman not yet out of her teens, she manages to ask provocative questions in a way that will resonate for other teens who wonder with her. Reviewer: Donna L. Phillips
Children's Literature - Jackie Fulton
In the fourth and final installment of the "Need" series, Zara's life seems to be turned upside-down. Grandma has not reappeared since she turned into a tiger. Zara's werewolf boyfriend Nick will barely even speak to her since she became a pixie queen. Once pacifist Zara must now come to grips with becoming a warrior in a violent pixie apocalypse against her pixie king's evil mother. Then, just to make matters worse, Hel personally comes looking for Zara. The dystopian combination of Norse mythology, were-creatures, and human-sized evil pixies make the story line difficult to follow without having read the previous three installments. Teen readers, especially those who relish the recent vampire and mythology craze will find a little of both in this book. The attempt to integrate teen-friendly technology such as texting, blogging and web surfing places the book in the present or near future but feels clumsy. What does one do immediately following an epic battle with a Norse goddess? Send a mass text, of course. Likewise, each chapter begins with a police bulletin or blog excerpt that feels completely disjointed from the rest of the book. Reviewer: Jackie Fulton

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599905549
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
05/08/2012
Series:
Need Series, #4
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
290,698
Product dimensions:
5.82(w) x 8.38(h) x 0.98(d)
Lexile:
HL700L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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