Friday, January 14, 2011

Review: Need by Carrie Jones

Need by Carrie Jones
Published: December 2009

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Pages: 306
Age Group: Young Adult 
Other: Need is the first book in the Need Pixies series. Captivate and Entice are already out. Book 4 is expected to be published in 2012.
Buy the book: Bookdepository

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.

Need is about Zara, who is sent away by her mother after her stepfather died. She is sent off to live with her grandmother in the cold, cold Maine. Zara suddenly sees the man that has been stalking her again in Maine - and again and again. Something's not right..

It turns out that the sleepy Maine town isn't as normal and quiet as it may seem, and everything points at Zara. 

Let me start out by saying that I found Need to be a real pageturner. I couldn't stop reading, even though the stalker guy freaked me out. Carrie Jones did a great job on describing the tense situation and I found it very realistic - it was giving me the creeps. And it takes good storytelling to give me the creeps, I can tell you that. I don't want to give away too much, because I think this is one of the books that you will need to read for yourself to fully appreciate it, but I loved the whole romance/supernatural thing that was going on. My favorite scene was probably the 'cute puppy' scene. You'll know what I'm talking about when you read it :)

My overall rating: 

If you haven't read Need yet, I highly recommend you do! I'm glad that I already have the second and third book (Captivate and Entice), so I can pick up the series again soon.

1 comment:

  1. Yay! Someone else who likes Need as much as I did! I'm glad you liked it. I don't get why other people just hate this book. Great Review!


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