- Originality: 2. The first of the Need series was at least atmospheric. Jones makes great quirky characters esp. Zara and her phobias and Isie's sweet silliness. The setting was a creepy and moody Maine fall. But 4 books later that is lost. The plot is ridiculous (see Absurdity) but also doesn't make a ton of sense. They again go to Iceland on a mission they don't understand, are again attacked, again do a day trip into the realm of a Norse god.... Pixies still terrorize Maine....This is the exact same thing that happened in the last book.
- Absurdity: 8. Were-tiger nanas. Pixies that are blue with sharp teeth. The entire king and queen of the pixie thing, esp. the rituals. GAH.
- Paranormal: 4. A love triangle! Color me shocked! Between a werewolf and two pixies. And both men teeter on overbearing/ bossy. Nick is practically a chauvinist and Astley's old fashioned quirks are kinda cute but remind me of Mr. Sparkles aka Rob Pattinson aka Edward Cullen ( they are one in my mind). But Astley is at least good for a bit of swoon.
- Level of Harry Potterness: 3. The plot holes and lack of originality hold this book back. The best part are the characters. I just wish they were given something cooler to do!
Now this was a bit painful, but is sure does make Rapture look good.....