Monday, March 2, 2009

Need by Carrie Jones

Here's the description courtesy of Amazon:

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.

Hmmm....When I first started this book, I didn't think I was going to like it. It just seemed so incredibly Twilighty to me. New girl in small town, meets incredibly good-looking guy who might like her or might not be able to stand being around her. You all know the drill.

However, I kept reading, because I really liked the character of Zara. After all, I did help create the Amnesty International club at my own high school oh so many years ago. I also like the phobias and how Zara lists them in her head to calm herself down, because I am bit of a hypochondriac myself. Most of all though, I like the pixies. I've always known pixies were evil, I mean come on people, Tinkerbell was a total bitch, so it was nice to see someone address the pixie lore.

There was enough different in this book to keep me reading and to probably make me pick up the sequel when it's released. Was it like Twilight, yes somewhat, but it was also just a good quick read about a supernatural being not often discussed in paranormal fiction.

What did everyone else think about this one??


  1. I am really excited to get a copy!
    -Senfaye :)

  2. If it's better than Twilight in anyway, I so am gonna read it! Which I was planning to pick up from the start anyway because Carrie is such a nice author!

  3. It was really good. I enjoyed it. It didn't remind me of Twilight. Maybe I missed something...

  4. I'd like to give this one a chance. :) And you are right Tinkerbell WAS a bitch! lol

  5. This sounds really interesting. My library hasn't gotten a copy yet but I've requested it.

  6. Brooke, I know right? Tinkerbell was evil. Even so I named my cat Tinkerbell and guess what, she's sort of evil too.