Thursday, May 20, 2010

Captivate by Carrie Jones

No spoilers.

Author: Carrie Jones
Year of Publication: 2010
Genre: Fantasy
Pages: 273
First Line: "There are bizarre people who actually like physical education class."

Summary: 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 that, 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.

Source: Back of book

Review: Not terrible. I'll probably read the next one. This isn't my favorite faerie series but it's not unenjoyable. Definitely need to read the first of the series, Need. I kind of get the feeling that Jones isn't really cut out for fantasy, especially since I've read her Tips On Having A Gay (ex)Boyfriend. I felt that one was much better. Then again, I was also younger when I read that. Probably worth a read, especially for younger fantasy audiences.

Worst part: It was slightly confusing. I felt lost at some points. And I don't think it was because I haven't read the first one in awhile -- I remember feeling similarly about that book, too.

Best part: Asltey was interesting. A bit different, I felt, than a lot of other male leads out there these days. Not ENTIRELY, but some.

Grade: B-

Other Books by This Author: Need, Tips On Having a Gay (ex)Boyfriend, and others.

36 / 50 books. 72% done!

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