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By (author) Carrie Jones

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  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 129mm x 198mm x 20mm | 204g
  • Publication date: 5 April 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1408807416
  • ISBN 13: 9781408807415
  • Sales rank: 33,709

Product description

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 becomes weaker. It's made him vulnerable. And now there's a new king in town. A turf war is imminent. The new pixie king is moving in quickly. He swears that he and Zara are destined to be together, that he's one of the good guys. Zara isn't so sure. Despite herself, she wants to trust the new king, but there's a lot more than her relationship with boyfriend Nick at stake. It's her life - and his.

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Author information

Carrie Jones is an award-winning author. Her YA novel Tips on Having a Gay (Ex)-Boyfriend won the Maine Literary Award as well as the Independent Book Publisher Award (the IPPY) and Need, her previous novel for Bloomsbury, was a New York Times bestseller. Carrie lives in the USA.

Customer reviews

By Amanda 06 Apr 2011 5

Also reviewed on my blog, the Vintage Bookworm. (

Captivate was very...captivating! Just like it's previous novel, Need. Captivate picked up right where Need left off. I really love when a series does that. It pulls you in from page one and doesn't let you go until the ride is over.

You get to know the characters a lot better in the second installment. Which I loved! I love all the characters, I can't really pick one that I don't like. Other than most of the evil pixies, obviously. Not only do you get to know the characters more from the first novel, but you meet a whole new character named Astley. I really liked him, but he really has me curious. I'm not sure if I really trust him yet, maybe we'll find out more about him in the next installment, Entice.

I don't really know what else to say about this book, it's just one of those books you can't really explain. This book took me on a roller coaster of emotions. Like all good books should. ;)

I really liked the new additions to the book as well, like Valhalla, and I can't wait to read more! I'll be picking up Entice soon to read! Hopefully when I go in to the library this week they'll have it!

Overall, this book was amazing. I loved it. Not as much as I loved Need, but it's still a favorite!

By Emmi 11 Sep 2010 5

Captivate is another fantastic read! Again the cover and title link in with the story just like NEED. The characters are still the same but Zara has grown. She's alot more confident and can kick ass just as much as the were's and pixies which makes me love her ever more. In Captivate we are also introduced to a couple more characters which adds to the drama and love for this story! Within these characters we see a couple more mytholigcal creatures which could have made the story fall apart because of all the information but it didnt! The story has also developed because we see kindness from this race which questions the theory that all pixies are evil! Captivates pace was also just the same as NEED which i was impressed with because sometimes in series the story can drizzle out but not with Captivate! Overall Captivate was better then NEED! There's a combination of characters we already know and others that make you fall in love with the story all over again. However it was left on a cliffhanger which is annoying but only because i am totally hooked on this series! Im looking foreward to Entice!

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'Carrie Jones is the real thing: a talented author. Her detailing is exquisite, her powers of observation, superb' Tim Wynne-Jones, author Praise for Need: 'If you asked Stephen King and Stephenie Meyer to co-author a book, they would come up with Need' Justine magazine 'An entertaining compelling thriller ... A winning combination for KS3 readers' School Librarian Praise for Captivate: 'This is a thrilling story. I enjoyed this book as much as I enjoyed the Twilight Saga ... This tale has every single emotion you could possibly feel hidden inside of it, happiness, humour, love, loss and hope. There is a surprise around every corner' South Wales Argus