Title: Need (Need #1)
Author: Carrie Jones
Release Date: December 23, 2008
Zara White suspects a freaky guy is semi-stalking her. She memorizes phobias and chants them when she’s nervous. And okay, she hasn’t exactly been herself since her stepfather died. But moving to a shivery Maine town to stay with her grandmother is supposed to be the perfect fix--so her mom says.Except, this new plan of getting away to help Zara stay sane? Yeah, not working. Turns out the semi-stalker is not a figment of Zara’s imagination. 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 are pointing to Zara.
Need just happens to be another one of those books that I had been hearing so much about but had yet to pick up. I recently gave in and read it and found out why so many people love this series. There was something different about the story but at the same time it also felt familiar and I highly enjoyed it.
After her father’s death, Zara is sent to live in the middle of nowhere Maine to live with her grandmother. Zara is not expecting anything exciting to happen but almost as soon as she arrives, weird things start happening. Young boys start disappearing and a strange man appears to be following her around. With the help of some new friends, Zara soon discovers that the man following her may not be a man after all, but actually a pixie trying to make Zara his queen. But pixies may not be the only supernatural creatures living in this small town in Maine.
I’ve read books with just about every supernatural and paranormal creatures imaginable in them but pixies were among the few that I hadn’t read about. I really enjoyed getting to know this new world that involved pixies and other paranormal creatures, but I don’t want to give too much away about that. Carrie Jones is a fantastic writer. She had me falling in love with her story more and more with every page that I turned. The story completely drew me in and I never really knew what to expect as the story moved forward. It kept me interested the whole way through and I couldn’t wait to find out what would happen next to Zara and her group of friends.
I really liked Zara and I particularly loved that she didn’t just accept that pixies and other paranormal creatures exist. She didn’t really believe in them until she more or less had proof and even then she had some doubts. I really liked Issie and Devyn. Issie was always so happy and I loved the relationship she had with Devyn was so fun to read about. They were really cute together and I can only hope that their relationship will grow. As far as Nick is concerned, I wasn’t entire sure about him at first but the more I saw him and got to know him, the more I started to like him. By the end of the book, I totally understood why Zara fell for him.
Need was a great book and Carrie Jones wrote a fantastic story that was captivating. Now I just need to get myself a copy of Captivate in order to find out what happens next.