In the sequel of the Crave series, we arrive back to Katmere Academy and everything has changed. She is not a human, she is the only gargoyle in existence and no one has seen one in over 1,000 years. Grace thought she had it all figured out. Boy, was she wrong.
“HOLY CRAP!” These are words I shouted when I was done with this book. (It was also a lot of cursing, but I won’t type that.) I mean I feel like whiplash has occurred many times throughout this book, that I have a headache.
I will admit that I was very very very wrong about this series. I thought this was going to be another vampire book that was similar to Twilight. I thought Grace was going to be weak and meek like Bella, but Ms. Wolff proved me so wrong! Grace is a badass and I was so proud of her in this book. She fought for what she believed in and she did NOT back down when it seemed impossible and no one believed in her. I had pom poms out and ready to cheer for her the whole time. She also blossomed for me in this book because she had finally settled into her new life and was starting to figure where she fits in her new world and it was awesome to watch. I really loved to see Grace getting to know her powers and I can’t wait to see what she does with it next.
So the unexpected happened, I didn’t plan on this so don’t judge. After about 30 pages in, I discovered that I was in love with Hudson and Jaxson could go away. Hudson is everything I want in a book boyfriend. He is sassy, funny, sarcastic, entertaining, vain, arrogant, and sexy. The more and more he spoke in the book, the more I fell in love with him. He’s just perfect for Grace in every way. He pushes her to be the best she can be and she pushes him in the exact same way. I want to know what happened when they were together without everyone else, but I guess I have to wait until the next book.
Now that Hudson has stepped in as my new love interest, Jaxson can leave. When I read the first book, one of the major problems I had was with Jaxson. He is so boring. I have never really been into the broody vampire thing and he fits that to a T! I mean he’s very thoughtful and does some romantic things, but he doesn’t really understand Grace at all. He loves the idea of her and she goes along with it. It infuriated me. He only does things for her that will only benefit himself and what he thinks is right. Ugh he is such a mansplainer.
I really liked the game they played in the book. It was like if Quidditch was played by all supernaturals instead of just witches and wizards. The ball they played with also reminded me of a mixture between a bludger and a hot potato. I really enjoyed reading about them play, but watching Grace coming into her own during the final game was amazing. The trial was also an amazingly written battle scene and very brutal. Poor Grace could NOT catch a break! However, she prevailed and it was badass.
The ending was brutal Ms. Wolff!!! It was the thing I had been wanting for the entire read, but to give me a glimpse and then end it. So cruel!!!! I need the new book soon!
Overall, this was a sequel that was even better than the first and I need the third one as soon as possible!
My Book Rating
4/5 Book World
Crush by Tracey Wolff
Published by Entangle: Teen on September 29, 2020
Copy Read: Hardcover