Saturday, February 9, 2013

Book #13: Endlessly

Title: Endlessly (Book #3 in the Paranormalcy trilogy)

Author: Kiersten White

Date started reading: Feb. 10, 2013
Date finished reading:  Feb. 11, 2013

Publish date: July 2012
ISBN: 978-0061985881
Number of pages: 400

Official summary: "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." (

Official book trailer:

How I obtained the book: Got a free advanced reader copy from my employer

My commentary:
  • Ultimately, as odd as I found this series, I also ended up loving it by the end. I'm really glad that I got the free copy of this book that led me to read the entire series. I even cried a little as I finished this book wishing that the series wasn't over.
  • Spoilers ahead: This had such a sad "happy" ending. Yes, Evie was able to send the paranormals who wanted to go home back home, but then her friend/roommate Arianna decided to go too, and Evie's sister Vivian, who had just woken up from her coma and started to seem like she could be a good person had to go to the other realm to shut the door that was created between realms. Lend's mother went to the other realm, so he lost his mother. It was so much loss for a "happy ending."

Memorable quotes:
  • “You stink like a faerie, all flowers and sunshine and evil manipulation.”  ~ Arianna to Evie
  • “I still had an irrational desire to do an interpretive dance about rainbows, but it was a small price to pay for being healed.” ~ Evie
  • “Good luck trying to force Evie to do anything else once she has made up her mind. She is the definition of a stubborn, headstrong teenager.” ~ Raquel
  • “(Thanks) for being stupid enough to love your crazy, murdering lunatic of a sister and being such a pathetic dork that I couldn’t help but love you, too”  ~ Vivian to Evie
  • “Please know my deep respect for humans and human life. Such beautiful, fragile animals, so fleeting and easily broken and yet powerful beyond anything faeries can ever hope to be. We cannot create but live forever, unchanging. You change with every breath, dying even as you live, but your thread to eternity and immortality is reborn with every new generation.” ~ The light fairy queen
  • "Seriously, pink is a neutral color!" ~ Evie
  • "You really should give the whole coma thing a shot. It makes life much less complicated." ~ Vivian to Evie
  • "A for effort, ladies, but F for clarity. You do realize that your weird poem things never explain anything." ~ Evie about banshee chant
  • "Even without our kind your world has mysteries of its own." ~ Nona to Evie
  • "I'm done. I don't know how to do what they want me to, and the idea of trying terrifies me. I'm done with the supernatural drama, tired of being caught up in the middle of it, tired of being a pawn in their stupid prophecies and petty fights." ~ Evie
  • "As much as you think you've always missed out on this ridiculous idea of 'normal' that you have, the fact of the matter is you really can live normally. Because you're alive, and you're more or less human, and you belong here. You can make your life anything you want to." ~ Arianna to Evie
  • "I cannot tell you how many times I've wished that, in place of a soul, I could fill you with an adequate amount of fear. You never seem to realize how hard it is to keep you alive." ~ Reth to Evie
  • "If the whole being-a-faerie thing doesn't work out for you, you definitely have a future in pest control." ~ Evie to Reth
  •  "You have far too much spirit for an Empty One." ~ The dark fairy queen to Evie
  • "For someone who's been around for eternity, you don't learn very fast. You. Don't. Trust. Faeries! Ever!" ~ Evie to Cresseda
  • "You radiate need, my love. I can always feel that." ~ Reth to Evie
  • "I'm the epitome of cuteness." ~ Evie
  • "What do you think this is, a B movie? News flash: you are not a tortured hero and we're not going to have a hot make out scene after we fight." ~ Evie to werewolf
  • "Being a glorified taxi does not make you the bigger hero." ~ Arianna to Jack
  • "It seemed like no matter how hard I fought against being involved in paranormal drama, I kept getting sucked back in. I guess it was my birthright." ~ Evie
  • "We faeries do love a good condition." ~ The light fairy queen
  • "Because when you are happy, you don't do anything! If you are content, the rest of the world and those who need you fall away into the background." ~ Reth to Evie
  • "You don't love me, Reth. You love this idea you have of what I should be. What I am now bugs the crap out of you." ~ Evie
  • "I could never be with someone or love someone who didn't love me and accept me for who I am now." ~ Evie
  • "You've no idea how aggravating it is to have to adapt to new feelings and thoughts." ~ Reth
  • "We've all lost our innocence in one way or another because of the paranormal parts of our world." ~ Arianna
  • "You're rather single-minded when it comes to adoring him." ~ Jack about Evie and Lend
  • "Aww, are you guys jealous of how pretty Reth is? That's kind of adorable." ~ Evie to Lend and Jack
  • "Being loved by the fey is not something a human can recover from." ~ Reth
  • "My whole freaking life, my entire existence is just a pawn on a stupid faerie chessboard!" ~ Evie
  • "Destiny totally sucks." ~ Evie
  • "Anyone who's personally tried to rid the world of faeries is a friend of mine." ~ Jack
  • "Leave it to Reth to go from comforting me to insulting me in the course of one short conversation." ~ Evie
  • "I am not going to miss humanity." ~ Reth
    "Humanity's not going to miss you, either." ~ Evie
  • "I really will miss you, my love. If nothing else you were always entertaining." ~ Reth to Evie
  • "I never asked to last forever. I'm not interested in immortality; you are the life I chose." ~ Lend to Evie

Buy on Endlessly (Paranormalcy)


  1. Ahh, I get stressed out about the number of series I've started and need to finish, as well. And don't even get me started on the amazing series that I haven't even begun yet! Anyways, glad this finale wasn't satisfactory. This is one series that I still need to read (Paranormalcy is on my shelf). I can't wait to meet Evie!

    Irene (Sell Gold)

  2. I am in love with this series! I hope there are more books to come soon! I really want to see what happens with Evie & Lend!

    Zairra Lynn (Divorce Attorney)