Endure (Need Series #4)

Endure (Need Series #4)

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. 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.

Product Details

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

About the Author

Carrie Jones is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of the Need series, as well as After Obsession with Steven E. Wedel. She is a distinguished alum of Vermont College's MFA Program, and a part-time police dispatcher in Maine because she likes cop stories. Really. She blogs about her dogs, cops, and a bit about writing too at www.carriejonesbooks.com.

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Endure 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 148 reviews.
Falln2books More than 1 year ago
Endure. is. FANTASTIC! This is by far the best book of the series. Jones' writing has grown right along with her characters. Everything is done perfectly. I could not put this book down! It's intense, emotional, suspenseful, and action-packed. Endure is a thrill-ride that you cannot miss. Zara grows so much as a character in this novel. She really becomes comfortable with her pixie half, and I was glad that she did. Also, she's sad about Nick's rejection, that was touched on in the last novel, but she's not completely shattered. She knows that's not the most important thing in the world. That is an extremely refreshing outlook from a YA heroine. It made me like Zara and this series that much more. Astley was wonderful, and I loved him a billion times more in this book than I did in the last one. He is just terrific. Nick got on my nerves again. When he was told how bratty he was, I wholeheartedly agreed. The character development and growth throughout this series has been amazing. I've really enjoyed getting to know these characters and all of their quirks. The plot is intense, and the pacing is perfect. There is a lot of action, and the romance gets complicated, builds, and changes throughout the course of the novel. I read this book all in one sitting because I had to know whether or not Zara and company were able to save the world. Were they able to, you ask? Well you'll have to pick up the book and find out. In an effort not to spoil anything, I'm going to keep this part of my review kind of vague. There are new creatures introduced, as well as new dimensions/worlds/whatever you want to call them. Things get a whole lot more complicated. People die. There is a lot going on. Things get ugly. You'll be gripping your book/e-reader so hard by the end of this novel that you'll have lost feeling in your hands. It'll all be worth it, though. Overall, I'd recommend this book and this series to anyone. Jones offers a unique twist on pixies and incorporates a lot of Norse mythology, which I like. All of the books are super quick reads, and they just get better as the series progresses. Endure is one of the best books I've read so far this year. Well done, Carrie, well done.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First of all... awesome book! Second of all ok well after zara gets nick back from vallhala nick hates her because shes a pixie. She has more feelings for Astley btw astley seems so hot im on team asley all the way except for one part where astley was pretending to be evil... it turns out that he was just pretends to join forces with zara... earlier in the book astley crazy ass mother kidnapps zara, astley, and issie and then his crazy ass mom kisses zara and turns her back into a human. After zara turns back human nick wants her back but zara turns him down because astley lives her whether or not she is a pixie. Astley says he doesnt want to turn zara back into a pixie because there is a possibility of her dying and he loves her too much to take a risk. But astley can still make out with zara because he can control whether or not he wants to turn her and also even though zaras human, her and astley still have some sort of connection and their branches are still entwined. So frank starts and apocalpse. As hes causing the apocalpse astley kills him with a sword but its too late and the only way to stop the apocalpse is if zara sacrifices herself and throws her self into that crater thats gonna swallow the earth. Even though astley is devasted to lose zara, he agrees to pixie kiss zara right before she throws herself in the crater . Its kind of like a goodbye kiss.The gods let zara stay on earth as a reward for sacraficing her self. So in the end zara turns back into a pixie. She is still astleys queen. And her and nick are OVER but there still friends. Btw, betty comes back after running off, devyn and issie are still together, somewhat near the end zara gets to see her stepdad and her biological pixie father. She loves both of them and is happy to get a chance to say one last goodbye to them. And they all live happy lives. Im happy that astley turns out to be zaras true soul mate. GO TEAM ASTLEY! ;)
Bookishluv More than 1 year ago
Endure is the last and final book in the Need Series by Carrie Jones and let me tell you it's been a blast reading this series. The plot and characters were done so well throughout the entire series with tons of twists and turns and compelling characters that made it worthwhile for the time I invested into reading the series. Okay now on to the actual book and the review. Nick has been brought back from Valhalla thanks to Zara, and instead of being grateful the guy is acting like a complete jerk towards her. Meanwhile Zara is developing deeper feelings for Astley which I was all for it. Also Zara and her friends are still trying to stop the apocalypse from happening and this brings on quite a few adventures and hardships for the characters especially Zara who is the key to whether the apocalypse will happen or not happen. I applaud the growth Zara's character has gone through in the series. She was willing to put all her personal life issues aside and concentrate on trying to save the world. She steps up and becomes a true leader in Endure. And she isn't the only character who I saw growth in, pretty much all of them had grown in their own ways. The only one that got on my nerves was Nick he was such a brat. As far as the romance goes I was very happy with who Zara ended up with. She couldn't have picked a better guy. I was very satisfied with the wrap up of the series. Endure was fast paced without a dull moment in sight and if you haven't read the series go pick it up, every book was an incredibly fast read for me.
