Book Review: Crave, (Crave #1)
As a former Twi-Mom, the cover is what caught my eye. I started looking at reviews, and they were so varied I had to read for my own opinion. Which I’ll get to, but first, I must rant for a bit.
I’ve heard this book called everything from a “Feminist Twilight” to a “Twilight, Harry Potter, Legacies mash-up.” A friendly reminder: Twilight came out in 2005. Most 10 – 13 years weren’t born yet, ahem THE TARGET AUDIENCE. Twilight is irrelevant to them, and by the way, when adults review YA, they tend to forget this, and it’s one of my pet peeves.
After her parents’ death, Grace moves to Alaska to attend her Uncle’s boarding school. The school is full of supernatural creatures, which she doesn’t know that at first, but she’s cool with it all when she finds out, and then she falls for the school’s resident bad boy vampire.
Crave has its issues, it’s long, drawn-out, and written in a juvenile voice. Again, YA book here. However, Wolff does an excellent job of world-building, and some will disagree, but I liked that she included some pop culture and classic conceptions of supernatural creatures. Overall, an engaging, enjoyable read. The final book will be released in September 2021, and I plan on finishing the series.
Title: Crave (Crave #1)
Author: Tracy Wolff
Publication Date: April 7, 2020
Publisher: Entangled Teen
The one you crave is the one who could get you killed.
The moment she steps foot inside, Grace knows there is nothing normal about Katmere Academy, or the students in it. Her uncle’s exclusive and secretive boarding school is the last place she wants to be, but after the tragic deaths of both of her parents, she is left with no choice.
It’s not long before she discovers that she has entered a world like nothing she has ever known. Shapeshifters, witches and vampires roam the halls, existing in uneasy cooperation, a fragile web of alliances the only thing keeping them from war. As the lone mortal, the only thing Grace is sure of is that she doesn’t belong.
Then she meets Jaxon Vega, a vampire with deadly secrets who hasn’t felt anything for a hundred years. Something in him calls to Grace – something that could spell her death.
Because Jaxon walled himself off for a reason. And as Grace is drawn further under his spell, she begins to wonder: did she come to Katmere by accident, or was she brought here . . . as bait?
From New York Times bestselling author Tracy Wolff, Crave is a captivating, addictive young adult paranormal fantasy — with a bite