Friday, 18 June 2010

Book Review - Need by Carrie Jones

Need by Carrie Jones

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.

My Review

When i read the synopsis of this book i thought UGH! Pixies, surely pixies cant be bad and make a good book! Well what can I say I was proved wrong as I thoroughly enjoyed this book from the moment I picked it up to the moment I put it down .

I was easily won over by the characters in this book, Zara with her phobia obsession, Issy with all her cuteness, Devyn with his smartness, Nick and how hes the protector, and Gram because shes a bad ass and I would love a hip nan like her but those small things only added to who they really are or should i say what. Although i love the characters It didn't stop my brain shouting out at me when Zara would go into the woods or when 'the cute doggy' was lying in the hallway because he was hurt...but that only confirmed my earlier suspicions I'm hooked like a fish after bait.

Carrie writes uniquely and I can not compare that with any other author as she has a hip way of doing it that keeps you intrigued and wanting to know more 'like shes one of the teens' with all there hip and bad ass attitudes. I'm so excited to get started on Captivate..


  1. Ooh I haven't actually read Need yet - I'm so behind! I agree with you about the pixies too, I had reservations about this one until I read so many great reviews of it :) x

  2. Oh you so need to, at first i was unsure but still liked it and then POW it was like a drug(lol) let me know when you start it xx

  3. Ooh! I might actually have to read this. Thanks for the review hun. xx

  4. Jenny im sure you will love it, I have just read the second of the series and im in love...honestly.

  5. I read Need and really enjoyed it. I liked the phobia concept but sadly I felt Captivate didn't live up to Need. It felt very much a novel that relied of coincidence but hey maybe you will find something in it that I didn't.


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