This is book number 1 in the Crave series.
It’s like a blend of Twilight and Dungeons and Dragons. The diversity and representation in this series is life-giving and constantly growing. Vampires, witches, wolves and dragons make up the entirety of Katmere Academy’s mystical existence. Jaxon and Grace have reminded me of what it feels like to fall in love with your first love. It’s encapsulating. Passionate. All consuming. Irresistible. Grace has some grit and fight in her, which sets her apart from the “damsel in distress” trope. She finds value in her own strength, but knows when it’s okay to accept help. The whole read feels modernly fantastical. It is spicy, silly, heart-wrenching and altogether wonderful.
Spice Level: 2/5
The instant #1 New York Times Bestselling Series
Glitter Magazine’s #1 Pick for Best YA of 2020
Optioned for Film by Universal
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.
***INCLUDES 3 BONUS SCENES FROM THE HERO’S POV***
Don’t miss a single book in the series that spawned a phenomenon! The Crave series is best enjoyed in order: