Thursday, 13 January 2011

Review: Entice by Carrie Jones

Entice by Carrie Jones
Published by Bloomsbury
Challenges: None
Source: Review Copy (Finished UK copy)





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.


***
those of you who read my review of the second book in the last series will now I was not impressed at all at how the last book finished to the point where I was ready to give up on the series on the whole. I received this book for review and decided that I really ought to continue with the series.

Firstly the book did not end on an awful cliffhanger (although there is a lot more story to be told) which meant I wasn't left wanting to hurl the book out of the window.

The story was fast paced and the action scenes were good. I liked the addition of Astley and seeing how Zara developed after being turned into the pixie queen.

I love Issie as a character and her relationship with Devyn. It is all very cute.

The major point that did annoy me a lot in this book is that is is asserted frequently that Zara is selfish and her reasons for doing what she is doing are really selfish. It really grated on me that it was continually brought up.

All in all definitely worth the read especially as it addresses and puts right a lot of the things that I really hated about book 2. I certainly will be looking out for book 4.


Thankyou Bloomsbury for the review copy!

1 comment:

Mel said...

Interesting review. I picked up Captivate recently but haven't read Need. Perhaps it's not best book to start the series with! :)