- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Format: Hardback | 266 pages
- Dimensions: 142mm x 211mm x 28mm | 386g
- Publication date: 14 December 2010
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 1599905531
- ISBN 13: 9781599905532
- Sales rank: 207,540
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.
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CARRIE JONES loves Great Pyrenees dogs, Skinny Cow fudgsicles, and potatoes. In addition to the New York Times bestsellers "Need" and "Captivate," Carrie is also the author of "Girl, Hero"; "Love (and Other Uses for Duct Tape)"; and "Tips on Having a Gay (Ex-)Boyfriend." Carrie grew up in Bedford, New Hampshire, where she once had a seance with uber-comedian Sarah Silverman. She now lives in Ellsworth, Maine. www.needpixies.com www.carriejonesbooks.com
By Sam 25 Jun 2012
Originally reviewed on my blog: http://sikbookreviews.blogspot.ca
Story/Plot: The plot development in this story is good and interesting. There were some moments, however, that I found myself a bit bored...like the story got a bit dull for my liking. But, for the most part, I was interested in the story and wanted to keep reading. One thing that really bothers me is that I feel that things/ideas in this series are not fully explained. If I were Zara (the narrator), I would be asking waaaay more questions. It seems like the narrator is content with merely knowing basic facts, with no further explanations needed. This bothers me...I constantly find myself craving more information. For example, after reading the third book in the series, I still feel as though I barely know anything about pixies, and yet the narrator is a pixie! What's up with that??
Characters: The characters are mostly the same in this novel as the previous two, minus one main character...which you know if you read Captivate. There is a sense of a possible love triangle blooming, which typically I don't like. But, it is very subtle and I won't say if anything is actually going to come of it. The love triangle is also done a bit differently than normal, as one angle of the triangle is not around.
Writing: Writing style is still not satisfactory to me...it's still a bit weak. However, I am finding less and less mistakes and I am able to become enveloped by the story, which is good.
Uniqueness/Creativity: The creativity and uniqueness is about on par with Captivate. Some aspects I am impressed with, others not so much.
Overall: I don't think I've mentioned anything yet about the covers of these books in either of my previous reviews of the first two books of the series. So, I figured I should comment on them now. I love the covers. I think they are are all beautiful and make me interested in reading the books. However, the covers are a bit deceiving...I would say that the covers are overall more interesting than the actual story. Not that the stories aren't good, just not my favourite. I love the covers though. Overall, this book was decent. It held my interest. But, again, the writing quality is not up to par with what I expect from an experienced writer.
By TeensReadToo 23 Sep 2011
With ENTICE we come to the third novel in Carrie Jones' NEED series. Zara is determined to find her boyfriend, Nick. In CAPTIVATE, Nick was taken away by a warrior to Valhalla. With the help of Astley and her friends, Zara begins her quest to find a way to Valhalla.
Zara is really stuck between two decisions. She finds herself drawn to Astley throughout ENTICE, but yet she is single-mindedly determined to bring Nick back. Zara is unsure how Nick will react when she gets him back, because since his "death," she has been Pixie kissed and been turned into not just a Pixie, but Astley's Pixie queen. It doesn't get more complicated than that.
Though Zara wants to solely focus on finding the path to Valhalla, Bedford is besieged by evil Pixies and Zara and her friends must defeat them to protect the town. It's all so complicated for a high school girl who just wants to be normal again after her step-father's death.
There were some plot twists in ENTICE that I totally didn't anticipate. I won't give anything away, but her father makes an unexpected appearance and there's an interesting character named BiForst. The story moves quickly and will satisfy fans of the series.
ENTICE reminded me a bit of P.C & Kristin Cast's BURNED. The story mostly revolves around Zara's journey. There are background stories going on, but overall, the content is the quest. I thought this was to be a trilogy, but after checking out the author's website I found that the 4th book in the series is due out in 2012. So I for one will be eagerly waiting for more of Zara's (and Nick's and Astley's) story!
By Amanda 23 Apr 2011
Also reviewed on my blog, the Vintage Bookworm. (http://www.vintagebookworm.blogspot.com)
Entice was another great installment to the series, but wasn't as amazing as the first book or as good as the second. Which is usually how it works. It picks up right where Captivate left off. With Zara, now a pixie queen, going to the high school winter ball with her friends. She goes just to make them happy, which is what I always love about Zara. Even though so much has changed throughout the series so far, she still stays true to what she believes in. She grows a lot and learns a lot during the series, but she is still the same old Zara. Even if she has turned into a pixie, which everyone thinks are all bad.
I'm not sure anymore if I'm team Nick or Team Astley. I was IN LOVE with Nick before this book, and now I have fallen in love with Astley as well. Maybe the next book will clear things up for me. :)
I love the world that Jones' has created! She describes things so beautifully! I sometimes read very slow just to take in all the descriptions.
I absolutely adore this series, and Jones' writing, and I can't wait for the next installment!