Published: December 8, 2009
Zara collects phobias the way other girls collect Facebook friends. Little wonder, since life’s been pretty rough so far. Her father left, her stepfather just died, and her mother’s pretty much checked out. Now Zara’s living with her grandmother in sleepy, cold Maine so that she stays “safe.” Zara doesn’t think she’s in danger; she thinks her mother can’t deal.
Wrong. Turns out that guy she sees everywhere, the one leaving trails of gold glitter, isn’t a figment of her imagination. He’s a pixie—and not the cute, lovable kind with wings. He’s the kind who has dreadful, uncontrollable needs. And he’s trailing Zara.
With suspense, romance, and paranormal themes, this exciting breakout novel has readers rapidly turning the pages.
If you didn’t know anything about phobias you will by the time you finish reading the first installment of the Need Series by Carrie Jones. Zara, the main character, goes around counting and collecting phobias when she nervous or goes through a rough patch in her life. She has to move from Charleston,SC to Maine to live with her grandmother, start a new school and make friends. Not as easy as it sounds if the town you now live in is the hotbed for pixies and a war is brewing. There is romance,mystery,werewolves and other were animals and a surprise around every corner. It is a fast read and I gave it five stars *****.
Here are a few phobias: (just to name a few)
- Ablutophobia – fear of bathing, washing, or cleaning
- Achluophobia – fear of darkness
- Acrophobia – fear of heights