Blog Tour Review – Crave by Tracy Wolff

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Hello Lovelies and Welcome to my Blog Tour Stop for Crave by Tracy Wolff hosted by The Fantastic Flying Book Club. Crave is such a deliciously fun paranormal romance and I can’t wait for you to take a bite and devour it. A million thanks to TFFBC and Entangled Teen for including me on this tour and sending me a finished copy of the book for review.

Don’t forget to follow my Instagram for details about the giveaway and check out my bookstagram post! Also, be sure to check out and follow the rest of the tour. Happy reading!

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Publisher: Entangled: Teen

Release Date: April 7, 2020

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance

Format: Hardcover, 592 pages

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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.

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A Dark, Thrilling and Deliciously Swoony Paranormal Romance

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Tracy Wolff has created a deliciously dark, satisfyingly fun, and utterly fascinating supernatural world that sucked me in from the very first page and left my heart bleeding. Crave is filled with humor, thrills, swoons, and plenty of feels and I loved it all. Oh and this book has not only vampires, witches, and werewolves, but dragons too!! So, yes cravings quite satisfied, but I am absolutely and undeniably thirsty for more!

I feel like every paranormal vampire romance book I read is a little similar to Twilight, so if you’re not into that, then you might not like Crave very much.  This book is not flawless and there are definitely some things I wish happened sooner rather than later to make the story even more interesting. So yes, this book wasn’t perfect, but was it fun? Yasss! Did it keep me up late at night? Totally! Did it make me laugh, swoon, and feel? Absolutely! Twilight wasn’t really perfect either and I was completely addicted and would be for years. And after reading Crave, there is no doubt in my mind that I have a new obsession and a book vampire boyfriend to swoon over and over.

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I love the world-building in this book and was utterly mesmerized by everything and wanted to know more. I love the details and descriptions of the breathtaking scenery, exploring the gorgeous castle, and just being immersed in this terrifying, but fascinating world. Wolff definitely adds her own creative and intriguing ideas and I really enjoyed them. The pacing is slow at times, but for the most part, the plot moves along quite smoothly. There’s humor, drama, mystery, suspense, and romance. It’s definitely quite thrilling that I was holding my breath a few times and felt my heart beating fast. This book is wicked, intense, surprising, and twisty in the best way and I loved it! Wolff definitely kept me guessing about a few things and though I had a bad feeling about one thing, I was never quite sure and I loved just never knowing how the story would go. The ending caught me off guard and now my heart is broken, but also I can’t wait to see what happens next.

I adore the characters and thought they were all interesting. Grace is definitely a strong, sassy, and likable heroine you’ll root for and Jaxon is the perfectly broody and sexy vampire you won’t be able to resist. I obviously enjoyed the romance and even though it’s totally cheesy at times, I loved the chemistry between Grace and Jaxon. I also really like Macy and enjoyed seeing her and Grace bond and get to know each other. I like that there’s playful bantering and some heartwarming moments between the characters.

With heart-pounding suspense, fascinating characters, twists and turns, and a swoony romance, Crave by Tracy Wolff had me gripping the edge of my seat and engrossed until the last page. I love world-building, the storyline, the paranormal aspects, the thrills, and the lighthearted moments sprinkled here and there.  I honestly can’t recommend this book enough and I think it’s a must read for fantasy, paranormal, and romance lovers. So grab your copy of Crave and get ready to have a bloody fangtastic time!

I received an advance reader copy of this book from the author and publisher via Netgalley in exchange for a fair and honest review and for participating in a Blog Tour hosted by The Fantastic Flying Book Club (FFBC). I also received free hardcover copy of the book for joining the Bookstragram Tour also hosted by FFCC. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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April 7th

April 8th

A Gingerly Review – Guest Post
L.M. Durand – Review
A Bookish Escape – Review
Shelf-Rated – Review + Favourite Quotes
Villainous Reads – Review + Favourite Quotes

April 9th

The Perks of Being Noura Blog – Review + Favourite Quotes
& She Reads – Review
Starlight Reads – Review + Favourite Quotes
Book Briefs – Review

April 10th

BookCrushin – Guest Post
Dazzled by Books – Review + Playlist
Inkstains and Dust – Review

April 11th

Grownup Fangirl – Interview
A Bookish Dream – Review
BiblioJoJo – Review
The Reading Corner for All – Review + Playlist + Favourite Quotes
Sincerely Karen Jo – Review

April 12th

@onemused – Review
A Court of Coffee and Books – Review + Favourite Quotes
Lauren’s Boookshelf – Review + Playlist + Favourite Quotes

April 13th

My Bookish Escapades – Guest Post
Sometimes Leelynn Reads – Review + Playlist + Dream Cast
Bout-a-Book blog – Review
Jinxed Reviews – Review + Playlist

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April 11th

April 12th

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Prize: Win a copy of CRAVE by Tracy Wolff (US Only)
Starts: 7th April 2020
Ends: 21st April 2020

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Tracy Wolff wrote her first short story—something with a rainbow and a prince—in second grade, around the same time she forayed into the wonderful world of girls lit with her first Judy Blume novel. By ten she’d read everything in the young adult and classics sections of her local bookstore, so in desperation her mom started her on romance novels. And from the first page of the first book, Tracy knew she’d found her life-long love. A one-time English professor with over fifty novels to her name, she now devotes most of her time to writing romance and dreaming up heroes. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her family.

