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TITLE: Crave (Crave, #1)Crave by Tracy Wolff
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Release Date: April 7, 2020 by Entangled Publishing
Format: Audiobook (14hr, 58 mins) and e-book (584 pages)
Genre: Paranormal Romance; Urban Fantasy; Young Adult
BLURB: 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.

I am really mad at myself for struggling through this book. I started and stopped 4 times alternating between reading and listening to it. I finished it because of book club and also because I have issues with DNF’ing books. I SHOULD HAVE DNF’d this book as I was as miserable when I finished it as I was 20% into the book.

I wonder if I would have enjoyed this book 15-20 years ago or before I read Twilight because almost everything in this book made me think of Twilight. Even the dreariness of Alaska made me think of Forks. The uncle made me think of Carlisle Cullen. I even started calling her cousin Alice.
I kept hoping this slow crawling plot would pick up but it didn’t.
I do wonder if I would enjoy twilight if I re-read it now. After all, I still watch the movies when they come on TNT or amazon prime. This book is a good example of how two authors can write the same general plot but the writing have a different flavor. I mean Twilight even had better names, Edward, Bella, Jacob, Alice, etc. Here we have Jaxon, Flint, Grace, Macy…

What I liked about Crav-light:
*there were other supernaturals not just werewolves (witches & gargogyles).
*heroine actual had history of supes in her family
*didn’t have parents to lie to when she came home after getting almost killed by supes
*love triangle wasn’t really a real one
*Wasn’t begging to be “Changed” into a vampire
*No Aro and the Volturi
In case you can’t tell, I am just trying to justify forcing myself to endure 15 hours of this abuse.

After my bookclub discussed this book next week, some of us decided to read book 2 and see if it gets better before throwing in the towel.
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