Sunday, December 5, 2010

Captivate by: Carrie Jones

Publication Date: January 2010


Zara's pixies are locked away in the forest, but that doesn't mean the threat is gone. In captivity, the king's needs grow stronger and his power weakens. When a new king, Astley, arrives and tells Zara she's fated to be his queen, Zara discovers she's in deeper than she ever imagined.The last few weeks have been hard for Zara. She "kidnapped her dad...accidentally saved a blew changed color...not to mention...a Spanish test and an art project due and...nothing to wear to the dance." Worse yet, the trapped pixies (Read the author's first book, Need, to learn about pixies and why Zara and her friends have trapped them in an isolated house.) have escaped and are wreaking havoc in the town. Nick, her boyfriend forever and a "were," who can transform into a wolf, has been grievously injured and taken by a Valkyrie to Valhalla. There he will become a warrior when Ragnarok (the final world-ending battle of Norse mythology) comes to pass. Will Zara allow the pixie king- in-waiting, to kiss her and irrevocably change her from half human/half pixie to fully pixie? In doing so, she might be able to rescue Nick, but possibly at the cost of losing her soul. Readers will enjoy the fast-moving plot, action scenes, and lots of Zara's inner dialogue as she tries to come to terms with what she must do if she is to save Nick, while staying true to her own self. 

My Thoughts: When I got this book I was so excited to read more about Zara and Nick. Unfortunately, it took me a while to actually get into this one.
Of course like a true fan I did. I enjoyed the relationship between Devyn and Issie. They know they should be together but are unsure about how to get together. Of course in the end amongst chaos they do end up together. 
Nick is taken after being attacked by an evil pixie king which would kill me to have to only sit back being mortal and there really isn't a lot Zara could do....but she did her best. He then gets taken because he is dying.....I don't know how Zara continued I would need a lot of grieving time...Seriously.
After Nick was taken the pixies started attacking Zara and her friends and family, Astley the good pixie king helps her escape...Zara then choses to be kissed by him...thank god she's only doing to save Nick...I just hope there is a way to be turned back. Astley sounds like Jared Leto or something...I mean when he's under his glamour of course...otherwise he's just this ugly fanged thing...Which the thought of kissing that would give me chills.
I do think Zara made the best choice for herself and for her family....even if Nick could end up hating her for it...she can save him better so he can protect her family from the rest of the pixies. And having AStley kiss her keeps her from becoming some evil pixies queen....and lets face it the evil pixies would order her to be evil.

My rating: 4 stars

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