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Monday, December 27, 2010

Entice by Carrie Jones

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.

Entice, the third book in the Need series picks up right where the second book (Captivate) ended. Zara is now “pixified” as she says and is attending the school dance. It won’t be long until Pixie troubles arise though. Determined to protect her town, even though she’s not human anymore, Zara will take matters in her own hands, all the while trying to find her way to Valhalla and save her werewolf boyfriend Nick.

This installment was once again full of adventure  and enormous obstacles stands in the way of our heroes. My heart was broken when more friends fell in battle, pushing Zara to question her decisions. Is saving Nick the right thing to do? Will he even want to leave Valhalla? Will he accept her now that she is a pixie?

One of the prime aspect of this book was Zara’s insecurities about her new self. Is she still the same? Is she evil now? Would she hurt her friends? Not everyone accepts her easily and it definitely hurts her, but her struggles provides the perfect occasion for her to grow, and she will.

Astley is also one big question mark. Could the pixie King really be good? Yes he is helping her finding Valhalla, but can she trust him? Does he have ulterior motives? Personally, I am very fond of him and would chose him over Nick any day =)

The end was ok but I was kinda disappointed that so many questions were left unanswered. One of the big downs for me in this series is that the books are so short, it always lets you craving for more. Thankfully, a fourth book is already scheduled, so hopefully we’ll finally get answers.

If you’re looking for a good YA series about Pixies, Shifters and Fey then search no more, the Need series is for you.

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Book Stats:

  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury US (Dec 14 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1599905531 The Book Depository
  • ISBN-13: 978-1599905532

    Book Source: Review copy sent by Penguin Canada

  • Tynga is a 32 years old mom of two, from Montreal, working as a lab technician in an hospital specialized in heart disease. In her free time, she enjoys reading all things Paranormal and photography.

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    4 People left their mark' :

    1. Oh-hoh.....I love adventures and obstacles!!! Now I'm reading The Iron King and simply love the journey and the adventure along the road. And this book, Entice sounds as intriguing as. Great review!!

      CJ @ Coffee N Crackers
      Latest Review: My Sister's Keeper

    2. I'm also very fond of Astley. I like Nick, don't get me wrong, but after Entice, I think I'm leaning more towards Astley. I can't wait for the next book in the series!

    3. I really enjoyed entice and after finishing, am even more conviced that Astley's the guy for Zara.

      I am dissapointed I have to wait until 2012 for the next book. It will be on my pre order list for sure.

      Happy new Year.

    4. Ohh, nice review. Got me curious about this one.