Borrowed from NYPL Mid-Manhattan Branch
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.
To be completely honest, this book was very putdownable. I got to around 200 pages and started skimming. I had the same reaction with Twilight which this book is unfortunately compared to. Similar to Twilight, the idea behind the plot is captivating. I am so down with the whole mysterious town and mythical creatures vibe. I wanted to fly through this book because it was so action packed. But, I think action is what it lacked.
Any book that you can successfully skip more than a few pages without missing an story, isn't my type of book. I thirst for forward moving suspense. And if you don't have that, you better have some damn good characters. While there were parts of Zara that I liked, most of me disliked her. Or maybe I couldn't understand her. Whatever it was, if made me start and stop reading a number of times.
I enjoyed Nick but didn't enjoy how much he was shrouded in mystery from the moment we met him. Something's up with the dude, okay, I get it! I did enjoy Devyn and Issie a lot and Betty was cool too. After reading some reviews on Captivate, I think I would enjoy that one much better.
I'm not going to give up on this series because I'm interested to see where the story goes. But I don't think you should run out and grab it if you haven't read it yet!