Crush by Tracy Wolff
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.
Crush is the epic sequel to Crave that had me enthralled over the last couple of days trying to find time to read.
It picks up with Grace returning from her state as a gargoyle after saving Jaxon from being killed by his brother Hudson at the tale end of Crave. When Grace transforms back to her human self, she thinks nothing about the time that has passed and believes that it’s been nothing more than a few days and not the three to four months that has actually passed while she was in the gargoyle state with no recollection of what happened. And, she doesn’t know what happened to Hudson when she came back.
After many stressful conversations with her Uncle Finn, Jaxon, and even Macy, she finds out that Hudson is trapped inside of her head… I mean, what could be worse than the British brother of your boyfriend who’s as prickly as a porcupine with an attitude as sharp as his fangs, and Grace is the lucky one who gets endure it all.
Grace, Jaxon, Macy, Flint, and a few other friends set out in life threatening situations to find relics and items in order to remove Hudson from Grace’s head without his powers that are stronger than anyone truly realizes. Oh, and a surprise appearance by some high up supernaturals come to visit the school and makes everything even more complicated.
All I can say to Jaxon is that I’m sorry. Going into the book, I knew that there were some people had switched from Team Jaxon to Team Hudson, and I had no idea why, but after reading Cursh, I’ve switched to Team Hudson for a number of reasons.
Jaxon had never stopped loving Grace as his mate, but I don’t think he was able to fully come to terms with Grace being a gargoyle and still saw her as the “human” from book one that needed constant protection even when she could turn into stone and fly. He was holding her back from discovering her potential as being the only gargoyle in what seems like forever.
While Hudson, saw the potential in Grace and pushed her whenever she was nervous to do the things that he knew she could and was there to guide her even though the anxiety. Sure he could be a manipulative pain in the butt, but his parent had groomed him into be this thing that feared nothing and to instill fear with his powers, but throughout the story, we learn that there is so much more to him.
Grace I feel like she finally finds this missing piece of herself that she subconsciously knew was always there and was unable to obtain until now. She goes through so much emotionally and mentally and learns more about this world that she was thrown into. She finally starts to see that she is special and valuable because of her recent status as a gargoyle that allows her to see all of the amazing things that she can do.
The last 100ish pages of the book had me boo-hoo crying like to the point where I had to stop every 5 seconds to wipe my eyes and blow my nose. I feel so bad for Macy about what could have been with someone given that he had lived, and for Flint and his unrequited love for somebody, but I’m so glad that he was strong enough to tell Grace about how he feels about that person even if it does complicate things and he feels secure enough about himself to come out to her.
I highly recommend this amazing books to those who love paranormal books with an academy setting that has a lot of romance, adventure, and drama! Caution, there is a major cliffhanger at the end!
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