March 6, 2011

pain mixed with beauty - review

A NEED So Beautiful
Suzanne Young
to be published June 21, 2011
source:  ARC from Around the World YA Tours

summary from the author's websiteA girl must choose between following the destiny that will leave her Forgotten, or staying behind--risking becoming a Shadow forever.

Charlotte Cassidy has needs  NEEDS.  When a need hits, she has immediate pain which worsen until she fulfills it.   Her need is to go to an address led by a flyer or a business card.   The pain changes when she draws near -- similar to the hot potato, cold potato game; then she meets a stranger.   Charlotte internalizes that stranger's past and says the exact thing the person needs to hear in order to move on in life.  

Suzanne Young describes the NEED much better than I did,  that's why she's the author!   My favorite parts of the book are when Charlotte approaches the individuals and fulfills the need.   I would have loved it if the whole book was about this!    Charlotte is quite a character, dealing with other characters in her life:   a foster mother,  a needy best friend, a hot boyfriend, and a boss at the clinic she works at.  A villain comes along, naturally. 

An unique read with original ideas.  Time passed fast while reading.

Sequel will be A Want So Wicked to be released summer 2012.   I have a need to read this!

19 comments:

Jennie said...

Great review! I want to read this book so much. It sounds very interesting and different.

Danna (Friendly Reader) said...

I've always wanted to read one of Suzannes books and this looks like a perfect book to start with. Thanks for the review!
-Danna

Bee said...

I like how this review is succinct and tells me just enough that makes me want to go out and grab the book right now.

Thanks for sharing!

Cass (Words on Paper) said...

Awesome review. I love pageturners!

Vivien said...

This sounds like a really intriguing novel. I definitely want to check it out now :)

Girl on a Mission said...

The premise sounds really good. The cover is what really drew me in initially!

Ivy said...

I really want to read this book! :) It sounds fascinating, a book I cannot pass up on reading!

Jenny N. said...

I haven't read anything by Suzanne Young yet but this one sounds great so I might just pick it up.

Quinn said...

I can't wait to read this! Looks Great

LiLi said...

Never knew Needs could be so...excruciating, lol.

Love the cover for this book, thanks for the review.

Kulsuma said...

Ooh this sounds awesome! Great review.

Chel said...

Nice review! Somehow, this sounds like The Body Finder. This is on my wishlist. Thanks for sharing!

Chel @ The Procrastinator's Corner

Thais said...

Great review. This books seems really good, and I loved the cover! Might go to my wishlist.

Miss Page-Turner said...

Original ideas in books are always a big plus when I need to choose my next read. A Need so Beautiful sounds like a really interesting read, I am also curious about that hot boyfriend:D
Great review!

Maddie M. said...

the cover is gorgeous! great review!

Maddie M. said...

the cover is gorgeous! great review!

linda2060 said...

I love the cover! It looks really good and the story line a definitely unique. Great review.

~The Book Pixie said...

This sounds like a really great read and it is on my wishlist. Thanks for posting this review. :D

~Briana

Mishel (P.S. I Love Books) said...

I hadn't heard of this before your review but it sounds so unique! I'll definitely be checking it out, thank you =)