Sunday, November 13, 2011

Need by Carrie Jones

Released: December 22nd 2009
Pages: 336
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Rating: 4/5

Zara collects phobias the way other girls collect Facebook friends. Little wonder, since life's been pretty rough so far. Her father left, her stepfather just died, and her mother's pretty much checked out. Now Zara's living with her grandmother in sleepy, cold Maine so that she stays "safe." Zara doesn't think she's in danger; she thinks her mother can't deal.
Wrong. Turns out that guy she sees everywhere, the one leaving trails of gold glitter, isn't a figment of her imagination. He's a pixie-and not the cute, lovable kind with wings. He's the kind who has dreadful, uncontrollable needs. And he's trailing Zara.
With suspense, romance, and paranormal themes, this exciting breakout novel has readers rapidly turning the pages.

I had very high expectations for need and to be honest, I was a little disappointed. I've heard many people rave on and on about how wonderful the series is and I was a bit let down. The story is equipped with highly expected cliche's; popular and snotty blonde girl, hot mysterious boy, hot boy best friend and a powerful secret which involves the supernatural. 

To be quite honest, I actually loved all the character's, they were very connectable. Zara White, our protagonist has been sent to live with her grandmother after her stepfather dies. The way Zara's emotions were written out, made me feel the way she felt, they were written very well. One thing i really liked about Zara is that she has a hobby of listing phobia's which I found quite interesting. As much as I liked Zara, i pretty much hated Nick; Zara's love interest. He was that typical hot jock with a hero complex. One aspect of this story that I really liked was Zara's and Nick's relationship, it wasn't rushed and they both took their time with one another. 

Now, for the supernatural part. I absolutely loathed the pixie's and I figure we were supposed to. They're described as being evil and vicious, which they pretty much were. Zara doesn't feel secure in the new place she's been sent to live because she finds out there has been someone stalking her and later to find out it a deadly pixie is even more terrifying. Will Zara be able to cope with the death of her stepfather? Will she be able to avoid the creepy pixie? And is that cute guy at school who happens to be a werewolf?

1 comment:

  1. I agree with you on Nick, his character was so cliche, try captivate lot more better. good review.