Everything feels off—especially me. I’ve returned to Katmere Academy, but I’m haunted by fragments of days I have no recollection of living and struggling to understand who, or what, I really am.
Just when I start to feel safe again, Hudson is back with a vengeance. He insists there are secrets I don’t know about, threatening to drive a wedge between Jaxon and me forever. But far worse enemies are at our doorstep.
The Circle is caught in a power play and the Vampire Court is trying to drag me out of my world and into theirs. The only thing Hudson and Jaxon agree on is that leaving Katmere would mean my certain death.
And not only am I fighting for my life, but now everyone else’s is at stake—unless we can defeat an unspeakable evil. All I know is that saving the people I love is going to require sacrifice.
Maybe more than I’m able to give.
Entertaining AF and definitely a thrill ride. There is so much angst built up between every moment of this book. I loved each second. All puns intended, I “Crushed” this book. 700 pages felt like 300 to me as I could not put Crush down for a second.
“Please don’t make me choose.” My eyes are closing, and I’m starting to drift off. But I still hear him when he says, “I’ll never make you choose, Grace. How could I when I know that you’d never choose me?”
– Crave, Pg 391
This book is getting a lot of hate for the author introducing a love triangle in the second book. I am honestly not sure why? It is her story and she can present it how she wants. Honestly, I thought it was done well. I don’t think it was a “waste of the first book” as Crave had a story of its own to tell and now Crush takes us somewhere new. If you don’t like love triangles, that’s on you. It doesn’t mean the book is poorly written. Frankly, I ship our new “love interest”. I think it was clear from the beginning of the book it was heading that way. Did you really think with three books left there wasn’t going to be any Jaxon/Grace tension? Think again.
Continuing with our protagonist, I adored seeing Grace come into her powers and discover more of who she is and what she is capable of. Plus with danger happening around every turn there are so many thrills and “oh crap” moments. Also, queue Harry Potter moment. We get to see Ludares which I loved every exciting kick-butt moment. The games were so intense and very much a magical, all creature version of quidditch.
With our slew of characters, there is so much to love about each of them. The whole crew from Crave is back in full glory with even a few new amazing additions. I will also admit, I love a bad-boy doing crappy things for the right reasons. Always pulls at my heartstrings so of course I adored seeing Hudson in this book.
When I read books I look for angst, excitement, romance, thrills and Crush had all it. This was one that kept me up late reading and I cannot wait for the next one!