Crave (Crave, #1)
My whole world changed when I stepped inside the academy. Nothing is right about this place or the other students in it. Here I am, a mere mortal among gods…or monsters. I still can’t decide which of these warring factions I belong to, if I belong at all. I only know the one thing that unites them is their hatred of me.Then there’s Jaxon Vega. A vampire with deadly secrets who hasn’t felt anything for a hundred years. But there’s something about him that calls to me, something broken in him that somehow fits with what’s broken in me.Which could spell death for us all.Because Jaxon walled himself off for a reason. And now someone wants to wake a sleeping monster, and I’m wondering if I was brought here intentionally—as the bait.

Crave (Crave, #1) Details

TitleCrave (Crave, #1)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseApr 7th, 2020
PublisherEntangled: Teen
ISBN-139781640638952
Rating
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Paranormal, Vampires, Romance, Young Adult Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Fiction, Shapeshifters, Werewolves, Witches

Crave (Crave, #1) Review

  • ☽ TheBibliotheque
    January 1, 1970
    I'll be honest, this book did not sparkle and I hope you are ready for a review with (1) bad twilight puns and (2) Robert Pattinson reenacting my thoughts. But before I get to it, I'd like to make very clear that my love for the Twilight series has the life expectancy of Carlisle Cullen, and so it has existed since collars were all the rage and it will stay flawless, strong and pretty hot for a dad.So as much as the vampire genre seems to have been buried by authors and publishers for some I'll be honest, this book did not sparkle and I hope you are ready for a review with (1) bad twilight puns and (2) Robert Pattinson reenacting my thoughts. But before I get to it, I'd like to make very clear that my love for the Twilight series has the life expectancy of Carlisle Cullen, and so it has existed since collars were all the rage and it will stay flawless, strong and pretty hot for a dad.So as much as the vampire genre seems to have been buried by authors and publishers for some years, my love for vampires in general, even those that don't sparkle, has not been derailed. So imagine my (restrained) excitement when back in 2019 it started to look like the genre may be slowly awakening. Although listen, at this rate of disappointment, we may as well keep it underground because y'all.Y'ALL. I seem to keep walking into a wall every time I pick up the "newest, freshest, reinvented, cooler" Twilight. And it makes me want to cry.And despite it all, and even after the fiasco that was The Beautiful (by Renée Ahdieh, my review here), I must admit that I requested the eARC of Crave with hope and excitement. To be fair, it was not as if I had extremely high expectations, as I had never even heard of the author and the title really caught me by surprise. But dammit, my little undead heart did start beating and I picked up this book with a little too much joy at the perspective of immersing myself in a world where vamps that go to high school, wear leather jackets, drive volvos with no seatbelt and look disgusted when they find you hot are a damn thing again.Well, just like Bella asking to be bitten once and for all, a girl can keep dreaming.In all honesty, the first third of the book did not exactly disappoint me. Vampires and shifters in a boarding school in Alaska does have its own charm. Te beginning was the perfect set up for the story I was craving. Fangs were out and ready to sink in. Much to my dismay, it was like what I expect every Cullen clan member went through as they turned to their vegetarian diet. "DaMn CaRlIsLe, tHiS aIn't GoOd bUt OkAy I gUeEsS?". In other words, my mouth stopped watering at the first taste of what I was really getting into, and honestly? I continued reading because a girl gotta eat.The culprit? The moment the book turned into that recycled tug of war between the snowflake teenage girl - whose life is in DaNgErRrR! and that refuses to leave behind the bad boy she met 5 minutes ago - and the bad boy that hides something and bathes the heroine in warnings to stay away but fails at communicating much more than "I'm DaNgErOuSsS oKaAyY?".Groundbreaking stuff huh?Too bad really, too damn bad. If that dizzying back and forth between heroine and love interest had not been taken that far (to that dizzying point), Crave would have been a solid read for me. Sadly, it turned out to be nothing more than that. One more book that's pitched like the "newest, freshest, reinvented, cooler" Twilight and it is nothing like.Rating: 2.5/5 stars*I received an eARC in exchange for an honest review
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  • Mali Mor ❤️ The Romantic Blogger
    January 1, 1970
    Missed Twilight...?! 😱Grace's life change after her parents died in a car accident, and so, from the life she knows in hot California - she moves to the frozen Alaska, but discovers she has to deal with much greater troubles than the cold... ❄❤📚 "𝑻𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒏𝒐 𝒔𝒖𝒄𝒉 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒂𝒔 𝒎𝒐𝒏𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒔, 𝒋𝒖𝒔𝒕 𝒑𝒆𝒐𝒑𝒍𝒆 𝒘𝒉𝒐 𝒅𝒐 𝒎𝒐𝒏𝒔𝒕𝒓𝒐𝒖𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈𝒔." 📚She moves in with her uncle Finn and his daughter Macy. Finn runs a private prestigious academy, but from the moment she enters "Katmere", Grace doesn't feel like she belongs Missed Twilight...?! 😱Grace's life change after her parents died in a car accident, and so, from the life she knows in hot California - she moves to the frozen Alaska, but discovers she has to deal with much greater troubles than the cold... ❄❤📚 "𝑻𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒏𝒐 𝒔𝒖𝒄𝒉 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒂𝒔 𝒎𝒐𝒏𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒔, 𝒋𝒖𝒔𝒕 𝒑𝒆𝒐𝒑𝒍𝒆 𝒘𝒉𝒐 𝒅𝒐 𝒎𝒐𝒏𝒔𝒕𝒓𝒐𝒖𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈𝒔." 📚She moves in with her uncle Finn and his daughter Macy. Finn runs a private prestigious academy, but from the moment she enters "Katmere", Grace doesn't feel like she belongs there. Everyone hides something, and she has no idea what... 💥In her first day, Grace meets the most popular boys at school, and the great enemies: Flint - the nice boy who received her with a big smile... and Jackson - the broken, tormented and mysterious boy who, despite his 'not so very nice' welcome, she can't stop thinking about him and his secrets... ❤❄📚 “𝑻𝒘𝒊𝒍𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕? 𝑯𝒆 𝒔𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒎𝒆 𝒂 𝒄𝒐𝒑𝒚 𝒐𝒇 𝑻𝒘𝒊𝒍𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕?” 📚And so, Grace reveals a new world. A world of vampires, dragons, wolf shifters and witches... and she, the mortal, is still trying to decide where she belongs... 