Friday, July 9, 2010


Captivate by Carrie Jones
published by Bloomsbury
$16.99 (hardcover)
Genre: YA
273 pages

FTC: I did not receive this book from the publisher and will not be compensated for reviewing this book.

What it's about:
Zara and her friends thought they'd solved the pixie problem. And they did--sort of. The pixies are all locked away, deep in the woods. But the king's needs grow stronger each day that he is in captivity, while his control over his people weakens. And it's enough to draw a new king into town. Astley claims he is different. He claims there are pixies who can live peacefully with humans, that it doesn't have to be all violence and nastiness all the time. Zara wants to believe him...until Astley also claims that she is fated to be his queen.

There is no way Zara would ever turn pixie. And she's got good friends who will make sure of that. Besides, she and Nick are so in love they're practically inseparable. But when the very thing Zara wants to protect most is exactly what's at risk, she is forced to make choices she never imagined...

my thoughts:
This book really surprised me. I thought it would be sort of a bubble gum type of book. That nothing bad would ever really happen to the characters. Sort of like in Twilight (don't get me wrong, I adore the series, but they are bubble gum). I felt that Need had been a little cheesey and didn't expect to really like Captivate, but I did.

There is really only one new character in this book and that is Astley. I pretty much fell in love with this character. He is the exact opposite of what all the other pixies are and I liked the contrast. I found Astley's and Zara's relationship far more interesting than Zara's and Nick's. I think that Astley is far more likable than Nick and I'm rooting for him.

The one thing that drove me really nuts in this book was how much Nick and Zara say "baby." It was constant and it really drove me insane. They are a couple that I would never want to be around just because of how much they say that. They really need to think of other pet names for each other.

This series took a turn for the better that I really didn't see coming. I like the change and am intrigued by what could happen in the next book.

My rating: 8.5/10


  1. What a cool book cover! Hopping by. I am now a new follower.

  2. Woo! finally someone who is team Astley we should make our own little bannner who do you think would make a good Astley.

  3. We really should make a banner. Hmm I'll have to think about who would make a good Astley. I'll have to go reread the discription of him.


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