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Entertain the End (Everworld #12)

3.9  ·  Rating Details ·  1,583 Ratings  ·  60 Reviews
There is a place that shouldn’t exist. But does. And there are creatures that shouldn’t exist. But do. Welcome to a land where all of your dreams and nightmares are very real—and often deadly. Welcome to Everworld.

April, David, Christopher, and Jalil have come to the end of the line. Senna, their only passage back to the real world, is gone. And she’s definitely not coming
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
And thus concludes my second Grand KAA Reread! After the sheer perfection of the Animorphs ending (yes, sorry, I'm going to keep compare-contrasting the two...), this one is underwhelming. By itself it's actually probably 4 stars -- Entertain the End is pretty awesome, featuring a driven goal, political scheming, pretty good strategising on the kids' part, unnerving repercussions in the real world from (view spoiler), bringing back old enemies so that it's all come ...more
Melissa Bennett
Jun 19, 2010 Melissa Bennett rated it liked it
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
Mar 21, 2012 Bernard rated it it was ok
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
Apr 09, 2009 Paris Reynolds rated it really liked it
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
Oct 18, 2012 Talbot Hook rated it did not like it
One of the most disappointing endings to a series I have ever experienced.
Ben Lever
May 16, 2014 Ben Lever rated it it was ok
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
Nov 27, 2014 Katelynn rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
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Nov 09, 2010 Keith rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
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
Aug 09, 2010 Susan rated it liked it
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Jan 29, 2013 Liz rated it really liked it
Shelves: most-loved
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
Dec 11, 2009 Michi rated it it was amazing
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
Dec 29, 2013 Arbré Écorce rated it liked it
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.
   This book carried on the momentum and direction started in Mystify the Magician (Everworld #11), though it did not quite follow through in the end. A solid three stars, though it had the potential – given more space to work through things – to be four or five stars.

   The plot is solid, JACD have a clear and defined direction and plan of what they are going to do and how to go about it, and there is a good amount of introspection, internal dilemmas, and character growth to balance out the ac
Quando la fantasia prevale...
E così sono giunta alla fine di questa saga: sono un po' delusa perchè rimangono un po' di domande aperte, ma nel complesso questo Everworld è davvero un mondo pieno di fantasia, di creature fantastiche di tutti i tipi; è stato un viaggio pieno di avventure, ma soprattutto è una serie incentrata sull'amicizia profonda e sull'unione del gruppo.
Sono libretti che si leggono velocemente, ma non ti annoiano perchè c'è sempre azione, battute ironiche e magia.
Ho apprezzato
May 13, 2017 Krystal rated it liked it
Was this the final one in the series? I remember loving this series to start with but getting bored by the end, much like with the Animorphs series. That being said, this many years on I still remember the characters and some of the crazy historical figures they met. Also that guy peeing his pants that one time.

Kids today just don't get the quality we got back in the 90s.
Brandon Waters
Dec 17, 2013 Brandon Waters rated it it was ok
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Nov 02, 2014 Lou rated it did not like it
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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
Amanda Orlich
Mar 15, 2010 Amanda Orlich rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult, fantasy
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Jan 05, 2012 Dana rated it liked it
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Dec 28, 2014 Paul rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-in-2015
Review written: sometime before August 9, 2015

Entertain the End by Katherine Applegate

Why I read it: Finally bringing this strange Everworld train to an... end. I suppose.

Rating: 2/5

What I thought: The book where the series got cancelled. I knew this was going to be the case before I read it, and even though I shouldn’t really have let it affect my opinion, honestly that fact was hanging like a spectre over the pages throughout. So when I got to the end, and even though I suppose the book on its
Julie Decker
Aug 15, 2014 Julie Decker rated it liked it
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
Jul 26, 2015 Madiha rated it it was amazing
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Sep 22, 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.
Oct 13, 2015 Echo rated it really liked it
I finally, FINALLY, finished the series so many years after I first started reading it. And, OK, overall, I would say I like this series possibly better than Animorphs. It's hard to say, because I love them both. But I also share the same frustration with both of them, and as a result I'm knocking a star off of the last book. The ending. Oy. Or, in this case specifically (I had problems with the Animorphs ending for different reasons), I felt that nothing was resolved. In other words, if I hadn' ...more
Jul 24, 2013 Stephanie rated it it was amazing
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
Aug 22, 2011 Gayle rated it liked it
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
May 27, 2014 Kyle rated it it was ok
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Feb 03, 2016 Kajal added it
This book is called Entertain The End ( Everworld, #12), the author of this book is Katherine Applegate. I like this book because there's never a boring part, there's always a "wow" moment while reading this book. The main characters in this book are David, Christopher, April, Jalil, and Senna. The main conflict in this book is they are trying to find a way home they've battled Ka Anor who is trying to capture Senna. There also trying to find Senna, which is David's girlfriend. The only way they ...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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