I may have reached my breaking point. As if trying to graduate from a school for supernaturals isn’t stressful enough, my relationship status has gone from complicated to a straight-up dumpster fire.
Oh, and the Bloodletter has decided to drop a bomb of epic proportions on us all…
Then again, when has anything at Katmere Academy not been intense?
And the hits just keep coming. Jaxon’s turned colder than an Alaskan winter. The Circle is splintered over my upcoming coronation. As if things couldn’t get worse, now there’s an arrest warrant for Hudson’s and my supposed crimes—which apparently means a lifetime prison sentence with a deadly unbreakable curse.
Choices will have to be made…and I fear not everyone will survive.
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I was scared to read this book not because of I thought it would be a bad book, but because we’re getting close to the end of the series and there was so much left to be addressed and so many things between the characters that could play out.
“My heart breaks for him, for us – for what was and what could have been. For what still might be if we all play our cards exactly right.”
Honestly from cover to cover it seemed like I was crying because there were some emotional scenes that was filled with heart ache, and the last 50 or so pages had me crying almost as much as the epilogue of Clockwork Princess (iykyk).
“Instead, the moment our eyes meet, he smiles just a little and says, How could I not want to be mated to my best friend? I’ve know you were incredible from the first day we met.”
After reading Crush I knew that one, I was in love with Hudson Vega, and two, I was on the fence about how I felt about Jaxon just because in Crush he was still in denial of sorts about Grace being able to protect herself better because of her finding out about her being a gargoyle.
Now, after reading Covet, I am even more in love with Hudson because he knows how to push Grace to do the things that she is capable of doing but afraid to complete, he is willing to sacrifice himself for her (and yes, Jaxon was willing to do the same), he has a dry sense of humor, and he’s the tall, dark brooding guy that everyone either flat out stares at him or watching him out of the corner of their eyes. Hudson may be one of the most morally gray characters I’ve ever read, and because of that he has earned his spot high on the list of my book boyfriends.
“Is this just part of his act, I wonder, or does he really mean what he’s saying? It’s probably the former, but that doesn’t stop the heat from warming my cheeks or my heart pounding fast and hard in my chest.”
I mean once, Grace and Hudson got past that little relationship bump in the beginning, I was a goner. We learned that Hudson had played the “villain” in the story that some many people thought the knew and that he had shut himself off from other because he thought that he was worthy of any type of love because of the things that he had done and had basically turned himself into a one person band until Grace was able to break down some old walls. Then once they were broken he was so scared (even if he rarely showed it) that the universe was playing a cruel trick on him and would take away his mate.
With Jaxon, I had mixed feelings about him in the very early part of Covet because he was very hot/cold with Grace which is somewhat understandable because the mate bond with Grace was cut just prior to the beginning of the book and she was know mated to his brother that he has a bad relationship with (understatement of the century but ya know). As we found out more about his bond with Grace and what is happening to him because of it being cut and some of the other things, I… my heart was breaking for this guy, and yet he was still willing to sacrifice himself for the safety of his friends when things was going bad.
All of these characters from Grace to Hudson and Jaxon to Flint and Macy to the rest of the Circle went through so much trying to find a way to beat Cyrus on and for all and setting free the Unkillable Beast. Through so many adventures of trying to find solutions and small celebrations in those small moments that make you want to pause time and stay there forever, they were able to solidify an already strong bond between some unlikely friends to save not only their school but the paranormal world as well.
“The whole world disappears when you’re near me, Hudson,” I whisper on a shaky breath.”
Grace is still trying to recover from the emotional and physical trauma that she faced at the end of Crush, leaving her feeling like she has to choose a place between a rock and a hard space of the mate the she once had and the one that she could have. Then she and Hudson learns that Cyrus has a warrant out for their arrest to send them to a prison that no one is ever released from, then they are sent on a wild goose chase from the Bloodletter in supposed ways to defeat Cyrus, leaving the group haggard in a rushed attempt to end things before graduation that is lurking around the corner.
I hate to sound like the clingy person in a relationship, but I, glad that there weren’t a lot of moments when Hudson and Grace were away from each other because they have such a great relationship of love and tenderness mixed with the arguing and tension that I couldn’t get enough of.
I felt like out of all the books published in this series so far, Covet would be my favorite because it was one thing after another and there was so many relationships growing and evolving. I was laughing, crying, swooning (many times thanks to Hudson being himself), and everything else that you’d want from a book. I thought I knew what was going to happened because I may or may not have flipped through the book and “read” the ending which was just a bonus chapter, so the whole thing was an experience that I’m probably going to have to experience again because I need it!
- Look What You Made Me Do by Taylor Swift
- Till Forever Falls Apart by Ashe ft FINNEAS
- London Boy by Taylor Swift
- Loving You by Hunter Hayes
- Gotta Get Out by 5SOS
- Monster Among Me by 5SOS
- I Won’t Give Up by Jason Mraz
- Something Great by One Direction
Happy reading until next time,