Thank you so much to Turn the Page Tours and Entangled Teen for having me as a part of the Covet tour! I devoured Crave and Crush in about a day each, so I was sure I was going to love Covet when it came out on March 2nd (especially since I love Hudson and Grace) and I wasn’t disappointed at all!
Special shoutout to Turn the Page Tours in general- there were some shipping issues/delays and my post was originally supposed to go live on March 3rd, but I didn’t get my copy of Covet until then, so there was no way for me to read it, review it, and put together some of my favorite quotes for y’all by then, so Nikole was so nice and accommodating and let me switch my post to today instead. If y’all are ever looking to work with a book tour company, I highly recommend Turn the Page!
Also, make sure you check out all of the other great posts on the tour– AND there’s even a giveaway for a finished copy of Covet that ends on Monday, March 8th, so for sure get in on that! (USA only, unfortunately)
Covet 4/5 Stars
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.
The Crave series is best enjoyed in order.
Book #1 Crave
Book #2 Crush
Book #3 Covet
Book #4 Court
I loved so much about this book! Crave was fine, but Crush is the book that really got me into this series and Covet just built on that. I know there are some people who are so heavily team Jaxon that they don’t see how good Hudson is for Grace. He treats her like an equal and knows that she’s capable of doing so much more than she thinks she can do, which Jaxon never did. Covet picks up pretty much right after Crush ends and tensions are so high between the magical species- plus Grace is having THE HARDEST time catching up in all of her classes so she can graduate. So many folks in our little band of misfits are being targeted by others at school/getting into fights so their powers are being handcuffed. And of course, everything that’s happening is happening because of Cyrus (the most evil of all vamps). Plus having an arrest warrant out for Hudson is not cool at all- he for sure wants to get him out of the way so he can kill Grace/get rid of the Gargoyles again. We saw so many cool magical things that we hadn’t seen before- like the giant’s hidden city, the dragon’s big festivals, and even the magical prison. Things with Nuri (the dragon queen, Flint’s mom) annoyed me so much- it’s like she kept making the same mistakes over and over again. We’ll see if the same things happen in Court (but hopefully not). One thing that I hadn’t even thought about when I started reading this was that Grace was going to have to create her own court at some point in the future- besides her being the only gargoyle in existence, how is that going to work? Will she just be able to pick her subjects and if they decide that they want to be a part of her court, they accept and voila! They forsake their current court and become members of the gargoyle court? Court/monarch politics are a little confusing to me. Overall, there were so many amazing things about Covet and I cannot wait for Court now! I feel like Covet really pushed the storyline and grew our characters and their bonds, and like always, ended on a cliffhanger that left us, as readers, wanting more as soon as possible. Make sure you go grab Covet (and the other books) as soon as you can!
Here are some of my favorite quotes from throughout the book:
“‘Don’t,’ I said, moving to hug her, because I know what it’s like to beat yourself up over something you can’t change. Over surviving when someone you love hasn’t. ‘Don’t discount your feelings for him just because you didn’t know him forever. It’s about how you know a person, not how long.’” Page 2
“It’s a combination I’ve been dealing with for weeks, a combination that makes my every breath feel like a bomb about to go off, my every move like I’m playing Russian roulette with everyone’s happiness.” Page 6
“It makes me breathe a tiny bit easier, makes me think that, while happy is a stretch, maybe she’s beginning to find her way back to being at least ok.” Page 17
“‘You will,’ he says, and I know it costs him dearly. ‘Mating bonds can snap into place when two people first meet, before they even know each other’s names. Look at how it happened between us. But the magic knows. You just have to have faith. Something I should have done.’” Page 28
“But flying around the Alaskan wilderness isn’t going to make this hurt any less, especially since turning my body to stone doesn’t mean that my heart turns to stone too.” Page 30
“And just like that, my blood boils. Because seriously? Seriously? Jaxon doesn’t want to be with me because he thinks Hudson is in pain, but Hudson can’t even talk to me when I’m clearly upset about a damn song? I know their relationship is complicated – know this whole thing is complicated – but I’m tired of being collateral damage. I mean, who lets their friend avoid them for a week without even trying to find out why?” Page 34
“Boy acts like jerk. Girl gets one up on boy. Boy beats his chest and girl falls under his spell? Umm, no thank you. It’s going to take more than some random chest beating to get me to fall into line – no matter how attractive and creative the guy doing the chest beating is.” Page 57
“The last thing I want to do today is more soul-searching detective work.” Page 62
“Because why would he actually do what I want him to do, even this once?” Page 62
“But as he laces out hands together and leads me to his couch, I can’t help wondering if going slow will take the pressure off… or if it will just make everything explode.” Page 198
“This, right here, is what I’m fighting for. And what I’ll die for, if I have to.” Page 368
“‘I think the more appropriate question is, how the hell can you possibly think it won’t?’” Page 385
“And as I open it up a couple of minutes later and stare at the eight smiling faces, I pray to the universe as hard as I can that somehow, someway, we all make it through what’s to come in one piece… and together.” Page 427
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Tracy Wolff is a lover of vampires, dragons, and all things that go bump in the night. A onetime English professor, she now devotes all her time to writing dark and romantic stories with tortured heroes and kick-butt heroines. She has written all her sixty-plus novels from her home in Austin, Texas, which she shares with her family. tracywolffbooks.com.