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Entice (Need Series #3)

Entice (Need Series #3)

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by Carrie Jones

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Zara and Nick are soul mates, meant to be together forever. But that's not exactly how things have worked out. Nick is dead-supposedly taken to some mythic place for warriors called Valhalla, where Zara and her friends might be able to get him back. Bedford needs its warriors more than ever, since a group of evil pixies is devastating the place. But even if Zara


Zara and Nick are soul mates, meant to be together forever. But that's not exactly how things have worked out. Nick is dead-supposedly taken to some mythic place for warriors called Valhalla, where Zara and her friends might be able to get him back. Bedford needs its warriors more than ever, since a group of evil pixies is devastating the place. But even if Zara and her friends can reach Valhalla, there's that other small problem: Zara's been pixie kissed. Will Nick even want to return with her? Especially since she's not just any pixie . . . She's Astley's queen.

Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Linda Infantino
Entice is a mythical adventure of pixies, humans, and weres. Following in the fashion of its predecessors, it has a dark, mysterious, romantic feel that makes readers feel enticed by the characters. This reader was right next to Zara as she discovered herself and searched for Nick. After finishing the book, readers will desire more; Jones outdid herself this time. While Need (Bloomsbury, 2008/VOYA December 2008) and Captivate (Bloomsbury,2010/VOYA April 2010) are good, Entice is fantastic. 4Q, 4P. Reviewer: Linda Infantino, Teen Reviewer
VOYA - Susan Hampe
Things are getting worse across the board. Bedford is under siege by a group of evil pixies led by a wicked king who killed Nick, sending him to the mythic land of Valhalla. Wanting to do all she can to help bring him back, Zara is pixie kissed by Astley and becomes his queen, causing a rift between her and her friends. No one expects it to be easy for them to reach Valhalla and get Nick back, but the journey will be far more perilous than they imagine. Each bit of information comes at an increasingly terrible price, causing Zara to question her motives and wondering how much she is truly willing to risk bringing Nick back. The third book in the Need series, Entice takes your hand and pulls you along on the dizzying journey to reach Valhalla. Zara's struggles grow even more complex with the complication of her being a pixie, as she finds herself constantly questioned by her friends. Like an experienced runner, the book takes off at a solid pace that will carry readers quickly and fluidly through the pages. Fans of the series will not be disappointed by the latest installment in this great series. Reviewer: Susan Hampe
Children's Literature - Amanda MacGregor
Book three in the "Need" series picks up with Zara, who was formerly half-human and half-pixie, but now turned fully pixie, and a queen at that, trying to figure out how to get to Valhalla to retrieve Nick, her werewolf boyfriend. Zara enlists the help of her close friends (some of whom are shape-shifting weres and an elf) and pixie king Astley. As if figuring out how to reach Valhalla wasn't enough trouble, they also have to help protect the town, which is besieged with violent and blood-thirsty evil pixies. Teenagers are dying and going missing, but no one beyond Zara and her friends know the real reason why. Zara and Astley do their best to figure out how to save Nick, but find traps and complications at nearly every turn. A book about pixie history and magic gives them the lead they need, but it takes a few false starts before Zara is able to get to Valhalla. Here, she must defeat Frank, Astley's uncle and the pixie responsible not just for Nick's death but for the larger pixie war that is unfolding. Her reunion with Nick is fraught with worry—if he will accept her as a pixie and if she can shake the feeling that she is betraying Astley. Though Nick arrives safely home, the impending pixie war looms large, leaving Zara and friends without much time to revel in their victory. Though their quest is fairly straightforward—get to Valhalla—the interruptions and blockades keep the story interesting. Readers may find this book nearly impossible to understand without having read the first two in the series. Twilight fans will feel right at home here, in rural Maine, which feels a lot like Forks, with Zara and her love triangle. Reviewer: Amanda MacGregor
School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up—In Carrie Jones's sequel (2010) to Need (2008) and Captivate (2010, all Bloomsbury), Zara has been kissed by Astley and turned into a pixie, which is the last thing her friends and family wanted for her. But as she sees it, it is the only way that she can go to Valhalla and rescue Nick, her one true love. One of the main problems with this plan is that she is now Astley's queen and has a deep connection to him and his people. As the story progresses, it also becomes clear that someone is trying very hard not only to stop them from rescuing Nick, but also trying to kill Zara and Astley. Although well-narrated by Julia Whelan, this book leaves listeners with more questions and loose ends. A must-buy if your library already circulates the first two titles, but not a stand-alone by any means.—Genevieve Gallagher, Charlottesville High School, VA
Kirkus Reviews