💥💥💥But is Grace's arrival at the Academy was destiny? Or did someone deliberately bring her there to stir up an old monster and start a new war...? 😱 The book was a combination of *Twilight* (the vampires, werewolves - and the mortal linking them) and *Harry Potter* (the prestigious school and the girl who finds out about a new world, she is part of) - BUT it was the modern upgraded version. 💪📚 “𝑾𝒆𝒍𝒍, 𝒘𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒅 𝒐𝒇 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒄𝒉 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒊𝒇 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒄𝒂𝒏’𝒕 𝒅𝒐 𝒔𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒂𝒏 𝒆𝒍𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒏-𝒚𝒆𝒂𝒓-𝒐𝒍𝒅 𝒌𝒊𝒅 𝒄𝒂𝒏 𝒅𝒐?”“𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒅𝒐𝒆𝒔𝒏’𝒕 𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒆 𝒇𝒓𝒐𝒎 𝑱. 𝑲. 𝑹𝒐𝒘𝒍𝒊𝒏𝒈’𝒔 𝒃𝒓𝒊𝒍𝒍𝒊𝒂𝒏𝒕 𝒊𝒎𝒂𝒈𝒊𝒏𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏.” 📚I liked that although there were lots of characters - which can be confusing, Tracy presented them at the right time, I loved the expectation for Grace to discover the truth. However, since this is *a teen book*, rather than an "action" between the characters, most of the plot was full of descriptions and explanations - which was interesting, until about 70%, where I started to get tired. Well, probably because this book is very VERT long (592 pages). 😬❤ 📚 𝑴𝒆: 𝑼𝒈𝒉. 𝒀𝒐𝒖 𝒔𝒖𝒄𝒌 𝑱𝒂𝒙𝒐𝒏: 𝒀𝒐𝒖 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒏𝒐 𝒊𝒅𝒆𝒂 𝒉𝒐𝒘 𝒎𝒖𝒄𝒉 📚 However, I couldn't ignore the "Twilight" style plot, of the teenage girl who refuses to give up on the bad boy she met just 10 minutes ago (even though when she's with him, her life is in danger every 5 minutes 😬) and the bad boy that I had no idea why he was attracted to her in the first place, who warns her that he is "dangerous," but can't get away - So there is no doubt that comparison to"Twilight" is inevitable... BUT if you ask me, this book was much more sophisticated, with the addition of humor and sexual tension (PG-13 obviously - which totally made me frustrated, because... come on, TAKE OF YOUR SHIRT, GODDAMMIT!!!). 😂😂😂📚 “𝑶𝒉, 𝑬𝒅𝒘𝒂𝒓𝒅, 𝑰 𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒆 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒔𝒐 𝒎𝒖𝒄𝒉! 𝑾𝒉𝒐𝒐𝒑𝒔, 𝑰 𝒎𝒆𝒂𝒏 𝑱𝒂𝒙𝒐𝒏.” 📚 I didn't read many YA books to compare, but I totally enjoyed this book and the ending left me curious for more (this is a first book from a series, end with a cliffhanger). It was full of action, paranormal, love and lots of humor! ❄❤▪️▫️▪️▫️▪️▫️▪️▫️▪️▫️▪️▫️▪️▫️▪️▫️📖 ᖴOᒪᒪOᗯ ᗰE Oᑎ IᑎᔕTᗩGᖇᗩᗰ: 🎉 https://www.instagram.com/the_romanti...📖 ᐯIᔕIT ᗰY ᗷᒪOG ᖴOᖇ ᗰOᖇE ᖇEᐯIEᗯᔕ: https://books-romance.com/
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  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    January 1, 1970
    Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature:Apparently the market for breathless YA romances with sexy vampires isn't fully saturated yet, because Crave, a new paranormal romance thriller by Tracy Wolff that cheerfully admits to being inspired by Twilight check out the blatant knock-off cover offers readers a slightly updated take on the genre.When her parents are killed in an automobile accident, high-school-aged Grace reluctantly leaves San Diego and travels to the remote, icy interior Final review, first posted on Fantasy Literature:Apparently the market for breathless YA romances with sexy vampires isn't fully saturated yet, because Crave, a new paranormal romance thriller by Tracy Wolff that cheerfully admits to being inspired by Twilight — check out the blatant knock-off cover — offers readers a slightly updated take on the genre.When her parents are killed in an automobile accident, high-school-aged Grace reluctantly leaves San Diego and travels to the remote, icy interior of Alaska, where her uncle Finn is headmaster of an exclusive boarding school, Katmere Academy. Grace’s cousin Macy, who picks her up in Healy for a ninety-minute snowmobile ride to the luxurious, castle-like prep school, is anxious to help Grace fit in. The problem is, almost all of the other students at Katmere seem to be hostile to Grace — especially Jaxon Vega, the hot, dangerous-looking guy who is the first person Grace meets upon her arrival. Grace is (at least at first) determined not to let herself fall for Jaxon, although there’s something in his eyes that makes her think he’s as lost as she is. Their relationship runs hot and cold, but there's something or someone at Katmere Academy that seems to want Grace dead, and she may need all the friends she can find. Crave promises to deliver an updated version of Twilight, but other than a stronger erotic element and the addition of plenty of F-bombs, it doesn’t really deliver on that pledge. Heroine-wise, Grace is a slight improvement over Bella, but not markedly so. She makes far too many impulsive, rash decisions. Crave’s Alaska setting isn’t drawn in any detail, other than that it's freezing cold there. Though it's set in an inaccessible prep boarding school, shades of Hogwarts, I don't recall any particular mention of any classes or teachers. The focus is on the social scene at Katmere, the romantic tension between Grace and Jaxon, and the mystery about who wants to kill Grace, and why.Grace and the book take an inordinate amount of time to get clear about the paranormal nature of Katmere’s students, although the book's cover and blurb spill the secret up front. There's some interest for readers in finding out what type of powers each of the different cliques at Katmere have (hint: it’s not just vampires and werewolves). The romance stays in PG-13 territory, though the erotic bloodsucking scene was somewhat of an eyebrow-raiser. Crave’s mystery element adds some intrigue to the romance-driven plot, but readers should know that the book ends on a major cliff-hanger. Add to the above issues a first-person, present-tense narration, something that's difficult to pull off well even in much better novels. Twilight was a guilty pleasure at the time I read it, sending me scrambling for the next book in the series. Crave wasn't nearly as much fun for me. Crave is a book I'd recommend only to readers who are still enthusiastic about paranormal romances and Twilight-type plots, and who are on board with adult language and steamier romance.Initial post: Receives ARC of book. (Nice publicity package BTW!)Scratches head.“Is another Twilight knock-off really what we need?”Reads book: = Twilight with more smoldering gazes and making out, more F-bombs, colder weather, a slight upgrade to Bella (not as much as I hoped), and erotic bloodsucking. And bonus! told in first person present tense.Another bonus! Cliffhanger ending.
