Endlessly

Endlessly

The Paranormalcy saga sadly ends with this final installment.

If you’ve read Paranormalcy and its sequel Supernaturally, you are already familiar with fun-loving Evie, a teenager with a special gift for seeing paranormal creatures. She works for an investigation agency who tags and regulates paranormal creatures, and she is the only human in the world with the gift to see through their glamours. (Spoilers to come.)

By book three, Evie is doing her best to lead a normal life outside the agency, going to high school and working at a paranormal diner while she makes time to see her boyfriend Lend, a water paranormal, in between. But Evie’s own powers remain even after she let the souls free in book two, and the paranormals are trying to get her to open a gateway to let them all leave our world and go home to their own. Book three details this adventure, as well as Evie’s spirited fight against the agency that would have the paranormals remain in order to simply keep their jobs.

Like Supernaturally, Endlessly wasn’t as much fun or as surprising as Paranormalcy—but I think that was because it had a darker, graver subject material being addressed. We no longer have a fun, pink-loving heroine who just wants to go to the dance and be normal—okay, we do, but she also has to save the world again.

We also don’t get as much Lend and Evie interaction in this book, which I missed; I think her connection with Reth the faerie was even stronger in this third book, which was ironic but well written. Evie’s friend Arianna—as well as her human friend—make stronger appearances in this book, which I enjoyed; I don’t like having every lead be male save for one and these two made the book that much more enjoyable, especially the vampire. White’s descriptions of the faerie realm as well as the descriptions of the world the creatures came from are vivid and gorgeous, as well.

Sadly, Kirsten White says that this is the final installment in Evie’s story, which is just too bad; I love reading about her and her adventures. That said, it makes sense that it will end here, as there just won’t be as much paranormal interaction in the future for Evie. I hope that she and Lend have a happily ever after, and though I also wish we could find out if Lend does end up living forever or not—with or without Evie—I am also satisfied with this conclusion.