ENDLESSLY by Kiersten White


From the "Paranormalcy" series, volume 3
Age Range: 10 - 18
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Fashion-conscious Evie continues her fight for paranormal creatures’ freedom and rights (Paranormalcy, 2010, etc.).

Evie’s adventures will make little sense to readers unfamiliar with the earlier books in this trilogy. Characters from the first two books reappear, including Reth and Jack, both baddies from the middle book, Supernaturally (2010), but this time they seem to be helping. Or are they? Evie’s dishy boyfriend, Lend, is cursed to fall asleep in her presence for a good portion of the book, limiting the romance somewhat, but at least he presents her with a fantastic magical birthday party as a present before nodding off. The details of the plot are not logical or important, but Evie's voice amuses, as when she describes prom: “Reth kidnapping me, confronting Vivian and almost killing her, nearly sucking the soul out of Lend…yeah, prom hadn’t been quite what I'd hoped.” Unfortunately, the device that truly distinguished the earlier books, Evie's disconcertingly funny transitions from cool teen chick to supernatural fighter and back, is largely missing here. Fans will like knowing who all the creatures are by name, but newcomers will wish for a cast of characters. Ending the trilogy, White leaves some space for further adventures while tying most loose ends into pretty bows.

Modestly inventive but a bit of a letdown. (Paranormal romance. 10 & up)

Pub Date: July 24th, 2012
ISBN: 978-0-06-198588-1
Page count: 400pp
Publisher: HarperTeen
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 15th, 2012


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