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  • Bre *B.B. Lynn Reads*
    January 1, 1970
    I keep trying to tell you, but you wont listen. Someone is trying to kill you, Grace.Its official, YA vampires are back, and Im really digging this new and improved version! Crave gives us everything weve been asking for, complete with vampires, dragons, and werewolves, oh my!This is going to be a lot of things, Grace. Easy isnt one of them.I loved a lot about this book. The plot, while similar to other fantasy books, is still unique and knows how and when to surprise you. There were a lot of “I keep trying to tell you, but you won’t listen. Someone is trying to kill you, Grace.”It’s official, YA vampires are back, and I’m really digging this new and improved version! Crave gives us everything we’ve been asking for, complete with vampires, dragons, and werewolves, oh my!“This is going to be a lot of things, Grace. Easy isn’t one of them.”I loved a lot about this book. The plot, while similar to other fantasy books, is still unique and knows how and when to surprise you. There were a lot of characters which can sometimes get confusing, but Tracy did such a great job introducing them at the right time in the right way. Oh and did I mention how much this book made me laugh? I like when my men make me laugh, and I like when my books make me laugh. “Twilight? He sent me a copy of Twilight?”Grace is so much better than usual YA heroines, there I said it. She’s not sitting around waiting for her knight in shining armor, which is good because this hero has a lot more fang than prince charming. Jaxon is so enigmatic, and it’s hard to understand his actions all the beginning of the book, but all, errr, most is made clear.“You wear indifference like a mask; you wield coldness like a weapon—not because you feel nothing but because you feel too much.”And now I have to process that ending again and again while I wait for the next one!“Be with me. Love me. Let me love you.”
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  • alana ♡
    January 1, 1970
    I tried, I really did.But this was just so cliche that it HURT. There was no way I could make my way through 600 pages of this. The fact that the main character was like "ugh gross, I'm not like the other girls in a YA romance" made my soul cringe. Plus, it's just weird to me that the MC and the vampire went from being rude to one another to literally two seconds later on top of each other rubbing each others faces. Like, y'all are strangers! What's happening?! I have got to go.Blog | Twitter
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  • Sol ~ TheBookishKing
    January 1, 1970
    dnf @ 6% talk about a dumpster fire lmao
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    January 1, 1970
    A bit of a departure for me!Graces parents have died, and shes sent to a boarding school where her uncle is headmaster. Shes now living in Alaska (I LOVE Alaska!). The characters are so likable. Starting with Grace, I just loved her. Her uncle really cares for her, and her cousin is her best friend. Jaxon is a vampire and brings along some mystery. The atmosphere of the boarding school is engaging. Theres so much to love here. While I dont read a ton of young adult fantasy, there are times I A bit of a departure for me!Grace’s parents have died, and she’s sent to a boarding school where her uncle is headmaster. She’s now living in Alaska (I LOVE Alaska!). The characters are so likable. Starting with Grace, I just loved her. Her uncle really cares for her, and her cousin is her best friend. Jaxon is a vampire and brings along some mystery. The atmosphere of the boarding school is engaging. There’s so much to love here. While I don’t read a ton of young adult fantasy, there are times I absolutely it, and this was definitely one of those times.I received a gifted copy. All opinions are my own.Many of my reviews can also be found on my blog: www.jennifertarheelreader.com and instagram: www.instagram.com/tarheelreader
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  • Nenia ❤️️ I hate everything you love ❤️️ Campbell
    January 1, 1970
    Honestly, someone could shit on a napkin and if they told me it was vampire-related, I would probably still want to read that napkin.This sounds really good though. :F
  • Larry H
    January 1, 1970
    Does the world need another brooding vampire love story? Yes.Graces parents were killed in an accident, so she has to move from San Diego to Alaska, where her uncle is the head of a fancy prep school in a remote town. And while Alaska itself is a total shock to her system, shes not expecting school to be in an actual castle, nor is she expecting everyone to take an immediate dislike to her.When she catches the eye of Jaxon Vega, the hottest guy shes ever seen, surrounded by a group of brooding, Does the world need another brooding vampire love story? Yes.Grace’s parents were killed in an accident, so she has to move from San Diego to Alaska, where her uncle is the head of a fancy prep school in a remote town. And while Alaska itself is a total shock to her system, she’s not expecting school to be in an actual castle, nor is she expecting everyone to take an immediate dislike to her.When she catches the eye of Jaxon Vega, the hottest guy she’s ever seen, surrounded by a group of brooding, handsome guys, she is mesmerized. But he quickly breaks the spell by telling her she’s in danger and should never have come to the school.But there’s something about Jaxon that she can’t shake, and despite his veil of disdain, she knows he feels it, too. After a series of near-death experiences have him rescuing her every time, she starts to discover that maybe Jaxon is right, and she is a pawn in a battle she has no idea about.As their relationship intensifies, Grace must make a choice: go back to San Diego, where she will be safe, or possibly sacrifice everything for Jaxon—including her life. She doesn’t know much about the world of vampires, dragons, werewolves, witches, and shapeshifters, but she’s in the middle of all of it.Of course, Crave immediately reminded me of Twilight , and even its cover design is similar. But while both share brooding, passionate stories of dangerous love, Crave really set up a tantalizing world of humans being torn apart by events some don’t even understand.This was an angsty yet romantic book, but it took a long, long time to hit its stride. There were far too many times where things happened and people clammed up rather than tell Grace the truth about what was going on. But once she figured it all out, it was like a roller coaster, speeding toward a cliffhanger conclusion for which we’ll have to wait until the next book!There are no sparkling vampires, no earnest werewolves, but there are plenty of characters to swoon over. And that’s just fine with me.Check out my list of the best books I read in 2019 at https://itseithersadnessoreuphoria.blogspot.com/2020/01/the-best-books-i-read-in-2019.html. Check out my list of the best books of the decade at https://itseithersadnessoreuphoria.blogspot.com/2020/01/my-favorite-books-of-decade.html.See all of my reviews at itseithersadnessoreuphoria.blogspot.com.Follow me on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/the.bookishworld.of.yrralh/.
