Friday, February 26, 2010

What I read this week

This week I read Captivate by Carrie Jones. I read Need last year and this is the sequel to that book. I really liked Need when I read it because I thought it was nice for readers who like fantasy but might be getting bored of the whole Twilight thing. Plus I read it at about the time a lot of my friends were reading the Twilight books so I had that whole "Oh yeah, I read those like forever ago. I'm reading this now."
I don’t keep up on what book is coming out when because I usually get my books from the library, which means that if it is a book that has a lot of buzz I could wait forever. Seriously I just got Sarah Dessen’s Along for the Ride in January even though it came out in the summer. I saw this book on the shelves at Barnes and Noble and I went home and reserved it at the library.
In this book Zara and her friends have the evil pixies are all safely locked up only to find that there are more pixies on the way. New pixies show up, who are hoping to take over the territory of the old pixies who are weak and locked up.
One of the pixies claims Zara is meant to be his queen and Zara must decide if this is true. The new pixie says a lot of things, which Zara has to decide if she can trust or not.
The book basically seems to set up a bigger war going on between good and evil and the end seems to be setting up for another book.
There were a couple references to Buffy in this book which always makes me happy.
The kids in this book have little phrases they say such as “made of awesome” and I swear by the end of the book I found myself talking like that.


Christina Rodriguez said...

I remember when I went to read the Twilight series from my local library, I was 70-something in line. That meant, if everyone in front of me had 2 weeks to read and return it, I'd have to wait about 6 YEARS to get the book.

Luckily, I borrowed the series from a friend instead of buying it, because it was AWFUL.

By the way, could you please update my line on your blog's sidebar? I no longer use Blogger, and have merged my blog with my website:

Once I can figure out how to add a Blogroll or something, I'll add your link as well. Thanks!

Carrie said...

The waiting system is weird. I think that if a book is being released but hasn't arrived yet that they put everyone in alphabetical order too. I started off as 8 on the waiting list for some book and when it finally came out I was 42.

Christina- I updated your info on the side bar. I had updated it in my blog reader and then failed to update on my page. Sorry about that. It should be good now.