Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Book Review: Need


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.

--From Goodreads

Cover Inspection:
I'm loving this cover. It's so...sexy? Is that a good word? Love the glitter!

First Thoughts:
Zara thinks she's being stalked, and I'm apt to agree. I feel bad that no one believes her!

***

My Review:
Need is one of those stories that brings together two subplots I have difficulty dealing with separately, in perfect harmony. For anyone who hasn't read this, I don't want to give too much away so I can't really say what they are. However I can tell you that this story is much like Twilight except (I think) much more fun to read!

It is refreshing to see a character like Zara in a story like this. Strong, comfortable in her own skin, brave. She is the type of character that is ready to take on anything to save others. I was smitten with the mention of Amnesty International in this book. I love when characters have causes that they support! Zara's character jumped off the page at me and I followed her happily.

Nick? Hunk. We'll leave it at that. Every book that deals with the paranormal needs at least one literary hunk. Word candy if you will? He's handsome and able to protect Zara at the same time. In my world that makes him one delicious male character!

In the story, Zara has taken to naming phobias as a way to deal with her father's death and everything going on around her. It is actually really fun to learn a new phobia name and cause every time you start a new chapter! I thought this fit in nicely with the overall plot.

I really did like this book. A lot. I cannot wait to read the next one!







Book Details
Title: Need
Author: Carrie Jones
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children's Book
Pages: Hardcover; 306
Source: Borrowed from the library

Final Rating:4 Keys to My Heart
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