Crave by Tracy Wolff is set at a boarding school in Alaska where dangerous creatures are trying to get rid of you.
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.
When I first saw the cover for Crave, my mind immediately went to the Twilight series. Black cover with a flower in the middle.
But after reading a couple of chapters, Crave could not be any more different than Twilight. Except for having a weak ass main character.
At the beginning I wasn’t too keen on the book. The plot has potential, the characters are okay, but I really think Tracy Wolff was trying too hard to connect with teenagers.
I mean, I may not be a teenager anymore but there were a couple of teenage cringe-worthy scenes. Is that how we sounded?
Putting the “teenage” phrases aside, Crave was a good book to pass the time.
Grace’s life changes after her parents died in a tragic car accident. After being alone for a month at her house in San Diego, she moves to her uncle’s boarding school, Katmere Academy, in Alaska to be with the only family she has left.
Moving from a sunny state to Alaska, being the new girl at school and being the headmaster’s niece is difficult. But living in a school with dragons, witches, werewolves and vampires and not knowing it? It’s dangerous.
Grace knows there’s something weird going on at the academy, people have secrets but she could’ve never imagined those types of secrets.
Jaxon Vega is the unreachable, dangerous guy with a gentle side that no one knows. He’s a hundred years old vampire who isn’t too happy about Grace coming to the academy. A human inside a school with supernatural creatures? What could go wrong? But someone is trying to start a war between the shifters and the vampires and Jaxon may be the only one capable of preventing it.
“Nothing to do but admit that—obnoxious smirk or not—this boy is sexy af. A little wicked, a lot wild, and all dangerous.”
I don’t know why authors keep writing female characters who lose themselves after meeting a guy for less than a week. Not to mention they are assholes to them.
Don’t get me wrong, I actually enjoyed the book but I wasn’t connecting with Grace. Maybe by growing up I stopped wanting guys who treat girls badly and girls who just take it.
She only has her uncle and cousin left but she forgets about them and only cares about Jaxon, not even caring for herself.
Let’s talk about world-building. Tracy Wolff has some explaining to do because she didn’t explain how dragons, witches, werewolves and vampires exist. I mean, we might have an idea about them but we can’t assume.
For example, we know that vampires can’t be under the sun, but in Crave? Well, they can. So we really can’t assume how these species are.
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