Monday, April 26, 2010

Need by Carrie Jones

NeedFrom Goodreads:
Zara White suspects there's a freaky guy semi-stalking her. She's also obsessed with phobias. And it's true, she hasn't exactly been herself since her stepfather died. But exiling her to shivery Maine to live with her grandmother? That seems a bit extreme. The move is supposed to help her stay sane...but Zara's pretty sure her mom just can't deal with her right now.

She couldn't be more wrong. Turns out the semi-stalker is not a figment of Zara's overactive imagination. In fact, 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 point to Zara.
Zara is a young girl who's world has turned topsy-turvy. She lost the one she has always known as "dad" when he dies in front of her. She also notices a man who keeps showing up and scaring her and she finds that he is a pixie who wants her. She quickly finds good friends who help her come back to herself after her step-father's death. They also help her deal with the pixie who haunts her and find out exactly what he wants. What they know is that he is a King in search of his Queen and all he has to do is lay a kiss on her that will change her forever. 


I really enjoyed this story right up to the fast paced ending. The only big criticism I have is that it would have been nicer to have the story be a bit longer and I'd like better transitions between the scenes in some of the chapters. Those aren't huge criticisms and I enjoyed the book and recommend it for anyone looking for a good YA read. Oh, and those looking for a little romance won't be disappointed either. I gave this book 4 stars and I'm already starting on the next book, Captivate.


I received this signed book from Free Book Friday!

10 comments:

  1. Thanks for the review :) I have been wanting to read this book.

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  2. Cool review :D I'll have to look into this series - I keep seeing it all over the place!

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  3. Yet another for the TBR list. Sounds great.

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  4. I think I'm gearing up for a semi-occasional YA binge and it looks like this is going on my list. I love that cover of the trees on her neck. Shivery.

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  5. I also have cover love for both the books. The cover for this one fits perfectly with the book. I also love YA binges. :)

    Thanks everyone for the compliments.

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  6. Ooohh, This sounds like a great read. I am going to have to get into this series. I like the fay reads and suck. Thanks for a great review and another book for me to want. ;)

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  7. @Melissa... LOL I think you meant such, right? ;)

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  8. Oh MY God! I am sorry. :D slip of the wrong finger. That happens once in a while. It should be such. :D

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  9. I do like romance in books I read!=)

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  10. This one has romance, so you won't be disappointed. It just wasn't the main feature to this book.

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