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  • Stephanie Marquez
    January 1, 1970
    Crave is like Twilight grew up to be a witty, sophisticated feminist with a flare for fun and sexual tension. When reading, Crave the easiest comparison to draw would be that of, Twilight. But I feel like I would not be giving the author the credit due for what she has done for this genre. No, Crave may be the vampire love story we were missing from Stephanie Meyers series but we have arrived in 2020 more sophisticated, demanding more from our heroines, and our literature. I sat with Grace and Crave is like Twilight grew up to be a witty, sophisticated feminist with a flare for fun and sexual tension. When reading, “Crave” the easiest comparison to draw would be that of, “Twilight”. But I feel like I would not be giving the author the credit due for what she has done for this genre. No, “Crave” may be the vampire love story we were missing from Stephanie Meyer’s series but we have arrived in 2020 more sophisticated, demanding more from our heroines, and our literature. I sat with Grace and Jaxon in every room and on every piece of furniture in my home and devoured, “Crave” from breakfast to bedtime. You will fall in love with the elegant world of Katmere Academy. You will gasp and plea for each page of romance, conflict, and plot twists. You will giggle, smile, and swoon at the texts exchanged and the witty dialogue between every lovable character. You will devote yourself to a faction and declare your loyalty to dragon, witch, vampire, or werewolf. Your heart will skip, soar, and sink for Jaxon along with his gaze and charm. You will identify with the strength, smarts, and cautious vulnerability of Grace, our heroine. And you will be left, like me, completely mind blown by an amazing ending, ready to journey Alaska, and what comes next in the world Tracy Wolff has created.
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  • Astrid - The Bookish Sweet Tooth
    January 1, 1970
    DNF @32%I tried, I really did. It took me a week to make it to 30% and I just can't do it. The heroine is juvenile, repeating in her mind how hot everyone is. And everything is something AF. i can't count all the ways something is AF, sexy AF, creepy AF, hot AF...I expect from YA that the language is different from CR but boy, this heroine sounds like a 14 year old.Everything is cliche and not very original. I get that this has a hard time after so many amazing YA vampire books but for that it DNF @32%I tried, I really did. It took me a week to make it to 30% and I just can't do it. The heroine is juvenile, repeating in her mind how hot everyone is. And everything is something AF. i can't count all the ways something is AF, sexy AF, creepy AF, hot AF...I expect from YA that the language is different from CR but boy, this heroine sounds like a 14 year old.Everything is cliche and not very original. I get that this has a hard time after so many amazing YA vampire books but for that it was just too much of the same. Here's my white flag.
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  • Candace Robinson
    January 1, 1970
    ARC received via publisher!
  • Amy Imogene Reads
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 starsAlright y'all. Yes, this is basically Twilight 2.0 in look and feel. But I read almost 600 pages in less than 24 hours and had a damn good time. So no judgments here. Crave is clearly appealing to the Twilight fan base in its cover design and overall story concept. I won't sugarcoat it. You will compare and contrast the entire novel while reading it. There are a lot of similarities.But. I would go so far as to say that this widens the door for vampire paranormal romance to reenter the 3.5 starsAlright y'all. Yes, this is basically Twilight 2.0 in look and feel. But I read almost 600 pages in less than 24 hours and had a damn good time. So no judgments here. Crave is clearly appealing to the Twilight fan base in its cover design and overall story concept. I won't sugarcoat it. You will compare and contrast the entire novel while reading it. There are a lot of similarities.But. I would go so far as to say that this widens the door for vampire paranormal romance to reenter the YA scene with a new vibe. There's more going on in this story: we've got witches, dragons, wolf shifters, and vampires...so far... with the promise of more to come. We're also introduced to an isolated mountain boarding school/academy with gothic atmosphere—which I am all for, and loved. All in all, the characters might remind you of iterations of Bella and Edward, but there is enough difference for it to be viable—and it's had a nice 2020 refresh. I don't know what more to say on this one. Like Twilight, I think this book is going to get a lot of hate and a lot of love. I personally had a real good time reading it, and look forward to the sequel. Blog | Instagram
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  • Noura Khalid (theperksofbeingnoura)
    January 1, 1970
    This was agonizing. Expect a review soon!
  • Davina Herondale
    January 1, 1970
    is no one gunna talk about how this cover is literally just a twilight-like picture and the original vampire diaries font or...
  • Melanie Brinkman
    January 1, 1970
    At Katmere Academy, "Bite me" may be taken quite literally. Grace thought her world was done being upended after the tragic accident that killed her parents. But her whole life changes once again when she steps into the academy. Something isn't right about the place or the other students. When she meets Jaxon, a gorgeous guy with an attitude, the feeling of walking into a den of gods and monsters increases. Worse, someone seems be trying to take Grace out. Stuck in a remote castle, leaving is At Katmere Academy, "Bite me" may be taken quite literally. Grace thought her world was done being upended after the tragic accident that killed her parents. But her whole life changes once again when she steps into the academy. Something isn't right about the place or the other students. When she meets Jaxon, a gorgeous guy with an attitude, the feeling of walking into a den of gods and monsters increases. Worse, someone seems be trying to take Grace out. Stuck in a remote castle, leaving is nearly impossible. But what if she doesn't want to go?A huge thank you to Entangled Teen and Tracy Wolff for my ARC copy. All opinions are my own.A story of waking hearts and monsters. A tale of first love's bite.Trigger warnings for altitude sickness, parental death, anxiety, panic attack, slightly graphic depiction of dead bodies, mention of parental abandonment, death of a loved one, illness, injury, talk of genocide, murder, strangulation, and violence.Sarcastically forthright, Grace felt numb as the frozen Alaskan tundra when she first entered Katmere. Overwhelmed with grief, she was surprised to find a fire still burned within her as she learned to cope with the loss. Despite the trouble her curiosity wrought, secretly traversing the castle with her was a lot of fun. Grace's heart often won over her head, but I enjoyed her horribly witty humor.From a thoughtful cousin, to two boys, one charmingly helpful, one angstly arrogant, jumping at the bit to protect her, to a boarding school full of cold creatures raring for a fight with each other, Grace made a huge impact on many people's lives. Perfectly placed introductions made me eager to learn these characters' secrets and see where their stories would go. While I struggled to connect to any of them, I enjoyed slipping into their lives.Human or paranormal, high school runs on its cliques. Now add in fangs, claws, and wings, and you'll have the war zone Grace's appearance reignited. The well written relationships were one of my favorite parts. If Grace, and her cousin, Macy, needed another person in their wonderfully supportive friendship, I'd gladly be the third party. We didn't spend much time with the Order, the other vampires, witches, or shifters but they were certainly intriguing. I'm not partial to bloodsucking or fire breathing, but it was always clear who was going to be her love interest. Despite my mixed feelings towards him, there were times when I swooned right along side Grace. Let's just say when love bit her, it bit instantly.Opening with clever, chuckle worthy chapter titles, Crave had me hooked. Easy to picture, Tracy Wolff's gorgeously atmospheric prose let me see and feel every inch and going on within the Alaskan castle. Upon opening this, you'll initially be reminded of a similar book, but don't let that hold you back. The fact that it lovingly steers into it's references and tropes was part of the cheesy, good-hearted fun, allowing it to then bend and create its own unique magic. Grace may have been falling in love, but the way grief was openly talked about was what had my heart singing. Entrancing as this modern paranormal love story was, the pacing lagged. Frustrating as that and a couple of info dumps were, the action packed ending guaranteed I will be picking up the sequel.Will you be sinking your teeth into Crave?
