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by Tracy Wolff
Publisher: Entangled: Teen
Release Date: April 7th 2020
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal
Synopsis: 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.
A Vampire Novel A Day Keeps The Doctor Away. Or something like that.
This was a pretty enjoyable read! I’ve been in a total vampire story mood lately and this hit the spot! The story follows Grace, as her whole life gets upended and she is sent to the middle of nowhere Alaska to live with her uncle and her cousin, Macy. It just so happens her uncle is the headmaster of a prestigious boarding school. So prestigious in fact, there’s like no information on the internet about it. Grace takes it all in stride though, as there is no other choice but to do just that. But upon her arrival, she is greeted with a not so welcome party, in that of Jaxon Vegas. His cold greeting to her ends with a grim warning that she does not belong there and basically she will not survive if she stays. I’d be like aight I’m out peace, but our girl Grace just sorta shrugs it off.
I will start off by saying I really loved the chapter headings. They were funny and catchy and I was eager to see each one. This is a minor thing I know but hey, it’s the little things. Okay now moving on I will start with the characters. Macy is definitely up there with my favorites. She was funny, understanding, and just an all-around cool chick. Our MC, Grace was just alright. I felt her naivety and oblivious-ness to be rather annoying at times and I was like girlfriend, open your eyes something is clearly different here. I don’t know. I mean I guess I wouldn’t want to believe something supernatural was going on at first either. Besides her naivety, she was pretty funny and sarcastic and I loved her inner dialogue. Jaxon was a very mysterious, interesting character that I wish we could have gotten a bit more insight to. Also, I just am not the biggest fan of insta-love type deals. Ah, I’m sorry okay! I really do try to like it, it just grates on my nerves. This luckily wasn’t a shoved in your face insta-love and it did drag out a bit. So maybe insta-love isn’t the correct term. Hmmm, how about eventual love. Delayed love? Eh no that’s not right either. Whatever, you get the picture.
Besides the few issues I had, I really did find the overall story and plot to be very entertaining. There was a wide variety of supernatural themes, not just vampires! Dragon Shifters! Witches! OOOohhhh very fun! I loved all the twists, even if some were predictable. Our villain was truly a villain and even though I did guess who it would be I still felt a bit of shock that I was actually right! This story kept me hooked and I couldn’t put it down until I finished. And that cliff hanger-whoo boy gimme gimme gimme book 2! I am giving this a 3.75 out of 5 stars. I was so close to 4 but just wasn’t quite there all the way.
“Okay, kid. Here goes nothing!” Philip tells me. Which, by the way, definitely makes the top five things you don’t ever want to hear your pilot say while you’re still in the air.”
“One glance and I know this dark boy with the closed-off eyes and the fuck-you attitude isn’t the hero anyone’s story. Least of all mine.”
“My brain is imploding. I can feel it actually turnings to mush and folding in on itself under the weight of all this new information. I mean who needs LSD when you go to Monster High?”
” But I’ve learned enough about Jaxon to know that he will always cast himself in the most awful light. That he will always choose to see himself as the villain, even if he’s the victim. Especially if he’s the victim.”
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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