Thursday, December 30, 2010

REVIEW: Entice by Carrie Jones

by Carrie Jones
Pages: 272
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publication Date: 4th January 2011

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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.

I'm a really big fan of the Need series by Carrie Jones. I read Need back in January, and Captivate a few months later. I loved them both, but I think Entice has to be my favourite one! I originally thought that Entice would be the last book, and that it was a trilogy, but I recently found out that there is more books to come! Which is very good, because I seriously need more after finishing that last scene of Entice..

Zara has been turned into Astley's pixie queen (willingly, of course). Which means she can finally rescue Nick from Valhalla, the other realm where warriors go to battle..for life. But it's not all that easy unfortunately. It seems like every single time they find some sort of clue that could help them to find out how to get to Valhalla, something goes wrong. "Wrong, what do you mean wrong?" you ask. Well, to put it plainly, somebody ends up dead. And what happens when they find Nick, who hates pixies? Will he accept her or will his feelings towards her have to change?

The character development in Entice is fabulous. Zara has an awful lot to deal with, and even though she's now (the/a?) pixie queen, she's still the same person, insecure, scared, and eager to hide her 'pixieness' after all, she only did it for Nick. But I thought she was really strong in this book and would go to great lengths for her friends.

I didn't really like Astley when we first met him, But there's something about him that makes you wonder..I especially love him for how he sees Zara, he doesn't really care if she's a human or a pixie, and is always there for her. It's kind of.. necessary since she is His Queen, but even before she was turned, he was so nice to her! He has problems of his own to deal with, with there being a traitor in the midst of his pixies. I'm still Team Nick, but I'm bordering Team Astley..what about you guys? 

In regards to the relationship between Zara and Astley, hmm. In the previous book, we saw the two of them getting quite close, but it wasn't really something the others (Nick, Devyn and Issie) thought was something 'good', but Entice shows us when things are a lot more complicated. Nick doesn't make an appearance in the book, except for the end, which means that Zara gets to spend more time with Astley. It's not all fun and games though, they've both got to find a way to Valhalla, but there is certainly some tension between the two. I feel for Astley, he really cares about her..who knows what going to happen next with the three of them? Perhaps a love triangle? But it's not that clear if Astley has romantic feelings for Zara..hmm.

From the very start we get a lot of action and it is awesome! There's always something exciting going on which kept me on the edge of my seat, turning pages rapidly, clearly better than what I was originally expecting!



  1. oh man and here I was thinking they would finally get some smexy time in Entice, poor guy no man should have to wait that long, He should kick her to the curb already! LMFAOOOO

  2. Yay great review, I loved this one too - and I thought it was a trilogy as well before I read Entice!x


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