Book Review: Crushed by Eliza Crewe

Meda Melange has officially hung up her monstrous mantle and planted her feet firmly on the holy and righteous path of a Crusader-in-training. Or, at least, she’s willing to give it a shot. It helps that the Crusaders are the only thing standing between her and the demon hordes who want her dead.

The problem is, the only people less convinced than Meda of her new-found role as Good Girl are the very Crusaders she’s trying to join. So when a devilishly handsome half-demon boy offers escape, how’s a girl supposed to say “no?”

After all, everyone knows a good girl’s greatest weakness is a bad boy.

 Rating:

A

Dear Everyone Who Hasn’t Read This Series Yet,

WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH YOUR LIFE?!

Seriously. You have no excuse. These books aren’t expensive, they’re three bucks a piece. They aren’t 700 pages long, but are relatively quick reads (because of how un-put-downable they are). They aren’t filled with your typical YA angstapalooza, but with well-rounded characters. There’s no slut shaming, but rather strong yet subtle feminist themes fill these pages. And this female lead isn’t your standard washed-out doormat.

SHE’S MEDA FUCKING MELANGE! AND SHE WILL RIP YOUR HEAD OFF AND BATHE IN YOUR BLOOD AS SHE DEVOURS YOUR SOUL!

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Ahem.

I’m fine.

No really.

You know how some books make you feel nothing? And how some make you feel some things? And others make you feel everything? Well, there’s another caveat. There are books like this one, which don’t just pull anger from you, or sadness, or happiness, but extremes of each. While reading this I experienced blind rage, heartbreak, and the type of euphoria you usually have to pay good money for.

I honestly can’t say enough about this series. I think what speaks for itself is how much I’m pushing it. I don’t usually do this. Because of how picky I am, I’m not one to recommend books to others unless I know them fairly well. But I recommend this book to any and everyone, because I feel that strongly that there’s a really good chance you’ll love it as much as I do.


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