Friday, September 24, 2010

Book Review: Captivate

TITLE: Captivate
Book 2 in the Need series
AUTHOR: Carrie Jones
CATEGORY: Young adult
GENRE: faeries, urban fantasy
PREMISE: Zara and her friends are in the process of rounding up the faeries. However tides change when not just one but two faerie kings show up and one of them causes Zara to question what she knows about faeries.
MY REVIEW: Some of you may recall I read Need a few months ago and was pleased and found refreshing so I was excited to pick up the second. But as I started reading it was like all the freshness from the first one was flushed down the toilet and this series quickly became like every other YA faerie book out there. Zara is now completely wrapped up in Nick, Dev suddenly is able to WALK when I found him being in a wheelchair interesting and a nice change of pace, and oh look another love triangle is developing.
It's not that it's bad. I still found some things intriguing. I also like that the author tried to instill that lesson that just because some people in a group are bad, it didn't mean all the people in the group were. But it was just disappointing seeing a series that had promise quickly fall back into the mainstream you know?
So this one isn't as good as the first but it's still decent. I will be reading Entice the next book in the series to find out what happens. I'm just really disappointed that the author took the uniqueness of Need and basically got rid of it.
WHO SHOULD READ: Those that have read Need, faerie book fans
MY RATING: Three and a half out of Five iron forks

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