Evie's paranormal past keeps coming back to haunt her. A new director at the International Paranormal Containment Agency wants to drag her back to headquarters. The Dark Faerie Queen is torturing humans in her poisonous realm. And supernatural creatures keep insisting that Evie is the only one who can save them from a mysterious, perilous fate.
The clock is ticking on the entire paranormal world. And its fate rests solely in Evie's hands.
So much for normal.
©2012 Kiersten Brazier (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers
Paranormal-urban fantasy book lover!
I thought this was a nice wrap up for the series. The book was action packed, funny and entertaining. One thing just kept me from 'really' loving this book though and it is the whiplash I got from going back and forth over whether Evie liked Reth, hated Reth, trusted him or didn't. Every chapter it was a different emotion felt for him and I guess maybe it was to keep us guessing if he's good or bad etc... but really, all it did was annoy me.
I think my favorite character was Jack, he seemed most real to me out of the last 2 books. Other than the Reth deal, I really liked how the book ended.
I would absolutely recommend this series to readers who like action and humor I'm sure some people won't be bothered by the whole Reth thing but for me it was just irritating.
Narration - I am 100% thrilled with the narrator. She does a brilliant job with all the characters and she really puts a lot in to make Evie a wonderful 16 yo teen. She is very believable and I love that!
Happy Reading (listening)
I knew the story would be good but Emily Eiden absolutely made it fantastic!!! She nailed the teenage voice, character, nuances, heart and soul. At times I was like, ok already with the whining, but then I remembered this was a teenager and I like them. I work with teenagers and the narrator pulled it off. Emily Eiden made this series come alive as if on the big screen of a movie house. I highly recommend this series and this narrator.
Narrator Emily Eiden does a wonderful job changing her voice for each character. From a sharp witch to Lend's gentleness, from Evie's vampire friend's sarcasm to the disturbing darkness of the Dark Queen's piercing inquiry, Emily transforms between each voice flawlessly.
The tantalizing attack on the boat and the subsequent defeat of the dark queen was powerfully told by Emily Eiden.
I've listened to the entire trilogy by Kiersten White and loved the way that each book was told by Emily Eiden. It had me on the edge of my seat gripping the armrest in anticipation and wonder if Evie would escape with her life.
The way Emily told it, the jokes really packed a punch and I found myself involuntarily bursting into laughter while driving and listening to the book.
The whole story was quite moving and I enjoyed listening to Emily's skilled characters each time I got into my car. Even if I was driving for 5 minutes, I couldn't wait to hear a little bit more.
Love this site! I have a very busy job, so listening to audio books enables me to keep up on great stories!
Sure, you can't help but love Evie!
Jack is SOOOOO funny! Cracks me up!
Her Jack voice is so funny! I love Jack. Can't help it.
I really liked this book and the series. I will miss Evie and Jack!
I loved this series by Kiersten White. Evie was such an engaging and enthralling character and I'm so sad this series came to an end. I loved the light-hearted and fun tone to the book and I will definitely be checking out more books by Kiersten White. Emily Eiden did an awesome job with the audio. She was Evie and her voice made the character come alive.
I would have given it 4 1/2 if that were possible. While I still love Evie, I was getting a little weighed down by her bad decisions and not even listening to anyone's story. In the end, though, I was more than satisfied with the finale. I even got teary listening to the acknowledgements!
Devourer of all books fantasy
This is the third and final book in the Paranormalcy series. This was an excellent conclusion to the series; these are such fun books. They have a good plot and Evie is just so sarcastic and girly and funny.
I listened to this on audiobook and the audiobook was very well done. The narrator sounds exactly like I imagine Evie would sound and does a great job of doing the other characters’ voices as well.
Evie is finally looking forward to be a normal girl in a normal school and also to spending lots of time with her boyfriend Lend. Of course nothing is ever simple and now IPCA wants to force her to come back to work for them. On top of that the Dark Faerie Queen is torturing humans and the other supernaturals are certain that Evie is the only one that can save them from a horrible fate. All Evie wanted to do was plan the color scheme for the Prom dance and now here she is again saving the world.
