Book review: 'Endlessly' offers perfect conclusion to Paranormacly series

By Danica Baird

For the Deseret News

Published: Saturday, Aug. 4 2012 3:00 p.m. MDT

"ENDLESSLY," by Kiersten White, HarperTeen, $17.99, 385 pages (f) (ages 14 and up)

"Endlessly," the final installment in Kiersten White’s Paranormalcy series, proves to be the perfect conclusion to her riveting series that has claimed center stage in the paranormal genre.

White’s novel focuses on the adventures of her sassy but lovable protagonist Evie and her all-too-lovable boyfriend Lend as they struggle to survive in a world that threatens to be overrun with the darkest forces in the paranormal realm.

Evie wants to be normal. She wants to plan high school dances, talk to her best friend about crushes and join high school clubs. But being normal is difficult when you are an ex-employee of the International Paranormal Containment Agency, have supernatural creatures stalking you and are dating a paranormal. Not to mention the fact that her boyfriend is immortal and she is an unidentified paranormal herself. But there’s one problem, she’s mortal and he isn’t.

Instead of living a normal life, Evie finds herself thrust into the world of the paranormal. She must face supernatural creatures that insist only she can save them from a dark and mysterious fate, contend with the International Paranormal Containment Agency that wants her locked up, and battle the Dark Faerie Queen who is torturing humans.

Evie and Lend find themselves joined by unlikely allies as they fight to save the paranormal world and disrupt the Dark Faerie Queen’s evil plans. The only problem is Evie doesn’t know how to stop the queen and how to save the supernaturals or how to make her relationship with her boyfriend Lend work.

This final installment to this series will leave fans captivated until the very end. With her trademark writing style of a sassy and compelling narration that will leave readers laughing out loud, this novel is bound to be a success and comes highly recommended.

Readers should not tackle "Endlessly" without having read the previous two novels in the series. Although White does a nice job at covering the backstory, newcomers who jump into this novel will be unequipped to understand Evie and Lend’s adventures.

While Evie and the other character don't use any traditional swear words, she does have a substitute word. Evie and Lend do kiss, it is implied they were making out in the woods during one scene.

Danica Baird is currently attending BYU and is pursuing a double major in English and journalism with a minor in editing.

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