At last, Alexa and King Damian are engaged to be married But they are far from safe The kingdom of Antion is under siege, and Rylan is a prisoner of the enemy Even worse, Alexa remains at the mercy of the evil Dansiian Rafe, who controls her mind and can force Alexa to kill or harm Damian at any moment Despite this, Alexa is determined to rescue Rylan, which soon leads her far from Damian and deep into enemy territory.When she arrives, what awaits her is deadlier than anything she could have ever imagined an army of black sorcerers, and a horrifying plot to destroy the world as Alexa knows it Will she be able to gather the strength to free herself, protect the love of her life, and save the land Will there ever be true peace Acclaimed author Sara B Larson has woven a stunning, romantic, and evocative finale to the Defy trilogy, that is sure to leave readers breathless until the very last page....
|Title||:||Endure (Defy Trilogy, Book 3)|
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|Publisher||:||SCHOLASTIC Auflage Reprint 29 November 2016|
|Number of Pages||:||320 Seiten|
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Endure (Defy Trilogy, Book 3) Reviews
Am I the only one here who is devastated about the fact that this series had to come to an end? This is one of those series, for me, that I just didn’t want to end. I was having too much fun reading about all the characters and the events that were going on; I was feeling the feels and I was stuck so deep into this book that I had to dig myself out of it when it ended. This is how amazing this book was.It was obvious that having Alexa protecting the king (and her fiancé, I might add) was never going to work. Damian was too stupid to let her do her protecting thing and him to do his not getting killed thing. I guess this is true love. These two gave me the feels in this book - and who doesn’t love the feels? I believed in their romance and I wanted nothing to get in the way of it! I was so happy for them, that when it started to go pear shaped, I was depressed enough for the both of them!Can I just say how much I love Alexa?? She was knocked down time and time again but she always managed to get back up and find a way out of the situation that she was in. She is a female heroine who every reader, male or female, could look up to and draw strength from. She is smart and witty - who doesn’t love that in a character? She also begins to feel more comfortable in her skin and the way that she looks (the scars) which I think is another kind of strength entirely. However, we never did find out why she was the one person who was unable to be defeated by a sorcerer. Was it because she really was just that good, or was there something in her blood? It will remain a mystery!!We saw Damian at the beginning and we saw Damian at the end. We were even privileged enough to get two POV’s from him; again, one at the beginning and one at the end. I wanted more from Damian, though. He was a character that grew on me throughout the entire series and at the end, I just wanted more from him somewhere in the middle - even though he was no where near Alexa!A certain couple of deaths hit me harder than I thought they would. The first had me moping around the house for a while, whilst the second had me in tears!! How could you do this to me, Larson?? Seriously? I can’t believe it had to end like that!!Let’s Talk about Akio (King Armando’s head healer). It may just be me, or I might just be a bit too much of a fan of Harry Potter - but, even though it is written differently, the first thing that came to my mind when I first met this guy was “Accio Firebolt”; clearly I am going crazy!! Unless any of guys had the same reaction?? Maybe the author should have picked a different name - considering a whole generation of people grew up in the beloved world of HP!!This book did not lack any action and had me hooked from the very first page!! It gave me the feels, the highs and the lows and I just did not want this series to end!! i am very upset that it has! I have given this book 5/5 stars.
