Thursday, February 3, 2011

Entice by Carrie Jones::A Bookanista Review

Just in case you have a brain like mine (overloaded with all sorts of awesome nonsense), Thursday is Bookanista review day on my blog. Who/what, you ask, are the Bookanistas/Bookanistos (yeah . . . some guys are in there, too)? The Bookanistas/os are a madly talented group of writers in all different phases of their careers. If you want to know more about
us individually, go check out this page here.

And now, on with the review! First off, AWESOME cover, right? Right. This is one of those covers that you see and don't care what the book is about--you're going to read it no matter what!

Introducing Entice by Carrie Jones:

Zara and Nick are soul mates, meant to be together forever. But that's not quite how things have worked out. For starters, well, Nick is dead. Supposedly, he's been taken to a mythic place for warriors known as Valhalla, so Zara and her friends might be able to get him back. But it's taking time, and 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 how to get to Valhalla? And even if Zara and her friends discover the way, there's that other small problem: Zara's been pixie kissed. When she finds Nick, will he even want to go with her? Especially since she hasn't turned into just any pixie. . . She's Astley's queen.

My favorite thing about this book: Carrie Jones makes Astely, pixie king to Zara's pixie queen, absolutely irresistible. He's flawed yet noble. And wholly devoted to Zara, even though she is sort of using him to save Nick.

What I liked about Zara: She's, well, breakable. Things never go quite right for her and she pays for it with physical injuries as well as the consequence of facing a mad mother and grandma.

The other thing I liked: Carrie Jones works magic with the teen voice. She's awesome at prose, at humor, at description, at making each character quirky.

Over all, this was a great read! Go check it out here!

For other superb Bookanista reviews you must check out (and if you only click one link, click the first one. Beth Revis has planned something top-secret to reveal today):

10 comments:

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I still have to read Need, but that's next on my list. :D

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Oh, it's always the voice that will sell me on a book! And pixies? Way cool. What a fab cover, too! Definitely one to add to the TBR list.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I am head-over-heels in love with this series. The covers are AMAZING the stories are AMAZING and you are absolutely right about the voice - AMAZING! And by the end of Entice, I totally found myself on Team Astley. :-)

Megan Miranda said...

This book is currently sitting on my bedside table, next in my TBR pile! Love the whole series!

Nicole Zoltack said...

Love the cover!

Lisa and Laura said...

Oh, that cover!

Matt Blackstone said...

Sweet! Great review!

Jemi Fraser said...

Sounds awesome - thanks for the tip!!! :)

Shana Silver said...

I've heard so many good things about these books but haven't checked them out yet. I'm interested now!

Alyssa@Teens Read and Write said...

It's a fun series! And the covers are great!