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Zara and Nick are soul mates, meant to be together for ever. But that's not quite how things have worked out. For starters, Nick has gone. He has been taken to the mythical place for warriors known as Valhalla. Zara and her friends might be able to get him back, it's just not going to be easy. Meanwhile a group of evil pixies is devastating Bedford, with more teens going m ...more
Paperback, 266 pages
Published January 3rd 2011 by Bloomsbury (first published December 1st 2010)
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I can't stand this series. I want to punch myself in the face for continuing on and checking these out from the library. That's one thing though; I haven't spent a single dime on these books. Yes, I've spent a few hours reading them, but the investment has been small. I'd advise the same for any others out there who are curious about this series - check them out from the library, because then at least you'll hate yourself a little less when you've finished reading them and realize you've only wa ...more
Ally Messer
Sep 16, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya-fiction
At the end of Captivate I was a complete Nick supporter. I was so sure that Zara and Nick were soul mates that it was almost religious... All that has changed. I am pro-Astley. Throughout Entice you fall in love with Astley. Its inescapable, he is caring and personal in a way that Nick can't possibly be as he lives in Valhalla, worlds apart from Zara. Where things will go from here, I am excited to find out! ...more
Alma E Marquez
Dec 31, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks, favorites
I've read Entice more than 5 times. I've listened to the audiobook every night since I got it (Dec 11th). THAT is how much I LOVE this book! I've been Team Astley since he was introduced in Captivate. I won't post any spoilers here. But I truly loved getting to know more about Astley and seeing him and Zara's relationship develop. Issie, Devyn, Cassidy and Grandma Betty were wonderful as well. Zara really matured in this book. And she is learning to accept the changes in herself and her circumst ...more
Jul 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Zara and Nick are soul mates, meant to be together for ever. But that's not quite how things have worked out. For starters, Nick has gone. He has been taken to the mythical place for warriors known as Valhalla. Zara and her friends might be able to get him back, it's just not going to be easy. 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 even if Zara and ...more
Jul 25, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This book was freaking amazing!

I really hope that Zara gets with Astley because he is the sweetest thing ever. I can't wait until the fourth book!
Dec 11, 2010 rated it liked it
In a Sentence: Entice is easily the best book in this series so far!

My Thoughts

You know how books in series sometimes tend to either one of two things as they progress: they get better, or they get worse? The Need series definitely falls into the latter category. While I enjoyed reading Need and Captivate, Entice beats the previous two books in every category!

As I mentioned in my review of Captivate, I loved that the main character, Zara, has continued to develop realistically throughout th
Aug 07, 2010 rated it it was amazing
OH MY GOSH! Okay so first of all I thought this book was pretty awesome. It mostly concentrates on Zara and Astley finding Valhalla to save Nick. Along the way they both face a lot of loss and find that people aren't always as they seem. And your friends and family can sometimes leave the deepest scars. With only each other for company most of the time, Zara and Astley become quite close. But Zara soon finds out that he's not being completely honest with her about his past. Zara always says she ...more
Oct 18, 2010 marked it as to-read
I think this is the first time i've ever rooted for the underdog o.O nick seems too overprotective and machismo-like and not in a good way. Astley, on the other hand, seems genuine and likeable. To tell you the truth, i just find nick annoying and i think Astley would the better choice even if Zara doesn't deserve him. ...more
Jul 08, 2010 rated it liked it
For some reason I thought this series was a trilogy and that this was the last one.... I was so very very wrong. There is going to be more!

Entice starts right where Captivate stopped.... Zara is a pixie... and she'll stop at nothing to find Nick. And she does not stop.... she will find him... or else. Don't read this next sentence if you have't read the book yet. (Was anyone else a little annoyed in Zara's quest.... I mean I'm glad she found him when she did, because I think if anyone else died
Crystal Starr Light
Is saving Nick really worth the deaths of 2+ characters and the complete abandonment of plot?

NOTE: I received an ARC via Amazon's Vine Program.

NOTE: Potential spoilers of book 2! Ye be warned!

