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Monday, September 6, 2010

Need


AUTOR: Carrie Jones
PAGES: 306
GENRE: YA
WEBSITE: http://www.carriejonesbooks.com/
ACQUIRED: Purchased

SUMMARY:(from book jacket)
Zara White suspects a freaky guy is semi-stalking her. She memorizes phobias and chants them when she's nervous. And, okay, she hasn't exactly been herself since her stepfather died. But moving to a shivery Maine town to stay with her grandmother is supposed to be the perfect fix-so her mom says.
Except, this new plan of getting away to help Zara stay sane? Yeah, not working. Turns out the semi-stalker is not a figment of Zara's imagination. He's still following her, leaving behind an eerie trail of gold dust. There's something not right-not human-in this sleepy Maine town, and all signs are pointing to Zara.

OPINION:
I just really didn't get into this book. I tried, but the writing was just too simple. There was no rhythm to it. I did love the fact it had werewolves and pixies in it-love that combination.
So, we've got this crazy pixie king with his "need" stalking poor Zara and her mother. Zara is shipped off to a remote town that is full of shifters. But even with the protection of her new friends the pixie king will not stop until he gets what he wants, and that is Zara.
Zara not only discovers no one is exactly what they seem, but maybe she isn't either.
I don't understand Zara's mothers action at all, past and present, when it comes to this pixie king and his great need. I thought Nick was a great character and loved Zara's small circle of friends.
The book cover is beautiful. Captivate is book two in this series and I think I will read it eventually, but I'll probably get it at my library.

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