Friday 17 July 2009

Need - Carrie Jones

Need - Carrie Jones

Pages: 306
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Release Date: 23rd December 2008

Other Titles by this Author: Girl, Hero; Love (and other uses for duct tape); Tips on Having a Gay (Ex) Boyfriend

Pain shoots through my head. Fireworks. Explosions. All inside my brain. The white world goes dark and I know what’s about to happen.

Zara White suspects there’s a freaky guy semi-stalking her. 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.

Need is a brilliant novel that fantasy lovers everywhere will absolutely love.

The phobias as chapter names were really cool and really hard to say! They made it more Zara’s story as phobias are a large part of her personality. Another thing about the beginning of the book was that I couldn’t decide whether to like Nick or Ian. It didn’t take long for me to make my mind up though! Zara’s gripes about the cold and the snow was also very funny to read.

My favourite character was definitely Betty. She was strong and brave with a potty mouth and unlike any grandmother I’ve ever met. Although I realised that she was different, I didn’t expect what was revealed about her. Nick I suspected, but Betty and then Devyn! Carrie Jones just kept on surprising me.

In nearly all fantasy books there are warring magical creatures. There are the fierce, protective good ones and the evil, devious bad ones. Need was no exception but had a bit of a twist. The choice of good creatures was very typical but the evil were not what I expected them to be. They were a mystery at first which compelled me to keep reading just so that I could find out a little about them.

Need was a fantastic book and I’m really looking forward to reading more by Carrie Jones.



  1. This sounds brilliant - must look for it. Thanks for the review!

  2. Great review! I have this book in my TBR pile and now I'm really excited for it. Phobias are really interesting. Thanks.

    - Alex

  3. This sounds amazing! I am going to nick this.

  4. Fab review! This sounds really great.

  5. This sounds so good, and I still haven't read it. Glad you enjoyed it :)

  6. I have really been wanting to read this and now I'm curious about the whole "twist" thing you mentioned. Thanks for posting your review. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

    ~Briana :D

  7. Ooo I need (no pun intended!) to get my hands on this book!

    I gave you an award here:

  8. This is one of my FAVORITE books that I've read this past year. I loved your review, and I'm with you--Betty is the BEST character. She was such a riot!


  9. Need sounds really interesting. Nice review :)

  10. I read this 1!!
    i loved it. Carrie Jone's has a Sequel coming out it's called CAPTIVATE, which is being released in December 2009 or January 2010.YAY!!!!

  11. This sounds like an excellent read. I want to know about the choice of creatures! If I see "Need," I'm getting it. Fantastic review!


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