Friday, February 25, 2011

Entice by Carrie Jones

Pages: 264
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Age Group: Young Adult
Challenges: N/A
Release Date: December 7, 2010

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.

Stars: 3/5
Cover: A-

Wow. I had such high hopes for this book, and I have to say that I was pretty disappointed. I just couldn't get into it, and it was a really slow read (it took me a week to finish). I wish I would have liked it more, because I wanted to like it. 

I didn't feel a connection to the characters, and I didn't really feel any empathy to way they were feeling or the actions that they made.

Carrie Jones wasn't able to put me under a trance with this installment in the Need series, but that's not to say that I didn't enjoy her writing. 

Entice was action-packed with barely any slow moments in the plot, and she describes action scenes very well, without sounding like a robot.

The ending makes me want to read the next book in the series (hasn't been titled yet, released 2012) so freaking badly! It was an excellent cliffhanger that drives you CRAZY wondering what will happen next.

I love how all the covers relate towards each other. Entice is probably my favorite cover in the series so far because of how enchanting and magical it looks.

Lovely Line:
She raises an eyebrow and keeps hold of my wrist. "You are truly innocent, Miss Zara White. You even smell innocent. No . . . " her words trail off as she thinks. "You smell of innocence and power, unused power."

"And you smell of roses and mean." I rip my wrist away from her, desperate to find Astley and even more desperate to learn about Nick.
(Page 158)

The Final Verdict:
Though I didn't enjoy Entice as much as I was expecting/hoping to, I still recommend it to anyone who enjoyed the first two books in the series, and to anyone who wants to continue on with the series.

Read my review of Need, the first book in the series, here.
Read my review of Captivate, the second book in the series, here.

FTC: Won.


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