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Zara and Nick are soul mates, meant to be together forever. But that's not quite how things have worked out. For starters, well, Nick is dead. Supposedly, he's been taken to a mythic place for warriors known as Valhalla, so Zara and her friends might be able to get him back. But it's taking time, and meanwhile a group of evil pixies is devastating Bedford, with more teens going missing every day. An all-out war seems imminent, and the good guys need all the warriors they can find. But how to get to Valhalla? And even if Zara and her friends discover the way, there's that other small problem: Zara's been pixie kissed. When she finds Nick, will he even want to go with her? Especially since she hasn't turned into just any pixie. . . She's Astley's queen.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Children's Books, 2010
ISBN: 9781599906041
Characteristics: 1 online resource : 266 p


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Jun 01, 2015

I love Nick. I thought he was so cute with Zara but now that we really get to see Astley's character develop, he's starting to grow on me. After reading another series I have a new found respect for how Carrie Jones took the time in this book to show us Astley's personality and some of his past.

Aug 06, 2014

Another good read for the Need series. I liked the whole development and strangeness of Zara and Astley's relationship. Honestly, this book just made me love Astley, maybe more than Nick. Plus, I thought that having the police reports and updates above the beginning of each chapter was really cool. I still kind of miss the phobias that book one had, but showing the view of the citizens of Bedford was pretty interesting. It helped reveal the gravity of the situation at hand. With this book, however, it seemed that it only revolved around getting Nick back, and not anything else. There wasn't more development in the story that wasn't revealed in the book blurb. Also, it felt like it was rushed, that some of the things that really interested me weren't given much thought or detail at all. Like, the whole Thor and Odin encounter. I really wanted to know more about them, yet even though they are extremely powerful, they were simply minor, side characters. Not much was given on them.
SO: I believe that this book deserves 4 stars

Apr 19, 2013

Wow. She actually had the character let the first boyfriend go. Fantastic.

Great book, great series. I like it. (: I also really like Astley. He's so nice..

ARIEL D SMITH Jan 31, 2013

This book made me so tight!!!! okay, i love zara, i grew on Nick in the FIRST book BUT IT GETS ANNOYING. this whole books shes trying to get Nick back from the heavens or something while people are being killed because of her love for him. Nick is not all that anymore, Astly is my fav. he is more... of a gentlemen, they r different. but you will get upset a few times, but its worth to finish if you in the series. its worth a read though, good too. im going to get the last book. send me a message or add me as a friend to debate whos better. Nick or Astly. one thing i like about this book is its more deaths so its more realistic, and Zara is the best of queens.

Sep 16, 2012

This series is so good. I love how it's about pixies. I'm starting to like Astley better than Nick. Awesome book! I can't wait until the next one.

BookWormChelly Aug 22, 2012

Good Series! Kept me interested.

star austin Jun 19, 2012

this is a nice book but i dont understand why they are 2 different cover with the same title

Feb 06, 2012

This series is a quick read but it was awsome!!

LS1001232270048 Dec 28, 2011

This is the coolest series in a LONG time. I mean Twilight wasn't all that great. And now, everyone's on a vampire or a zombie streak. Pixies?!? So freakin' cool! Seriously great series. And Astley is cooler than Nick! lol

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Aug 06, 2014

Nymeria23 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

ARIEL D SMITH Jan 31, 2013

ARIEL D SMITH thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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Aug 06, 2014

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Aug 06, 2014

“I am not a good fighter," I try to explain again, fingering the edge of my shirt. "I mean, I am really bad at fighting, not as bad as my friend Issie, who is possibly the least fightery person in the world. I mean, I'm getting better, but still... I mean-- oh I'm sorry. I'm babbling.”


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