Das Cover finde ich passt perfekt zu den anderen Teilen. Die Rose auf dem Schild finde ich sehr ansprechend. Das einzige was mich ein wenig stört, das Buch ist außen glänzend und glatt. Die anderen Teile sind aber außen rauh. Keine Ahnung, wieso das jetzt bei diesem Band geändert wurde.Der Schreibstil war wieder toll. Der Prolog und der Epilog sind aus Damians Sicht geschrieben, der Rest aus Alexas Sicht.Alexa war auch in diesem Band wieder unglaublich mutig. Sie hat soviel hinter sich und trotzdem schafft sie es stets weiter zu kämpfen. Sie hat sich im Laufe der Geschichte sehr weiterentwickelt. Beispielsweise sieht sie ihre Narben nun in einem anderen Licht. Zudem steht sie endlich zu ihren Gefühlen. Sie kämpft stets für die Menschen, die sie liebt. In diesem Band muss sie einiges ertragen. Es ist wirklich erstaunlich, dass sie dabei nie zusammenbricht.Damian ist auch wieder toll. Leider ist er einen Großteil des Bandes nicht in Alexas Nähe und genau wie sie hab ich ihn ziemlich vermisst. Dafür ist man dann umso froher, wenn er wieder da ist. Er ist wirklich ein guter Mann und vor allem auch ein guter König. Weiters ist es herzzereißend zu sehen, wie sehr er Alexa liebt. Er würde wirklich alles für sie tun.Auch viele andere Charaktere sind wieder mit dabei. Eljin erweist sich ein weiteres Mal als ein verdammt guter Freund. Rylan beweist ebenso seinen Mut und seine Tapferkeit. Rafe ist leider auch noch mit dabei und er macht es einem wirklich nicht leicht. Aber King Armandos Grausamkeit übersteigt Rafes Bosheit noch um Einiges.Die Geschichte selbst nimmt ziemlich schnell Fahrt auf und schon bald hat man an Alexas Seite keine ruhige Minute mehr. Es wird gekämpft, gelitten, getrauert, geliebt,... Das Buch war generell sehr emotional und Frau Larson scheut sich leider nicht ein paar von den lieb gewonnen Charakteren sterben zu lassen und den Lesern damit fast das Herz herauszureißen. Es nützt dann aber alles nichts und man muss trotzdem gemeinsam mit Alexa weiterkämpfen.Zudem werden in diesem Band noch einige Geheimnisse rund um die "Sorceres" aufgedeckt und auch deren Entstehungsgeschichte behandelt.Fazit:Toller Abschluss mit viel Action und vielen Emotionen - von mir 5 von 5 Sternen ;)
This book is close to perfect for me. So many feels!!!! I’m not going to rehash the story synopsis (you can read it at Goodreads here). But I’m just going to flow with my thoughts. Warning – these will be spoiler-y in nature.Why did you leave Damian, Alexa? I mean – I don’t fault you for doing it. You love Rylan (not “love love”), so I get your loyalty to him and desire to save him – especially considering his condition when you escaped Rafe’s camp. But Damian is the man! Which he proves by letting you go after him, even though he is scared to death of losing you. Oh… I have such love for that fictional character.I’ve read other people comment on how the book felt rushed. While I agree to an extent, I didn’t need the author to drag it out either. Alexa and Eljin tracking Rafe and Rylan for a while; they were traveling underground to reach King Armando forever; Alexa was held captive for several days; when escaping the Dansiian army, she traveled alone (well, with her horse Nia); she also traveled solo to get to Damian and the rest of her people in Blevon. I think Larson did a good job letting us know there was a significant passage in time without getting too bogged in the details. So, I was actually good with pace of the book. But I guess the only reason why I slightly agree, is because I didn’t want the story to end! I could have easily read this book in a day, but was trying to pace myself because I didn’t want to say goodbye.People also commented on wanting more romance in this story. While I agree that I love the scenes between Alexa and Damian, it didn’t bother me that there wasn’t a whole lot of it. While Damian is a huge character in the series, it has always been about Alexa and the challenges she faces to protect those she loves. So again, was cool with what romance we got; especially with the epilogue.Did anyone else begin to think Rafe was all but forgotten? At the end, it seemed like it was all about the black sorcerers until we see one-eyed Rafe making his way up the mountain (damn it!). I was not surprised to see that Alexa was able to overcome his mind control. But not fast enough, because it resulted in the death of Tanoori…Rylan!!! Dear, sweet Rylan. While I never rooted for him to hook up with Alexa (I am not young enough to use the term “ship”), it still made me sad when he died and the circumstances in which it occurred. Plus the book made such a good point – the “Ren Zhu sas” couldn’t have did their thing 5 minutes earlier?The epilogue – so gratifying! Yes, the story broke my heart several times, as we lost so many people dear to Alexa and Damian. But the last chapter and epilogue showed how they needed to carry on and find happiness, lest they disrespect the sacrifices made by those they lost. Honestly, I read the epilogue before I started the story, because I HAD TO KNOW!!!! I’m one of those rare few who don’t mind knowing spoilers, and if anything, knowing made me that more excited to read it.With it being a holiday weekend, I think I’ll just go ahead and read the entire series all over again. This is an excellent series! I’d recommend it for YA Fantasy lovers, and also for those who enjoy stories with a bit of romance. The action is great, and Alexa is an excellent heroine. I am definitely looking forward to future work by Larson.
