Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Entice by Carrie Jones [Review]

Title: Entice
Series: Need, #3
Author: Carrie Jones
Genre: YA Fantasy
Release:  Dec. 7, 2010
Format: Audio CD
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
ISBN-10: 1441861033
ISBN-13: 978-1441861030
My Copy: Amazon Vine
Reviewer: Rex

3.5 out of 5 Robots!

About the Book:
Zara and Nick are soul mates, meant to be together forever. But that’s not how things have worked out. For starters, well, Nick is gone. He’s been taken to some mythic place for warriors called Valhalla, where Zara and her friends might be able to get him back. It’s just not going to be easy. 

Meanwhile, Bedford needs its warriors more than ever, since a group of evil pixies is devastating the place, with teens going missing every day. An all-out war seems imminent. But even if Zara and her friends can find the way to Valhalla, there’s that other small problem: Zara’s been pixie kissed. When she finds Nick, will he even want to leave with her? Especially considering she hasn’t turned into just any pixie . . . She’s Astley’s queen.

My Review:
Entice is the third installment in Carrie Jones's Need series. Now, despite the fact that I own the previous two novels, I haven't read them yet. I received this for review for the Amazon Vine program and it is an audio book. To my surprise, I really enjoyed listening- though I still prefer actually reading. The person reading the story had a great voice. Now, that being said, I wouldn't recommend reading this as a standalone novel. It was absolutely enticing and I'm going to go back and read the first two novels... and then read the third instead of listening to it. As far as audio books go- this one is wonderful. I often find myself irritated with some of the speakers- not this one. 

Even though I enjoyed myself, I found it hard to like most of the characters. Zara's decisions were often infuriating. My favorite character was Astley. Couldn't even tell you why- and I can't tell you why I got so into this book. I just found myself wanting to know more, find out what happens next. Then again, I've got a thing for pixies- especially after my beloved Jenks in Kim Harrison's Hollows series.

The story started out slow, but the plot is complex and intriguing. I definitely recommend this series to fans of young adult fantasy, but start with book one! 

Other books in this series in the order they should be read:
1. Need

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