Zara White suspects there's a freaky guy semi-stalking her. She's also obsessed with phobias. And it's true, she hasn't exactly been herself since her stepfather died. But exiling her to shivery Maine to live with her grandmother? That seems a bit extreme. The move is supposed to help her stay sane...but Zara's pretty sure her mom just can't deal with her right now.
She couldn't be more wrong. Turns out the semi-stalker is not a figment of Zara's overactive imagination. In fact, he's still following her, leaving behind an eerie trail of gold dust. There's something not right - not human - in this sleepy Maine town, and all signs point to Zara.
When I first picked up this book I didn't expect it to be about pixies. And no it's not the mini, fairy-dust pixies like Tinkerbell. It is full sized, gold glitter pixies that eat people...or just souls. It's a pretty cool idea that hasn't been done before. It kinda reminds me of the Iron Fey series. Also, a little bit of Twilight because she loses a family member then moves into a cold location where she's pretty awkward. But thank god that this book is MUCH better! The grammar was a little off and there were some moments I just had to slap my forehead. It was quite cheesy for a book, but that is expected since soooo many YA are written like that. Going into the book thinking like that made this book a lot easier.
The book started off interesting enough with her father dying, seeing some weird man following her and her ability to list phobias to calm herself. Each chapter stared with a different phobia! Anyways, the book had a predictable start and it was only worse when she met a two hunks, both chasing after her, and the classic high school bitch and two geeky friends. From there we discover that Pixies and Wereanimals are real. While it is a little weird that Zara was so accepting of it, it was a little refreshing to see that she wasn't going to have a freak out about it. On the other hand she was quite stupid. When she saves Nick in wolf form and suddenly the wolf is replaced with a man, she can't make the leap that he was the wolf *face palm*. She also couldn't believe other people were pixies, can't because of spoilers, and even when they accepted they were pixies she was still confused *face palm*.
While the book did have it's issues, it was the first book in the series so I'm giving it some leeway. Also, the love story between Nick and Zara was not so believable. They should work on it for the next one.
Overall 3-4 stars!