Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Review: Captivate (Need #2) by Carrie Jones

He smiles. It’s a wicked smile kind but not kind. Handsome but dangerous. Feral almost. I can see why Nick nearly killed him. Nick…

I ask again “Why were you in the road?”

“I was waiting for you.”

Zara and her friends thought they’d solved their pixie problem. And they did—sort of. The pixies are all locked away, deep in the woods. But the king’s needs grow stronger each day that he is in captivity, while his control over his people weakens. And it’s enough to draw a new king into town. Astley claims he is different. He claims there are pixies who can live peacefully with humans, that it doesn’t have to be all violence and nastiness all the time. Zara wants to believe him…until Astley also claims that she is fated to be his queen.

There is no way Zara could ever turn pixie. And she’s got good friends who will make sure of that. Besides, she and Nick are so in love they’re practically inseparable. But when the very thing Zara wants to protect most is at risk, she is forced to make choice she never imagined…

Review: Captivate was a great read. I'll say that up front! I am very pleased with Carrie and I think she did an even better job with this one that Need!

The characters were more developed and we got to know more about them. Zara and Nick's relationship was really cute, and I was happy to learn more things about Nick and his family. Devyn and Issie were much, much better in this book! Zara was just as crazy as she was in the first book, running into the woods and getting herself into trouble!

The plot was very well written and much, much more evolved than Need's. It was such a roller coaster ride: one second it's romantic and then there's danger after a few minutes. I tell you, it kept me on my toes!

I loved Astley, our newest character. I still don't know if he's good or bad or evil and I think this is where Carrie wanted us all, at the edge of our seats, waiting for more!

And the surprises, they were literally one every other page (not really...) and believe me, they surprise you. I think Carrie is really good at putting in surprises at just the right places, making you want to read on and on!

Grade: 5.png Five Stars image by Adaleelee I loved it!

Cover: A+, I'm so glad they kept the glitter on her face!

Overall: It was a great follow up to Need. A must read!

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