Thursday, January 21, 2010

Captivate by Carrie Jones

Captivate, by Carrie Jones, is the second book in a series that follows Zara and her friends as they fight the nasty pixies. It turns out Zara is half pixie and she turns blue when she's around other pixies for too long. In addition, Zara is a pixie princess, the object of much interest from potential pixie kings, those who would wish complete control of the pixies. Of course, Zara must save the day and stop the pixies from wreaking havoc in the human world. It gets a little complicated when Zara's boyfriend mauls Astley, a potential king, in the woods. He's one of the more decent pixies.

Captivate was a very interesting book. For one thing, it had pixies, not vampires, which are a little overdone. It was well written and the characters were intriguing and seemed real. For instance, I thought it was pretty funny when Zara turned blue. I would definitely recommend Captivate to those interested in young adult fantasies that aren't about vampires. It would be advisable to read the first book in the series, Need, in order to have a better idea as to what exactly is going on.

Reviewer Age:17

Reviewer City, State and Country: Charleston, SC USA