Rating: 3.5 stars
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.
When I finished Need, I instantly needed more. Captivate had me completely captivated the entire book. Entice left me less than enticed I could say. I felt it lacked that addictive quality that the previous two books had, and while still a good read, left me slightly disatisfied.
I continue to love the characters of this series. I think they are fun and extremely well written. They all are so lifelike and have their faults, which are commented on and only makes them stronger. I really wish I had a grandma like Grandma Betty – she is such a cool lady. Entice is also superbly well written. These books are some of the best written books.
I love the beginning of the chapters in Entice are little snippets of blog posts, status updates, or news reports about the happenings in Bedford. I love those little things Carrie Jones adds in such as that, which add so much to the book.
My big issue with Entice was the plot. It was good, but a bit slow for my liking. Things happened, but not a lot of things. I kept waiting for that push that would take the story to the next level, but it simply never came. I continue to love to see what Jones does with her pixies in the stories and the way she kind of plays around with mythology.
This was a good read, don’t get me wrong, but I felt like it was more of a filler to pass the time to book four. The development of the story and the relationships between characters in Entice really builds what I’d imagine will be an absolutely smashing close to this series. The ending pulled out all stops and has me very eager to read book four.