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Title: Crush (Crave #2)
Author: Tracy Wolff
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Publication Date: September 9, 2020
Reading Method: Audiobook
Synopsis: Everything feels off—especially me. I’ve returned to Katmere Academy, but I’m haunted by fragments of days I have no recollection of living and struggling to understand who, or what, I really am. Just when I start to feel safe again, Hudson is back with a vengeance. He insists there are secrets I don’t know about, threatening to drive a wedge between Jaxon and me forever. But far worse enemies are at our doorstep. The Circle is caught in a power play and the Vampire Court is trying to drag me out of my world and into theirs. The only thing Hudson and Jaxon agree on is that leaving Katmere would mean my certain death. And not only am I fighting for my life, but now everyone else’s is at stake—unless we can defeat an unspeakable evil. All I know is that saving the people I love is going to require sacrifice. Maybe more than I’m able to give.
If you read any of my reviews, LET IT BE THIS ONE. I want to proclaim my love from the rooftops.
Most are probably expecting me to give this a meh review considering my review for the first book was like that. But… but. This is going to be the COMPLETE opposite!
Let me start off by saying this was the best YA novel I have read in quite sometime. I was completely blown away.
Do NOT read ahead if you haven’t read Crave.
As we know from the ending of book one, Grace is stuck in her gargoyle form. She seems to not want to shift back to her human form. She woke up and four, yes I said four, months have passed. I thought… what caused her to not want to come back to her beloved Jaxon?! Her mate. Right? What truly sucks though is that she has no recollection of these months. All we know is that she was stuck with the infamous villain, the most powerful of creatures, Jaxon’s brother, Hudson.
Let’s be honest here. Give me a broody, morally grey, handsome, snarky male character, and I am in love. Add the British accent and I am head over heels. I have fallen and I can’t get up. Anyways, back to the review.
So pretty much this whole book Hudson is stuck in Grace’s mind. So he is there 24/7. He knows her every thought. He pushes her to her limits.
The characters in this had SO MUCH more development. The development they truly deserved. But most importantly, Grace rose up to be the bad A character she truly is. We see her become this strong, beautiful girl that she has always been. We have ONE character to thank for this. *heart eyes*
We meet Jaxon’s parents. We see a little bit more of Flint and his history. We also get to witness a much more complex worldbuilding here. The Circle comes in play. We get to see more of Flint’s dragon form and Macy’s witchy magnificence. What I really love though is how Grace is a gargoyle. At first it threw me off. I couldn’t imagine that being as powerful and cool. But Tracy wrote her supernatural power as something to be feared.
Book one was sort of like a prequel story to get your prepared for the magnificence that is this book.
I have a lot of book boyfriends y’all. I am going to be honest about it. BUT BUT BUT. I HAVE A NEW ONE AND OH MAN. OH MAN. I have no words. I can’t even form a real sentence because my emotions is so strong. I just can’t explain them. I want everyone to witness the emotions and feelings I experienced with this story. I cried the whole last chapter. I got into the floor and huddled into a ball. And I am not ashamed by this.
THAT ENDING. THE LAST SENTENCE. I haven’t quite experienced a cliffhanger like it.
I know this review probably was a mess but I can’t say too much without giving away so much. And to be honest, I want everyone to go into this book blind of what is going to happen. Because that is the best way to experience this.
Ten out of five freaking stars. I already want to reread this. I think I actually am going to, very soon.
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