REVIEW: Entice by Carrie Jones

For those interested bookmarks are being given away to a few lucky people who comment
ENTICE by Carrie Jones
  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children's Books (December 14, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1599905531
  • ISBN-13: 978-1599905532
  • Rating: YYY

  • 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 everyday. 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.


    Upon finishing Captivate I was most eager to return to the world of Pixie kisses, love, loyalty and danger. So, upon receiving ENTICE I quickly delved into it, wanting to know what happened next to Zara and her friends.

    I could not believe the cliff hanger ending in Captivate that I had to sit on for nearly a year. GAH!!! Zara had agreed to be pixie kissed by Astley (thus making her a Queen) so that she could save Nick. ENTICE quickly begins right where we were left off with Zara and her friends, Cassidy, Dev and Issie attending the Winter Ball. We are a scant few pages into the story when mayhem ensues and you are left looking at Zara with surprise and awe. The girl that recited phobias and was sheltered by her were boyfriend and friends was no longer present and in her place was a fierce Pixie Queen that meant business.

    As the story progressed I witness Zara's struggle to try and find Nick, to find acceptance with her new Pixie status among her family and friends and to understand the conflicting feelings she has towards Astley. I began to admire her more and more, amazed at how she does not let fear rule her life as she once had. I also became a big supporter for Astley, at first I questioned his motives believing that he was too good to be true but I was left with a bit of a "crush" for him by the story's end. Issie and Dev are as darling as ever and Cassidy provide that bit of supportive relief that round out this memorable cast of characters.

    While I enjoyed returning to this world that Carrie Jones has created I found that I did not care for how certain events played out in ENTICE. I know that everything is centered on locating Nick and bringing him back to the world of the living but the storyline became a bit redundant with Zara constantly getting into one horrible event after another in her quest to find Nick. I questioned her motives just as her mother had. Was Nick worth everything she was going through, especially when she had no idea how he would react to her new Pixie status? I know it weighed heavily on my mind and by the story's end I did not feel that it was properly explored leading me to believe that we will have yet more adventures to encounter with Zara and her band of friends and Pixie King.

    For those that are fans of this series I feel that you will admire the changes in Zara but you will have conflicted feeling as to whom Zara should end up with

  • Nick or Astley poll HERE

  • Entice excerpt HERE

  • 18 comments on "REVIEW: Entice by Carrie Jones"

    Pisinat wrote: December 10, 2010 at 1:03 PM

    I haven't read this series yet. In fact, I hesitate to start reading it... I've read some really excellent reviews, and on the other hand, people who didn't like it...
    But I'll probably give it a chance one day, because I'm still curious to make my own opinion :)

    Lora1967 wrote: December 10, 2010 at 1:25 PM

    I would love to have some book marks. i give them to the highschool. I actually just donated this series to them.

    Louisse wrote: December 10, 2010 at 1:31 PM

    Cool. I would love some Bookmarks~ :)) Haha. I still haven't read Need. One of my best friends loves it though. So I'll be reading it soon. :) Great review by the way! ;)

    Hugs, peace and cookies,

    Cleo wrote: December 10, 2010 at 2:52 PM

    YAY! Entice!! I totally can't wait until it comes out in... 4 days? Great reviews :D The bookmarks look cool, too :)

    Miss Bookiverse wrote: December 10, 2010 at 3:27 PM

    I haven't even read Need yet but I really want to. The covers look really unique and pretty.
    Oh and those bookmarks, I'd love to win them :)


    Vivien wrote: December 10, 2010 at 3:29 PM

    I've been anticipating this release since Captivate. I was on the fence with Need but then enjoyed Captivate a lot more. Ever since I've been very curious to see where this story goes. Great review. I'm still excited about it. It is a little strange that it's more than just a trilogy. Feels odd.

    Would love some bookmarks :)

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

    Maryann wrote: December 10, 2010 at 10:48 PM

    great review! i have read both need and captivate.. kinda still looking forward to Entice :)

    The bookmarks look Supercool. I would love to win one!

    Jess13angel wrote: December 11, 2010 at 4:11 AM

    I loved both Need and Captivate! I cannot wait to read Entice and find out more about Astley,maybe he'll make me switch teams xD

    I don't if your bookmarks giveaway is open internationally, but I'll leave you my email anyway :)

    Lunalula wrote: December 11, 2010 at 9:43 AM

    I really want to read this book, I alredy read the first part, Need, and I love it!
    And if your bookmars giveaway is internationally I will love to participate, I leave you my email,

    Jenny!!! wrote: December 11, 2010 at 10:29 AM

    I would love to get some bookmarks for all the teens that read Carrie Jones' books at my library. They would looooooove these! :)

    Terra Mae wrote: December 11, 2010 at 12:35 PM

    OMG I love this series! I am so excited for Entice!

    Bookgeek wrote: December 11, 2010 at 4:31 PM

    I have been waiting for Entice! I have really enjoyed this series. Soon...

    latishajean wrote: December 12, 2010 at 8:57 AM

    I love carrie jones and can't wait to read Entice! I love her books alot and can't wait to see what happens next!

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