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Friday, January 15, 2010

Captivate by Carrie Jones

" Zara and her friends thought they'd solved the pixie problem. And they did - sort of. The pixies are all locked away, deep in the woods. But the king's needs grow stronger each day that he is in captivity, while his control over his people weakens. And it's enough to draw a new king into town. Astley claims he is different. He claims there are pixies who can live peacefully with humans, that it doesn't have to be all violence and nastiness all the time. Zara wants to believe him ... until Astley also claims that she is fated to be his queen. There is no way Zara would ever turn pixie. And she's got good friends who will make sure of that. Besides, she and Nick are so in love they're practically inseparable. But when the very thing Zara wants to protect most is exactly what's at risk, she is forced to make choices she never imagined..." - Book cover.

Zara and her friends locked away her father and his pixies hoping to save the humans of this town, but unfortunately nothing is that easy. It seems that more and more pixies comes to town and they need to take care of them to. Why would they come to Maine? Can they feel there's something wrong with he king? Doubts are confirmed when Astley shows up in town to claim the territory as his own. But Zara won't let that happen.

I LOVED Captivate as much or even more then Need, I really feel for the characters and so much is at stake in Captivate. Zara is now stronger and more confident, and driven by a strong need to protect the ones she loves, and pretty much everybody in town. But protecting them proves to be one difficult task.

Devyn is getting better and unfortunately for Is, an old girlfriend of his shows up in the picture and seems very interested in him again. Poor Is is broken-hearted, I really felt bad for the poor girl, she's always so sweet and caring.

I have to admit I had some tears boiling under the surface at some moments of the story, but I won't tell you why and when, it wouldn't be nice.
But seriously if you loved Need, run and get yourself a copy of Captivate. As the title say, I was Captivated by the story and read it in only a few hours.
It's passionate, engaging, emotional and honest. Everything you can ask for!

Read en excerpt

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Book Stats:
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Bloomsbury US (Dec 22 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1599903423
ISBN-13: 978-1599903422

Book Source:
Review copy sent by Penguin Canada

Tynga is a 32 years old mom of two, from Montreal, working as a lab technician in an hospital specialized in heart disease. In her free time, she enjoys reading all things Paranormal and photography.

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7 People left their mark' :

  1. Nice to read all good reviews about this series :) I'm getting excited to start reading it!

  2. I haven't even got Need yet but both of these books are on my need to buy list as I've read so many good things about them :o)

  3. I am so happy to hear this one was good. I absolutely LOVED Need when I read it last year and have been dying for Captivate. I read one or two bad reviews and got a little worried. This is one of the next books I'll be reading!

  4. I agree with you... I was tearing up at some points too. I am really interested to see what is next for this series.

  5. This is a great review. I haven't read Need so I just went on to my library website and place a hold on it. Thanks!

  6. Glad I could help Alaine =)

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