» Need, Carrie Jones

Posted August 20, 2009 by / 0 comments

Need, Carrie JonesNeed by Carrie Jones
Series: Need #1
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing on 2010-04-05
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Paranormal, Young Adult
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover
4 Stars

Zara collects phobias the way other high school girls collect Facebook friends. It's little wonder, since she's had a fairly rough life. Her father left when she was a baby, her stepfather just died and her mother's almost given up - in fact, she's sent her to live with her grandmother in cold and sleepy Maine to keep Zara safe'. Zara doesn't think she's in danger; she thinks her mother just can't cope.Zara's wrong. The man she sees everywhere - the tall, creepy guy who points at her from the side of the road - is not a figment of her imagination. He's a pixie. But not the cute, sweet kind with little wings. Maine's got a whole assortment of unbelievable creatures. And they seem to need something - something from Zara . . .


My Thoughts

Green swirlsWOW!! I’m in love with a new character(s). AGAIN! Carrie Jones to my knowledge is brand spanky new and this is her debut novel. I read this book in just a couple of days and I adored it. (correction August 26th… Carrie is not brand spanky new… she has other books… visit her website. She’s awesome!)

It’s a young adult novel about a young girl who lost her stepfather whom she adored and ended up being sent to her grandmother’s (step-grandmother) house to live. Her grandmother is a very cool gram and has a few secrets of her own as does some other people in the town and Zara finds out some very interesting things about herself and her family… as well as falls in love with an incredible guy from school who also has some secrets. Werewolves and Pixies are at play here and it leads you into a very different and refreshing world. I’m very excited about this because there is a sequel on it’s way. It’s called Captivate and it’ll be out in December 2009. Can’t wait!!!

Bravo, Carrie!

Green swirls

Awesome I loved it

About Carrie Jones

Carrie Jones likes Skinny Cow fudgsicles and potatoes. She does not know how to spell fudgsicles. This has not prevented her from writing books. She lives with her cute family in Maine, but she grew up in Bedford, NH where she once had a séance with cool uber-comedian Sarah Silverman.

The Meyers brothers are from Bedford, too, so you’d think it would make Carrie funnier, coming from Bedford N.H. Obviously, something didn’t work.

Carrie has a large, skinny white dog and a fat cat. Both like fudgicles. Only the cat likes potatoes. This may be a reason for the kitty’s weight problem (Shh… don’t tell). Carrie has always liked cowboy hats but has never owned one. This is a very wrong thing. She graduated from Vermont College’s MFA program for writing. She has edited newspapers and poetry journals and has recently won awards from the Maine Press Association and also been awarded the Martin Dibner Fellowship as well as a Maine Literary Award.

Paw prings

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