Hi All! It’s Becky, again. I just finished listening to Crave by Tracy Wolff. This paranormal romance was a little different than I expected. Here are my thoughts:
Author: Tracy Wolff
Note: I listened to the audiobook.
Summary: Grace is still mourning the loss of her parents and her sunny home in southern California and now she must adapt to a new home. Grace has gone to live with her uncle and her cousin at an exclusive boarding school in Alaska and she soon realizes that the school isn’t like anywhere else she has lived. Her classmates aren’t human but instead vampires, weres, dragons, and witches. Grace is just trying to find her place when she connects with Jaxon Vega, a handsome and powerful vampire. However, as the two grow closer Grace finds herself in grave danger and she must find a way to follow her feeling and save her life.
Review: I always love a good a paranormal romance and this book almost lived up to some really great ones. First, I feel like I have to address the Twilight angle. The book is a little similar but would have probably been able to avoid all comparisons if the author hadn’t based in Denali, Alaska which was prominently featured in Twilight and if the Wolff hadn’t decided to keep referring to the other book. There is actually a part of the book when one character gives another character a copy of Twilight. It was a little distracting. Wolff did try to create her own supernatural world which I appreciated but it felt like all the descriptions and the slow revelations of the characters’ backstories made the book longer than necessary and delayed the action from starting until late into the book. Also, since the author took so long to develop the characters and their relationships I would have liked Grace and Jaxon to have spent more time together and have formed a deeper connection instead of a relationship that felt a little too much like instalove. Plus, some of the dialogue was a little difficult for me to accept. Grace’s favorite phrase seemed to be AF which kind of got as annoying as AF by the end of the book. However, I did enjoy the moments we finally got between Jaxon and Grace, they have the potential to be a great love story filled with drama and sizzle. Plus, the final reveal definitely left the book on a high note which made me want to read the sequel.
Final Rating: 3 out of 5
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