I love to read and love movies! I've decided to share my review of books I've enjoyed. Although I'm a picky reader, I do know what I like and what I enjoy reading. This includes different genres, suspense, cozy mysteries, self-published and traditional published. My absolute favorite genres are paranormal (right?), paranormal cozy and romance clean reads.
Meet Grace, who transitions to Alaska after the death of her parents. After a long and bumpy plane ride, she’s greeted by her cousin Macy, who takes her on a snowmobile ride to Katmere Academy. Let the mystery, goth and romance begin.
I was first attracted to this book by the cover. Secondly, I enjoy a good paranormal book. Not exactly sure what I would find between the pages, curiosity grabbed me. While reading CRAVE, I won’t lie that I didn’t have a few flashbacks that reminded me of other books. However, I do like to keep an honest opinion of the writer’s work, and I did enjoy this book on its merits.
Upon entering Katmere Academy, Grace finds herself dealing with the loss of her parents. Now she’s uprooted to the nearest family (From San Diego to Alaska); this is a bit to handle for anyone, especially a teen. Add into the mix Grace meets Jaxon, who is the ‘most handsome boy’ in the school, and there is an instant attraction, but I would say more of an organic connection between the two. Grace sees the pain that Jaxon hides (which makes sense to me) they connect over the pain of losing someone close to them…or so I believed in the beginning.
I do like the fact I had no clue about Katmere’s students, so every page in this book was a ‘fresh’ glimpse into the creative world of Tracy Wolff. I really enjoyed her characters and their personalities. Page by page, I found myself glued, wanting to know more about the students, who or what they were, and what Jaxon’s role, other than romance, is in all this mess that finds Grace. Speaking of the romance, yes, I found Jaxon’s efforts at romancing Grace very charming and gentlemanly, even for a vampire. KUDOS there as well.
Surprisingly, the unexpected ending has me hooked on this series. KUDOS there! Overall, I really enjoyed CRAVE, the characters, and their interactions with one another, both good and bad. Macy seems like a lot of fun and the perfect ‘cousin type.’ The world-building, yup, is right up my alley there.
I would recommend CRAVE based on its merits. It’s a page-turner, filled with some ‘real to life’ spicey romance between two characters trying to connect, a mystery, suspense, action, and a gothic vibe. I’m hooked on the series and want to find out where Wolff takes the next book.