Captivate (Need, #2) by Carrie Jones
Reading Level: Young Adult
Release Date: Available Now
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children's Books
Source: Store bought
Summary: Zara and her friends knew they hadn't solved the pixie problem for good. Far from it. The king's needs grow deeper every day he's stuck in captivity, while his control over his people gets weaker. It's made him vulnerable. And now there's a new king in town. A turf war is imminent, since the new pixie king, Astley, is moving in quickly. Nick nearly killed him in the woods on day one, but Zara came to his rescue. Astley swears that he and Zara are destined to be together, that he's one of the good guys. Nick isn't buying it, though Zara isn't as sure -- despite herself, she wants to trust the new king. But it's a lot more than her relationship with Nick that is at stake. It's her life -- and his.
My Review: Captivate, the second installment in the Need series continues to impress me. In the first novel, Zara's battle with the pixie king was a constant whisper in the wind. With the help of her supportive gang, problems were temporarily sustained. However, this time around more pixies start to surface, especially one in particular...his name is Astley. A charming and delectable figure who tickled me pink from his first words. Now don't get me wrong, Nick, has a piece of my heart. However, his usage of "baby" just might be getting a little too old for me. I find myself getting confused for which team I'm rooting for. Carrie has a talent for originating swoon-worthy men, which doesn't help my inner emotions. Hopefully, Entice doesn't introduce another one, or I just might need to start a 'Need Men Love Team.'
Issie and Devyn's character definition strides to a new point where I understand their personalities better. I enjoy them both and respect their unconditional love for Zara. Another element added was the idea of Valhalla, a hidden world that's brewing an upcoming war. Now, my favorite climax in the novel was the last 100 pages. Wow, I was literally blown away. The detailed fights and sad, unexpected circumstances made me read the chapters lightening fast. Carrie added a twist that stunned me and enticed me to read the next installment (literally!) I really am hooked on this pixie series (with a few other supernatural beings, don't worry my lips are sealed.) I am on the edge of my seat to see Zara grow into her own skin and grab the destiny she's meant to fulfill. My review for Entice will be posted on December 30th, so make sure you tune in then! :)
Carrie Jones loves Great Pyrenees dogs, Skinny Cow fudgsicles, and potatoes. In addition to the New York Times bestsellers Need and Captivate, Carrie is also the author of Girl, Hero; Love (and Other Uses for Duct Tape); and Tips on Having a Gay (Ex-)Boyfriend. Carrie grew up in Bedford, New Hampshire, where she once had a séance with uber-comedian Sarah Silverman. She now lives in Ellsworth, Maine.
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