Finished Endure by Carrie Jones. I received a copy of this from the publisher on Netgalley. This is the fourth and final book in the Need series. There are spoilers for the first three books in this review.
I’m taking the summary from Goodreads so that it is as spoiler-free for Endure as possible:
“Zara is at the center of an impending apocalypse. True, she’s successfully rescued Nick from Valhalla, but it simply isn’t enough. Evil pixies are ravaging Bedford, and they need much more than one great warrior; they need an army. 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 feelings for her pixie king . . .
Unexpected turns, surprising revelations, and one utterly satisfying romantic finale make Endure a thrilling end to this series of bestsellers.”
I enjoyed this book although it definitely should have been longer. It felt like a lot of the book was incredibly rushed. For example, Zara made a romantic decision very quickly, given that she had been brooding about it for the previous three books.
The final battle—which is literally for the fate of the world—was also rushed, and while I do like happy endings, I’m not sure this book’s ending was realistic. (Still, I can’t fault Carrie Jones for that; it’s not like I would have been overjoyed if the body count had been higher.)
I will admit that I’ve liked Zara this whole time, but I absolutely loved her in Endure. She moves past mooning over Nick and she fully accepts being a pixie queen. She rallies people to her cause and always does the right thing, even when it’s hard and even when it hurts. (I wish I could give you my favorite example but it’s a spoiler.)
Still, though, this is a satisfying conclusion for a very fun series. Recommended.