Published: December 2008
Age Group: Age Group
Zara collects phobias the way other high school girls collect lipsticks. Little wonder, since life’s been pretty rough so far. Her father left, her stepfather just died, and her mother’s pretty much checked out. Now Zara’s living with her grandmother in sleepy, cold Maine so that she stays “safe.” Zara doesn’t think she’s in danger; she thinks her mother can’t deal.
Wrong. Turns out that guy she sees everywhere, the one leaving trails of gold glitter, isn’t a figment of her imagination. He’s a pixie—and not the cute, lovable kind with wings. He’s the kind who has dreadful, uncontrollable needs. And he’s trailing Zara.
For all you Twilight fans, Need is a must read. There are lines in this book straight from Twilight. The whole relationship between Nick and Zara is nearly identical to that of Bella and Edward.
Just like the majority of the books I choose to read, my decision to start Need was mostly based on the beautiful cover. The pale skin on a neck with beautiful lips screams supernatural and romance, the two key indregients to my favorite novels! YAY!
Incase it hasn't become apparent, I loved Need. Although I thought the romance could have been steamier, it was brilliant. The book had the perfect combination of all things essential to an amazing novel: romance, action, the supernatural, and a bold main character.
One of my favorite parts of this book was Zara's character. Although she is polite and kind, she has a side to her filled with so much character. She is a hippy at heart but she can be fiesty if necessary. I also felt I could really connect with her. Zara's character was very personable, making it easy to put myself in her shoes. This is another key factor in a great novel.
Although the plot is pretty cliche, there were parts of the book that made it feel so new to me! For instance the pixies. I never even knew there was a difference between pixies and faeries, let alone that there were evil human-looking pixies! What a cool angle! I also loved the phobias, how original. Zara's knowledge about them was so amazing, and it gave the book a little unique twist. I loved it!
Need is amazing, and a must read! 5/5