Need – Carrie Jones

ISBN: 9781599903385
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Genre: Fantasy
Pages: 320
Age Range: 12 and up
Series: No
Reader’s Annotation: Zara is still reeling from the death of her father when she moves in with her grandmother in Maine. When she begins being followed by a mysterious man who leaves gold dust in his wake she must turn to her new friends and family to figure out the truth about her past.
Summary: The Urban Fantasy genre expands with this new title. 17 year-old Zara White moves in with her grandmother in rural Maine after effectively shutting down after her father’s death. Bothered by the extreme cold and still traumatized Zara is amazed to find herself drawn to Nick Colt, the boy who almost hit her on the way to school her first day. Soon, she finds herself friends with Issie and Delyn and attracted to both Nick and Ian, another school hottie. Zara finds herself haunted by a mysterious man who has followed her from home, who points at her from distances, and leaves gold dust wherever he has been. Mix this with missing boys, an undercurrent of tension and rumors of Pixie Lords and you have this romantic fantasy that is strongly reminiscent of Twilight. Readers will surely notice the similarities, but they will flock to this title anyways to find out whether Zara will end up with the Pixie Lord or Nick.