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Crave

Written by: Tracy Wolff
Narrated by: Heather Costa,Tim Paige
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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2020 Tracy Deebs (P)2020 Tantor
  • Series: Crave, Book 1
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Romance

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A Good Light Read

First off, I will say that this book is worth giving a chance. Based on a lot of other reviews I’ve seen people seem to strongly love or hate this book. I’m in my late 20’s and feel it was definitely good, maybe not great.

Here are a few bullet notes I made while reading:

* Good writing, great descriptions not too long but paints a picture.
* Language is a little juvenile. If you’ve never used “sexy AF” in a sentence it could be a little off-putting.
* School setting is more Hogwarts than Forks High.
* Notable character diversity.

This book holds a lot of mystery, you think you know what’s going to happen but the author gives you just enough info to tease you but keep you guessing. I’ve also read the next two books following this one and I will say that the juvenile language does improve in case that worries you. It’s not overly spicy but the romance is great and I enjoyed the world building.

Overall, I would recommend it, it will suck you in and hold your interest as you want to learn more about this world.

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Must read/ listen

Completely obsessed with this series 10/10 recommend. This first book might be a little difficult to get through as it reminded me of twilight a bit but trust me it is worth the listen or read.

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titles and I will be a good day at work and I will be a good day at work

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Not For Me

I don't think I was the target audience. This is for fans who wonder what Twilight would be like if it were set at Hogwarts. It definitely has fun and charm, but it didn't quite differentiate itself from its predecessors. The characters have some depth and the romance is sweet if a bit too quick, but there wasn't much to hold my interest throughout.

Most of that had to do with the pacing. Logistically/realistically, I understand it. Grace acts the way she does because she is trying to fit in. But it takes a long, long time for the truth of Katmere to be revealed, which is ironic given how many teases are inserted into the story. The romance also moves very, very quickly and seemingly without many hurdles.

Grace has energy and spunk, but it started to get repetitive that all she could think about was Jaxon. I would have liked to see her find out more answers on her own terms than obsessing about him. Jaxon himself fits well in the broody trope, though I did really enjoy his backstory and development.

This is primarily a romance book with some clever banter and sweet moments, but not much tension since these two barely know each other after a couple of weeks together.

The prose and dialogue are realistic and fine, though I got a little bit tired of hearing "insert word AF," but I genuinely believed Grace as a human character.

While this isn't the book for me, I do think it is a fun story for younger romance readers who are looking for a specific type of urban fantasy romance.

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Ironically good

Typical teen love story that makes you facepalm and squeal at the same time. If you're into paranormal romance this is the creme de la creme of your favourite tropes and cliches.

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Incredible!

Wow what a great story! I was worried it would be a recycled Twilight but it is not at all. It had me hooked from start to finish and feeling so connected to the characters! I can't wait to listen to the next one!!

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Not worth the read

I made it half way through this book before I gave up. This book must be for kids younger than 15 because from what I read of it is just the main character walking around, getting weird looks from others, text conversations and thinking things are weird but never actually asking anyone about them. Nothing substantial happens to keep you invested at all. Read it if you have A LOT of time to kill and don’t care what book you read.

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Good YA read

This book was good but definitely aimed at a younger audience. There were a lot of people accidentally revealing important information to the protagonist, rather than her finding out the information herself, and a running theme of "teenagers know more than adults", which bugged me a bit. But it was a cool plot otherwise, Id recommend it to ages 13-16, but no older.

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  • ana
  • 2021-06-24

i love it!

i really enjoyed the story and the narrator. i look forward to reading the next book.

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Terrible

There was a lot of swearing and it felt like a very petty and silly story line. I love twilight and young adult fiction but I could not even finish this book, had to stop halfway through.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-05-16

DollarGeneral's knock off version of HP & Twilight

Yall. This book. Don't. Imagine if a worker at Dollar General were commissioned to write a knock off version of Harry Potter and Twilight, but made the main character an idiot and unrelatable, made uncomfortable romance scenes with teens, and focused primarily on extensively describing sexual scenes throughout the entire book, making you forget that the book even has a plot. Jackson-the main male character of the book is highly unlikable and distant and the love between him and the main character seems baffling. It is poorly written, and I believe supposed to be written from the voice of an idiotic teenager, but it just comes off as incredibly basic writing from someone who thinks they know how teenagers sound, but don't. I listened to this book until the end, solely because I was entertained by how stupid the lack of plot was. Do not waste your credit. It is essentially the same thing as Twilight but so much worse.

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  • Chanelle K
  • 2020-10-12

Just, no.

Disclaimer: I am in my 30s, but typically like YA fantasy. If you are actually a teenager you might not feel the same way.

