Hardcover: 273 Pages
Published: January 5, 2010
He smiles. It's a wicked smile. Kind but not kind. Handsome but dangerous. Feral almost. I can see why Nick nearly killed him, Nick...
I ask again, "Why were you in the road?"
"I was waiting for you."
Zara and her friends thought they'd solved the pixie problem. And they did - sort of. The pixie's are all locked away, deep in the woods. But the king's needs grow stronger each day that he is in captivity, while his control over his people weakens. And it's enough to draw a new king into town. Astley claims he is different. He claims there are pixies who can live peacefully with humans, that it doesn't have to be all violence and nastiness all the time. Zara wants to believe him...until Astley also claims that she is fated to be his queen.
There is no way Zara would ever turn pixie. And she's got good friends who will make sure of that. Besides, she and Nick are so in love they're practically inseparable. But when they very thing Zara wants to protect most is exactly what's at risk, she is forced to make choices she never imagined....
Captivate was an interesting read. Like its previous book, Need, it is filled with creative and imaginative details. The pacing was fast and the plot picks up quickly sucking the reader into this interesting world of Pixies. In the previous book we left off with Zara settling into her new life with her grandmother. Her relationship with Nick is off to a good start and they are working through everything together. Everything is going the way Zara hoped it would go except for her father. Lately he has become a big pain in the butt for Zara and her friends. And adding to the list of growing problems is a new pixie in town claiming he would be a better king who wants Zara as his queen. Like things couldn't get any worse.
The plot was interesting enough. This would be my first pixie series so I am very excited to find out what happens. I really liked how the author added different supernatural beings to this mix. It's nice to see the mixing of supernatural's which I think adds more depth to a series. The characters were very well thought out. I loved how the author added Zara's phobias to the beginning of each chapter. It gave the book a creepy feel and was more interesting. However, I really hoped to get a more in depth look at Astley. He came across as a boring prince when he had the potential to come across as a strong, sexy character. Hopefully, in the next book Astley has a bigger role and we get a insight on him. Overall, a quick read and very cool idea of Pixies.