Monday, April 25, 2011

Need by Carrie Jones

Amanda has been on my case to finally post my book review. After speaking to my friend Chris on the phone who is my for a lack of a better term "spiritual guru" I need to be proactive and finally write this post!!! This might be a little rough but here we go…..

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 (Need #1)**this was taken from I'm still learning how to add the html links**

I absolutely loved this book. I started this book when I was on the plane on the way to Ireland and I couldn't put it down. As you are reading the book I found myself really like Zara and I could feel the pain of losing her stepfather, of learning to adapt to her new surroundings. I liked the concept that Zara starts to list phobias and their meanings to calm herself down when she finds herself in a stressful situation. My only problem is that the author never gives the reader a good description of what Zara looks like so you sort of have to use your imagination and make sure you really pick up on subtle clues within the text. Other then that minor detail, Carrie Jones really gives the reader a good insight into who Zara is and what she stands for.

Of course like most YA books you love Nick, the handsome, tall, and so thoughtful boy she meets at her new school. I love that there was NEVER any boys that looked or acted like this at my high school...but I digress. You know there is something different about Nick and also Ian the other attractive boy she meets upon arrival at her new school. Like most other YA novels the story line doesn't veer to far off the path of a predictable storyline but I liked these characters because they were relatable and I hadn't read to many stories with pixies in it. I don't want to give to many details away!!!

I have read the other two books in the series but I am going to wait to post my reviews on them in the off chance that someone will read this post and decide to read this series. This series has really jumped to the top of my favorites list (The Shiver series is still holding strong at #1). I really recommend reading this book I can't imagine you not enjoying it!!


  1. Secret Series! Love that you read one and didn't tell me! Great Review!