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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Entice by Carrie Jones

Rating: 4.75/5.0
Release Date: December 14, 2010
Age Level: 14+
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Pages: 272

Recommend? This is the 3rd book in the Need series. I recommend this series to anyone who loves paranormal romances.

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 turned into just any pixie. . . She's Astley's queen.
My Thoughts:

Entice was amazing. The Need series has evolved into such an interesting and unique tale that just captivates you the moment you enter its reality. I read Entice in one sitting and I simply could not put it down.

In Entice, you really got to know Astley a lot better-- you find out that not only is he a great guy (Pixie) but that he is not perfect. Showing Astley's imperfections not only made him more real, but also more endearing. I would fall in love with him, if I were Zara. Zara and Astley get a lot closer in Entice and really the whole book is about how their relationship is developing. However, Zara is still in love with Nick and her driving force throughout the book is finding him, which causes a lot of confusion when it comes to her relationship with Astley. What exactly are Zara's feelings for Astley? And how have they changed about Nick? Entice left me with so many questions! And I'm definitely still team Astley!

Entice, besides being about Astley and Zara, was quite sad. I'm sorry to say quite a few people/pixies/weres lost their lives throughout the novel, which was very unexpected. I felt that at times Zara was not looking at the bigger picture-- that all she could see was what she needed to do to get Nick back, no matter the cost. In this case, I felt the cost was too high.

I cannot wait for the 4th and final installment of the Need series, coming in 2012!


Cover: 4.5
Plot: 5.0
Characters: 5.0
Writing: 4.5

Source: Purchased from store.


  1. Now I am seriously rethinking my thoughts on not reading the rest of the series. I might one day. Maybe I'll get around to reading the rest of the books. Thanks for the review. ^_^

  2. Oh it seems like book 4 is so far away! So glad to hear you are loving this series thus far though. :) Thank you!

  3. I love this series so much :3


  5. so glad you gave this one a better review, only good things to look forward to!

  6. graeat review, interestig book. Put in it in my wish list. ƸӜƷ

  7. Pixies definitely lend an interesting edge to this series. Good review.

  8. Eek - I hate it when characters are blasé about others dying. Not that you're saying Zara was entirely but still. The book sounds great though! I find it really interesting that you were able to completely switch sides so quickly. It's great if the book can make you feel that strongly! Thanks for the review :)

  9. Sounds so interesting with such twists. Thanks for the review.

  10. This one is already on my TBR pile... This series look different -> it's interesting :) Thanks for review!


  11. It sounds good...thanks for the review. I'm getting more and more curious..:-D I think I shouldn't read it. :-D

    sorry for bad english..:-/


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