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Entice by Carrie Jones
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Jul 13, 2011

it was ok
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Read on July 27, 2011

Entice is the third in the Need series, and it picks up right where the second book (Captivate) left off. Zara, who was recently turned into a pixie, and her friends (Devyn – a were-eagle, Cassidy – part elf, and Issie – plain old human) attempt to take a break from defending the town of Bedford from evil pixies by attending a school dance. However, the disappearance and possible death of Zara’s boyfriend Nick (werewolf) weighs heavily on all of their minds. Zara turned pixie so that she would be able to visit Valhalla, a mythical afterworld for warrior fae, but in order to do it she had to be kissed by Astley, one of several warring pixie kings. Now it’s up to Zara and her friends to figure out a way to get to Vallhalla and bring Nick back.

Willing suspension of disbelief is a definite requirement for this one. Even the characters don’t seem to believe in the hodge podge of mythical and supernatural elements occurring in this book. The only character who is remotely likable is Betty – Zara’s step grandmother – and she’s not present for a large part of the novel. The rest of the characters are just annoying. The story is told from Zara’s point-of-view, so the reader is (unfortunately) privy to all of her thoughts and feelings. This leads to the inclusion of made-up words i.e., “I launched myself into his arms ‘squeeing’” and annoying phrases such as “the Vander guy” and “the Frank guy.” The Zara Nick Astley love triangle is very reminiscent of Twilight as is the idea of the main character having to become something non-human for love. Overall, I did not find much to like in Entice; however, diehard fans of Twilight and supernatural romances may be satisfied with this series, which will continue on for at least one more installment and probably more after that. There is some violence, but the language is pretty clean and the characters don’t go much further than passionate kissing. Recommended as an optional purchase where the first two books in the series were popular.
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