November 16, 2011 by kanesty
The story goes when Zara moves to her step-Grandmother home in Maine, after her step-father died four months before and she became what she called “die inside”. Yea, the fact that Zara had drastically changed from active and cheerful to emotionless girl made her mother worried and decide to sent Zara to Maine.
However, Zara hated the idea and felt alienated, assumed that her mother sent her away just because she couldn’t stand Zara. How Zara can like it? Snowy and sleepy Maine, so far from warm and lovely Charleston. Moreover, Maine is in remote area. She felt isolated there. Moreover, she starts to realized that there’s a freaky guy stalking her everywhere, from her house in Charleston, airport, until here in Maine. Then without a trace, a boy kidnapped every week made situation in Maine even more tense.
With her friends, Issie, Devyn, and somehow-developed-into-crush Nick, she start to observe and investigate who’s her stalker. So surprised she is when she found out that her stalker might be not human, but a creature called pixie. What is a pixie? why it left gold dust as trace? Is it like Tinker Bell?
The answer is: No, it isn’t.
The main character, Zara, unlike others. She is pretty yet a weirdo, made her not-so-popular in her society but enough to attract boy to like her. Well, by obsessed with International Amnesty and having collecting list variety of phobia as hobby (sounds interesting, though), enough to call her weirdo. First time I guessed her as little girl, maybe 11-12 years because of her childish features (the writer didn’t give enough description in the beginning). However, these kind of thing (phobia list i mean) is rare to find so I collected her list:Phobophobia: Ketakutan akan fobia Mnemophobia :ketakutan akan kenangan cheima,frigophobia: Ketakutan akan suhu dingin didaskaleinophobia: Ketakutan akan pergi ke sekolah auroraphobia: Ketakutan akan aurora kutub utara autodysomophobia: Ketakutan akan orang yg berbau masam automatonophobia: Ketakutan akan boneka ventriloqust, ahli bicara perut automysophobia: Ketakutan akan sesuatu yg kotor autophobia: Ketakutan akan diri sendiri sitophobia: Ketakutan akan makan ichthyophobia: Ketakutan akan ikan ideophobia: Ketakutan akan ide amaxophobia: Ketakutan akan mengendarai mobil couplogagophobia: Ketakutan akan menjadi pihak luar philophobia: Ketakutan akan cinta scotophobia: Ketakutan akan kegelapan parthenophobia: Ketakutan akan anak2 perempuan catagelophobia: Ketakutan akan dipermalukan phonophobia: Ketakutan akan keributan/suara photoaugliaphobia: Ketakutan akan cahaya yg menyorot sgt terang photophobia: Ketakutan akan cahaya phronemophobia: Ketakutan akan berpikir tenang tertaophobia: Ketakutan akan monster/manusia dapat berubah bentuk hormephobia: Ketakutan akan keterkejutan pyrophobia: Ketakutan akan api ranidaphobia: Ketakutan akan katak algophobia: Ketakutan akan rasa sakit vitricophobia: Ketakutan akan ayah tiri necrophobia: Ketakutan akan kematian agateophobia: Ketakutan akan kegilaan merinthophobia: Ketakutan akan keadaan erikat/ diikat nyctohylophobia: Ketakutan akan daerah2 gelap penuh pepohonan/hutan2 malam hari nosocomphobia: Ketakutan akan rumah ssakitkineto/kineso perpindahan/gerakan noctiphobia: Ketakutan akan malam hari astenophobia: Ketakutan akan pingsan/kelemahan atychiphobia: Ketakutan akan kegagalan
and much more in the next book of ‘Need’ series. However, even though I find this book quite fun to read, i didn’t intend to read next books : Captivate and Entice. Carrie Jones didn’t hook me enough with the ending, so I felt enough with the first book.