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Thanks for stopping by sweeties! Hope you enjoyed this post and don’t forget to add this book on your TBR and follow the rest of the tour.

Have a wonderful day lovelies. Take care, stay home, and stay safe.

 

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Blog Tour Review – Willa and the Whale by Chad Morris and Shelly Brown

 

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Hello lovelies! Today, I’ll be sharing my review for Willa and the Whale by Chad Morris and Shelly Brown published by Shadow Mountain Publishing. This book is a must-read for all ages and I think it’s absolutely a wonderful and heartwarming story.

I don’t think I have enough words to express how much I loved reading this story. Willa and the Whale is one of my favorite pleasant surprise reads this year and has a special place in my heart. I can’t wait for you to fall in love with Willa and Meg.

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Can a whale talk to a human? Willa thinks so…

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Published: March 3, 2020

Publisher: Shadow Mountain Publishing

ISBN: 9781629727318

Retail Price: $16.99  Page Count: Hardcover, 256

Genre(s): Middle Grade, Contemporary

Book Design: © Shadow Mountain

Cover Illustration: © Iconic Bestiary/Shutterstock.com

Art Direction: Richard Erickson Design: Emily Remington

 

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“Moving and buoyant, an insightful tale of grief, loss, and resilience.”

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“A moving story that presents raw grief and the hope born of healing in a sensitive, realistic manner.”

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After losing her mom, Willa is grieving and having a hard time living with her dad and his new family on an island off the coast of Washington State. Her dad tries to cheer her up by taking her whale watching, something Willa’s mom used to do.

While all the passengers are on one side of the boat, Willa encounters a humpback whale on the opposite side. Willa feels so lonely that she starts to talk to the whale—and the whale talks back!

The whale, named Meg, quickly becomes a trusted friend and confidante Willa can speak to whenever she’s by the ocean.

Meg offers sound advice Willa needs about dealing with a nemesis at school and trying to figure out why her friend Marc is keeping secrets about his family life.

Before the story ends, it will take all of Willa’s courage and connections to tackle a problem that’s as big as a blue whale!

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Deeply moving, Heartfelt, and Sweet in all the best ways

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My heart feels so happy and filled with warmth and so much love! Willa and the Whale is a unique and beautiful story about grief, sadness and learning how to move on. It’s deeply moving, heartfelt, and sweet in all the best ways.

Chad Morris and Shelly Brown created an amazingly wonderful and poignant story that absolutely touched my heart. I think the authors’ writing style is captivating and had me hooked from the start. I really like how they managed to address sensitive issues in a lighthearted, but meaningful and believable way. The characters are just so delightful and loveable. Willa stole a piece of my heart and I adore her completely. I enjoyed her conversations with Meg, her sense of adventure, her love for the ocean and its creatures, and her spunk. The side characters are pretty interesting too and I didn’t really dislike anyone. The story moves along quite nicely and there’s enough intrigue, drama, and excitement that kept me turning the pages.

I honestly loved so many things about this book. I loved Meg, her humor and her stories. The friendship between Willa and Marc was so endearing and watching them both finally open up to each other was heartwarming. I also loved reading the journal entries before each chapter. I loved exploring the tide pools and learning new facts about ocean life. I loved how everyone came together to solve a problem and I absolutely loved the ENDING!! It was just perfect and my favorite pleasant surprise from this lovely tale. And while some parts of this story are indeed sad and made me tear up a few times, there’s also so much joy, wonder, hope and love.

Willa and the Whale by Chad Morris and Shelly Brown is an unforgettable and affecting story about death, sadness, friendship, family, and acceptance. It’s well-written and such an enjoyable read. But more than anything, I love that it teaches, heals, and reminds us that sometimes letting go doesn’t mean we forget. Everyone and everything that touches us will always be a part of us. And it’s okay to be sad. We all feel it, experience it, and deal with it in our own ways, and whichever way that is, it’s going to be okay.

I honestly can’t recommend this enough and I’m sure plenty of readers would love this too… not just middle grade or young adults. I think this book is perfect for all ages.

I received an advance reader copy of this book from the publisher, Shadow Mountain Publishing, in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

 

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SHELLY BROWN was born in the Northwest and grew up near the ocean. It’s a part of her. She can surf and point out all sorts of sea creatures and plants (though not necessarily at the same time.) Now that she lives in the mountains, she has saved money, planned, and taken Chad and their five kids to both coasts to swim, surf, search tide pools, snorkel, and watch sea lions, seals, turtles, whales, and more. Her soul speaks ocean.

Growing up, CHAD MORRIS was fascinated by blue whales. He read books about the world’s largest creature and did grade school reports on them. He drew pictures of them and taped them to his wall (the pictures, not whales—that would be impossible). He would love to see a blue whale in real life, but he’d rather not meet a Bobbitt or zombie worm. Seriously, he’d prefer his bones not become jelly.

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Thanks for visiting and stopping by lovelies. Hope you have a wonderful day!

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