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First Published: 2008
Young Adult, Fantasy
Zara collects phobias the way other girls collect Facebook friends. 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. With suspense, romance, and paranormal themes, this exciting breakout novel has readers rapidly turning the pages.
Pixies are the first suggestion after the "Pointing Man" appears.
If you've read the book, you know that once Zara sees the pointing man and questions start arising, the immediate answer is Pixies. Even though Nick tells Zara they didn't know about the existence of said creatures prior to that week. Why do they jump to that conclusion so quickly and surely? Why is it their first and only guess? And why, for crying out loud, does everyone simply accept it? For that matter, why does no one insist he just might be a man?
(side note - for somehow who claims to be new to Pixies, Nick sure seems immensely knowledgeable).
Speaking of which...
How come they don't know of Pixies--or realize there's a couple so close by?
Yet, you expect me to believe they didn't know of their existence? Are you kidding me? Didn't they literally smell something fishy? And okay, say they didn't realize about the smell... once they were opened to the possibility of pixies and caught an exemplary scent of them, shouldn't they have immediately figured it out?
You can't have it both way, Jones!
Speaking of those fishy pixies, why is the glittering dust so special and frightening?
And yet, somehow, it cutting proof of pixies. Did I miss the part where it suddenly woke to life, flew up in the air creating shapes than spoke in a hiss "the Pixies are coming"? Cause that would've been way cool.
Moving on from the Pixies... What's up with Zara's fast and startling recovery?
The King should've been able to enter the room
The fact she did this was idiotic, and the fact it succeeded left no hope for this book to me.
And then finally... THIS sentence: "I've been denying everything. That there were pixies... that there was something supernatural going on... how hollow I've been... who my father is."
I literally spent five minute reading and re-reading that one sentence, trying to figure out how I was reading it wrong because that just can't be what it says!
And I'm not even going to open the can of worms that is the ending of this book. Like, seriously, this is four years later and I'm still marveling at the talent it took to make something so horrifyingly ridiculous!
*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*So, okay. Glad I got all that out.