Jones picks up directly after the end of Captivate (2010), when Zara allowed Astley to kiss her and turn her into a pixie. Being a pixie, never mind Astley's pixie queen, terrifies Zara—but she did it so she can potentially travel to Valhalla and retrieve her maybe-dead boyfriend Nick. The thrust of this third installment is that quest: Find Valhalla, recover Nick. Pixie king Astley helps Zara and loves her; she begins to reciprocate even while pining for Nick at every moment. Unlike most love triangles in the genre, this one's outcome feels refreshingly unpredictable. The small Maine town establishes a curfew and the FBI arrives, but evil pixies still murder teen after teen. Epic war approaches, on earth and in the gods' realm. It's hard to say whether Zara's burning need to find Nick either trumps her earnest desire to protect innocent people from deadly pixies or blends with it—Nick's a critical leader/warrior, after all. Fans of the first two will continue to swoon, enjoying prose that's idiosyncratically casual (Valhalla feels "ungettable") and indulgently, oh-so-teen-like angsty ("Your sigh smells like sorrow"). (Paranormal romance. YA)

Product Details

Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
Need Series , #3
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Product dimensions:
8.82(w) x 11.70(h) x 0.98(d)
HL660L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

CARIE JONES loves Great Pyrenees dogs, Skinny Cow fudgsicles, and potatoes. She is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Need and Captivate, as well as Entice. Carrie grew up in Bedford, New Hampshire, where she once had a séance with über comedian Sarah Silverman.


