needBook Title: Need
Author: Carrie Jones
Number of Pages: 306
Publisher: Bloomsbury (December 23, 2008)

Zara collects phobias the way other high school girls collect lipsticks. Little wonder, since life’s been pretty rough so far. Her father left, her stepfather just died, and her mother’s pretty much checked out. Now Zara’s living with her grandmother in sleepy, cold Maine so that she stays “safe.” Zara doesn’t think she’s in danger; she thinks her mother can’t deal.

Wrong. Turns out that guy she sees everywhere, the one leaving trails of gold glitter, isn’t a figment of her imagination. He’s a pixie—and not the cute, lovable kind with wings. He’s the kind who has dreadful, uncontrollable needs. And he’s trailing Zara.

After witnessing her stepfather’s death, Zara becomes to collect phobias all around here at an incredible pace. She’s not leaving much room to love what’s around her, and her mom’s worried about Zara. So her mom decides on sending her to live up in Maine with her grandmother to get a new change of atmosphere. While heading up north, she notices she keeps seeing the same guy everywhere only leaving some gold dust behind. She tells her new friends, and curiosity wins them over to find out what he’s doing stalking Zara and what’s up with the gold dust. Little do they know, well some do know, what’s with the guy–he’s a pixie. Zara soon finds out how she, a normal regular girl or so she thought, fits into this pixie-related scheme of things.

Once I started reading this book, I could not put this book for long without wanting to find out what happens next. I really adored the one phobia listed at the beginning of each chapter which shows that Mrs. Carrie Jones is a devoted writer who isn’t afraid of a little research. I loved how I actually got the context clues in this book. I wasn’t the fastest learner when learning on how to find the clues in elementary school. Need has been an enthralling suspenseful, mystery, paranormal novels I’ve read in awhile, and it’ll probably be in my top favorite paranormal reads. Cannot wait for the sequel!

Listening To: One Year, Six Months by Yellowcard
Thinkin’: hmmm..