Monday, December 16, 2013

Reviewing: Captivate by Carrie Jones

Captivate by Carrie Jones
Okay, let me start out with this: AWESOME MAIN CHARACTER HERE PEOPLE. Zara is awesomesauce. I wish I knew her in real life.

He smiles. It's a wicked smile. Kind but not kind. Handsome but dangerous. Feral almost. I can see why Nick nearly killed him, Nick...
I ask again, "Why were you in the road?"
"I was waiting for you."

Zara and her friends thought they'd solved the pixie problem. And they did - sort of. The pixie's 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 they very thing Zara wants to protect most is exactly what's at risk, she is forced to make choices she never imagined...

After I read the blurby thingy I decided I wouldn't like the book. Why, you ask? My answer: Because there's some jerk-butt trying to convince her that she's his queen and they'll probably fall in love and forget all about Nick, who I know nothing about and could very well also be a jerk-butt.

(Also Astley is a kinda weird name. Ehehe.)

I read it and was pleasantly surprised. I was, of course, very calm and level-headed. There was no uncontrollable giggling or victorious "HA!"s yelled or eyes welled up with dramatic tears or angry snarling involved.

And Astley turned out okay. Ish.

I have never been in complete and utter love with someone, so don't expect me understand why Zara did the unspeakable for Nick. (Can't say because spoilers.)

It wasn't so odd that I thought she was a brainless idiot, but I did kinda feel like she just woke up and went:

The puppy was not supposed to be there but it's a cute puppy so whatever.
Let me elaborate. I was either like this at Zara:

"Oh, you strong, strong soul. You'll make it. Awww, you poor thing."
Or this:

(Note: She also ran away like the girl in the gif.)
Or this:

(Complete with z-snap. Guuuurl.)
And towards her best friend, I was often seen like this:

To which she would reply:

It would be so awkward for her LAWL. Y'know, since she has no idea who I am.
These are all the stages of my thoughts about all of the boys of the book:

Stage 1 (Otherwise known as first few chapters):

Stage 2:

Stage 3:

Stage 4 (Otherwise known as sharing knowledge with other people):

Anyways, I have to go now.

BYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE GORGEOUSES!!!!!!!!!! :D :D (yes I'm hyper thank you for asking ehehe)


Tansie G.

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