Length: 600 pgs / 21 hrs 39 mins audio

Overall: 🐒🐒🐒🐒

Storyline:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Writing Style:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Character Development:

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

World-building:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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

Covet by Tracy Wolff

The Story:

The punches just keep swinging for Grace it seems. It’s only been a few months since arriving at Katmere Academy, but she’s gone through it all. Losing her parents, almost dying, figuring out her gargoyle, losing her mate, finding a new mate, losing friends – it just doesn’t stop. Now with her graduation finally arriving and her pending coronation to become the Gargoyle Queen all in the same month, Grace has her days packed. However, there is still the possibility of war hanging over everyone’s head.

But the one that takes the cake, the arrest warrant for Hudson and Grace’s supposed crimes. And the sentence? A lifetime in a prison with an unbreakable curse and no way out.

Key Elements:

Fiction, Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Paranormal, Supernatural

Others in the Series:

Book 1: Crave

Book 2: Crush

Why This Rating?

I wasn’t surprised that I was able to finish this book just as quickly as I did the other two. Tracy Wolff’s writing is so laid back and filled with little quips that you just keep jumping to the next sentence before you realize it. I did miss the dad jokes in this book. Because of all the crap that happened between Grace and Jaxon, there really isn’t a lot of opportunities for their bantering and joke passing to happen. I think that was really well written. I felt the same loss of those jokes in a similar feeling of Jaxon being less and less around for the story. It was a good parallel in my opinion! Especially since I was so caught up on those cheesy little moments.

The DRAMA that happens in this one… W.O.W. I know that this is a Young Adult novel and is focused around High School students, but dang. You would think that this book has soap opera written in the title. ‘New version of Days of Our Lives everyone!’ Okay maybe not to that extreme, but I was starting to both laugh and groan towards some of the dramatic moments. My head was starting to ache with the emotional swings the characters were experiencing. On top of that, the fact it took Grace basically the whole book to work through her love life – completely internally mind you – didn’t help the fact either. You should never string guys along. It isn’t far to you and it definitely isn’t fair to them. I felt like I was mumbling this to Grace a lot. My heart was going out to Hudson the whole time.

Then the ending. Ok Wolff… why you gotta do that? So much pain, love, and heartache. Not going to explain what happens, but just take to heart what the summary of the books says: “Choices will have to be made…and I fear not everyone will survive.” But that is one hell of a beautiful cliff hanger and I can’t even get mad at being left so suddenly. I actually didn’t even realize that it was a the end of the book because of the drop off it had. Super excited for next book!! Coming out this September! And based on the cover and what Covet set up, there is going to be one hell of a battle coming. I cast my lot with the Gargoyle Court.

This is the first time we are able to really explore this paranormal world. The group gets to travel all around the world finding the other courts and areas where people live. I think the Dragon Court is pretty awesome and very very fitting both aesthetically and locationally. And the fact that the courts can change their locations as the centuries go on – prefect! Not to mention the wonderful make-out scene that happened while there (nothing graphic and stays safely in the young adult reading, so you don’t have to worry about it getting explicit). The most magical one and my favorite is the city of the giants. It was amazing to be able to see how these, typically hard to conceal, people have a whole city hidden within the trees. When you get to that part, let me know what you think about their city! Also, I would love to hear what your favorite place they saw is.

I am genuinely enjoying this series and I hope you guys give it a chance too. If you are a Twilight fan – I know I’ve mentioned this before – but you will probably enjoy this just as much as I do. This one did have moments that were a bit cringing and I was getting quite frustrated. Despite that, this book was really good and the story was addictive. I hope you give this series a chance!

Time to get lost in the next story!

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