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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Need (Need #1) by Carrie Jones

Goodreads Summary:
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.

In this creepy, compelling breakout novel, Carrie Jones delivers romance, suspense, and a creature you never thought you'd have to fear.


Zara is a teenage girl whose stepfather passed away recently.  She is constantly talking about the different types of phobias, and uses her knowledge of phobias to calm herself in stressful situations.  When she goes to live with her grandma, she gets this feeling like someone is following her.  She keeps seeing the same man at the edge of the words, at the airport, etc. and doesn't know what he is there for. 

As the story develops Zara learns much more about the supernatural world than she cares to know.  Although certain areas of this novel were predictable, it was still a great debut novel.  The novel takes a different turn than other supernatural novels and certainly has the excitement and captivating writing to keep you entertained.  If you like supernatural books with loads of suspense, I recommend picking this one up!

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