I gave this a 4 out of 5 Star review.
OKAY NOW! I finally did it. I jumped on the crazy train and finally read Crave. Wow, it didn’t disappoint nor did it fail my expectations.
Okay, I am going to go ahead and say it. But isn’t it weird how similar this book is to Twilight? There are a lot of similarities that you cannot ignore. But there is a different take on it that makes you want to read this.
Besides the fact that there were strange times of DeJa Vu while reading this. This wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. I avoided this book for a while because I was a little put off from rereading the Twilight series. Still throughout this book, there was still a lot of eye rolling from me, but I think this is better than the Twilight series. *gasp* I know.
You have Grace whose parents have died and was forced to move to Alaska to a boarding school out in the middle of nowhere. There she meets Jackson, the damaged bad boy Jackson. (They all seemed to be described as damaged for some reason) You see him relentlessly try to stay away and warn Grace not to be with him because of how dangerous he is. Of course, our girl Grace does not fall for that and pursues him anyways!
It takes about, I don’t know, maybe 60% of the book for her to figure out that Jackson is a vampire and she is in a school full of shapeshifters and vampires. Not sure why no one told her in the beginning because you would have thought that stuff will get out eventually.
I find it funny how many times this girl gets hurt and close to death in this book. She literally rarely attends her classes because she is sick, skipping out or injured to the point of bed ridden. Someone was always trying to kill her and I almost threw my phone (I was listening to the audio) everytime she had a near death experience. I am surprised that her uncle, the headmaster, didn’t send her home sooner.
I do have to say that the romance between Grace and Jackson is kinda…you know….gagging. Grace: “He smells like oranges and deep water. I sink into the scent of him.” Here is my neck and SUCK MY BLOOD! Maybe I am going off of the Vampire Academy, but I am like girl…you are too easy.
Just get me started at the end of the book where I thought it was transitioning the New Moon for the next book. Jackson: I don’t think it will be safe for me to be with you and also that everything that bad happens is because I didn’t protect Grace fast enough. Then Grace goes into full beg mode of why that’s not true and why they should stay together. My eyes rolled so much I saw the back of my head on that one. But thank goodness they didn’t separate…..because my Twilight theory would have been confirmed. Because for a moment there, I was seriously convinced that Stephanie Meyer was the one who wrote this book.
Even though I did a lot of eye rolling in this book, it is a new guilty pleasure of mine. I would actually read this over Twilight. There is a lot going on in this book which is why I liked it as much as I did. I will most likely be continuing this story for the plot more than the Jackson/Grace romance.
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