Written by: Carrie Jones
Release date: December, 2008
Part of: Horror & Urban Fantasy Challenge
Zara White suspects there's a freaky guy semi-stalking her. She's also obsessed with phobias. 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.
Honestly I really tried to love this book, but there where just certain things that happened that made the story hard to read.
I couldn’t connect with the main character Zara and at times I found her irritating. All those phobias where a bit hard to take and I couldn’t believe how fast she liked Nick. I also had a hard time believing that her friends really believed that Zara’s *stalker* was a pixie and that she believed them so fast. Come on if someone said to me that my stalker is a pixie, I would laugh in their face and tell them to see a shrink. Oh yeah and her friend Issie, she reminded me of Luna Lovegood, just strange.
I thought that there would be more telling about the pixies, but unfortunately this wasn’t so. They where in it, did bad things and got defeated. I would love to learn more about them. So the plot is okay, it doesn’t really put me on the edge of my seat, but I did enjoyed it.
So am I going to read Captivate? I don’t know. Is it better than Need?