Sunday, July 8, 2012

Book #95: Captivate

Title: Captivate (Book #2 in the Need series)

Author: Carrie Jones

Date started reading: July 09, 2012
Date finished reading: July 10, 2012

Publish date: December 2010
ISBN: 978-1599905235
Number of pages: 304

Official summary: "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." (

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How I obtained the book: Got through (It's like eBay with a credit system instead of using money)

My commentary:
  • I liked this book better than the first one in the series, but it's still not going to be in my top favorite series. It's just a little more odd than I had hoped. I don't regret reading it though. I will for sure finish out the series once I find the other two books at a decent price or decide to check them out of the library.
  • I loved one part of the book completely though. Issie compares the upcoming fight between the pixies and other mythical creatures to how Sunnydale set on a hellmouth on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." I find it funny that Buffy keeps popping up in all these books I am reading that don't even have to do with vampires. I love that the show has been so relevant to various authors that they reference it. There's a gif (made from a scene in "Gilmore Girls") that I see used on Tumblr all the time that basically explains how Buffy has become and basically what Issie reminded me of when I read the scene in this book...

Memorable quotes:
  • "Every time any of us are late you imagine we're dead. You are no longer allowed to imagine anyone is dead." ~ Issie to Zara
  • "Pixie tip: Pixies do not look like Tinker Bell. Although they occasionally wear tutus. Seriously, who doesn't?"
  • "Pixie tip: If you have to fight pixies, remember to use weapons with some sort of iron. As in the metal. Not the thing you use to dewrinkle clothes."
  • "Dude, you tried to kidnap her to bait her mom into coming to you. Then you tried to turn her mom into a pixie. Come on. I mean, no offense, but you are not Daddy of the Year stuff here. Plus, you didn't even show up on the scene for what? Sixteen years? That's lame. Seriously. That is very deadbeat dad stuff right there." ~ Issie to Zara's real father
  • "Devyn's always quoting Yoda from one of the original 'Star Wars' movies. Yoda talks in a total stoner voice and is supposed to be all philosophically centered with the good force stuff. I think of him as a kind of Tibetan monk crossed with the dude who hangs out at 7-Eleven even though he's thirty." ~ Zara
  • "Gram, nobody likes to hear about other people's dreams. It's like watching PowerPoint presentations of somebody else's vacation in St. Croix or something." ~ Zara
  • "Man, I hate dreams. How is it they can make you feel guilty when they aren't even real?" ~ Zara
  • "There's nothing wrong with being emotional. There's a lot of good emotions out there." ~ Zara's grandmother
  • "Bowling is evil. ... If there is a name for the fear of a painful bowel movement (defecaloesiophobia) there should be a word for the fear of bowling. Bowling is definitely phobia worthy" ~ Zara
  •  "I don't believe in destiny." ~ Zara
  • "Life is not all damsel-in-distress romance novels -- my life is more of an everyone-in-distress horror movie." ~ Zara

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