First of all, I usually don't like present tense books. In fact, I hate them, but this book is something special. The writer drew me in with her skillful writing, interesting characters, and collection of phobias. The main character Zara likes to list off phobias in her head (sometimes out loud) when she is anxious or scared. I love how Carrie Jones used phobias as titles for her chapters. There is always this big, long word and then a short explanation beneath of what the phobia actually is, and of course it always has something to do with what actually happens in the chapter.
There is a cute guy (of course), but he has a huge secret. That's all I'm going to say. You'll have to read it to find out what it is. The main thing I want to say is that I enjoyed this book so much I bought the whole series. It is fresh (pixies are dangerous) and fun. The way Zara and the boy interact is compelling, and I loved the ending. This book has suspense, a bit of action, and a little romance. I highly recommend it.