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  • Stacee
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 starsIm 1000% here for anything vampires and couldnt wait to get to this one. I kept putting it off because I was never quite ready for 592 pages...eventually curiosity won out. I liked Grace. Shes sassy and (mostly) stands up for herself. Shes got a lot going on in the beginning of this story and shes handling it a lot better than I would. Her cousin Macy is delightful and Im hoping we see more from her. Jaxon...well, hes everything you expect: tall, dark, brooding, and speaks in riddles. 3.5 starsI’m 1000% here for anything vampires and couldn’t wait to get to this one. I kept putting it off because I was never quite ready for 592 pages...eventually curiosity won out. I liked Grace. She’s sassy and (mostly) stands up for herself. She’s got a lot going on in the beginning of this story and she’s handling it a lot better than I would. Her cousin Macy is delightful and I’m hoping we see more from her. Jaxon...well, he’s everything you expect: tall, dark, brooding, and speaks in riddles. Plot wise, it was definitely intriguing, but took a while to get captivating. There are long passages of inner monologue and room descriptions and there were several phrases that were repetitive which in turn made the scenes feel the same. It took a while for Grace to find out what’s really going on, but the build up after that was what captivated me. Annnnnnd, the ending took it somewhere I wasn’t expecting. Overall, it was a long longer than felt necessary, but I was invested in the characters and I look forward to the next book in the series. **Huge thanks to Entangled Teen for providing the arc free of charge**
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  • Victoria Booklover
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you entangled teen for sending me this book! I was super excited to receive it in exchange for my honest thoughts. Lets go.Before you read this book, you need to know a something...This books reads very YA-like. Not that mature borderline adult fantasy aka New Adult that youre used to seeing in most of our YA books now. This is closer to what YA used to be. Fun simple writing that has a youthful feel to it. So if thats not something youre interested in...then this book isnt for you. Thank you entangled teen for sending me this book! I was super excited to receive it in exchange for my honest thoughts. Let’s go.Before you read this book, you need to know a something...This books reads very YA-like. Not that mature borderline adult fantasy aka New Adult that you’re used to seeing in most of our YA books now. This is closer to what YA used to be. Fun simple writing that has a youthful feel to it. So if that’s not something you’re interested in...then this book isn’t for you.Personally I lived for the nostalgic feel this gave me; the gothic boarding school in a distant land, the usage of modern terminology and pop references, and most of all the VAMPS. Grace reminded me a lot of a non-kick-ass version of Rose Hathaway from Vampire Academy. She said how she felt and didn’t hold back—unless those clichè YA moments permitted her to not to, of course. Otherwise she’s as a no-holds-barred girl and I loved her. Her jokes literally ate a piece out of my soul every single time. They were so bad but I laughed and laughed at each one. Jaxon was your basic love interest: dark, secretive, occasionally mean, and and over protective at every opportunity. I found nothing unique about him at all, but, he still read well and I found him easy to accept as a love interest. The reason my star went down to four is that the romance was WAY TOO RUSHED. It was extremely insta-love. And Grace was way too obsessed with Jaxon after having met him ONCE. I felt like we needed more time to develop that relationship. Not to say that teenagers don’t move fast, and maybe that was what Tracy was trying to convey with the fast-pace romance, but I did not enjoy that personally.I found the plot very entertaining. The writing style coupled with the pace of the story really locked in my interest. I will say though that for me it was predictable. This is where the SPOILERS come in, so LEAVE NOW if you haven’t read the book.There was only a few possible antagonist, and I think that’s what made it so easy for me to figure out who it was. Only three people had even the slightest motive: Lia, Flint, and Foster. (I know that that’s an odd one, but I suspected him.) Lia had the most motive of the three. Of course she was upset about Hudson, and of course being a witch she would want to bring him back to life. That seemed the most obvious route to take, and I’m not upset that she did, but I’m just curious about where she will take it.Especially because of Hudson and Grace and...stuff. But anyways, this book was so enjoyable, so good, and definitely worth a read!
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  • Eden'S Garden
    January 1, 1970
    As soon as I picked up this book I was emersed in the world of dragons, witches, and of course, vampires. I have no doubt that when Crave comes out it will be a bestseller. With everyone trying to kill Grace, the drama of Lia and Jaxon, the mysteriousness of the Order, and the turf war of the vampires and the rest of the world, it is impossible to put down. I'm in middle school and I have read a lot of books like the Hunger Games, Harry Potter, and The Giver but this might be my new favorite. I As soon as I picked up this book I was emersed in the world of dragons, witches, and of course, vampires. I have no doubt that when Crave comes out it will be a bestseller. With everyone trying to kill Grace, the drama of Lia and Jaxon, the mysteriousness of the Order, and the turf war of the vampires and the rest of the world, it is impossible to put down. I'm in middle school and I have read a lot of books like the Hunger Games, Harry Potter, and The Giver but this might be my new favorite. I highly recommend this book to anybody who would like an amazing teen romance.
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  • Megan
    January 1, 1970
    FULL REVIEW TO BE FOUND ON https://alittleshelfrighteous.wordpre...(Side note, Im genuinely baffled why this has so many good reviews? Anyway...)MY THOUGHTS❝Were balanced on a razor-thin tightrope, and every day, every minute, is a balancing act. One wrong step in either direction, and the world burns.❞Like, OMG WTF was this book? It was definitely not sexy AF. FML. Sad face emoji, eye roll emoji . . . Wait, you mean that I shouldn't talk like that in the review? Isn't that how all teenagers FULL REVIEW TO BE FOUND ON https://alittleshelfrighteous.wordpre...(Side note, I’m genuinely baffled why this has so many good reviews? Anyway...)MY THOUGHTS
❝We’re balanced on a razor-thin tightrope, and every day, every minute, is a balancing act. One wrong step in either direction, and the world burns.❞
Like, OMG WTF was this book? It was definitely not sexy AF. FML. Sad face emoji, eye roll emoji . . . Wait, you mean that I shouldn't talk like that in the review? Isn't that how all teenagers talk? According to Tracy Wolff, it is! 