MandalynD More than 1 year ago
In love with this series! Sad to see it end, but oh baby what a finale!!!!
chrisbrownlover More than 1 year ago
I really love this book Carrie Jones is on of my favorite authors. I love all the series its so wonderful to read with all the action and romance in it i love it :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am absolutely amazed....I mean I have liked yhe past books in this series, but this amazing finale to the whole series blows all the books away. It is just plan flat out amazing and I'm in such great mood right now...I just can't stop smiling. I'm glad who Zara went with because she will be happier with him....Man.. sometimes I wish my life could be like fiction books. Full of action and romance!!! ANYWAYS.....Great book.... Couldn't go to sleep without finishing....HAPPY READING FOLKS!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series. A very original plot and very well written. It was very easy to just slip into Zara's perspective. The ending was satisfying to the main plot, but the romantic sub-plot didn't seem resolved. There was no clear, definite decision made. I was looking forward to this after the climax. The falling action fell a little flat. I still love this series. Zara is a very likable character and so are her friends. Another thing I noticed was that in this last book, the other characters are not as involved. It is mainly about Zara and her battles.
Leah-books More than 1 year ago
Talented writer. Great story line. Enjoyed this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE SERIES AND I COULDNT PUT THIS BOOK DOWN!!!!! IM SO SAD THE SERIES IS OVER :( BUT GREAT BOOK!!
ReaderIam More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this series.I like Jones's writing style and her characters were spot on. It really comes down to the interaction between the characters with this series and Jones seemed to nail the dialogue. Izzy is such a hilarious person and between Izzy and Zara, they both seem to bring out the funny in eachother. it was equal parts creepy, scary and romantic. All good things in a book. I don't want to risk a spoiler, but I will say that I was a bit suprised at who Zara ended up with and the fact that the guy she didn't choose just kinda walked out of the picture. I felt like there should have been more of a conflict there, but there was a lot going on in this final book with fighting the bad pixies. It was a good series and i really enjoyed reading it.
NatDag More than 1 year ago
I might be in my 30's but who cares! I loved this book & series! I didn't want it to end!!! Highly Recommended!!
javatori More than 1 year ago
Amazing Finale!! i was under-impressed with the second book and very excited to see how this one would turn out. I have to say I LOVED IT! you really saw how Zara finally grew into the person she was always meant to be. she had to make some tough choices (of which i approved) and did what was right. she didnt do stupid girly things for a boy, like many heroines nowadays do. she was strong and wonderful, a perfect rolemodel for young girls! (im also a big fan of which boy she choices :) but i wont spoil that!) i thought out of all the books, this was by far the best!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this bookk! The best of the series! I'm an afult teader we thotoughly enjoyed the Need series. Highly recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I want an Astly & Zara love story after the post apocalyptic craziness.
emmag04 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book was absolutely amazing. The plot is extemely intruiging and I was never bored when reading this book! I loved the twists and turns that the book took me through, and how it seemed to be filled with tension. I couldn't put the book down! It was great to see how the characters grew in this book as well. Issie and Cassidy are extremely loveable and Issie's "Buffy" references were just so cute (I am a huge Buffy fan as well)! Cassidy, a pretty new character, really grew on me. She was just so sweet yet determined like Issie. I also grew more fond of Zara as well. She became stronger and more kick-ass which I liked, but she still had moments of vulnerability that everyone has. I love how Zara deals with issues she is confronted with fearlessly, yet she remains kind and just. She is a great role model. On to the guys now. We saw less of Devyn this book which was a little dissapointing, but the increased amount of Astley completely made up for it. I absolutely LOVE ASTLEY! He is just so sweet and nice and amazing, and it was great to see his relationship with Zara grow in this book. And then there was Nick. He really really bothered me in this book. He was such, as Astley would say, a "bigot". Still, I won't spoil the ending and say who Zara chooses. All I can say is that she made the right choice.
