Sunday, 20 June 2010
Book Review - Captivate by Carrie Jones
Synopsis taken from author website
Zara and her friends knew they hadn’t solved the pixie problem for good. Far from it. The king’s needs grow deeper every day he’s stuck in captivity, while his control over his people gets weaker. It’s made him vulnerable. And now there’s a new king in town.
A turf war is imminent, since the new pixie king, Astley, is moving in quickly. Nick nearly killed him in the woods on day one, but Zara came to his rescue. Astley swears that he and Zara are destined to be together, that he’s one of the good guys. Nick isn’t buying it, though Zara isn’t as sure — despite herself, she wants to trust the new king. But it’s a lot more than her relationship with Nick that is at stake. It’s her life — and his.
After reading the first book to this series Need I was in love, it was a shock that I could actually love a book about pixies and it doesn't change in this book. The relationships between the characters grow and the need to protect each other is stronger.....although Zara isn't the only one to be protected now, there is also Wolf boy Zack who is in more danger in this book and it leads to a twist not many authors would be willing to take so early in a series...but its how Carrie is different from many other Authors, she's willing to be different, I think its one of the reasons I love her style so much.
There were some new additions in Captivate that I really enjoyed, too. Astley was an excellent new character, and I’m definitely curious to find out more about him, and what his true motives are. The build up to the end of the book is blood-tingling and if that isn't enough Carrie leaves you with the meanest cliffhanger ever :o( I was totally dragged into the pace and action in this book, fighting the fight and flying the flight.... maybe I wished for the kisses here and there too (a girl can dream right). Who would have thought that I would want to be a Pixie Queen to the King Astley and live happy ever after (sigh)
I have to admit I'm absolutely, without a shadow of a doubt Captivated by the Need series so far, Need is my favourite from the 2 books released to date, but i feel Captivate is a lead up to something bigger and better and that's what makes me love it more then i would of if i didn't believe that....my hopes where high of this series and still are. Roll on January for the release of The 3rd book in the need series Entice.
Happy Reading xxx