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Entertain the End (Everworld #12)

3.91 of 5 stars 3.91  ·  rating details  ·  1,387 ratings  ·  49 reviews
David, Jalil, Christopher and April have been swept into another world on a search for Senna, David's girlfriend. They have battled sea-gods and strange magic to continue their journey - will they finally make it home or are they destined to roam this unearthly world for ever? In the EVERWORLD series.
Paperback, 156 pages
Published April 1st 2001 by Scholastic
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Nemo (the Moonlight Library)
April and the EverWorld gang, minus Senna for obvious reasons, have one final quest now that the gateway has been closed forever: get King Baldwin of the dwarfs on their side and free Thor who will somehow make it so they can defeat Ka Anor and remove the threat of the god-eater from EverWorld.

Here’s the annoying thing: David’s convinced the quest is to get back to Athena on Olympus (which never happens, so I don’t know what’s up with that). The audience is convinced the quest is to defeat Ka An
Melissa Bennett
After reading the first 11 books, I couldn't wait to find out how it was all going to end. For most part, I liked most of this book. It finds the group traveling to the fortress of the dwarves. There they have to try to talk them into digging a tunnel to be able to sneak into Hel. While all this is taking place they find themselves all fading in the real world except April, who is fading in Everworld. The realize that they have to decide which world they really want to be in because the other wi ...more
I feel generous giving it 2 stars. The book was great, but as i was nearing the end, i kept thinking, only 20 pages left, how are they going to end this... 10 pages can she end this in 10 pages... 5 pages... 2 pages...then no more pages. wtf! this serie was one of the best i've read in forever. even this book was awesome up until the last 2 pages. i'm insulted. this book had so much potential but the ending was shit. So much more could have happened, and we don't even know for sure how it ends. ...more
Paris Reynolds
Not a fan of the animorphs series as a kid (though the covers were really cool), but this series really grabbed me. It's full of Gods and monsters in a culmination of science fiction and fantasy. I wanted to spend my waking hours in Everworld, well. . . the less life threatening parts of it anyway. The idea of having an other-self run on "auto pilot" while the characters are away bothers me a little, but the rest of the mechanics of the story are pretty sound and fluid.
Talbot Hook
One of the most disappointing endings to a series I have ever experienced.
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Ben Lever
I had read the first 11 of these as a kid, and it was annoying me that I hadn't read the last, so I went back, found them all in second-hand bookstores, and read them from start to finish. And after like fifteen years of waiting, the ending was kind of underwhelming.

The sort of semi-cliffhanger worked on Applegate's other series, Animorphs, but it really didn't work here - with Animorphs it started a whole new chapter of their lives and left them effectively riding off into the sunset, going out
I love these books so much!
I read them like at least 10 times xD
The way those 4 wonderful idiots learn and evolve, the fun and the adventures they have. Honestly, I fell in love with them. Well, exept for Senna...I hate that girl ^^

It was so sad, to know that the series would end. I couldn't imagine it. When I read the book I was left empty. I do like the ending, as an ending of A book. It all makes sense. But NOT as the end of the whole series! There is so much more they have to do! The fight j
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A good ending, the last two books of the series were very good. That said, the ending felt incomplete. There were a few times that characters did things that they just wouldn't do (the author pointedly says they cannot change who they are multiple times but suddenly they do change) and they never accomplished what they had been working towards throughout most of the series. The mini plot from this book finished and instead of finding out what went down with the "big picture" plot, it just kind o ...more
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Julie Decker
Now that one of the major battles has been fought, the Everworld kids--April, Jalil, Christopher, and David--are left floundering unsure of whether they belong there or in the "real world." Can they coexist as they have been, or will something happen to choose for them?

The book was a bit of a cop-out in many ways--especially since it seemed like April was fading one way and then flopped to the other for no truly obvious reason--but even though it doesn't necessarily bother me if loose ends aren
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We end the series at last on what is, quite frankly, a disappointment, both for the single book and for the series in full.