I almost never write reviews because I can generally find something I like about a book. This one is an exception. The story line had potential but the writing is bad. SO many repeat phrases (“Just, no”, “Sexy A.F., etc), inner monologues that go on foreverrrrr and undeveloped characters make it a rough read (or listen in this case). The fact that the two main characters are so desperately in love with one another after literal days of meeting each other is ridiculous, even for teenagers. Don’t even get me started on all of the nonsense that happened at the end. Too many vague loose-but-not-loose ends. It’s bad. This is coming from a person that can usually enjoy a story for what it has to offer (I.e., I am not picky).

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-04-14

I thoroughly enjoyed this book

I don't often review the books I read but I'll make an exception for this one. I haven't really read any Y.A stuff since I read the Twilight series and I guess the cover just kept drawing me to this book. So, I thought what the heck I'll give it a go. I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn't a copy cat of twilight and the story grabbed me pretty quick. It definitely kept me interested throughout and by the end I was really kind of riveted. I certainly hopes she is working on a follow up. I will definitely be looking for that in the future as the way this one left off was has me seriously intrigued. I thoroughly enjoyed this little YA novel .

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  • Greg Eakins
  • 2020-05-12

Di#b

wow, it's been a long time since I've been thisi disappointed in a story. i could not relate to any character. When it came time to end all it took was a few paragraphs. You could have put those paragraphs anywhere in the story and get the same results.

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  • FS Meurinne - Book Enticer
  • 2020-05-12

Fantastic PNR a definitely must hear!

I absolutely loved this story, I am a fan of paranormal romances, I love vampires, dragons, shifters, and witches and yes I am a Twihard fan, so this book is definitely my cup of tea. That been said, I will also say it's different in some important aspects, I love Grace, she is one to always push forward, not giving up and not giving anyone a way to overcome her. The characters are all amazing, I love that it's told in first person present tense and all the references to popular books. Jaxon Vega is my new book boyfriend and I just can't wait to see what the next books have to offer, it's going to be a long year waiting for it, the cliffy will kill me slowly until then. I am thrilled to see more adult and steamy scenes in this YA books, the mystery surrounding the story will make you read from start to finish even though it's a long book. The audiobook is perfectly narrated by Heather Costa and Tim Paige, I totally recommend it as well. Phenomenal 5 stars!

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  • Angel Eberhardt
  • 2020-04-10

I enjoyed it

Overall it wasn’t a bad story. However, it was pretty predictable. It definitely had plot twists, but I kind of saw it all coming. But, I still enjoyed it it was just alright.

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  • Faye Kiryuu
  • 2020-09-14

O. M. G. All of you (reviewers) lied to me

This book took so much longer to finish than the time lapse inside the story. The story itself was... Well, I want to say boring and predictable but it was more frustrating than either of those adjectives. It tries to give you vague plot points to provoke mystery and intrigue, but all it did for me was incite anger and annoyance. The main characters were just base YA character archetypes with no real depth to them. Minor characters were there to either gushing over Grace the new girl, vomit exposition at her, or completely forgotten by the author until the last minute only to be forgotten again. The build up to the climax came out of nowhere since there were almost no hints alluding to the final act aside from checking how much time is left on the audio book. There are interesting ideas at the beginning but they are all but forgotten in the face of the all encompassing attraction between Grace and Jaxon. Costa's reading felt very limited in character range aside from Macy who just sounded like Grace on a lot of Prozac. And Tim Paige's narration came completely out of nowhere, much like the final climax of the book.

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  • Kim D.
  • 2020-07-27

I LOVE this story and can't wait for the next book

OMG! It has been a REALLY long time since a new book captured my attention as quickly as this one! I downloaded Crave on a whim during an Audible.com sale, and I'm so glad I did.

It sucked me in from the first chapter and has left me wanting SO much more. I was desperate to start book 2, only to find out it hasn't been released yet.
I love the characters and the way the author slowly introduces new information, always keeping you guessing.
I just couldn't get enough of this story and finished it in less than 24 hours!

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  • Frances Hartman
  • 2020-06-05

Need the rest ASAP!

I love this book! Yes it follows some of your typical vampire/witch/shifter patterns but it stands on its own at the same time. I am dying to know what happens to Grace next and how this will effect her relationship with Jackson! I seriously can’t wait until the next book comes out in September and I’m heartbroken the last one isn’t releasing until 2021! 😩

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  • Lisa Durant
  • 2020-11-24

So Bad I Returned It

I tried. I really did. I gave this book a few hours of listening, but it was just so cringey that I could not listen any longer. The story is ridiculously predictable. The main character is ...just... dumb. It's definitely trying to be Twilight and Harry Potter all at once, but it falls so short. I feel really bad, because I'd never want to say an author's work is "bad," and I'm SURE this book has its audience, but it's not me. This reads as a very good amateur book, but a poor professional one.

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