Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Captivate; Carrie Jones

Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children's Books (January 5, 2010)


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 Review

I'm just going to say it, I don't like Nick. He has his own hang ups and can't see Zara for who she really is.  Wooo, this series can bring out some emotions. Captivate compliments Need with a new energy and steam so you won't feel slowed down by having to catch up on the the previous book.  

  I actually had my mouth hanging open with the drama that unfolds in Captivate. OO and Astley sounds mysterious, intriguing while leaving a gratifying feeling. Who doesn't enjoy a triangle? If I don't hear that you were catching flies after reading this I will be utterly disappointed with you.  You won't be disappointed to know all your favorite sidekicks Issie and Dev are back and that starts to get interesting! 

  Tempting and delicious plot.  I have to know what's next in the series. Carrie Jones bring it on!

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(just want to put out there that I love Carrie Jones)


Kristin Rae said...

Is this the second book in the series? I've read such mixed reviews about these, I haven't started them yet.

heykiddego said...

@Liz: I just finished Need and am currently reading Captivate. Just thought I'd point out that your blog title says you are reviewing Need, but in fact you are reviewing Captivate. :)

@Kristin: having read the first one, I can see why there are mixed reviews. Too many similarities to Twilight in the first book, the phrasing is a bit formal in places, while being too casual in others, giving a strange sense of flow sometimes. And the plot/ideas are perhaps a bit on the simplistic side, and are not terribly original (same story, different creatures).

But if you get past all of that and just let yourself enjoy the tale, it is fun. Can't say much about the 2nd book yet though...still reading it.

Blodeuedd said...

Sounds good, it's on my maybe list and have been there for some time :)

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I am so far beyond IN LOVE with this series--it's one of my all-time favorites. I am DYING for the next one. And for the record, I am TOTALLY TEAM ASTLEY!! :-)

Zibilee said...

So glad that you liked this one and that it left you engrossed and captivated. I hadn't heard of these books before, but now I am wanting to get my hands on them! Thanks for the great review!

TheBookGirl said...

So I haven't heard of books featuring pixies before :)
Sounds as if the book lives up to that fabulous cover! So glad you enjoyed it, and hpe the next in the series is just as good.