07 December 2009

Review: Captivate By: Carrie Jones

Title: Captivate
Author: Carrie Jones
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
From: Publisher for review

Synopsis: 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.
Review: 4.5 stars - Wow, what can I say about Captivate? In my opinion this next chapter in the series was even better then the first book - Need. It was really a great read, which I enjoyed from the first page and hated when it was over. Captivate picks up a couple months after Need left off. (I won't give away anything else of the story so, don't worry for the rest of the review.) It makes feel like you haven't missed a thing.

The characters were the same, yet different in their development. I felt that I still knew who each of the characters were, yet the writing really did shine in allowing me to see just how much they had all grown from the first book. Some of the characters had to deal with some major issues and I was really able to see each of their struggles and joys with the choices they made.

I didn't know exactly where the story was headed from beginning to end. There were some great shocking parts throughout and I always love it when a story keeps me guessing.

The new characters were the perfect addition to the story and will no doubt lead to many more choices for each and every one. With the new and interesting characters and lets not forget about all the lore that was introduced, fit like puzzle pieces into Zara's story... and will only add to the next book. I can't wait to see just where the author takes her characters, the story and us next. The ending left things open to where things for the characters could go.

This is one that I'll be reading again. It was one of the better books I've read so far this year. I can't wait for the next book; I hope that Carrie Jones is writing away on the next book.

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  1. Great review! I'm so excited to read this!

  2. I really loved Need so I'm excited for this! And the cover...

  3. AWESOME - I have Need but sorta waiting till closer to Captivate comes out to start it, so I can read them together...It sounds awesome!

  4. Great review! I can't wait for this one to come out!!

  5. I'm so excited about Captive coming out. I cannot wait to read it!

  6. You guys are all going to LOVE it! It was a great sequel to Need... and leaves you wanting more!

    Enjoy it!!

  7. I just received this from a contest and I can't wait to read it. I loved Need and your review of Captivate makes me want to start it right away.


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