To start with this volume in general, I'll say that it's kind of a let down. Senna's POV didn't bring much to the story, and what little it brought wasn't followed up on. Then David's book was fast paced cover to cover, with actual stakes and payoff for said stakes--we don't get that in this book.
April's book is literally the calm before the storm. I mean, yes, she and the o
At the end, I wanted to throw the book across the room. Yes, it ends satisfactorily, but is that all she can give us - hope? How about something resembling a conclusion to the massive war going on and not just the characters' decision?
Arbré Écorce
It was clearly not meant to end the series. It was good if there were more books coming but it was not an ending. 11 have a better ending. It didn't have a bad ending it just didn't have an ending.
Amanda Orlich
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Oct 17, 2012 Eva added it
I had finished Animorphs before I finished The Everworld series. compare to the Animorphs, Everworld's story is much more mature.

Applegate did a great job cooking the fantasy world. I love how she joined the famous myth into one world. I love how she managed to gave each race their general personality. but even more than the fantastic Everworld material, I even more found of the main character problem of whatether they prefer the old dull boring life or the life threatening adventerous new one.
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Brandon Waters
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Finally finished with the whole series!

This last book really picked up and tied a fairly neat bow on everything. The last couple books have been up and down, but I loved this one.

I'm glad the Scroll of the Gods was merely mentioned and never really used. Unless I really wasn't paying attention, that little world-breaker was never used to its potential, which is good. I'm glad for the little newspaper article at the end to tie everything together.

The one thing I didn't like is that I wanted to
These books are something of an enigma to me. I've met very few who've heard of Everworld, and even fewer who have read them. After losing track of them for the better part of a decade, I finally purchased the series in its entirety this year, and I was not disappointed. For one, the books are far more adult than one would be lead to believe, so they were just as good now I'm older as they were when I discovered them at 12. Applegate has such a clever way of weaving together cultures and mytholo ...more
This was a very good series (a mix of Maze Runner, the Martian and Harry Potter). I really liked the ending. I wish they would make this series into a movie - it would be phenomenal.
Jul 30, 2013 Kabuto rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2013
I knew when I started this series that the ending was going to be unsatisfactory. I was warned that it didn't end 'properly' and as a result, I was kind of dreading this book. However, to my surprise I actually was satisfied with the ending. Yes, there are a lot of things still left unanswered. But it feels like that's okay. When I finished this book, I felt like the characters were going to continue on without me and that I knew they'd be okay in the end. I can understand why it might be frustr ...more
Adam Smith
The final chapter.

I was a little disappointed with how anticlimactic this book was in comparison to the others. It did work to conclude the series, but still it felt like nothing really happened before it ended. I would have like to see an actual ending.

Fleeing the massacre at Merlinshire, and with Senna dead, April and the gang find themselves in need of a plan. Their presence in the real world is slowly fading away and with the destructive force of the Sennites lose in Everworld something ha
Cassie Werner
Well, that was... anticlimactic.
I started Everworld years ago, in highschool - with a love of religious mythology, it was easy to get pulled into Everworld's scenery and politics.

Years later, I've finally finished the series, and a fantastic series it's been. I make a point of trying to avoid spoilers with reviews, so unfortunately there's little that I can say, but it's at least worth saying that the end of Everworld was not what I expected. Realistically, it was better. And it's absolutely fitting that April closes out the
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A truly brilliant take on mythology. For anyone who has ever been a fan of the religions of yore you'll be enthralled with Applegate's world of aliens and gods. My favorite series when it first came out and still one of my favorite series. The beginning of the first book is a bit difficult to get into, but once you get past that it is simply phenomenal. Applegate creates an entire world within Everworld while drawing enough from our own world so as not to entirely alienate or confuse the audienc ...more
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Applegate was born in Michigan in 1956. Since then she has lived in Texas, Florida, California, Minnesota, Illinois, North Carolina, and after living in Pelago, Italy for a year, she has moved back to Southern California. She has an eleven year old son named Jake Mates, although she says the Animorph leader is not named after him. In 2003 she and her husband, Michael Grant, her co-author on many p ...more
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Everworld (1 - 10 of 12 books)
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