Feb 17, 2010

Book Review: NEED

Title: NEED
Author: Carrie Jones
Release Date: 12/2008
Rating: 5/5--I loved it!
One Word Plot: Pixes
Good if...you want something with Pixes and mystery and a strong leading lady
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.
OMG, my thoughts!...
One word. A-MA-ZING! I'm so in love with this book. Best book I've read since Wings. It was about pixies and were's (as in werewolves and other shape shifters)--and I have no idea how those 2 things together even make sense--but whatever. The romance was hot, the mystery mysterious, the plot paced perfectly, and the whole fear thing unique. Did it have a Twilight-isk vibe? Yes (the pixes were really just vampires in disguise) but again whatever. I loved it. 5/5.

10 comments:

Crystal Cook said...

I have been waiting for this book at the library, trying to decide if I want to buy it. I'm so glad to hear your review, because I think me and you see eye to eye on a lot of books. So I'm excited to read it now, I may have to go out and buy it!

Adriana said...

Wow! I could tell you really liked it. It was okay for me. I just borrowed Captivate from a friend so I can't wait to see what happens next. Also I really want to read Wings, so since you like that one I'll definitely have to check it out now.

InABox said...

I'm glad you liked it! I'm still torn regarding this series because I keep thinking it's another vampire book (although apparently it's pixies, which sounds like a refreshing change).

Book Crazy Jenn said...

NEED to read NEED LOL - great review - I have both Need and Captivate, I really need to pick them up soon! :)

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I've been wondering about this one. Thanks for the review. :-)

Jen said...

Thanks for the review, I myself have never heard about this book, but thanks to you it is now on my list to read!

Morgan said...

I've been debating whether or not to read this one for some time now. And since you said it was amazing-I'll defiantly give it a try. Great review.

And just for a heads up-I passed an award onto you over at my blog becuase I really enjoy reading yours. The link to the award I gave away to you is: http://smittenwithbooks.blogspot.com/2010/02/bliss-happy-101-award.html

Sarah said...

Oh. I should note. I almost put this book down. It took a chapter or two for me to realize it's greatness.

Jo said...

So glad to hear you liked this book so much. I have a copy checked out from the library, but it's been overwhelmed by he 49 other library books I have out. Now I'll be bumping it up.

SJH (A Dream of Books) said...

I absolutely ADORED this book too! The story was gorgeous and magical and I loved the characters. I have 'Captivate' to read next and I'm counting down the days until 'Entice' comes out :)