Narrator: Julia Whelan
Series: Need #3
Published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Pub Date: December 14th 2010
Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
Format: Audiobook | Source: Purchased
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
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Zara and Nick are soul mates, meant to be together forever.
But that's not quite how things have worked out.
For starters, well, Nick is dead.
Supposedly, he's been taken to a mythic place for warriors known as Valhalla, so Zara and her friends might be able to get him back. But it's taking time, and meanwhile a group of evil pixies is devastating Bedford, with more teens going missing every day. An all-out war seems imminent, and the good guys need all the warriors they can find. But how to get to Valhalla?
And even if Zara and her friends discover the way, there's that other small problem: Zara's been pixie kissed. When she finds Nick, will he even want to go with her? Especially since she hasn't just turned...she's Astley's queen.
Well I can honestly say this one’s my favorite so far. Yes, maybe it has to do with Astley, sweet, noble pixie king that he is…
This is not to say I don’t like Nick, but I find him kind of pushy and sometimes way too bossy. He’s just constantly trying to keep Zara sheltered, like a damsel in distress, whereas Astley treats her more like an equal. I also really loved how well Astley and Zara worked together. Sure, they’re on a quest to get Nick back, but that’s beside the point. I did sometimes feel like Zara was walking all over him though. I wanted to reach into the book and take Astley with me and take care of him forever and ever. Don’t get me wrong, he’s not a weakling, he’s just extremely nice, but when it comes down to the wire, he’s every bit the king that he is. Have I talked enough about him yet? Yeah…it felt..lengthy. Lol But truthfully, it’s what really made this book for me! Was there really something else happening?
I actually listened to the audiobook instead of reading it. I’ve found it’s probably the only way I’ll be able to catch up on books that have been on my TBR pile for a long time. The narrator, Julia Whelan, has her accents down. I really enjoyed it! Although, like with most audiobooks, I had to speed up the narration. This is probably the most useful feature on my Audible app. Most audiobook narrators read sooo slowly! Why?!!? That’s always my main gripe.
I look forward to seeing how this series will end when Endure is out in, wait for it….May 2012! That’s a long time! In any case, I’ll be reading it. :)