Last time we were in Bedford, Maine, Zara had turned pixie to attempt to go to Valhalla and save Nick. Oh, and attend the high school dance. “Entice” picks up immediately—and I mean immediately—after “Captivate”. Zara, Issie, Devyn, and Cassidy head to the dance, where they fend off some evil pixies. From t
Elizabeth Jules Mason
In a few words: dragged out

**spoilers IF you haven't read the first books of this series**

I first have to say that I ADORE this series. The characters and plot are excellent. The twists and turns unseen and surprising. That said, this book of the series seemed to drag on about nothing much. I honestly think I could have read the first few chapters and final two chapters and not missed a thing. The middle was completely dispensable, unfortunately. My guess is that this series was supposed to be a
Oct 09, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Peoplez who like the Need Series
Shelves: series
Darn, I hate where the book ended- sorry but it ended with a sort-of cliffhanger and I don't like cliffhangers very much. Othervise Entice was really amazing. It picks off exactly were Captivate ends and basically all through the book, Zara is on a quest to save and bring back Nick. The plot does twist and turn a bit during the book (not in a bad way) and the relationship between Zara and Astley becomes stronger and as you may have guessed, Zara's got herself stuck in a love triangle.

If you're o
Caitlin Peterson
Jun 24, 2011 rated it liked it
I could have sworn this series was supposed to be a trilogy! I'd actually forgotten about the series, and then became excited when I could read Captivate and Entice together, thinking it was the end. Guess not.

The ONLY reason I'm giving this 3 stars instead of 4 is because Zara annoyed the crap out of me in this book. I admired her dedication to going to get Nick, but holy cow she practically ran over everyone just to get there. So many sacrifices were made to get him home, and it just seemed ex
Oct 18, 2010 rated it it was ok
**A disclaimer to anyone who doesnt like this review, New Moon & Breaking Dawn were my favorite Twilight books. I dont need action, but I DO need character development in a series!** Even though I put this book on my Amazing YA bookshelf I really wanted to put it on the Total Dissappointments shelf! If youve read the past 2 books you know that Zara changed into a Pixie to save Nick from Vallalah. SO one would expect that Entice is all about dealing with that change, a growth book, if you will. B ...more
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Various predicaments have presented themselves to Zara since the death of her stepfather and the unwilling move to Bedford, Maine that followed. There is, of course, the whole pixie situation, but now Nick, her boyfriend and warrior werewolf, is gone, too. Zara, heartbroken and determined, allows the pixie king Astley to transform her into a pixie herself as a last resort to aid in the quest to retrieve Nick. The problem is: the only
Continuity Folks: Astley's eyes are green, not blue. (I'm so OCD that I even looked up the references in Captivate. Yes, I own that one, too. *hangs head*) Who forgets the correct physical description of their own characters? I thought these imaginery people, like, lived in the authors' head for six months while they write their book. Anyway...

These three stars are all for Astley.

He's the only reason I'm still reading this series. I probably should have given up after Need, but then I read an As
Oct 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Astly *swoons*

This series just gets better and better for me. I love the unique pixie plot. There continues to be shocks and twists at every page and the characters continue to grow and surprise me. I continue to fall more madly in love with Astly. He really made this book for me. I know there are a few Team Nick people left but Astly really blew Nick out of the water with this one.

Zara is on a mission to save Nick from Vahalla but she has no idea how to get there. With the help of the oh so swe
Jeanette Diaz Michel
Sep 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing

I adored this book. As for the question of, Nick or Astley, I'm Team Astley. I like Nick too, since book one, but I think he's too ordinary, despite the werewolf factor. He's sweet and all, but there's nothing about him that is really "wow". I do want to find out if he accepts Zara or not, but I believe he will. I really hope that Ms.Jones touches more on the virus and "he had to kill his dad" issue. I thought that was good character development for someone with almost no back story.
Kirsty (Amethyst Bookwyrm)
Jan 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal, review
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Entice starts off right after Captivate where Zara’s friends are still struggling to accept that she is a good pixie and Zara is determined to rescue Nick from Valhalla.