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Entice (Need Series #3) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 580 reviews.
Kira803 More than 1 year ago
This book is my favorite of the series so far. Definitely a must read :) I cant wait for the 4th one to come out
Jill_11 More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite series of all time!! It does have the little love story in it yes, which i do indeed love, but it is also so much more than that. I love the story line. It's not just one of those books I read just for the love story part although this one does have a pretty good one, so good I can't make up my mind who to like, but I also find myself wondering what will happen next in the actual story. I guess you can tell that I highly recommend this book...=D.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
With ENTICE we come to the third novel in Carrie Jones' NEED series. Zara is determined to find her boyfriend, Nick. In CAPTIVATE, Nick was taken away by a warrior to Valhalla. With the help of Astley and her friends, Zara begins her quest to find a way to Valhalla. Zara is really stuck between two decisions. She finds herself drawn to Astley throughout ENTICE, but yet she is single-mindedly determined to bring Nick back. Zara is unsure how Nick will react when she gets him back, because since his "death," she has been Pixie kissed and been turned into not just a Pixie, but Astley's Pixie queen. It doesn't get more complicated than that. Though Zara wants to solely focus on finding the path to Valhalla, Bedford is besieged by evil Pixies and Zara and her friends must defeat them to protect the town. It's all so complicated for a high school girl who just wants to be normal again after her step-father's death. There were some plot twists in ENTICE that I totally didn't anticipate. I won't give anything away, but her father makes an unexpected appearance and there's an interesting character named BiForst. The story moves quickly and will satisfy fans of the series. ENTICE reminded me a bit of P.C & Kristin Cast's BURNED. The story mostly revolves around Zara's journey. There are background stories going on, but overall, the content is the quest. I thought this was to be a trilogy, but after checking out the author's website I found that the 4th book in the series is due out in 2012. So I for one will be eagerly waiting for more of Zara's (and Nick's and Astley's) story!
JCasey31 More than 1 year ago
Not my favorite in the series but the relationship between Zara and Astley continued to develop and the plot continued to twist and turn keeping my interested.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Entice is the 3rd book in the Need series. These have been quick easy read books where the story and character development were well thought out. This book adds a few new pixies (good and bad) to the mix and we are soon moving along on another journey fighting to rid Maine of these evil non-Tinkerbell like pixies.
songbirdsue More than 1 year ago
This one did have some good character development especially Astley and Zara's relationship. I was disappointed in how everyone else treated him though. I also got a bit annoyed with Zara's fixation with getting Nick back no matter what. A bit unrealistic (unlike the rest of the series right:) Astley is a trooper and Zara is a bit blind.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm so glad that the last two books got away from twiligth because in Need I thougth I was reading it again but I'm happy to say that no longer happens the story line is difrent and putting in mythology was great it gave that edge and astley is my favorite. Zara is a little selfish putting everybody in danger her mother was rigth but in the end it works out.... can wait for the last one!!!!!!
BookSakeBlogspot More than 1 year ago
I love this series and can’t believe I waited so long to read the third book! This one veers out of our normal world, well normal in that there are pixies and all, and adds in the mythology of Valhalla, yes, that means a little bit about Thor and Odin too. Zara is one of my favorite female characters in a young adult series because she doesn’t just sit around and whine, she gets off her butt and does something about the problems. While her choices sometimes put her in danger, they are still choices that she is taking responsibility for and doing for more than just herself. Actually, she’s a pretty unselfish girl. Yes, she wants Nick back because she loves him, but it’s more than that. She knows his friends all need him as well and so she is risking life and limb to get him back. Zara isn’t without her own internal conflict though. Astley is always around, she is his queen now after all, but she’s not quite sure what that means. We get to see into Astley’s character a bit more and whew, there’s some unexpected stuff in his life. I know I won’t wait so long to read the next book in the series, it can’t get here soon enough! Reviewed by Jessica for Book Sake.
kcody03 More than 1 year ago
Carrie Jones' Need series has continuously gotten better with each book. In this book our heroine has to deal with the fact that things might not be as black and white as she once thought when it comes to Pixies. Our heroine faces some tough choices and continually grows because of them and all of her courage is tested in the third installment of the need series. I loved this book because not only does Zara learn that not everything is what it seems even in the supernatural world, but because she grows in other ways too. This book was full of surprises and had some wonderful interactions with the characters helping readers learn a little more about them and have better understanding of the things going on. Highly recommended!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OK u got me love /loved them all
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best series ever
Sibella Asher More than 1 year ago
This review and others here http://reviewsofyabooks.blogspot.ca/ Introduction Zara changed into a pixie queen to get Nick back from Valhalla. No matter what the cost she needs to get him back. Only, she doesn't actually know how to get to where Nick is. She does get many leads throughout the book with the help of her new king Astley. The first one brings them all the way to Iceland. Then to a bar. Last to Astley's freaky mother's house in New York. Finally the pixie council gives them the answer they need to get to the land of the gods. Now that Zara knows how to get to Valhalla, all she needs to do is convince the gods that Nick is needed more in Bedford more than he is needed in Valhalla to fight the biggest war that may end the world. Cover This book has two covers. On the cover of the book that I borrowed had golden finger nails on the side of a face. The other cover that the book can have is Zara blowing gold dust out of her mouth. In the background of the one that I had is what looks like smoke. On the bottom corner of the other edition is a small golden tree. I think that they are both very pretty and I can't decide which one I like more. Character/Relationships Zara still cares a lot for Nick but has put much of her trust in Astley. She has stopped doubting him even though many people in Zara's life are still skeptical about whether or not he is trying to set them up. Zara's mom comes up to Bedford. It is the first time she has seen her daughter since she turned pixie. Zara's mother expresses a lot of hate toward Astley for changing Zara. I can't really blame her. But the hate becomes so strong that Zara is convinced that her mother doesn't love her anymore. Conclusion Entice was a very good book and was defiantly worth reading. At some points I found myself wishing that Zara would see that she was taking the whole, "We need Nick" and "I miss Nick" thing a little bit too far. Zara looses a lot of people and pixies in this book. At one point in the book Zara's mother says that one boy is not worth loosing all the people that she loves. I almost agree with her.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really like the paranormal aspects of the series and the new characters. I've found Zara a little annoying at times, but I am still fascinated by this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Honestly the characters have no depth and the story has no drive... its just boring
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the whole series, wish there was more.
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In class when i was reading this book , i swear u not, i jumped up with excitement and squeeled. A part of me REALLY longs for Zara to love her amaxing king... but then theres Nick, her well-rounded, bulky, hot werewolf!!! Eeeeeeeekkkkk. Ily Carrie Jones!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was the worst book I have EVER READ! I couldn't take it after not even 50 pages! The first two books were tolerable, this one just went completely down hill. The storyline is the only  things Carrie Jones has going for her. She writes like a first grader, has run on sentences.... and all of her characters act like mentally impaired middle schoolers. The worst being the main character. My I.Q literally dropped because her writing is not of the level someone her age should be at. She can't develop characters very well, the dialog is completely unrealistic, And the pills that protect pixies from iron? I have no clue where that came from, she just kind of threw that in there randomly? Its a lame idea and i dont recall she ever writing anything about them taking pills? So clearly she cant keep straight what she writes and what she wants to express in a book. If you have any respect for literature stay far away from this serious. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series is awsome and i would recommend it to you any day o the week. I was really into them and couldnt hardly put it down
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