Sunday, May 1, 2011
Book Review: Entice (Need #3)
Entice (Need, #3) by Carrie Jones.
Zara and Nick are soul mates, meant to be together forever. But that's not quite how things have worked out.
**Note: I have cut short the cover blurb for this book since the original description gives away everything that happens in the first two books of this series.**
Pixies, ghouls, and weres, oh my! Entice is another exciting addition to the Need series by Carrie Jones. Captivate, the second book in the series, was amazing and left us with a cliff hangar ending that had me racing to pre-order Entice. I admit that I found myself comparing this book to Captivate and feeling less captivated. That is not to say that I didn't enjoy Entice. This is an enjoyable young adult read filled with pixies and weres and other paranormal creatures. It just seems to be missing a bit of the magical allure that Captivate held for me. I felt less emotionally invested in the characters this time around, which may have been due, in part, to Zara's aloofness (compared to her previously fragile and emotional personality) and the absence of a certain favorite character, but am again highly anticipating the next book in the series. The final chapters of Entice were exciting and Jones leaves us, once again, with a cliff hangar ending. There's so much going on in the final pages that I must find out what happens next. There is also an interesting love triangle developing. I will always be Team Nick, but am curious how Jones will continue to weave these tangled threads. I look forward to reading the next book in this young adult paranormal series.
I recommend Entice (Need, #3) to readers of paranormal romance, young adult, urban fantasy, speculative fiction, and especially to fans of pixie and were fiction. Entice may appeal to fans of Claire de Lune by Christine Johnson, The Iron King by Julie Kagawa, Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception by Maggie Stiefvater, and especially to fans of the Need series.
Source: This book was purchased by E.J. for review.
Don't miss E.J.'s reviews of Need (Need #1) (mini review) and Captivate (Need #2).
Entice on Amazon.
Entice on Goodreads.
Bestselling author E.J. STEVENS has written and independently published 15 speculative fiction books. She is the author of four series, including the WHITECHAPEL PARANORMAL SOCIETY Victorian horror series, the HUNTERS' GUILD urban fantasy series, the award-winning SPIRIT GUIDE young adult series, and the award-winning, bestselling IVY GRANGER urban fantasy series.