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Captivate - Carrie Jones - Review

Book: Captivate
Author: Carrie Jones
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Rating: B-

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 becomes weaker. It's made him vulnerable. And now there's a new king in town. A turf war is imminent. The new pixie king is moving in quickly. He swears that he and Zara are destined to be together, that he's one of the good guys. Zara isn't so sure. Despite herself, she wants to trust the new king, but there's a lot more than her relationship with boyfriend Nick at stake. It's her life - and his. 

Captivate was an interesting book. Definitely different from Need, and in my personal view not as good as need, although I still gave it five stars, because it captivated me and within hours I was finished. 

The two new characters are very interesting. Let’s start with Cassidy. 
Cassidy is a new girl who befriends Devyn, who starts spending a lot of time with her. Unfortunately this get’s Issie upset as she thinks that Dev has feeling for Cassidy and not her. Little did they all know that Cassidy was part elfin and could sense that the group were different. She comes across as a shy, timid, and lonely character and doesn’t really play too much of a role in the book, but I have a sneaky feeling we’ll see a lot more of her in entice. 
Astley is the second new character and also a Pixie king who says he is not like the others and wants to change Zara. 

The first half of the book was based around Zara and Nick’s relationship and when the action did happen I didn’t feel there was enough of it. 

My favourite character was actually the Valakyrie. She was very cool. Almost like a mix of fallen angel and vampire, so rock on Jones. I have to admit when Zara was clinging onto Valakyrie it was a melodramatic but I didn’t say I didn’t like it. 

It is very weird the Zara actually changes herself for I boy, because if someone had been taken from e, unless they were family I would not change myself into some creepy blood-lusting creature, to go to a creepy land, and not know if I could change myself back. 

Overall the book was good and a five stars if I hadn’t read need before but because I have Four and a half. 


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