Monday, July 4, 2011

Captivate by Carrie Jones

Mini Review for a re-read

Zara and her friends thought they’d solved the 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 would 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 exactly what’s at risk, she is forced to make choices she never imagined. . . .

My thoughts:

4 stars- a great read

So a part of my re-read of Need and in preparation for Entice, I did a re-read of Captivate.  As is now my habit, I don’t summarize re-reads.
I like this series because it mixes Fae and shifters in a different way than a lot of books do.  The fae are pixies and there seems to be some good and some bad with an organization that isn’t quite clear yet.  The shifters are much more than wolves but they all band together to form a kind of shifter pack.  I like that Zara battles with herself unsure of what to do.  So many strong characters are fixed but Zara is trying to figure things out and it makes her much more of a teenager.  She also has the impetuous side of her where she doesn’t’ think through consequences but just rushes into things, also very much like a teenager.  I still am not a fan of her phobia chanting but at least it is toned down in this book.  The relationship between her and Nick builds in this book.  Nick is our alpha wolf who is out to save everyone, especially Zara.  It’s a great aspect to his character.  I love how protective he is of Zara even though she thinks she doesn’t need it.  If things work out for these two they are going to have to work on some balance in their relationship.  I liked Need more than Captivate but that’s probably because of a few things in the plot that upset me.  If you’ve read it, you will know what I mean.  But I have hope for Entice and that’s all I ever need.

It’s a great read so if you like paranormal romance, check this one out.

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