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Most Helpful Favorable Review

40 out of 45 people found this review helpful.

A must-read romantic adventure :)

OK, to be perfectly and completely honest, I wasn't expecting to like this as much as Lacey Weatherford's Of Witches and Warlocks series. So far I've loved everything she's ever written, but I generally prefer fantasy to contemporary. So, I expected to love it, just not...
OK, to be perfectly and completely honest, I wasn't expecting to like this as much as Lacey Weatherford's Of Witches and Warlocks series. So far I've loved everything she's ever written, but I generally prefer fantasy to contemporary. So, I expected to love it, just not quite as much. Hah. I was wrong. This is probably Lacey's best novel yet.

For characters, you have sweet, thoughtful Cami, mysterious, troubled Hunter and geeky, unsettling Clay. I really loved Cami. She's very kind and naive to the point of obliviousness at times, but there's a fierce stubborn streak that only comes out when you push her a little too far.

I thought upon first meeting him that I wasn't going to like Hunter much. He has issues like you wouldn't believe, including drug use and drinking. Despite that, you can't help but like him. He makes you laugh, he makes you sad, he makes you want to hit him upside the head in frustration, but most of all, you want to discover his secret. I came up with all sorts of theories with everything from, oh no, he's a vampire! to, hmm, is he in witness protection?

Clay is a fantastically written character. He's been Cami's best friend forever, but now he wants to be more. From the first scene with him, he gave me the shivers. The, oh dear, this is going to be sooo messy kind of shiver.

The first half of the book is mostly about Cami, though the POV alternates with Hunter. The plot moves at a marvelous pace, growing in suspense even as the focus shifts over to Hunter for the second half. And then that ending! So. Freaking. Awesome. It just pounces on you, and you think, so that's what was going on! It all makes sense now! I wanted to cheer, but it was ridiculously early in the morning and I didn't want to wake anybody up.

Whether or not you've read Lacey's other books, whether or not you like contemporary YA, you'll like Crush. It was fun, serious and adventurous all at once.

I received an advance e-copy from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. Thanks, Lacey!!!

posted by LiederMadchen on October 21, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

5 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

Boo

Thank you to the plot spoilers here. Once again you have ruined a book by revealing every detail. Oh well, another lost sale to bn. One day they will wise up and ban you ppl.

posted by 8888649 on October 31, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2014

    The writing style is nice, but there are some serious flaws with

    The writing style is nice, but there are some serious flaws with the storytelling. Within the first quarter of the book, it's pretty obvious what the big secret is going to be, who the bad guy is going to be, and where the ultimate conflict will be.

    The different POVs had a lot to do with this overly revealing plot line. The story would have been better served if it had only been revealed through Cami's POV. Her suspicion, hesitation, and confusion would have been more than enough to carry the plot along nicely and would have left more to the readers' imagination.

    **Originally posted on goodreads

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2013

    This book wasn't for me. The characters are ridiculous, first of

    This book wasn't for me. The characters are ridiculous, first off. Cami's been friends with Clay her whole life, her BEST friend in the whole world. But the minute her mom says he may have more than friendship feelings for her, instead of simply asking him, she assumes and her first thought is "let's devastate him"by asking out a guy right in front of him. That sums her up pretty well. Clay was just weird from the beginning. Creepy, creepy. And Hunter, definitely not swoon worthy. Sweet, yes. CONTAINS SPOILERS: DO NOT READ AHEAD. Supposedly he's twenty-one but his inner voice is more like a immature teenager. He didn't act like an adult at ALL. The whole situation was ridiculous and the ending was laugh worthy. Not real life. If you are looking for this story done the right way, read Collateral  Damage by Katie Klein. A very accurate description. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2013

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    I honestly found cami too emotional and annoying every darn minute she was crying about something in the bathroom and all im thinking get ahold of ur self woman put ur big girl panties on i mean i liked hunter but im srry to say cami got on my darn nerves

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2013

    Alright but predictable

    The writing style was interesting enough. I decided to read this book after looking over the reviews. I found the plot to be very predictable. I had the ending pegged before I made it to the middle of the book. Way before. But even so it was still a decent enough read. Iwish it had more excitement and less predictable angst.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2013

    Today's young adults are not going to be well-read

    This proves to me that the young-adult genre needs to grow up. Too predictable and two-dimensional. I can't believe how many five-star reviews this book has received on this and other web sites! I gave it two stars because it was mildly entertaining and I liked main character, Hunter, some of the time, and because the depiction of him on the cover (smoking hot!) is what drew me in to begin with.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2012

    Cheesey

    This book is so cheesey. It has no depth and has extremely annoying characters. Terribly written.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted December 21, 2012

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    Posted July 28, 2013

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