Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Spoiler Free Review: Captivate by Carrie Jones

*Spoiler Free reviews are reviews of 2nd (or 3rd or 4th) books in a series with no fear of spoilers!*

Title: Captivate
Author: Carrie Jones
Publication Date: January 2010
Tags: Pixies
Age: 12+
Pages: approx 336
Series: 2nd in a series
Book Acquisition: received an ARC from the publisher
My Rating: 3 / 5 Stars

Goodreads synopsis

Anyone who read my review of Need knows that I wasn't too fond of it. I really wanted to like it but for me, it just fell short. Because of that, I didn't have high expectations of Captivate. I have to say though, I was a little suprised. While I still didn't feel a real connection to the characters, there was a lot more action, which I thought was sadly lacking in Need.

A lot more of the fantasy aspect of the story is told and with more background information I found myself more invested in the story. The story kept me reading, but, with the exception of a new Pixie on the scene, Astley, the characters still fell a little short.

Now, the ending - I didn't see it coming at all and I have to say, I really liked it. It leaves so much open for the next book.

And I don't think I mentioned this in my review of Need, but I really love the covers of these books! 

If you read Need and like me, you didn't really like it, I would recommend giving Captivate a try. If you haven't read Need, I would recommend it only because Captivate was so much better and I have high hopes for the next in the series.

Books in the Series:
Need (2009)
Captivate (2010)
Book 3?

Linkage Love:
Bloomsbury Teens
Series Website


  1. Great review! I'm not into fantasy books but I might give this one a try. Thanks!

    from Une Parole

  2. I enjoyed Need and I can't wait to read Captivate, though I have a feeling the love triangle will ruin it a little for me (I'm not a big fan of love triangles). Too bad you didn't like Need that much, anyway, great review :)

  3. I read Need but I need to get to Captivate now! I can't wait.


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