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Captivate by Carrie Jones is Munch-Worthy


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 gets 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.

You wouldn't believe how long it took me to find a summary for this book. There wasn't one on Amazon, or on B&N, or the author's website, or the book's website, or the publisher's website, or even on any other site when I searched the title and author on Google.

I finally found above pasted glory on the regular (a.k.a. UK) Bloomsbury publishing website.

Sometimes Americans can be so disappointing. Thank goodness for the Europeans in this instance!

Anyhow, I nearly forgot how much I enjoyed the prequel to this, Need, until I saw the cover for Captivate on somebody else's blog (whose? I've sadly forgotten). I can't say the cover art is quite as captivating as that for Need. The model just does not have the right emotion for me. She doesn't look...captivated. And either she is miraculously crying a golden tear, or her gold eyeshadow is running. It's a toss up.

I'd assume there'll be more books to come from this series. I wonder what kind of gold makeup they'll do next. They've already done the gold lips (Need) and now the eyes (Captivate). That pretty much covers the basics unless Bloomsbury wants to douse their next cover model in gold powder (unless they're using a Photoshop type program, and then change her skin to gold). I think that would be a strange effect to say the least. It would almost be like Twilight movie Edward in the sun with jaundice.

But, I digress. A lot.

Releases January 5, 2010 from Bloomsbury USA Children's Books.

5 munch(es) :

Bookworm said...

I love the cover! It's captivating!

Liviania said...

Gold nailpolish? I was sad, because they gave away a number of these at the Austin Teen Book Festival but I didn't win.

Thao said...

I agree with you this book is munch-worthy. I worship the cover :D

Heather Zundel said...

Oooh, prettiness. But I agree on the non-captivated look. Gold blush maybe? Gold hair is probably in the line somewhere. And I love your digressions. :)

Fauxreal said...

I would have to agree with you on this. I'm not as big a fan of this cover as the first. I think the eyes should have been opened with a captivating stare, or something that captures the title of the book a bit better. Ohwell, us YA book fans are at least given a slew of covers that are a cut above the rest in the entire book industry.

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