Thursday 30 December 2010

Captivate by Carrie Jones

From Goodreads:  Zara and her friends knew they hadn't solved the pixie problem for good. Far from it. The king's needs grow deeper every day he's stuck in captivity, while his control over his people gets weaker. It's made him vulnerable. And now there's a new king in town.

A turf war is imminent, since the new pixie king, Astley, is moving in quickly. Nick nearly killed him in the woods on day one, but Zara came to his rescue. Astley swears that he and Zara are destined to be together, that he's one of the good guys. Nick isn't buying it, though Zara isn't as sure -- despite herself, she wants to trust the new king. But it's a lot more than her relationship with Nick that is at stake. It's her life -- and his.

Having really enjoyed Need I was looking forward to this and seeing what happened next.  But I have to say this wasn't quite what I was expecting. Instead, it seemed to go in a completely different direction that totally surprised me!

I wasn't sure about the introduction of Astley at first.  I loved the dynamic between Zara and Nick and the rest of the group and I was concerned his presence might change that.  However, I found that Astley really grew on me and by the end of the story I couldn't imagine it without him in it.  I do hope he is as 'good' as he currently seems.

Again I loved all the supporting characters (Issie, Devyn, Nick, Betty etc) and Cassidy was an interesting addition.  I'm really keen to see how she progresses in future installments. 

One thing I really must mention is that I LOVED how Carrie Jones took risks with this.  As I said at the beginning this did not go in the direction that I thought it would - instead in went in a whole different direction that I would never have considered and I applaud the author's decision to do so.  I have the feeling it will really pay off in the next book and I can't wait to see how this all turns out.

1 comment:

Dawn Kurtagich said...

Can't wait to read this one!


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