Author: Carrie Jones
Series: Fourth (and final) Book in the Need Series
Published By: Bloomsbury (May 8, 2012)
Source: ARC Provided by the Publisher
Genre: YA Fantasy
My Rating: 5 Stars
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 . . .
It is hard seeing a series come to an end.
Some how along the way you become a part of the character's world and they become a part of you. They become friends. People you feel like you know and care about.
Silly, I know but that is always how I feel when I get immersed in a good series. It is sad seeing it end. Knowing that there will be no more adventures or romances or even heartache.
So it was with a little bit of a sad heart that I picked up this book. Knowing it would be the end. That once I read that last page and closed it tight, it would be over for good. There would be no more adventures and heartache.
But I also picked it up excited for the adventure to continue. To know how it would end. To hope for their happily ever after.
And so it began and ultimately ended.
I have always loved Nick in this series but I really wanted to smack him in this one. I really truly did. I felt so awful for Zara. It broke my heart seeing her pain, the way he spoke and talked and looked (or didn't in some cases) at her.
Don't get me wrong, I expected some drama considering all that happened in the last book. Considering Zara became something Nick loathed, but I guess I had hoped that maybe he would be smarter than that. That maybe he would make it easy. That it wouldn't have to be such a struggle for him to see what was right in front of him.
Zara becomes such a strong person. She is no longer the timid pacifist that she once was, afraid of so much, afraid of life really. She truly takes charge, stands on her own two feet and becomes what she was maybe destined to be all along, a queen and a leader. Someone destined to save the world.
And Astley, yeah, he is just made of awesome and his character just gets better in this book.
I even loved Hel, she was a great character. I couldn't help liking her.
There is a lot that happens in this book, I mean it has to. It is the last one. So many people suffer and die. But so many grow strong and live and love too.
This truly was a great conclusion to the series and I am extremely happy with how it all ended. Sad that it is the end but happy too.
Jones did a brilliant job with it.
Check back tomorrow for a special guest post by Carrie Jones as part of the Endure Blog tour!!