DarkFaerieTales on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Review Courtesy of Dark Faerie TalesQuick & Dirty: Young adult love with a teenager¿s sense of melodrama. At least in this case, there is lots of fighting to go along with it.Opening Sentence: ¿Do you want some more spaghetti?¿The Review:Endure is the final chapter in the Need saga. These loving and courageous teenagers fight for the side of good against the impending Ragnarok. This is the book where everything is resolved, including our heroine, Zara¿s, love triangle. I am exceedingly pleased with the results.As with most good-vs-evil books, the protagonist has issues with identity and struggles with decisions that have such far reaching consequences. Of course, name me one teenager that doesn¿t have the same problem within their own ordinary lives. For Zara White, it is twofold. She knows that she must fight against the evil pixies and stop the apocalypse from happening. She¿s burdened with the weight of the responsibility as a pixie queen. Yet, she also has retained her need to protect the fragility of humanity that she was once a part of.There are several long awaited resolutions. No, I am not going to spill the beans and ruin the ending for you. That would be mean and Zara and Issie would yell at me. I will, on the other hand, talk of the more philosophical themes that are presented.Zara is constantly questioning her ¿humanity,¿ and has since she chose to become a pixie. She struggles to define what it means to be ¿humane.¿ Zara has a nasty habit of generalizing throughout most of the books. She refuses to believe that her innate ¿human¿ qualities should remain true even though she is no longer human. Does that make her mercy, seen as a weakness for most pixies, stem from her former human status? Can she still be considered ¿good¿ even though she is now a member of the pixie race widely considered ¿bad?¿ Or is one¿s personality carved forever within their soul, no matter how the outer packaging may change?Nick, recently returned from Valhalla, also calls into question Zara¿s soul-status. The demonizations of one¿s enemies are a common tactic in warfare. It allows justification of atrocities because they are beneath you and therefore not worthy of mercy. The group of teenagers fighting pixies in Bedford, Maine are guilty of doing this very thing. They have justified killing pixies because they are bad and not human. This book questions this ideology when Zara turns into a pixie, yet she still seems very much like her former self. While her other friends have come to terms with it, Nick has not. This is my favorite theme: the don¿t-judge-a-book-by-it¿s-cover that plagues the non-pixie characters in this book. Only when this truth is discovered and accepted, can the group be triumphant in their fight for good.In following in that theme, it is the same problem haunting the love triangle of Zara, Nick, and Astley. Most issues that arise are due to prejudices surrounding their different species. The resolution is found in the couple that can see past the outer visage and into the true heart of one another. Saying that ¿I love you, no matter what,¿ means a lot more when it is backed up by action.In the larger picture of the impending Ragnarok, it comes down to Zara making the choice of setting Loki free or not. No brainer, right? But Carrie Jones offers a new perspective on an old tale. While she remains mostly true to the old Norse myths, she does present a more ¿human¿ view of the god¿s imprisonment. Can Zara stop the apocalypse while remaining true to her mercy-giving hero-complex?I really enjoyed this series. It was engaging enough to keep me entertained, though I am not considered the target group for young adult books. I can also rest easy knowing that the story of Zara White¿s journey is brought to a close in a very satisfying manner. It is one of those series that leave you happy and content with the outcome. I can recommend these books to those readers that enjoy happy endings and like books that are not a difficult
BookishDame on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Filled with wry humor, witticisms, and profound truths, "Endure" offers up a tale of enduring quality that showcases Carrie Jones at her very best. With an ease of narration and a writer's voice that speaks so gently through her characters, Ms Jones causes us to hang on her every word. I found myself wanting to write down almost every sentence, there was so much to remember forever in this book. It's the mark of the finest of writing when an author can give you a story with characters who are alive, endearing and profound; while at the same time she can do it sparingly, never wasting a precious word. This is the quality of Carrie Jones's writing. The most mundane of sentences works to counterbalance her other lines so that the work in whole is an artist's rendering like few I've experienced recently. This book should be read by connoisseurs of the written word in YA fiction for that reason only!I must confess to not having read Carrie's other books. I listened to "Need" on audio tape a few years ago, and don't remember much about it, frankly, after reading tons of books, and listening to a library of them later. But I don't think one needs to read the others to get a full sense of the background to understand "Endure." All the highlights and characters of the past are referenced, so the reader is brought up-to-date.All in all "Endure" is a stand alone novel.That's not to say I won't be interested in buying the other books for my collection and reading them, however.As to character, I may already have covered that, but I must say that I'm just in love with Astley. What a prince! I would be his subject any day! No wonder Zara doesn't mind... Zara is a wonderful role model for young adults. She's strong both physically and psychologically. She values family and friend relationships, and she knows how to communicate to work out her problems. Great things for kids to know!I particularly loved her take on overly protective parents in light of her being left without parents... very funny.I think my adult readers will love this little book. I did. As Carrie said "..love is always imperfect no matter how difficult the world is around us and whether it's coming to an end or not." In these days, when there's war and rumor of Apocalypse; when children are being warned of Dec. 2012, and nuclear destruction. When dytopian novels are all the rage and demons run rampant in their fiction. When we experience economic hardships, political up-risings throughout the world, and natural disasters. Carrie Jones gives us light and hope. Refreshing. For that reason, too, this is a wonderful book to read. I would highly recommend it as a gift for a young adult in your life. People are always asking me for recommendations- - here's one!5 perfectly sparkling stars!
