Monday, May 21, 2012

Review: Need by Carrie Jones

Need (Need, #1)
Title: Need
Author: Carrie Jones
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publishing Date: December 23rd 2008
Pages: 306
Genre: Young Adult Urban Fantasy
Series: Need #1
Source: Paperback

Goodreads Summary:
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.

I really do love me a good fairy book and this is an awesome fairy book. The cover is really what drew me to this book and I am so glad it did. The story is as beautiful, dark, and intriguing as the cover.
The story is about a girl who has always lived a normal life, up until her stepfather passed away. Zara’s stepfather raised her and she was very close to him, when he dies Zara becomes a zombie (metaphorically, this is a fairy book, not a zombie book) Zara’s mom thinks it best to send her off to live her grandmother in Maine. This is when things get a little freaky for Zara. Gold dust in the snow and an eerie feeling of someone watching lands Zara on the larger side of paranoid, a feeling she is not comfortable with. Soon she discovers family secrets, strange new friends, and a deadly obsession.

Zara is fun, quirky, sarcastic, and smart. She doesn’t take long to find her place in her new small little town and doesn’t waste any time finding trouble. I really enjoyed being part of Zara’s unique world. The author did a wonderful job of painting a modern world with beautiful and dark creatures. The relationships that Zara forms with her new friends are strong and I loved watching the bond form between the entire group. It was like living with the Scooby gang of urban fantasies. The romance to me was like all the other young adult fantasy romances, except there was no love triangle, just one guy, a really hot sweetheart with some secrets of his own.

I fell in love with the first book of this series almost instantly.


1 comment:

  1. Oh, have to start this series! Thanks for the great review.


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