This is basically about Zara learning about Valhalla and Norse mythology to find a way to rescue Nick both for her and as the defender of Bedford. At the same time Zara worries whether Nick will even accept her as a pixie. Also Frank and his evil pi
**slight spoiler alert**
This one will have you hanging AGAIN at the end. I am really beginning to hate it when that happens. I thought I would finally get a bit of closure between Nick and Zara, but now Zara has thrown a wrench in the happily ever after by becoming a bit more friendly with Astley. Zara concludes this book being more confused than ever! There were a few slow parts in the plot, but by the end you will be satisfied that you finished it and demanding the next in the series.
Megs ♥
Sep 10, 2011 rated it it was ok
I loved the first book, but during this one I skimmed an awful lot thinking is it over yet?

The story was good at first, and now just feels drawn out and boring. I guess this series is going to still continue, but I personally believe it should have ended as a trilogy.
Jun 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars!
I really liked how the story line was written in this book. It changes over time as you read. I like the characters and everything about them. I hope I like the last book as much as I do with this book.
Janet Robel
Jul 24, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hooked me in with a wonderful story and characters. Astley grew on me, and I kinda hope Zara ends up with him.
Best in the series so far, 3.5 stars

Carrie Jones' ENTICE picks right up where CAPTIVATE left off: Zara has just been pixie-kissed and turned into Astley's queen, the town remains ravaged by pixies who are killing teens, and Nick may or may not be alive and accessible in Valhalla. Having given up her humanity in order to save him, Zara must wrestle with how to keep her friends and her town safe while going after Nick. When others begin to get hurt in the process, Zara must also decide if her ques
La Femme Readers
Dec 21, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Time and time again, this series delivers a devourable and explosive plot. Entice, the third installment, was beyond thrilling, thus, making it my favorite. The original quality behind the detailed descriptions elevated my imagination to the max. Zara, has transformed immensely since I first met her. Her true nature has finally surfaced, balancing her kind heart and confident persona. The certainty behind her actions were admirable and straight forward. I didn't find myself growing impatient wit ...more
This book was too short. I loved it mostly because of Astley, who I adore. I personally feel that Nick is a jerk and I cannot stand how often female characters are written to be with the jerk boyfriend. Now I know often in life girls pick the jerk, but that is because the nice ones never looked or acted like Astley. I not sure how I feel about this whole Valhalla thing, for some reason it felt a little campy to me. I enjoyed the time without Nick, Zara growing up and realizing the world has shad ...more
Susan (Wastepaper Prose)
Dec 25, 2010 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of paranormal that's outside the box.
Shelves: ya, paranormal
These books are always a quick read for me because I love Carrie Jones writing. Her ability to boil things down and choose exactly the right words to convey a concept or image amazes me. It makes for a very visual journey.

Zara returns in book three, much changed, but still the same unsure girl she's been all along. She and all of the other characters are each distinct and very real, but Astley really came alive in this book for me. I'm definitely on his team. There are also some unexpected laug
Jun 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing
These books keep getting better and better, honestly they do. The narration is perfect, so descriptive. I've grown to love Zara more and more and I really like her, being able to see things as she does. If we're gonna start with the whole team thing (like, even though I hate it to say it, Twilight) I would definitely be team Astley no questions asked. He is so different to many of the 'book guys' out there and I love how we get to know more about him in this one, and how he doesn't hold back whe ...more
Seeing Double in Neverland
May 09, 2014 rated it did not like it
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1 out of 5 stars

I am not a fan of this series, I will not be finishing the series.
Reviews May Vary
Jul 28, 2010 rated it really liked it
I read this during my I NEED ALL THE FAIRIES phase... one of them. I really loved this series and would say that it was one of my favorites in the genre at the time.
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Carrie Jones likes Skinny Cow fudgsicles and potatoes. She does not know how to spell fudgsicles. This has not prevented her from writing books. She lives with her cute family in Maine, but she grew up in Bedford, NH where she once had a séance with cool uber-comedian Sarah Silverman.

The Meyers brothers are from Bedford, too, so you’d think it would make Carrie funnier, coming from Bedford N.H. Ob

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