Friday, April 10, 2015

Recommendation Fridays: Need Series by Carrie Jones

   A few years ago I came across the Need Series by Carrie Jones and fell in love. I fell in love with it when the first three books had been released, so I had to wait a little over year for the fourth and last book in the series. The wait was definitely worth it though because even today it is one of my favourite reads as well as one of my favourite Pixies reads. I highly recommend giving them a try!

   The series would probably be best for people who like the following books;
Fantasy, Paranormal, Pixies, Fairies, Norse Mythology, Shapeshifters

But it is also a great series for anyone!

Need by Carrie Jones

Release Date: December 23rd, 2008
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Series: Need, #1

Description from GoodReads:

   Pain shoots through my head. Fireworks. Explosions. All inside my brain. The white world goes dark and I know what's about to happen.

   Zara White suspects there's a freaky guy semi-stalking her. She's also obsessed with phobias. And it's true, she hasn't exactly been herself since her stepfather died. But exiling her to shivery Maine to live with her grandmother? That seems a bit extreme. The move is supposed to help her stay sane...but Zara's pretty sure her mom just can't deal with her right now.

   She couldn't be more wrong. Turns out the semi-stalker is not a figment of Zara's overactive imagination. In fact, he's still following her, leaving behind an eerie trail of gold dust. There's something not right - not human - in this sleepy Maine town, and all signs point to Zara.

Captivate by Carrie Jones:

Release Date: January 5th, 2010
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Series: Need, #2

Description from GoodReads:

   He smiles. It's a wicked smile. Kind but not kind. Handsome but dangerous. Feral almost. I can see why Nick nearly killed him, Nick...
I ask again, "Why were you in the road?"
"I was waiting for you."

   Zara and her friends thought they'd solved the pixie problem. And they did - sort of. The pixie's 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 they very thing Zara wants to protect most is exactly what's at risk, she is forced to make choices she never imagined....

Enticed by Carrie Jones

Release Date: December 14th, 2010
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Series: Need, #3

Description from GoodReads:

   Zara and Nick are soul mates, meant to be together forever. But that's not quite how things have worked out. For starters, well, Nick is dead. Supposedly, he's been taken to a mythic place for warriors known as Valhalla, so Zara and her friends might be able to get him back. But it's taking time, and meanwhile a group of evil pixies is devastating Bedford, with more teens going missing every day. An all-out war seems imminent, and the good guys need all the warriors they can find. But how to get to Valhalla? And even if Zara and her friends discover the way, there's that other small problem: Zara's been pixie kissed. When she finds Nick, will he even want to go with her? Especially since she hasn't turned into just any pixie. . . She's Astley's queen.

Endure by Carrie Jones

Release Date: May 8th, 2012
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Series: Need, #4

Description from GoodReads:

   Zara is at the center of an impending apocalypse. True, she’s successfully rescued Nick from Valhalla, but it simply isn’t enough. Evil pixies are ravaging Bedford, and they need much more than one great warrior; they need an army. Zara isn’t sure what her role is anymore. She’s not just fighting for her friends; she’s also a pixie queen. And to align her team of pixies with the humans she loves will be one of her greatest battles yet. Especially since she can’t even reconcile her growing feelings for her pixie king . . .

   Like I said above, it is one of my all time favourites so I hope you all give it a try! And let me know if you do! I'd love to hear what you think of it.

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