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
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!
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.
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