Crave was one of my most anticipated reads in 2020 and I was highly disappointed in it. In its better moments, the book felt like a Legacies fanfiction and in its worse moments, I felt embarrassed to be a teenager. First of all, not all teenagers talk in abbreviations — much less think in them — and second of all, we are complex human beings that don't lose brain cells every time a boy enters the pictures. I was humiliated to see Grace falling for someone who acted so rude to her simply because she thought he was "sexy" — as we are reminded over 20 times in the book. Yes, I counted. Middle aged women shouldn't write young adult characters — especially not in first person — if they can't write realistic young adults. My main problem with the portrayal was the lack of consistency in the writing. The same girl who used "FML" and "AF" in her mind every two minutes — like a basic Valley Girl — was also throwing around words like Machiavellian and laissez-faire, which most teenagers would only use in an essay. This made the writing have a disrupted flow, making it seem as if Wolff was trying too hard to be 'cool' or 'down with the kids,' only for her own voice to leak through.
❝The only thing I have been able to count on these past few weeks is that no matter how bad things are, they can always get worse…❞
In terms of the plot itself, it had a lethargic pace until towards the end when everything started to happen faster than I could comprehend. Lia has a gun? There's a sacrifice? Gargoyles? Grace and Jaxon could be mates? Whilst the action could be seen as exhilarating, I kept going back a few pages because I was convinced I missed something. It was too sudden and the big villainous plan had a cartoon-ish vibe. Crave turned out to be rather cut and dry in the sense it followed Propp's Character Theory and all the characters have very clear roles with the narrative following an obvious structure. It wasn't exactly the most original book, but it's a safe bet for those that like paranormal academies that feature a damsel-type new girl and a tormented hero. 
❝There are no such things as monsters, just people who do monstrous things.❞

CHARACTERS
❝And wanting him the way I do…wanting him feels like opening a vein just to watch myself bleed.❞
Our heroine in Crave is Grace, who moves to an academy in Alaska after the death of her parents. On arrival, everyone hates her, but the hottest and most dangerous boy in school is instantly attracted to her — despite her self-confessing that she's wallpaper, the bland and boring kind. Although, I have to agree that Grace is wallpaper and that's why I can't fathom why Jaxon likes her. She is unlikeable, hypocritical and shamefully stupid. I don't like when people senselessly hate on female characters, but Grace had to google what to wear in Alaska and told someone she didn't even know how make a snowball! I wanted to slam my head against a brick wall with her. There's the added fact she has no self-preservation instincts and continues to put herself in danger when she has the opportunity to escape or outright ignores people's warnings. Aside from that, she thinks Jaxon must have a reason for almost killing a student, yet insists it can't be justified when someone almost kills her. Grace is annoying and impossible relate to. 
❝He seems more misunderstood than malicious, more broken than bad.❞
Our other main character is Jaxon — unattainable vampire royalty and Grace's love interest. He is meant to be the bad boy type, but it feel almost forced. A part of me is unsure if the author knew who he was meant to be given he seemed to be too much at times. He is arrogant, secretly funny, brooding, sensitive, protective, thoughtful, violent . . . God, I need to take a breath typing all that. It's like Wolff couldn't decide what type of character he is, so he's everything at once. Having multi-faceted characters is important, but not when it results in their personality being contradictory. Also, I didn't find Jaxon attractive whatsoever — in fact, I thought being told "He’s just that fun and that charming" was a little weird. Readers shouldn't need to be told that, we should be shown it! Albeit, some girls might like him because he has some great dialogue and is always watching out for Grace.
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  • Christy
    January 1, 1970
    No question about it - Crave was written with Twilight fans in mind. Not only does it give us readers the same vibes, but it outright plays with the tropes and lets you know exactly what kind of book it is from the beginning. With that in mind, Im here to give you reasons fans of Twilight (and paranormal romance) will LOVE Crave plus a few reasons why its so much more than a copy of the story we all fell in love with so long ago.For fans of Twilight1. A love triangle. If you loved the love No question about it - Crave was written with Twilight fans in mind. Not only does it give us readers the same vibes, but it outright plays with the tropes and lets you know exactly what kind of book it is from the beginning. With that in mind, I’m here to give you reasons fans of Twilight (and paranormal romance) will LOVE Crave plus a few reasons why it’s so much more than a copy of the story we all fell in love with so long ago.For fans of Twilight1. A love triangle. If you loved the love triangle in Twilight, this is for you. It’s angst light and it’s clear who you’re shipping from the beginning.2. Familiar paranormals. Tracy shapes the paranormals around familiar tropes, though she does give them their own spin!3. Turf wars. There’s no shortage of drama happening in Crave!And something new!1. Academy setting. Tracey is obv a fan of Legacies (also mentioned in the book) so fans of the academy setting will get a taste here. I hope we see more of it play out in book 2!2. The last chapter. OMG. If you were looking forward to Midnight Sun, that chapter is for you. Tracy, I NEED MORE.3. Variety of supernatural characters. It’s more than vamps and werewolves, which is what I love about the Legacies world, so it’s nice to see it play out here.4. Steamy. For a YA novel, there’s quite a bit of steam. I’m here for it.