Evie is a fun character; she is sassy, girly, and tough...all in one cute little package. At times she is also sensitive and heartfelt and loyal. I have to admit I enjoyed her less in this book than in previous books, mainly because she whined nearly the whole book. It wasn’t until the last third or so of the book that she finally stops whining and starts doing what needs to be done. The whole whining thing seriously annoyed me.
This is a lot of Reth in this book which made for some interesting dynamics between the characters. You pretty much get to see some of all the characters we came to love and know in the first two books.
The plot is well done, many things that happened in the first two books come into play. Everything comes together nicely and makes for a great story. Not a ton of action in this book but lots of intrigue. A satisfying end to everything that the series has been building up to. No huge surprises here, but everything is nicely tied up.
Overall it was a fun read and tied up the events that started in the first two books very well. Evie whines a lot in this book and that really annoyed me, but aside from that it was a well done book. The best way to describe this book is fun and sassy. It’s not the best YA faerie based paranormal series out there but it’s a good one. I highly recommend the whole series to fans of faerie based paranormal YA.
While I am a huge fan of this series I have to say I was not impressed at all by this book. It just seemed to me White wasn't allowing Eve to grow up. In the 1st book (and even understandably the 2nd) Eve was very ignorant of the supernatural world, and even embraced this ignorance so much as to depend on Lends father to handle any trouble. I could agree with this early Eve, but I did expect a more knowledgeable Eve in this book (after all that has happened) I do understand it has only been a year (in the books) but I just couldn't get behind the idea that Eve would stay so immature and ignorant to her world as she apparently does in the 3rd book. Her constant whining and tantrums kind of get annoying in this book.
Aside from that I will say I fell in love with all the other characters in this book!!! Even with Eve still love sick and extremely self centered I recommend reading this book to complete the series. You will fall in love with the other characters and the story is a really well thought out and written one. Even tho I didn't rate this book as well as the other 2, the series itself rates in my top 10 favorite series.
Adult who is in love with YA books.
I enjoyed the series because it introduced some paranormal creatures that I had never heard about and a new perspective in the ones we are so used to, however I must say that I thought it would never end. It was dragging a bit. I wish we had learned more about the Queens but it was ok.
Unwasted Words Reviews
IPCA is in upheaval, the Unseelie Queen is after Evie, all the paranormals seem to want something from her, but first, prom committee. After all a girl's gotta have her priorities straight.
Endlessly lost it's luster for me from that first novel. I really loved the first two, this one not so much. Though I think it's notable to mention that Endlessly is the first in the series I didn't actually read, opting for the audiobook this go around.
Like in the previous installments I like how White tries to keep the story moving through Evie's segmented adventures. She wasn't always successful in holding my attention but there were a lot of funny moments and some great things happening with Reth and Jack. Unfortunately everything was resolved all nice and tidy. A little too perfectly.
My biggest pet peeve was Evie in this book. She was quite annoying and petulant, White wrote her in a way that was really unlikable ruining an otherwise interesting storyline. Evie comes across very childish, by the third book I expect more growth out of a character not less. Her character wasn't helped by the overly dramatic narration of Emily Eiden either. Eiden had an equally grating voice to match the heroine's attitude. Though she had a nice range of voices they where weird in a way, like she was making fun of the characters.
I'm not sure if Evie's immaturity translates so strongly in the print version. I don't recommend the audiobook edition. Emily Eiden is so overly everything in her performance, making a normally quirky clever series into a load of corn and camp. Flaws aside fans of the series will find a lot to like and a satisfying ending wrapped up neatly in a big pink sparkly bow.
"what an end to a brilliant trillogy."
a good end to great series, keeps you interested all the way through.
great writing and a really good narrator 5*. possibbly room for another book, or spin off,
we will have to wait and see. a must read for fans or interested browsers.
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