Review: Crave by Tracy Wolff

Crave by Tracy WolffAuthor: Tracy Wolff
Publisher: Entangled: Teen
Release: April 7th
Received: Review Request
Rating: 4 kitties

I received a copy of Crave in exchange for a fair and honest review.

The latest novel by Tracy Wolff is about to hit the stands, and I have a feeling it’s going to be a memorable one. Crave is a novel full of vampires, witches, weres, and many other mystical and magical creatures.

In the span of a few short moments, Grace’s entire world was turned upside down. After the death of her parents, she’s sent off to a boarding school in the middle of nowhere – or as close as one can get.

Unfortunately, the hits don’t end there. For this is no ordinary academy. No, that’d be too easy. This is a school full of magical creatures, and Grace has been thrown into the middle of it all, with no word of warning or time to prepare.

Perhaps that is why she is about to find herself in the middle of several schemes, including several attempts on her life. One thing is certain though, Grace is no quitter, and now that she’s found something (or rather, someone) worth fighting for, she’s not willing to back down.

 

“You’re the one who wanted to see the monsters.”

Spoiler Warning

Crave was a thrilling read, one that wasted no time in setting up the story at hand, and throwing us into the deep end. It is a fantasy novel full of romantic plots, school drama, and all with a paranormal twist.

Don’t let Crave’s size deter you here; this is a fun and quick read, all things considered. It was exactly the sort of escape I needed, and thus I cannot recommend it enough to anybody else feeling all of the anxiety and frustration right now.

There are a few things I really appreciated about this novel. The first is that I was able to dive right into it and thoroughly enjoy the escape. The second is how tongue-in-cheek the humor is. We all know what comparisons this novel is going to get (obviously), but Wolff doesn’t shy from that at all. In fact, she embraces it, going so far as to mention the novel outright at one point. It’s actually quite refreshing.

There are some expected tropes that make an appearance in this novel, but I feel like Wolff handled them gracefully there (no pun intended). While they didn’t feel new, they did fit in nicely with the way the plot had been woven.

I really enjoyed how stubborn Grace’s character was. That may seem like an odd thing to focus on, but it really made her character feel more real and approachable (at least, it did for me). The secondary characters were also fascinating, and I would honestly love nothing more than to learn more about them in the next part of the series.

When I picked up Crave, I honestly wasn’t sure how long it was going to take me to get through it. But honestly? I ended up reading it in less than two days, it grabbed me so. It was fun being able to dive into a decent length novel and just escape for a while, you know?

Now that I’ve finished Crave, I’ll confess that I’m more than a little bit anxious for news on the next novel in the trilogy. I won’t say that the ending is a cliffhanger, but it comes pretty darn close. It’s enough to make any invested reader excited to get more news on the next release, that’s for sure.

About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, graphic designer, and much more. I love to create art, and am willing to try any artistic technique at least once. I am particularly fond of artworks involving a lot of emotion and color. The purpose of my blog is for me to be open and honest with myself and the world about my attempts to grow as an artist. My other major passion is reading. My TBR pile is larger than I'll ever be able to read, and yet I can't resist adding to it on a nearly daily basis. I love to read science fiction & fantasy, graphic novels, and pretty much anything I can get my hands on. I have a couple of blogs, as you can see. One is primarily my photography, while the other are my book reviews. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out!
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