Review: ‘Need’ by Carrie Jones

Review: ‘Need’ by Carrie JonesNeed by Carrie Jones
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA on December 23rd, 2008
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Love & Romance, Paranormal, Young Adult
Pages: 306
Format: Hardcover
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.

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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.


I don’t really know how to explain it. It’s more like, who am I to decide that my life is worth more than someone else’s? (91)
His eyes are deep and brown and…How can a man’a eyes be so ridiculously beautiful and gorgeous, so full oh things that I want to know? (146)





  1. Sarah Corbin

    September 15, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    great review!!! I read this book last year and enjoyed it!! I think it was my first fey book!!!

  2. The Cover Contessa

    August 20, 2013 at 9:17 PM

    Really like this series!

  3. Cali W.

    May 30, 2013 at 3:55 PM

    Cool review! I enjoyed this book. I actually thought it was a little comical. 🙂

  4. VanillaOrchids

    October 13, 2012 at 10:08 PM

    I haven’t read many Fey books either but I have read Need. It was a fun story to read with all the different characters. As of right now, I’ve only read the first two books in this series. I don’t yet have book three.

    Nice review!

  5. Pamela

    April 9, 2012 at 2:49 AM

    Wow, I don’t like Stephenie Meyer AND Melissa Marr. Seems like this book has a “don’t read me” sign.

  6. Suz @ A Soul Unsung

    April 7, 2012 at 1:41 AM

    This is a pretty good review, I really enjoyed it. I can tell you, that the books get better as you get further along in the series. Or at least, I tend to think so. It’s an interesting series, though I think I prefer Glimmerglass by Jennifer Black or the Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa. 🙂

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