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.
Note: This review may contain spoilers if you haven’t read Need or Captivate
Lions, and tigers and pixies oh my!! Carrie Jones has done it again in her third installment of the story about Zara and her crazy friend’s adventure in saving their home of Bedford, Maine from psychotic evil pixies, yes you read that right, evil pixies. Carrie took the stereotypical pixies and turned it on its head creating these scary dangerous creatures that are set on killing all the boys in town to feed their needs. Entice by Carrie Jones starts off exactly where Captivate left off with Zara finding her self turned into the very creature that she fears and despise in the act to save her lost love Nick. In order to save him she have to push aside her fears and prejudices and work with Astley the new pixie king, the one who gave her the ultimate pixie kiss that changed her, to stop the evil pixies and their leader Erik. Through out the story Zara is fighting to come to terms with being a pixie now while fighting to bring Nick back from the place of the gods and trying to stop Erik and his evil pixies.
This leads to an action packed intense story filled with questions, discovery and death that had me flipping the pages to see what would happen next. I really enjoyed Entice and how things took off from the beginning of the story and things kept constantly happening until the end and even then left me wanting more. The characters, both old and new, were realistic and easy to relate to even though the situations they found themselves in were out of this world. Zara was a likable character and I enjoyed her developing into her own strong person, even though her family still treats her like a child and her friends at first treated her like a potential enemy with her newly changed status. I could understand the reasons behind Zara actions, though I wished that she had a bit more guts when it came to Astley. Speaking of Astley, he quickly became a break out character for me in the story, showcasing how not every pixie was evil and how they were many working on the side of good. He was a strong thoughtful character who stood by Zara no matter what her choices was, determined to help her get Nick back and deal with her friends and family who openly hated him, just to see her happy. Astley added depth and an additional romantic twist to the story that I hope will be further developed in the future. I really enjoyed his character and hope to see more of him. Carrie did a great job crafting a great story filled with action, danger and so much suspense that I know will have readers, such as myself, wanting more.