Date Released: December 23rd 2008
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children Books
Pages: 306 Pages
Source: BF shelf
First I discovered the Need… and boy I did. The first thing that captivates me about Need – another lame joke placed here, get it, need and captivated. Ha! - *Clears throat and regain composure* Like I was saying, the first thing that captivates me about Need, is its main character – Zara. A strong and original female character, with a save-the-world kind of mentality and a peculiar thing of her, is that she “collects” phobias. Likes them a lot and can basically mention you every phobia there is. I personally think that characters that have little details like this one simply help make them more unique, complex, and that it gives them a good amount of reality. So just by Zara, Need got various points from me.
And then there’s a man – one that stalks her and one that… it’s not really a man. Just a boy, a Cute boy. More than cute really. Hot. Steaming Hot – Nick. Nick who has a Hero complex and a Macho personality – his words, not mine – at times totally cute and adorable and at others a total jerk – I’ll explain later on.
As for creepy stalking man, well, he’s really: Creepy Pixie Stalking Man!! ZOMG! Obviously there’s more to it but I can’t explain without telling spoilers. I will NOT spoil.
As a general view, I really liked the book, it wasn’t super epic or anything. But a nice, light paranormal fantasy novel. I saw in a few reviews that they though that the book was very lacking of descriptions, but personally that’s one of the things I liked about it. I really hate it when they take 3 or 4 pages to describe things like fountains and stuff, the fact that this book wasn’t that way made Need a simple read, describing just about enough, and leaving everything else to your broad imagination, and in my head, Need left a good impression and a clear picture.
Funny, dark, thrilling, exciting and filled with evil creatures, this book becomes a Need you can’t deny.
Only thing that could have gone better was Zara’s boyfriend Nick, whom needs to learn to be more considerate and less of a jerk, but this is where Astley comes in…. buy that’s a whole other story.
Get ready to be Captivate…