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.
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So, Need by Carrie Jones follows the story of Zara White after her father's sudden and untimely death. Broken down, Zara spends her time writing letters to Amnesty International and memorizing phobias...lots of phobias. She chants them when she's scared, or nervous. Her mother thinks sending her to her grandmother's small town in Maine will help, so she does, but Zara feels Bedford, Maine is cold, creepy, and she's more of an outsider before. Boys start disappearing, and Zara feels she is being stalked by a man leaving gold dust behind him. Her friends, Issy and Devyn, are convinced he's the Pixie King. Then there's the beautiful boy, Nick Colt, who always seems to come to the rescue...
I'll admit, I was a little bored with the beginning of this book. I felt like I'd heard the story before - cold, creepy town, sad family story, beautiful boy consistently saving the girl. (Not that that ever gets old, but you know what I mean). The pace picked up though, and I started to enjoy it a lot more. I have to say that Zara wasn't too endearing to me at first, though. I wanted to feel bad for her, but I just felt a little annoyed. Life is hard...get a helmet, and all that.
But the story picked up the pace, and I realized it was more than a supernatural story about pesky pixies. It's a story about grieving, coming to terms with loss, falling in love, and learning to completely trust and rely on yourself...throwing in the balance of good and evil is just icing on the cake. I give this book a definite 4 out of 5, and I will definitely read the next book Captivate, in stores now.
Oh, and by the way, I think both of these covers are stunning. That's part of the reason I've been dying to read them!