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Tuesday, December 22

Review: Captivate by Carrie Jones

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Title Captivate

By: Carrie Jones

Series: Sequel to Need

Reading Level: Young Adult

Review Copy from Bloomsbury Books

BookWhisperer Rating:

two stars

Book Description:

Zara and her friends knew they hadn’t solved the pixie problem for good. Far from it. The kings' needs grow deeper every day he’s stuck in captivity, while his control over his pixies gets weaker. So when a new, younger pixie king shows up, war is imminent. The new king, Astley, claims he’s not evil, that his pixies can coexist peacefully with humans and were’s. Zara’s boyfriend, Nick, isn’t buying it; no pixie could possibly be a good guy. But Zara is half pixie herself, and she is just starting to think Astley could be right when Astley lets her in on another secret.; he believes Zara’s relationship with Nick is about to come to an end.-and that she is fated to be his queen….

reviews plate copy I enjoyed the first book of this series; Need, but when I started reading Captivate. I was struggling from the first chapter on. Many things did not settle right when me in this book. I was having trouble feeling the relationship between Zara and Nick, and I was struggling with the fantasy direction that this book took. In Need the fantasy aspect of the story was coincided with reality, but in this book it seems as though this story is taking on more fantasy and I am having trouble enjoying the read.  I don’t see myself reading any other books that may come from this series. Sorry no words of literary wisdom here.

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8 comments:

Caitlin said...

Bummer! That's too bad that it's not as great as Need. I'm still going to check it out though when it comes out. Hopefully it won't be a waste of time!

Jenn (Books At Midnight) said...

Aww, I'm dissapointed to hear that, though thank you for your honest review! I guess I'm going to have to think twice before getting this book.

Abigail [All Things Urban Fantasy] said...

Bummer. I thought this one sounded so good.

brizmus said...

So sad you didn't like this. And yet, your negative review makes me feel like I'm going to LOVE it!! :-) Because of how it goes so fantasy and all!

Cleverly Inked said...

OO Poop. I still think I would try it out though.

Donna [F.D. Ramblings] said...

It's always a big letdown when the first book(s) in a series were so good and the follow up doesn't live up to expectations.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Oooo good review. I appreciate your candidness.

Faye said...

great review! i loved need, i hope i'll enjoy this one!