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  • MC
    January 1, 1970
    OMIGOD READ THIS!5 out of 5, put this in your shopping cart, get ready for teen angst and fangs, and go!Crave is my new obsession. Im not usually a fan of stories that begin with tragic orphans, but I will make an exception! After the sudden loss of her parents, Grace moves up to Alaska to live with her uncle, who runs a prestigious boarding school in the middle of nowhere. Upon arrival it becomes clear that the other students dont want her there and that the school is clearly divided into OMIGOD READ THIS!5 out of 5, put this in your shopping cart, get ready for teen angst and fangs, and go!Crave is my new obsession. I’m not usually a fan of stories that begin with tragic orphans, but I will make an exception! After the sudden loss of her parents, Grace moves up to Alaska to live with her uncle, who runs a prestigious boarding school in the middle of nowhere. Upon arrival it becomes clear that the other students don’t want her there and that the school is clearly divided into cliques taken to the next level. But her outsider status and the burgeoning interest of *the* prince of the school, Jaxon, makes Grace stand out—and not always in a good way. It soon becomes clear that there is more to the school and it’s students than she ever knew...and that someone may just want her dead.I freaking live for the tropes at play: the seemingly normal girl who somehow snags the attention of the hottest, coolest, most dangerous guys in school; her ability to transcend the clique’s exclusivity; the slow and tortuous revelations that increasingly show that things are not as normal as they seemed. Everything about it is just brimming with the teen drama I CRAVE! Throw in a bunch of supernatural teenagers, hot vampire romance, cool magic, DRAGONS, and the never ending love between two souls so similar yet so different *chef finger kiss* it’s everything I want in a YA fantasy romance. This is marketed as the new twilight but I honestly think I love this more. Grace is definitely not Bella. Grace is like a dozing pit bull ready to snap at anyone who dares to order her about. Jaxon is a bit of a dark horse, and clearly has no idea how to respond to her for the most part. His bafflement fuels my enjoyment a hundred fold. I especially like that he clearly sticks around in spite of if not because of her stubborn and sassy streaks. I literally pine for book two. How can I possible wait?!? The writing is diverting and fun. It’s also very colloquial—lots of teen slang. One day this book could serve as a time capsule preserving teen language. If you are not hip with the times (I’m archaizing), you might end up googling the references. But I don’t think it will detract from your enjoyment. The plot is so eventful—lots of action and mystery—that it was hard to put it down. I just want more!!! But before you read this please note that the ending will crush your soul—because that cliffhanger is bananas and you will have so many questions! I don’t mean that in a bad way. You will simply be as addicted to this story as I am. You will, in fact, crave it. One taste is all it takes. Then it just sucks in your attention and refuses to spit you back out. (Ok I’m done with the vampire/title puns). I read this fast considering it’s a behemoth of a book in your hands. I recommend giving yourself time to binge! For fans of Twilight, Vampire Academy, the abundance of vampire romances out in the PNR world, lovers of teen romance and suspense, anyone looking for a book set at an academy, and basically all warm blooded women. I think I got everyone. That being said, this isn’t Maas so you don’t have to worry about a downright filthy sex scene in the middle of the book—Lots of making out though! The majority of the book is about the crazy stuff that keeps happening to Grace (she’s got the same amount of luck as other girls involved with vampires, which is to say almost none at all) so if you are ace or aro and find kissy books unappealing, consider your preferences—I love this book but I also binge romance novels so my preferences are showing. As far as triggers, I don’t recall any rapey bits, nothing hinting at domestic abuse/controlling bf, it’s more just a general sense of doom and attempting to avert it. It’s fairly violent towards the end.
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  • Jennifer
    January 1, 1970
    Vampires are back and hotter than ever. Everyone answers to me...eventually. Oh yes they do. Jaxon is dark, dangerous, and oh so swoon worthy. And he loves a strong heroine. No stalkers here. The chemistry between Grace and Jaxon lights up every page. From the witty banter to the late night texts, you will fall in love with their story. But this isnt just some epic romance. There are so many characters to fall in love with. From Macy, to Flint, to Mekhi, youll want to be the next student at Vampires are back and hotter than ever. “Everyone answers to me...eventually.” Oh yes they do. Jaxon is dark, dangerous, and oh so swoon worthy. And he loves a strong heroine. No stalkers here. The chemistry between Grace and Jaxon lights up every page. From the witty banter to the late night texts, you will fall in love with their story. But this isn’t just some epic romance. There are so many characters to fall in love with. From Macy, to Flint, to Mekhi, you’ll want to be the next student at Katmere Academy. Even Headmaster Foster has some serious Alaric vibes. Finished this book in one sitting. I flew through the pages dying to know what would happen next. And that ending...I did not see that coming. If you love your vampires with a dash of danger, tons of action, and an epic romance, you will love Crave.
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  • Morgan Boyd
    January 1, 1970
    I am having such a hard time with this book. I finished it in one night which normally would mean I really liked it. I think what reeled me in was the plot. It is pretty fast-paced and a lot happens in every chapter, not really leaving any room for boredom. My main issue with this book was Grace's character arc and the dialogue. Grace was supposed to be smart and independent, but I got so annoyed with how stupid she was at times. Reading some of her actions was like watching a horror movie where I am having such a hard time with this book. I finished it in one night which normally would mean I really liked it. I think what reeled me in was the plot. It is pretty fast-paced and a lot happens in every chapter, not really leaving any room for boredom. My main issue with this book was Grace's character arc and the dialogue. Grace was supposed to be smart and independent, but I got so annoyed with how stupid she was at times. Reading some of her actions was like watching a horror movie where that one girl opens the attic door when everyone knows she shouldn't. Some of the dialogue was pretty cringey as well, like when Grace and Jaxon talked about Nial Horan. This book reminded me a lot of the show Legacies, which is mentioned in the beginning chapters. It is a fine read as long as you can deal with characters you us "af" ironically.
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  • Kilikina
    January 1, 1970
    The hype for this book is already building a lot, and now I see Universal picked up movie rights for it.Could this book be the resurrection for YA vampires? I sure as hell hope so!
  • Mikky (Nocturnal Predators Reviews)
    January 1, 1970
    Originally posted at: This was one of the books where the hype around it actually turned out to be better than the book. I wanted to adore this book like so many others have but it just wasn't the amazing-out-of-this-world story that they kept raving on about. It was a good story just not out-of-this-world.I enjoyed the universe the author started creating with this novel. Though I still wish there was more revealed about it throughout the book. The writing style and the overall pacing of the Originally posted at: This was one of the books where the hype around it actually turned out to be better than the book. I wanted to adore this book like so many others have but it just wasn't the amazing-out-of-this-world story that they kept raving on about. It was a good story just not out-of-this-world.I enjoyed the universe the author started creating with this novel. Though I still wish there was more revealed about it throughout the book. The writing style and the overall pacing of the story worked really well for me. Onto the things I loved about this book: 1) The nods to Twilight throughout the novel and the cover, in particular, was awesome; 2) The heroine's sassy and headstrong personality; 3) The adults not being completely incompetent characters for the sake of the story.The things I disliked, you ask? Well, that's a bigger list. The highlights, however, are as follows: 1) The use of AF instead of swearing. If the heroine is going to swear just commit to it. Otherwise, just don't do it; 2) I could see the big bad coming from a mile away; 3) The lack of actual class time considering the heroine was supposed to be in school when she wasn't hurt or on the verge of dying.For as long as this novel was it didn't feel like it, which was very surprising coming from someone who finds the bare minimum descriptions to be boring and tiresome. Though it started off slow after the 30th chapter things began picking up quickly and made for a very entertaining story that was overall enjoyable.I didn't like Jaxon off the bat. I still don't think I warmed up to him even after everything that went down. I also disliked how he treated her in the very beginning with no provocation. I respect his adoration and protection of Grace but there was very little reason and story to justify that. I wanted to know more about his world and his very powerful status in said world and how Grace could eventually fit into it.Grace started off this book in a not so great place due to an accident that happened to her family. She was understandably mopy and down on herself. I liked that she eventually came back to her sassy, headstrong, and corny self. She also didn't take crap from anyone and never made a point to put anyone down to get the upper hand.The ending came with a big cliffhanger and a small revelation in the form of a chapter in Jaxon's point of view. That made me ask myself why the story didn't tradeoff point of views between the main characters from the beginning because reading from the point of view of a character who actually knows what's going on is much more entertaining than stumbling along with Grace in the dark.The Audio Book:Off the bat after that last chapter, I wanted this novel to have more Jaxon chapters. It would have also been SO much better if this had been dual narrated. Having said all that, both narrators were great. The voices were distinct enough to each character to not cause confusion during the story.
