Wednesday, October 28, 2009

[Review] - Need

Title: Need
Author: Carrie Jones
Series: Need
Genre: Young Adult
Year: 2009

Summary: Zara collects phobias the way other high school girls collect lipsticks. 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.

Thoughts: Since her stepfather died Zara has pretty much stopped living, so her mom sends her off to Maine to send some time with her grandmother. Hoping this will bring about some change. Once in Maine Zara sense things aren't all what they seem and eventually learns that she is being stalked.

From the get go I was enthralled with this book. Carrie Jones has done a beautiful job with setting up this eerie world and creating intriguing characters. Need draws you in and doesn't let go. Zara is dealing with pixies and not the nice kind you find in Disney movies. I found the stalking scenes to be believable and very creepy. It's been a while since a book spooked me, but I loved it. This story was intense, with both fantasy and romance elements.

Score: 4 Stars

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  1. Hi Anna,
    Sounds good, I have heard about this book, and yes seems like another nice YA :)

  2. Great review! I just got this one from the library, and I'm super excited to read it.

  3. Thanks! I hope you enjoy it too. :)

  4. Anna,

    Great review. :) Glad you enjoyed this one.


  5. Cool, I have heard to this book but it sounds interesting.

  6. Great review! I always love reading your reviews because you don't beat around the bush. It's easy to see if you liked it or not. Thanks for that!

    I think I may have to pick this one up, even if the book trailer narrator was a little on the odd side.

  7. Thanks! :)

    I thought the voice in the video was a bit odd too.

  8. Hm, I haven't seen much on Need but it certainly sounds interesting - a scary pixie. Enjoyed your review, thanks!

  9. Hi Anna!

    This one is on my wish list too, I read about it a couple of months ago, and I'm finding that I'm really looking forward to read.

    Dottie :)

  10. Great review! I hadn't heard of this book before reading your review and it sounds VERY interesting!



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