Published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA on December 23rd, 2008
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Love & Romance, Paranormal, Young Adult
Source: borrowed from the library
Pain shoots through my head. Fireworks. Explosions. All inside my brain. The white world goes dark and I know what's about to happen.
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.
I’m not one to read Fey books, but this one had a decent enough rating on GoodReads so as soon as I saw it sitting on the library shelf I had to pick it up.
Zara’s mom sends 16 year old Zara to live with her stepfather’s mother in Maine. Ever since her stepfather died of a heart attack right in front of her she hasn’t been the same. Citing a list of phobias whenever she’s feeling particularly emotional her thought turn to the list to distract herself.
Much like a plot that lines up with Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight, Zara is the new girl in town and also catches the eye of residential hottie, Nick. With the whimsical thoughts of a teenage girl that screams how “hot” her crush is, the writing is fluid, a little corny and an entertaining read.
Filled with feys, werewolves, and other paranormal creatures of the sort, Need captured my attention and gave me an entertaining read to begin my journey into the pixie world.