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  • Mellie Antoinette
    January 1, 1970
    The marketing for this book is like a giant game of buzzword bingo. Id say the novel is too! The first third was so swoon worthy that if I heard the adjective swoon worthy one more time I was gonna worthy on over in a swoon of angry reader. The school was super interesting though. Conceptually, I was in love! 😻Execution wise, I didnt swoon! The marketing for this book is like a giant game of buzzword bingo. I’d say the novel is too! The first third was so “swoon worthy” that if I heard the adjective “swoon worthy” one more time I was gonna worthy on over in a swoon of angry reader. The school was super interesting though. Conceptually, I was in love! 😻Execution wise, I didn’t swoon!
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  • Jackie
    January 1, 1970
    Did you ever wonder what would have happened if Bella Swan actually made it to Alaska for college because boy is this the perfect read for you! Crave takes us to the snowy mountains of Alaska to an exclusive boarding school where Amazonian like women and beautiful men roam the halls leaving new student Grace feeling a little out of sorts but its not long before she crosses paths with swoon worthy Jaxon and finds herself at the center of a power struggle between all creatures who go bump in the Did you ever wonder what would have happened if Bella Swan actually made it to Alaska for college because boy is this the perfect read for you! “Crave” takes us to the snowy mountains of Alaska to an exclusive boarding school where Amazonian like women and beautiful men roam the halls leaving new student Grace feeling a little out of sorts but it’s not long before she crosses paths with swoon worthy Jaxon and finds herself at the center of a power struggle between all creatures who go bump in the night. With all the positive reviews I was really excited to dive into this book and see what it could deliver only to find that it was a patchwork of the usual vampire tropes with a splash of real world like politics that never managed to stand on its own two feet. The biggest issue is that it spends too much time calling out the source material that it draws from, an academy for the paranormal? Grace shouts out the CW’s legacies in the first 5 chapters. A brooding guy in the corner who begs the girl to stay away from him and not worry about his appetite? He gifts her the twilight books! A dragon that shoots out ice and fire? Game of Thrones discussion over marshmallows roasted by the dragon itself. This book was so busy trying to wink at the camera it never gave reader enough credit to enjoy the book as it’s own separate entity and counted on its similarities to other elements in pop culture that already have an audience to do all the heavy lifting that the lackluster plot wouldn’t be able to manage. The characters themselves where rather boring too, Grace had a lot of potential but she’s again a character we see a lot in vampire books where they’re suddenly an orphan and already close with death that a vampire boyfriend isn’t something they shy away from, Jaxon was similar in that he disappears completely behind the same characteristics of the Edward’s and Stefan’s without managing to become truly memorable like those before him, give me no more than two days and I will not be able to remember his name. If you’re looking for something safe and predictable to get you through a CW show hiatus this will be perfect but if you’re looking for something that makes it mark in the vampire reemergence that we’re starting to see in 2020 I’d suggest a Buffy rewatch. **special thanks to the publishers and edelweiss for providing an arc in exchange for a fair and honest review!**
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  • Rebeca
    January 1, 1970
    I received an early copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.Craved surprised me in ways I didnt expect. Its been a long time since I last read a book about vampires so imagine my surprise when I saw people talking about this book on IG! I fangirled... a lot🌚 Once I read the synopsis I immediately added it to my TBR and hoped to get an early copy... which I did and I would be lying if I say I didnt jump out of emotion when I got it💁♀Things I enjoyed about Crave: ✨ I received an early copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.Craved surprised me in ways I didn’t expect. It’s been a long time since I last read a book about vampires so imagine my surprise when I saw people talking about this book on IG! I fangirled... a lot🌚 Once I read the synopsis I immediately added it to my TBR and hoped to get an early copy... which I did and I would be lying if I say I didn’t jump out of emotion when I got it💁🏻‍♀️Things I enjoyed about Crave: ✨ Crave was a quick read for me! Once I started to read it I just couldn’t stop. I brought this book with me everywhere I went, what can I say, the beginning was amazing and I REALLY wanted to know what was going to happen next🌚✨ The chapter titles! They were fun and certainly made me laugh sometimes, I loved them, they made me want to read each chapter even more🙌 ✨ Grace’s relationship with her cousin! After a tragic event, Grace suddenly finds herself in Alaska. She’s now supposed to attend the Katmere Academy along with her cousin. Macy was super nice with Grace the whole time, she always tried to help her whenever she could, she was an amazing character and definitely made me laugh more than once😆✨ The magic, secrets, action😱🙌✨ The hate-to-love trope🌚 ✨ The twists! All I’m going to say is that I really didn’t expect THAT to happen at the end, I really can’t wait to know what will happen next🙊
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  • Aly
    January 1, 1970
    God, I've been waiting for more paranormal romance! Vampires, witches, wolf shifters, dragon shifters...What more could I possibly want???So the summary gives us a good idea of what's in store, but Grace doesn't know the world she's been brought into. After her parents' deaths, she moves with her uncle and cousin, Macy, to Alaska. She joins a boarding school and is just trying to fit in. Well, turns out she's going to have quite a bit of trouble with that! This book was fun, as in it made me God, I've been waiting for more paranormal romance! Vampires, witches, wolf shifters, dragon shifters...What more could I possibly want???So the summary gives us a good idea of what's in store, but Grace doesn't know the world she's been brought into. After her parents' deaths, she moves with her uncle and cousin, Macy, to Alaska. She joins a boarding school and is just trying to fit in. Well, turns out she's going to have quite a bit of trouble with that! This book was fun, as in it made me laugh when reading because I was genuinely having a good time! There are many serious moments throughout, but there's always humor that sticks the landing. I've never been so anxious when nearing the end of the book, because you see the pages dwindling and there being so many questions left to be answered. I fell head over heels for this book, and I can't wait to read more!
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