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Need by Carrie Jones

April 3rd, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books


I give this book a 3 out of 5 stars.

Description from 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.

I have been on a vampire kick lately and without meaning to it looks like I have been starting a pixie/fairy kick now with Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr, Need and coming up in my TBR pile is Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr as well.

I thought when I read the synopsis that Zara was going to be one of those frail girls who suffered from a fear of pretty much everything but instead she behaved more like a girl who was just a walking encyclopedia about phobias who deals with the death of her father by reciting lists of phobias and what they mean.   Her grandma, Betty, is a kick ass character that helps Zara get her spunk back and of course there has to be the handsome young man to help rescue Zara, Nick.

While the story was interesting I can’t say the book really grabbed me and I couldn’t put it down.  I would say it was a good story but not a great story although I would not hesitate to pick up another book by Jones.

Posted in 3 Star Books, Books, Young Adult

2 Responses

  1. J. Kaye

    I am about a quarter of the way done and it grabbed me at the beginning. I’m thinking it just wasn’t your book. This happens to me more often than I like…lol!

  2. dsuzuki

    Yeah, I might have been getting fairied/pixied out by time I read this one.

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