Review: Need

Title: Need
Author: Carrie Jones
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Date published: 2009
Type of book: Young Adult Supernatural (Pixies, Phobias, Were/Shifters, Death, Love)
Pages: 306
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My interest in this book is: plot

Ideas expressed/message/plot: From book jacket: “Pain shoots through my head. Fireworks. Explosions. All inside my brain. The world goes dark and I know what’s about to happen. Zara White suspects there’s a freaky guy semi-stalking her. She’s also obsessed with phobias. And it’s true, she hasn’t exactly been herself since her stepfather died. But exiling her to shivery Maine to live with her grandmother? That seems a bit extreme. The move is supposed to help her stay sane… but Zara’s pretty sure her mom just can’t deal with her right now.
She couldn’t be more wrong. Turns out the semi-stalker is not a figment of Zara’s overactive imagination. In fact, 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 point to Zara.”

Favorite characters, quotes/lines: Nick: he was a dynamic character, I wish we had gotten to know him better; Devyn and Issie: I wish they were have had a bigger part in the novel

When I finished this book I felt: This book was good, and I’ll probably read the next one (if there is one), but it wasn’t something to rave about. Zara was an airhead – and not in a cute way. She kept putting herself in stupid situations; she must have taken after her mother who didn’t seem that bright either. The supernatural elements of this book were good, but it didn’t really seem fully developed. And, while some of the lines were funny, many of them, especially Zara’s, were pretty inane.

Other books to read by this author: this is Jones’ first novel

I would recommend this book to: I’m not really sure – Young Adult/Supernatural fans –but only if they have already read some better books (they should read this one if they’ve already read everything else.)


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