Sunday, May 15, 2011
Author: Carrie Jones
Pages: 306 (hardcover)
Zara White suspects there's a freaky guy semi-stalking her. She's also obsessed with phobias. And it's true, she hasn't exactly been herself since her stepfather died. But exiling her to shivery Maine to live with her grandmother? That seems a bit extreme. The move is supposed to help her stay sane...but Zara's pretty sure her mom just can't deal with her right now.
She couldn't be more wrong. Turns out the semi-stalker is not a figment of Zara's overactive imagination. In fact, he's still following her, leaving behind an eerie trail of gold dust. There's something not right - not human - in this sleepy Maine town, and all signs point to Zara.
In this creepy, compelling breakout novel, Carrie Jones delivers romance, suspense, and a creature you never thought you'd have to fear.
I was really excited to read this novel because it involved pixies! Sure I have read a few books in which pixies were the background creatures, but never a main creature. To my misfortune, I didn't enjoy this book as much as I thought I would.
The plot of the story was OK. Nothing too original- a new girl falls for a guy who isn't what he seems- but it did have a few twists and turns that kept me reading. The beginning was really slow but it picked up by the end.
I did not like Zara as a main character. She was sort of (for lack of a better word) stupid when it came to decision making. When someone told her to do something to keep herself safe, she never obeyed and put herself in harms way. People were constantly having to help her making her a burden.
One thing I disliked most about Need was the dialect. It was so unrealistic that I found myself wanting to laugh at some of the things Zara said! For most of the book I was thinking "I don't know a teenager who would ever talk like that."
Overall Need isn't one of my favorites but it is a fun read and I learned tons about phobias! I'm still not quite sure rather I will read the next instalments of this series... What did you think of this book?