ABookwormsHaven on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Well, here we are with the final installment in the Need series. I have been looking forward to this book for quite some time and was very excited to get a chance to read it through NetGalley. The first thing I have to comment on is that cover! Wow! It is by far my favorite of the series. I know that does not reflect the content of the book, but I had to point it out. I love how the covers kept the same theme running throughout the series, they definitely pop when I see them in bookstores.As for the book itself, I have mixed feelings. The first half of the book was a build up to the final battle and while there were revelations made, it still dragged. Zara and crew were searching for a way to defeat Frank and I wanted more action. I pushed through the pages though, hoping things would pick up and luckily they did. The battles towards the end were non-stop and I had to slow down to absorb all the information being delivered to me. It was exactly what I was looking forward and was glad I got the action I craved.I am also thankful that Carrie gives up a quick recap of what happened in the previous book, Entice, because it has been over a year since that book released and I was a bit fuzzy on some of the details from it. I had a generally idea of what happened at the end, but the summary was a welcomed addition to the first couple of chapters to get caught back up again in this world.As for the boys, I was team Nick at the start of this series, but somewhere along the line I switched over to Astley. It did not help that Nick was being a complete jerk to Zara after she went to Valhalla to rescue him. One of the first times we see them together this is how Nick reacts to her:¿I don¿t hate you, Zara. I hate this situation. I hate that when you first go here you were this normal, depressed, pacifist girl who cares about human rights and peace and now you¿re this¿Now you spend you nights hunting down evil. Now you kill without blinking an eye and it¿s just part of your routine. I hate what you¿ve become.¿I guess I think loving someone means you love all of them and grow with them. Zara is forced into the life of pixies to protect those she loves. She would do anything for them and she does for Nick! Then after she saves his life he comes back he treats her like crap? I have never been more turned off by a character. Plus, he does not even think he has done anything wrong. Sorry Nick, you have officially lost my vote. Thank goodness Zara can see that she does not have to put up with Nick¿s behavior because if she just accepted it I would have been very disappointed. Astley on the other hand remains the gentleman and is always there for Zara no matter what. He is always trying to do what is best for her and I admired his courage and ability to put others first while looking out for the well-being of his people.The mythology in this book continues to interest me. I like the Norse legends and the impact they had on many of the obstacles faced in this book. Diving back into this mythology again was fascinating. There were a couple pieces of Norse mythology reveled that I did not know about and it has inspired me to look into this mythology more to learn all about that culture.Sometimes at the conclusion of a series there are more questions left than answers, but that was not the case with Endure. While it did have a rocky start I did appreciate the closure that Carrie gave us with the characters in this world. She could always come back and write more, but I think Endure left off at a good stopping point to Zara¿s story. Overall, I did enjoy this book and am happy I saw the series all the way to its conclusion. I am not sure what Carrie will be writing about next, but I will be eager to see what it is.
