Thursday, June 10, 2010

Book Review: Captivate

Captivate (Need, book 2) by Carrie Jones.

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.

Now this is a story of heroes.  Captivate is the second book in the Need series by Carrie Jones.  As I mentioned in my review of Need, I feel a connection to these books due to their setting in the woods of Maine.  Jones does a fabulous job of describing the cold isolation of a rural Maine Winter and provides the perfect setting for this paranormal tale.  Captivate is one of the finest examples of young adult paranormal fiction that I have read.  The paranormal romance within these pages continues to grow and the relationships between these young characters motivate their fight against the Pixie threat.  Zara and her friends, humans and shifters, area about to face their biggest battle.  Will they be ready to face this threat together or will fear and suspicion destroy them all?

"Hero: you might want to be a hero if and when you and your friends are attacked by pixies.  Remember, though, that heroes often die." -Captivate, pg. 213

I enjoyed Captivate and am looking forward to reading Entice the third book in the Need series.

I would recommend Captivate to readers of paranormal romance, young adult, urban fantasy, and mysteries  especially to fans of young adult paranormal fiction that includes pixies and weres.

My review of Need (Need, book 1) is here.

Source:  This book was purchased by me for review.

Captivate on Amazon.
Captivate on Goodreads.


  1. The cover reminds me of Sinead O'Connor in her 'Nothing Compares 2 U' music video.

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  3. I've read Need, but I haven't gotten around to reading Captivate yet, though I have a copy sitting on my shelf! I'm glad you enjoyed it! I might just have to bump it up a few notches on my TBR list! :)

  4. This series sounds so well written. I am going to have to get Need from what I am hearing. :) Thanks!