Captivate (Need #2) by Carrie Jones
Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books (January 5, 2010)
Obtained From: Book Trade
Description from GoodReads:
Zara and her friends knew they hadn’t solved the pixie problem for good. Far from it. The king’s needs grow deeper every day he’s stuck in captivity, while his control over his people gets weaker. It’s made him vulnerable. And now there’s a new king in town.
A turf war is imminent, since the new pixie king, Astley, is moving in quickly. Nick nearly killed him in the woods on day one, but Zara came to his rescue. Astley swears that he and Zara are destined to be together, that he’s one of the good guys. Nick isn’t buying it, though Zara isn’t as sure — despite herself, she wants to trust the new king. But it’s a lot more than her relationship with Nick that is at stake. It’s her life — and his.
You are CAPTIVATED right from the start of this one. This story picks up right where Need leaves off and I thought it was even better than the first one. Zara is coming more into her own and once again we are left hanging at the end. When Zara loses Nick she decides to take matters into her own hands as two Fairy Kings fight over her. She chooses Astley who is supposedly the lesser of two evils and he turns her into a fairy. The internal angst Zara feels really comes across in the story and you can only hope that she has made the right choice. I guess we will see in the next installement!