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Crew Princess by Tijan–Review

Let me start this my saying that I love Tijan. She has so many powerful and meaningful books, that when I see she has a new one coming out, I’m like, ‘yes please’. However, it pains me to say this, but I was a little disappointed in Crew Princess. It seemed to fall a little flat compared to the rest of the series, but I’m not exactly sure why.

Jordan, Zellman, Cross, and Bren are still tight as ever in their Wolf Crew and have matured and grown over the course of the book. Bren is in a quandary as she tries to figure out what she’s going to do after graduation, if she makes it that far. The rest of the crew already have plans, but she doesn’t know where this leaves her. Cross and her are as adorable as ever. Would you call Cross adorable? 😏😉

‘Your first loyalty is to the crew, but mine is to you.’

As mentioned previously, the Wolf Crow is tight. They are loyal to the fullest, will protect each other with their lives, and are their own family unit. I loved the ‘love’ these four had for each other and never once did they question where their loyalty laid or what they should do in any given scenario. These guys are going to need it with the war that is headed their way.

There is plenty of action throughout with multiple Crew’s involved. Roussou has had to take in students from other high schools, and since then the crews have been scrambling to regain and dominate their turf.

“We were the Wolf Crew, the smallest crew in the Roussou crew system, but also the most dangerous one.”

Let’s talk about Cross for a second. Cross (insert sigh) is still the alpha leader of the crew. Dare I say this, but his relationship with Bren is quite refreshing. There aren’t many ‘PDA’ moments in this book, but what they do share is very sweet. You can really feel the love between these two. Despite being in high school, he is a Hero that one could only hope for.

‘We caught the end of one girl telling her friend to just do it, “break the a@@ seal.” Cross shot me a grin over his shoulder. I shook my head. Not solid advice, on any day.’

I mean, come on. All it took was one glance over his shoulder and he had Bren had their own non-communicative conversation. That’s why I love their relationship.

I’m slightly confused on Bren. I love her, because she is a super strong heroine, but in CP we got to see a different side of her. With the realization that things are moving and changing, she becomes more emotional which is a contrast from her hard, dark persona. I feel like this was to humanize her a little bit to show her growth and change. I’m just used to seeing her a certain way and it felt unnatural. What I absolutely adored more than anything though was her interaction with Harrison. This completely felt natural and truly showed that she was changing and growing.

Despite all this, I am still a huge Tijan fan. Will I still read and buy her books? Heck yeah, because I’m curious to see what she has in store for us is Crew Love (Wolf Crew #3).

Moment of silence, please for the end of a series–Fallen Crest Forever by Tijan

Fallen Crest Forever (Fallen Crest Series Book 7) by [Tijan] Oh, man, where do I start? I LOVED the whole Fallen Crest series. Tijan seems to have this magical ability to create a whole other world that sucks you in.

 After seven books in the series, there is a lot of intensified pressure for a stellar final book. Well, there’s good news and bad news. Everybody HATES bad news so let’s start there. Firstly, Fallen Crest is done, over, kaput. Dang, where am I going to get my Tijan drama now. I hope she comes out with something quick! Secondly, speaking of drama, FCF seemed to have an excessive amount of it, that I’m not sure fit it (book/story-line) or needed to be there. There was Sam and Mason, Sam and some of her cross-country teammates, Sam and her mom as well as Mason’s mom. Needless to say, Sam had a ton of drama throughout this book.  I was saddened that I wasn’t feeling the true Sam/Mason emotional connection as part of the ‘threesome fearsome’. Lastly, I wanted more wedding and more closure with Logan/Tate and Nate.

So, here’s the good news. It’s still Tijan, her writing is phenomenal and I devoured the book all at once. I suffered the biggest book hangover once I was done and it seemed to take me forever to come to some sort of peace, that this second family of mine is done. Tijan is just one of those ‘one click’ authors for me and I love her writing.  Despite wanting more out of this book, I will still give it 5.0 stars, because it was that good.  Who knows, maybe we’ll get a quick novella somewhere down the line as an extended epilogue. What do you think?

5 stars