Review: Captivate by Carrie Jones

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Book Information:

Captivate by Carrie Jones
Bloomsbury
Published in 2010
ISBN 9781599903422
276 Pages

Series Information:

Need Book 02

Review/Rating:

4 out of 5

Zara White and her friends kind of solved the pixie problem by locking them away in the woods. However, as the king’s needs grow stronger and his control weakens, it draws a new king to Zara’s town. This new king, Astley, claims that he and his people are different — that pixies and humans can live peacefully together without the violence and the needs taking them over. Zara believes this until he claims that she is fated to be his queen. Zara will never become a pixie, but when something threatens the most important thing in her life, she may be forced to make a decision she would have never made before…

Okay. Another supernatural book. :P Hopefully, I will make this review a short one because it takes longer to write a longer review of it. :(  Oh, there may be some spoilers. :)

Like in the first book of this series, I liked some areas of the book, but in the others… bleh. :( Though, there are more interesting parts than “bleh” parts this time. Some things that are interesting about the book, in my opinion, were how the beginning of each chapter opened up with some kind of information about pixies, and also there is a little bit more “supernaturals” added to pixies and weres like Valhalla, Odin, and other Norse myths. With the Norse myths added into the plot line, it became a lot more interesting than the first book. :)

Like the first book, the things that I didn’t like about the book were the lack of or very few descriptions of characters and events, though there were more descriptions in this book than in the first book. I can’t wait for the sequel since this series has become more interesting now. :)

Where I Got It:

Checked out from the library.

Challenges Apart Of:

None.

Re-Reading:

Re-read later on.

Other Reviews/Author Site:

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$New_Bullet Goodreads
$New_Bullet Library Thing
$New_Bullet A Dream of Books
$New_Bullet Mindful Musings

Places to Buy From:

Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Review: Need by Carrie Jones

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Book Information:

Need by Carrie Jones
Bloomsbury
Published in 2009
ISBN 1599903385
306 Pages

Series Information:

Need Book 01

Review/Rating:

3 out of 5

When Zara’s emotions shut down for a long time because her stepfather died in front of her, Zara’s mom sends her to live with her grandmother. Though when Zara arrives in a cold Maine, she meets someone that has been stalking her, but who is he and what does he want? Also, why does he leave a gold dust trail wherever he goes? Is he human or is he something Zara should be more afraid of?

Okay, another supernatural book. :P Hopefully, I will make this review a short one because it takes longer to write a longer review of it. :( Oh, there may be some spoilers. :)

It is actually pretty interesting in some areas, but in others… it was kind of bleh. Some things that are interesting about the book, in my opinion, were how the chapters were titled after phobias — it kind of made it interesting to learn about some phobias I never knew the named for, and also I like the idea of using pixies and weres (shapeshifters) in the main storyline — since I mostly read books on vampires and shapeshifters, it was a nice change of pace. Though, in the summary where it says, “…a creature you never though you’d have to fear,” I have actually read some books where pixies are feared, but I don’t remember which ones.

Some of the things that I didn’t like about the book were the lack of or very few descriptions of characters and events, and also the ending of the book kind of felt rushed. I think, personally, that the author could have made it a little bit longer, if she added a little bit more descriptions and added more into the context of the story. I kind of hope there will be a sequel, but I’m not wasting my breath on it.

Where I Got It:

Checked out from the library.

Challenges Apart Of:

None.

Re-Reading:

Re-read later on.

Other Reviews/Author Site:

$New_Bullet Carrie Jones
$New_Bullet Goodreads
$New_Bullet Library Thing
$New_Bullet A Dream of Books
$New_Bullet Mindful Musings

Places to Buy From:

Amazon | Barnes & Noble