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, since the new pixie king, Astley, is moving in quickly. Nick nearly killed him in the woods on day one, but Zara came to his rescue. Astley swears that he and Zara are destined to be together, that he's one of the good guys. Nick isn't buying it, though Zara isn't as sure -- despite herself, she wants to trust the new king. But it's a lot more than her relationship with Nick that is at stake. It's her life -- and his.
In this sequel to Need (2008), Zara is still struggling with a “Pixie Problem”. She’s the type of girl who writes letters for Amnesty International, and has trouble knowing whether she’s doing the right thing fighting and imprisoning pixies. When Astley comes along, saying that not ALL pixies are evil, she wants to trust and believe him, especially if it will protect her friends and family. I liked Nick, but I like how there was new male competition without Zara ever waffling in her love for Nick. They weren’t jealous and doubting each other. It makes me really want to see what will happen in the next book. And there will be another one!
Intriguing cover, captivating story, interesting paranormal twists. I’m even more hooked on this series than I was when I read Need!
Stars: 4 1/2
Hardcover release: January 5, 2010