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May 23 2011

Entice by Carrie Jones

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Bloomsbury Publishing, 2011. ISBN: 9781408810446.
Nick and Zara are soul mates. They are meant to be together, forever. However Nick is gone, he has been taken to a place for warriors, Valhalla. There is a chance that Zara can get him back, but will he want to? Zara has been turned Pixie, worse she's a Pixie queen. Will Nick still love her?
This novel falls into the fantasy genre and carries the theme of getting back someone you have lost, as well as doing almost anything to get them back. The style of writing uses a fair amount of imagery and symbolism. Incorporated are complex sentences that give you a complex story which isn't always easy to process, but it all comes together at the end and makes sense. The plot is not straightforward, it is complex like the story. Some things you will see coming, then it will change or something will unexpectedly happen.
The book is mostly set in the vicinity of the town of Bedford, UK and in Iceland, as well as in Valhalla. The story appears to take place over about three weeks and you don't always know straight away what time of day it is. The characters themselves are not the kind of people that you would actually meet in reality, but they are very believable and in some ways they act like regular people.
I would recommend this novel more for girls than boys and for the 15 - 25 age group. It is a great book and I think it deserves 10/10 stars.
Amelia Kelly (Student)

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