So the 1st book Defy was amazing. Non-stop turning of pages. That was a great story. However, after that, not so much. I realized halfway through book 2 that I had already read this series. However I couldn’t remember the ending so I went ahead and bought the last book too. The story really starts to go downhill in the second book. There was no more story. It was all traveling. But the most frustrating thing was that gone was this amazing heroine, who was strong and confident and an amazing fighter. We were left with a sniveling cry-baby. Who constantly put her feelings aside and didn’t cry when a loved one died but literally cried on frustration at every turn.Spoiler alert!!!! Spoiler alert!!!! Spoiler alert!!!!!!By book three the entire story was just turned into a boring recount of how everyone died and then ex-machina happens to save the day. Literally no one important saves the day or stands up to win the war. Some weird being wait till everyone dies then says enough and ends the war. Like really? You let all those loyal to you just die for no reason when you could have ended it all whenever you wanted. Just ridiculous of an ending.So why did I still give this 3 stars if I gave it such a bad review? Well because I believe this was the authors first trilogy. It’s a pretty good effort for being the first. Secondly, taking the story as a whole the 1st book is so good it pulls the rest of the novel grade up to the 3 star.
Endure was an epic conclusion to one of my favorite series. In fact, it's the first book I've read in a while that I wanted to (and had the time to) devour in one day. There was so much heartbreak and loss, and there were so many gruesome and bloody things going on throughout the book, but there were also so many brilliant and beautiful things happening in the book that it all seemed to balance out in the end.It was so heart-wrenching to watch Alexa and Damian separated throughout most of the novel, but whenever they were together, it was incredible. I've always loved their chemistry, and their relationship in Endure grows even stronger. I guess the saying "absence makes the heart grow fonder" really is true. Or maybe the fact that black sorcerers are trying to kill them both makes their relationship stronger because there's such a high chance that they'll lose each other. Perhaps both. Either way, the romance, despite how little there was in the final book, was absolutely beautiful. The immense love they have for each other is to-die for, and their love made me cheer for them even more throughout the book. I JUST WANTED TO SEE THEM HAVE THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER THEY DESERVED, OKAY?!?!?The characters went through so much, but still managed to stay strong and pull through to the very end. Unless they died, of course. Because whenever there's an epic final battle, people are bound to die. Since I read Ignite (book 2) exactly a year ago, I had trouble remembering who some of the characters were, so when some of the important secondary characters died, I didn't feel as emotional as I probably should have... Despite this, it was still really upsetting to see how much blood was shed throughout the book, and I admit I did cry when one character died. I love this series though, so I'll probably binge read them and maybe feel a deeper emotional connection to those lost in the battle. Ultimately my limited emotions for these characters did not impact my thoughts on the book.From start to finish, the book was action packed and an emotional rollercoaster. There was so much to lose for some characters, and so much to gain for others (i.e. the villains). Speaking of the villains, they were CRAZY. They were some of the sketchiest, maddest characters I've ever met in YA, and their thirst for power was frightening. It was so interesting to go into enemy territory for the first time, but it was also so disturbing and grotesque. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time, hoping that the characters would escape before it was too late and the world as they knew it fell apart.All in all, Endure was a satisfying conclusion to a wonderful series. There were fantastic fight scenes, a swoony romance, and a fast-paced and intense plot -- everything I could have wanted. I highly recommend this series and am looking forward to reading more Sara B. Larson books in the (hopefully) near future.