Need and Captivate both hit the New York Times bestseller list in early 2010 Online marketing - mini-site www.needpixies.com, big buzz on Facebook, a teaser trailer and blog. Online focused publicity campaign to include pre-publication chapter download, author interviews and giveaways
Carrie Jones is an award-winning author. Her YA novel Tips on Having a Gay (Ex-)Boyfriend won the Maine Literary Award as well as the Independent Book Publisher Award (the IPPY). Her previous novels for Bloomsbury, Need and Captivate, were both New York Times bestsellers. Carrie lives in the USA.
'Carrie Jones is the real thing: a talented author. Her detailing is exquisite, her powers of observation, superb' Tim Wynne-Jones, author Praise for Need: 'If you asked Stephen King and Stephenie Meyer to co-author a book, they would come up with Need' Justine magazine 'An entertaining compelling thriller ... A winning combination for KS3 readers' School Librarian
Gr 7 Up-In Carrie Jones's sequel (2010) to Need (2008) and Captivate (2010, all Bloomsbury), Zara has been kissed by Astley and turned into a pixie, which is the last thing her friends and family wanted for her. But as she sees it, it is the only way that she can go to Valhalla and rescue Nick, her one true love. One of the main problems with this plan is that she is now Astley's queen and has a deep connection to him and his people. As the story progresses, it also becomes clear that someone is trying very hard not only to stop them from rescuing Nick, but also trying to kill Zara and Astley. Although well-narrated by Julia Whelan, this book leaves listeners with more questions and loose ends. A must-buy if your library already circulates the first two titles, but not a stand-alone by any means.-Genevieve Gallagher, Charlottesville High School, VA (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.