Thursday, March 17, 2011

Need - Carrie Jones


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.

In this creepy, compelling breakout novel, Carrie Jones delivers romance, suspense, and a creature you never thought you'd have to fear.



I'm actually pretty torn about this book.  

I really enjoyed the characters--Zara, the main character, heartbroken and obsessed with phobias and helping people she doesn't even know, Issie, her new friend, sweet and perky, Nick, the sweet, hot guy at her new school who takes an instant shine to Zara, Devyn, the geeky but cute guy who is obviously in love with Issie, and Ian, the hot overachiever who's fighting with Nick for Zara's attention.

I liked them all, they were all awesome characters!

I'm a little undecided about the pixies.  It's not so much the pixies themselves I had a problem with.  It just seemed to me that Zara went from NOT believing in them, to completely believing in them a little too easily.  Same with the shifters.

Also, despite everything that was going on--the danger, the romance--it bothered me a little that the characters stayed pretty much exactly the same.  There really wasn't a lot of growth.

This was a fun read, and I think I'll definitly give book two a try.


Happy Reading!


-geekgirl
 

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