Friday, June 24, 2011

Mini Review - Need by Carrie Jones

So I was traveling this last week, driving, and I needed a book to listen to.  I love audiobooks in the car.  But honestly, I don't need another book to review right now.  I have a long list that needs to get done soon, so I picked a re-read.  I read this book before my blog, so I've never reviewed it.  BUT I don't need more to do.  So I am going to try this little mini review.

Here's the summary from Goodreads:

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.

In this creepy, compelling breakout novel, Carrie Jones delivers romance, suspense, and a creature you never thought you'd have to fear.

My thoughts:

I have read Need (book 1) and Captivate (book 2) but not Entice (book 3).  So I thought a re-read of Need was in order then I could read Entice.  

I remember almost immediately how much I really didn't like the phobia quoting that Zara does when she's nervous.  She tries very hard to be a strong female character with all of her save the world and independence but I didn't quite buy it.  

Don't get me wrong, I love this book.  It's different.  Pixies.  What's up with that?  Not Fae but Pixies.  Something about that is just funny.  

No, I think that what I really like about this book is the shifters.  Not just wolves but all kinds, including an eagle.  How cool is that?  I love Nick of course.  He's the gorgeous wolf that Zara is drawn to.  I really think it's the characters that make this book great.  

I originally rated this book 5 stars but that was pre-blog.  I think I would rate it 4 stars - a great read now.

If you haven't discovered this series, check it out.  Book 4 comes out next year.


  1. i love how you said "that was pre-blog"... you know, alot of my opinions of books have changed now that I run my little book blog, so I can totally relate to what your saying. I actually have Book 1 Need sitting in my pile, i'll let you know what i think. but tell me, is there a love story? I'm a sucker for sappy romantic plots :)haha

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  3. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this book! I've been seeing this series on many blogs recently and I added it to my TBR list. Sounds like an interesting read and I just wish I had time to read it! Just like you, I'm swamped with review copies LOL


  4. I remember seeing this book during a trip I made to Barnes and Noble some time back. However, I must honestly say that the back and first few pages just didn't quite catch my attention. Although I must admit, I am a beyond picky reader.
    But I felt like I had come across a plot very much like this and it seemed all so vaguely familiar. But that was a while back, and like you, my opinion may very well have changed. I will check it out!

    We are now following you through the Follow Friday!

    Cheers & Happy Writing,