Crave #3

If you have not yet read the first two books in this series, (you really need to get on that by the way) please stop reading. I won’t spoil this book but there may be spoilers for the first two.

Covet by Tracy Wolff

Publication Date: March 2, 2021

Summary from Goodreads:

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.

Confession:

First off, this one isn’t much longer than the first two, but for some reason it read really slowly. Now some of that might have been me, but some of it was the pacing. There were some slow parts, and most of the action was saved up until the end, but overall this was an excellent addition to the series.

“Actions have consequences. Mistakes get made. Hearts get broken.”

Grace is still the sole narrator, except for the few chapters at the end from Hudson’s point of view. I still really like Grace, but I found her a bit annoying in this book. She spends most of her time agonizing about having to choose Jaxon, her first love, or Hudson, her mate. It got a bit tiring after a while. But Grace is really turning into quite the bad ass and I think as she continues to come into her powers she will only get better.

“I thought a stake through the heart is what killed vampires, not—”

“Who doesn’t that kill?” He rolls his eyes.”

Hudson is still my favorite of the two brothers. He is way more supportive of Grace than Jaxon ever was. And I love the banter between the two. We don’t see much of Jaxon in this one, but my heart just about broke for him when we find out what is going on with him.

“I mean normally Greek mythology would be a huge stretch of the imagination, but I am currently standing in an ally with a vampire, a dragon, a warlock, a giant, and a manticore. Reality as I knew it fled the building a long time ago.”

We get some great new characters in this one that I hope will be back in the next book. Remy is a warlock that helps them towards the end of the book. He was funny and as it turns out pretty powerful. He is also friends with Calder, a manticore, I loved her as well. She was a hoot, especially the way she kept eyeing Hudson and Flint like she wanted to devour them.

So my favorite part of the whole book, though, was when they went to the Dragon Court and to the big celebration there. I loved that they were in New York and how the dragons hide themselves amongst us puny humans. This is my new favorite fictional place that I want to visit.

“A prison for paranormal creatures is in New Orleans. Everything about that sentence makes total sense.”

The part in the prison was also pretty intense, that is one fictional place I hope to never visit. Then there is the ending, which almost made me throw the book across the room, it gets a tiny bit ridiculous, but with this series you just have to go with the flow.

Even though this one took forever to read, I really enjoyed it. It maybe could have been a bit shorter, there were some parts that didn’t seem to move the main narrative along. But I am really excited that I won’t have to wait a whole year for the final book. September can’t get here soon enough though.

Seriously if you haven’t started this series yet, you really need to get on it. If you have let me know what you think in the comments!

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