Book Review: Need by Carrie Jones

Posted January 21, 2010 in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Book Review: Need by Carrie JonesNeed by Carrie Jones
Also by this author: Entice
Series: Need #1
Also in this series: Entice
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult
Published by Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury Children on December 23, 2008
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover
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Zara collects phobias the way other girls collect Facebook friends. 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.

With suspense, romance, and paranormal themes, this exciting breakout novel has readers rapidly turning the pages.

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First Impressions

Love the gold shimmer lips and the title at first I didn’t get it, but it does tie into the story. The silhouette of the tree branches also ties in very nicely, making it a compelling cover so to draw readers.

Review

Jumping right into the review this story is about a young girl named Zara who’s shipped to her grandmothers in Maine because her stepfather just died and her mother thought it would be best if she took some time away. Now what is interesting about the story is the stalker that follows Zara to her grandmother’s house. I don’t want to give all the surprises away (even though about time you read this you will have already read or heard about it) but I feel that the real spark and juice was in Zara and her friends Issie, Devyn and her love interest Nick trying to figure out who this stalker was and what he wanted with Zara. The characters were well though out and developed down to their little quirks, Zara with her obsession with phobias, Issie hyper self, est. I felt that I could connect with Zara though at times I questioned her decisions. I loved the added romance between her and Nick and how through the story they developed being friends then more. There were twists and turns in the plot some predictable other not but still very enjoyable. I felt that there could have been a more dramatic ending but it made since that there would be things left for the sequel.

4 Stars

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