Clap if You Believe in Faeries – Part 2

A few days ago we posted about the FEY craze taking over the YA bookshelf. We are here with part two of our look at novels that feature a little fairy dust!

Need by Carrie Jones


Zara collects phobias the way other high school girls collect lipsticks. Little wonder, since life’s been pretty rough so far. Her father left, her stepfather just died, and her mother’s pretty much checked out. Now Zara’s living with her grandmother in sleepy, cold Maine so that she stays “safe.” Zara doesn’t think she’s in danger; she thinks her mother can’t deal.

Wrong. Turns out that guy she sees everywhere, the one leaving trails of gold glitter, isn’t a figment of her imagination. He’s a pixie—and not the cute, lovable kind with wings. He’s the kind who has dreadful, uncontrollable needs. And he’s trailing Zara. (Source

Review: I am by no means an expert on all things faerie….really I’m not. I was never into Tinkerbell, and I often would run screaming from anything with wings. Not my fiction cup of tea. But I did enjoy Need. What did I love most about it? Well, not the faerie stuff (not that any of it was bad), but I did enjoy Zara’s quirky need to catalogue phobias. It was fun reading about all of the different phobias, and I especially enjoyed reading about the ones that seemed to be birthed from a combination of truth and tongue in cheek, good fun. Of course, it has a to-die-for love story, lots of action, and an array of mythical creatures. Def worth checking out.

Check out the trailer for Need.

And guess what? There’s a sequel.

So Novel Novice fans….do you have a faerie narrative we left off the list? Tell us about your fav Fey story in our comments section!

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