jennrenae on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Endure by Carrie JonesARC received from Bloomsbury Children¿sRelease Date: 5-8-2012Reviewed by: Middle Sis JennThe Sisters Say: Enchanting, Endearing, and EntertainingI read the entire Need series in the last week, and I have to say, each book gets better and better, culminating in an action-packed race to Ragnarok (aka Armageddon, aka Apocalypse, aka AH! End of the world and no more paranormal romance books)!! If you have not read this series and want something with a different species of paranormal¿try the Need books by Carrie Jones. They focus on pixies (no, not Thumbelina or Tinkerbell)¿evil, blue, shark teethed pixies. These creatures will keep you guessing¿are they good or bad? Is it possible to be both? For me, it was nice to see a different species in the paranormal genre mixed in with something I love even more¿mythology! These books have a focus on Norse mythology which doesn¿t show up much in the young adult genre; in fact, I can¿t think of another book I¿ve read that focuses on Norse mythology. So, it was new and exciting, seeing Carrie¿s world intertwine with the gods Thor, Odin, and Hel. Carrie creates a fantastic world, rich in imagery. I felt like I could close my eyes, walk through a looking glass, and then I would right there with Zara, Nick, and Astley (mostly Astley¿even the pixie thing doesn¿t turn me off!)!I really enjoyed Zara in this book. She¿s struggling with the idea of being the Pixie Queen, and it¿s really endearing seeing inside her head¿trying to see her reconcile her past with her present and constantly contemplating the future. She¿s not infallible, and that makes her struggle all the more real. I do wish she would have come into her powers a little bit more¿throughout books 1 through 3, we are constantly hearing about how Zara is half-pixie, and as a result, she would be extremely powerful once turned. Although Zara did get to kick some butt, we really didn¿t see her come into her own and learn to embrace her powers. The book was short, too, (less than 300 pages), so I believe there was plenty of room to add a bit more so we can see Zara grow.Then we have the guys¿Nick and Astley. No matter what team you are on, I do think you will enjoy this book, and you won¿t regret who she finally chooses. Nick is his same old, were self¿agitated, grumpy, and kick butt. But, we see a different side of Nick in this book. We also see his downfall¿his struggle to accept Zara as a pixie. I thought his reaction was completely believable¿I mean, it¿s nice to see a love story where everything is not all, ¿Oh, I¿ll love you forever, no matter if you turn crazy murderer or not.¿ Nick is afraid of what Zara has become, and I found the strained relationship between him and Zara to be realistic and oddly satisfying. Will they both get over their prejudices and end up together? I won¿t tell, you¿ll have to read for yourself!And then there¿s Astley. I love Astley. Like Zara, he struggles with who he is, but it isn¿t a struggle that causes him to crumble. Instead, this struggle causes him to constantly surprise me. Zara and Astley grow closer in this book, and I loved seeing the pixie relationship progress. I do really wish there was more to the romance, though. There was no scene where I blushed because I wanted to re-read it over and over again. There was no time where I would have given my pinky finger to trade places with Zara. I wanted passion and fear and uncertainty and love all mixed into one (or two or three or four) dramatic romantic scenes, but they never came. Even so, I enjoyed being surprised over and over again by Astley. Will she choose him? I won¿t tell!There never seemed to be a dull moment in Endure. It was action-packed from the start, and whenever it seemed like all was about to settle down, some mythological creature threatening apocalypse would show up and tear down the illusion. You definitely won¿t be bored with this one! There were times where I did skip o
pollywannabook on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Review courtesy of All Things Urban FantasyAs the Need series comes to an end with ENDURE, I¿m a little let down by the emotional progression of this series. NEED really wowed me (you should read it if you haven¿t), but I¿ve been increasingly less wowed by each book in the series. The really kicker is how much the characters themselves talk about that very point in ENDURE. Several times they remark on the drastic transformation Zara has undergone, and not just physically. I agree, I just don¿t mean it as complimentary as Zara¿s friends do. Few of Zara¿s quirks and emotionally introspective observations are present in ENDURE. Rather she¿s either in mission mode the entire book or stuck in romantic limbo between Nick and Astley.That¿s another issue: the romance. Taken by itself, neither guy is particularly intriguing in ENDURE (and both have been at various points in previous books). I had to remind myself why Nick and Astley were even worth choosing between, because there really isn¿t much to pine over in either of them here, least of all Nick.On the upside, ENDURE does an excellent job of reminding readers what¿s at stake and highlighting significant events from the overall series early on so there is no disorientation or confusion. That being said, the plot is pretty sparse. It felt like a lot of rushing around for not much payoff. After four books, there were a lot of loose threads to tie up, and much of the narrative does that. However, some of the explanations and resolutions, specifically Zara¿s crucial role in the apocalypse, felt flimsy at best.Overall I¿m a bit disappointed. The Need series started off so well but unfortunately that strong start only made each subsequent sequel¿s shortcomings that much more apparent. Carrie Jones does write well, and her characters are her real strength. I do recommend the Need series to fans of Julie Kagawa¿s Iron Fey series, but for me, I missed the depth from the debut.Sexual Content: Kissing
Bookswithbite on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Alright, so this book picks up where the last book left off. If you have not read this series, you should. It's a great book about Pixies and a war that is raging for centuries.What I enjoyed most about this book are the characters. Since the first book, all of the characters have grown tremendously. Both good and bad. The main character Zara is stronger then ever. She is fighting for her loved ones despite what she has gone through. I like that she did change for the but hate to see her hurt. Through the book she face some tough choices and either way someone in the end will not be happy.The love interest has definitely has it ups and downs. One minute she likes one guy and the next she off to save the other. Both love interest are good for her, but both guys made some serious mistakes that make me shake my head. At this point in the series I'm not sure who she will choose.The part of the book that really ravished my heart was the loss of the friendship and trust. Zara has gone through hell and back for her friends and for them to act out on her! To treat her horribly! Umm...NO! At some points of the story I really wanted to slap people.Overall Endure is a book that you have to well... endure. There is betrayal, flip-flopping love interest, and of course the war that is ready to blow at any moments notice. Endure is fantastic book that keeps you on your toes. Brilliant and captivating, Endure is a great read!
