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Captivate by Carrie Jones

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Zara and her friends thought they'd solved the pixie problem. And they did - sort of. The pixies are all locked away, deep in the woods. But the king's needs grow stronger each day that he is in captivity, while his control over his people weakens. And it's enough to draw a new king into town. Astley claims he is different. He claims there are pixies who can live peacefully with humans, that it doesn't have to be all violence and nastiness all the time. Zara wants to believe him . . . until Astley also claims that she is fated to be his queen. There is no way Zara would ever turn pixie. And she's got good friends who will make sure of that. Besides, she and Nick are so in love they're practically inseparable. But when the very thing Zara wants to protect most is exactly what's at risk, she is forced to make choices she never imagined. . . .



  • The basic concept of this book centers around being successful in interpersonal interactions. However, the initial sections of the book are uninteresting and present far-fetched scenarios where the reader is assumed to have an extensive social life with numerous social events, friends, and colleagues, requiring them to simply exude charm, strategically position themselves in the room, and radiate warmth. The majority of individuals who struggle with connecting with others do not possess a vast social circle. The author provides an extensive list of locations and events where one might feel at ease engaging in conversation. Personally, I would not consider any of these options and neither would other acquaintances who also feel apprehensive about meeting new people. The questionable scientific claims presented in this book are haphazardly thrown together, resulting in a nonsensical and time-wasting read that will leave you regretting the decision to endure it for more than 20 minutes. Furthermore, the author/narrator becomes increasingly irritating. Listening to someone ramble incessantly about a topic they clearly lack expertise in is not only disrespectful but also a waste of money. This is undoubtedly the most disappointing audiobook I have ever purchased, and I own a library with over 500 books.
  • After catching Vanessa Van Edwards on Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, I felt inspired to delve deeper into social anxiety and how it relates to me personally. Without hesitation, I used my wife's check card to purchase the book and started listening immediately. Later, my wife discovered the purchase through an email and gave me curious looks. Ha! I'm really glad I listened to the book and I plan on going through it a second time after writing this review. I truly enjoyed the relatable examples, the way the information was presented, and the inclusion of personal stories. They added an authentic perspective to everyday interactions with people. For the next six months or so, I think I'll experiment with the techniques discussed in the book until I feel confident in applying them. I've already visited to learn more and even took the big 5 quiz. My results were: O 83%, C 79%, E 44%, A 58%, N 63%. These past few years, I've been constantly testing myself as I've always been a passive person with anger issues, constantly seeking validation and fearing that nobody cared about me. Two years ago, I enrolled in a life recovery program to work on these stressors and discovered that none of those beliefs were true. This book, Captivate, is a great addition to my collection and serves as further evidence of that. Vanessa, thank you to you, your husband, and your team. I can't wait to see what experiments await in the future.
  • I gotta say, this book was a real snooze fest. It felt like a recycled version of concepts I've already come across. I only made it halfway before I decided to call it quits and get my money back.