Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Need by Carrie Jones
Zara White's world feels as if it has ended. Her beloved stepdad has just died, her mother is sending her away from their hometown of Charleston to the icebox people call Maine, and she thinks she is being stalked. Adjusting to life in Maine is tough. Zara hates the cold, hates being the new girl, hates that her mother sent her away, and hates that she can't stop thinking about Nick. On top of everything else things are starting to get weird around town. Boys are starting to go missing again and she keeps seeing the man who was following her in Charleston. The only clue as to who this man is is the gold dust he leaves behind, no footprints, just gold dust. To make the weird even more weird her new friends Issie, Devyn, and Nick are trying to convince her that the mysterious man is a ...pixie and he is after her. The more she learns about this frightening new world the more scared and determined she is to keep her loved ones safe. While discovering this new world Zara just might learn who and what she is.
In YA novels we usually see the world of faeries, but Carrie Jones introduces us to pixies and a few other creatures who seem to get overlooked. I have to give full disclosure. I am a complete fan girl when it comes to this series. I go out and buy and read these books the day they come out. I absolutely loved the characters in this book. You have Zara who never stops campaigning for Amnesty International and recites phobias when she is nervous. Gram is a kickbutt granny with a penchant for dirty words and sarcasm, Nick is the soft hearted mister Macho Man Protector, Issie is the cute, clumsy, quirky bunny lover, and Devyn is the cute wheelchair bound nerd. They are wonderful! ***Slight Spoiler*** Just to break up the monotonous gushing the only part (according to me) that could be improved upon is how fast and completely Nick and Zara fall for each other once they get over their problems. Other than that I love this series. It's a great romance with great characters. I give this book a 4 STAR rating.
Need is by Carrie Jones and is book 1 in her series followed by Entice and Captivate with the fourth book coming out in 2012. Carris Jones is an awesome author who on her website http://www.carriejonesbooks.com/ encourages readers to friend her on facebook.