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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Review: Entice by Carrie Jones & Nevermore by Kelly Creagh (Short Reviews)

No time to really do a book review for each single book, so I'll do two books per post. I put the day on which I'll do a post on the books.

Here are the books that didn't get reviews from me:

  • Entice by Carrie Jones (Sunday)
  • Nevermore by Kelly Creagh (Sunday)
  • Gone by Lisa McMann (Monday)
  • Nightshade by Andrea Cremer (Monday)
  • Strange Bedperons by Jennifer Cruise (Tuesday)
  • Manhunting by Jennifer Cruise (Tuesday)
  • Maybe This Time by Jennifer Cruise (Tuesday)
I guess, I'll go in order.

Entice by Carrie Jones: (Spoilers below) 4/5 Stars

Entice is the third book in the Need Series. The cover of the book is absolutely stunning. The pixie dust coming out or going into her mouth is amazing. The girl also has perfect skin, courtesy of photoshop but still its lovely, and it contrasts beautifully with the black background, which I think is the woods. She also has nice eyebrows, saying that makes me a weirdo, doesn't it? But truthfully I can never get my eyebrows the right shape or look. I usually over pluck to the point one eyebrow is missing a big chunk. Tehehe.

*SPOILERS INCLUDED BELOW - DON'T READ IF YOU HAVEN'T READ NEED & CAPTIVATE*


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Anyways, Entice is about Zara's adventure to Valhalla to save Nick. Because...well Nick sort of left this planet and was taken to the world of the gods because he is a warrior and died a warriors death. Now he gets to fight for the gods in their war, yada yada. Zara goes on this adventure with her king, Astley. Oh lets not forget she is a pixie now. She became one in order to save Nick, but she didn't know what all that would come with it; her friends become wary of her, her mother hating her, not knowing if Nick would still love her and her new connection with Astley and all these pixies at her service. But for Nick she would do anything. She already became a pixie, the next step is getting to the place the gods live.
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I really enjoyed the book.

There was very little that I didn't enjoy. Though I really didn't like that her friends kept judging her decision and thinking she was going to suddenly attack them...or you know become an evil pixie. I did find myself become very in favor of Astley and Zara. I know there is a love triangle already, even if Zara doesn't know it yet. Who knows how Nick will even react to her being a pixie in the next book. But Entice really had me pulling for them together, they are now connected, so why not? Or why can't she have both? Fly off into the sky with Astley and go to school with Nick? I know, shame on me!

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Nevermore by Kelly Creagh 
4/5 stars.

I don't even know where or how to put this book into words. I really don't even think I could attempt to. So, I'll just give my opinion about the characters, cover and story line.

This book was huge. I'm pretty sure the night I was reading it, I had to return it the next day. That's usually the case with most books I read. I pull an all nighter and then drop dead into bed and sleep most of the day. I'm working on fixing that little habit of mine.

I'm not going to lie, this book was huge. The size of it put me off for so long; even though I love to read when I see a big book and know its due back tomorrow..I usually give into defeat and put it in my book bag. Though I think with this book I started it a few nights before and just didn't touch it for awhile. Yet, just reading a little bit the book pulled me and didn't let go when I sat down it again.

The story line was intense and at some points...confusing. I still don't know what really happened or what didn't happen. I hate when I don't understand whats happening in a book! There should be something at the end of the book explaining things that happened. Now that definitely needs to be put in the back of Fallen, that book lost me so much that I'm not sure if I'll read the next books in the series. I don't like being confused, though with this book, I accepted the fact that I was confused because the main character was also lost.

Besides being seriously confused, I got scared at moments. Esp. when Isobel was running home that one night. I was totally freaked out. It was scary in a good way, kind of like suspense. Will she make it home or whatever the hell was chasing her get her? 

The characters of the book were either really likable or scum. Isobel and Varen were both very likable. Though I hated how hot and cold Varen was to Isobel; even if its understandable since he is living a nightmare. Pun intended. Isobel's boyfriend, Brad was a total jerk and got what he deserved is all I have to say. Seriously, who picks on their girlfriends partner for a major project/grade? I'm pretty sure that doesn't happen in reality. 

I'm starting to ramble, I need to wrap this book up. So lastly, the cover. I do love the cover, I like the girl that portrays, Isobel, is really pretty; the pink top she is wearing really goes with Varen's outfit. But, Varen doesn't do much for me. Yeah, he has that dark and mysterious look but on the hot scale, not up there for me. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying he isn't bad looking, just not my type.

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1 comment:

Somer said...

I will be adding Nevermore to my TBR pile! Thanks for the review!

Somer @ A Bird's Eye Review

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