psteinke1122 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Zara is at the center of the pending Apocalypse¿and she is looking for anything that will them either stop it from happening or give them the winning edge. Meanwhile Gramma has gone rogue from grief and Nick is back from Valhalla and not happy! Regardless, the group needs to raise an army to battle Frank¿s pixies and there is a giantess/Goddess named Hel that seems to be gunning for Zara. Could life get any more stressful or confusing? You¿d be surprised.This was one of the most satisfying conclusions to a series I¿ve ever read. Each book was better than the last and the whole series was so enjoyable from beginning to end. Zara, regardless of her species, retained her humanity throughout and though I would have loved to punch Nick at times, he stayed true to himself also. Astley was the one who truly won me over as did Zara¿s bio-Dad in ¿Entice¿. I will say, however Ms. Jones did scare me a bit when Astley was in the cave with Nick¿I was on the verge of throwing something¿but I didn¿t. So sad to see this series end, but so glad it ended the way it did¿it was quite a ride!
AmberFIB on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Endure. is. FANTASTIC! This is by far the best book of the series. Jones' writing has grown right along with her characters. Everything is done perfectly. I could not put this book down! It's intense, emotional, suspenseful, and action-packed. Endure is a thrill-ride that you cannot miss. Zara grows so much as a character in this novel. She really becomes comfortable with her pixie half, and I was glad that she did. Also, she's sad about Nick's rejection, that was touched on in the last novel, but she's not completely shattered. She knows that's not the most important thing in the world. That is an extremely refreshing outlook from a YA heroine. It made me like Zara and this series that much more. Astley was wonderful, and I loved him a billion times more in this book than I did in the last one. He is just terrific. Nick got on my nerves again. When he was told how bratty he was, I wholeheartedly agreed. The character development and growth throughout this series has been amazing. I've really enjoyed getting to know these characters and all of their quirks.The plot is intense, and the pacing is perfect. There is a lot of action, and the romance gets complicated, builds, and changes throughout the course of the novel. I read this book all in one sitting because I had to know whether or not Zara and company were able to save the world. Were they able to, you ask? Well you'll have to pick up the book and find out. In an effort not to spoil anything, I'm going to keep this part of my review kind of vague. There are new creatures introduced, as well as new dimensions/worlds/whatever you want to call them. Things get a whole lot more complicated. People die. There is a lot going on. Things get ugly. You'll be gripping your book/e-reader so hard by the end of this novel that you'll have lost feeling in your hands. It'll all be worth it, though.Overall, I'd recommend this book and this series to anyone. Jones offers a unique twist on pixies and incorporates a lot of Norse mythology, which I like. All of the books are super quick reads, and they just get better as the series progresses. Endure is one of the best books I've read so far this year. Well done, Carrie, well done.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was in excellent condition when I received it. It was described as "like new" and I believe it was a new book. It was immaculate and I am extremely happy with the service provided by PBShopUK.
MyndiL More than 1 year ago
The fourth and final book in Jones' Need series was riddled with adrenaline rushes, tears, cheering, disappointments, and happiness. It was truly a roller coaster ride of emotions and events that completed the series amazingly. Throughout the series I felt truly on Team Nick...even when Nick was being sort of a butthead, I still wanted Zara to end up with him. I won't tell you how that goes, but I am not unhappy at the ending. One complaint I guess I'd have is that there wasn't enough Cassidy. I truly liked her character and I wish we'd gotten to know her better and see her more. I don't like to post spoilers in my reviews, so there's not much more I can say about this book, but if you've gone along for the ride of this series, I assure you the final book will be one that gets your heart racing, is difficult to put down and is ultimately satisfying.