Book Review: Crux by Julie Reece (@JulieReece) #YA #urbanfantasy #Crux

Crux by Julie Reece

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I absolutely loved this book.

Okay, I should preface what is to come with the disclaimer that I read this as a BETA before it was submitted for publication and loved it then, so I took little risk in reading the final version. I already knew it was a kick-ass read. My opinion has not changed.

Crux is an YA Urban Fantasy (romance) featuring a down, but not out homeless girl, Rebecca Orin–who everyone calls Birdie. She’s got spunk, sarcasm, and street sense. The kind of female lead I just love to get behind. After a very strange day that finds Birdie coming into some cash, and more attention than she could ever want, she learns there may just be something special about her and her bloodline.

I’m not one to put spoilers in a review, so I wont go into the plot line any more than that, but I can say the mission she ends up embarking on is full of history, mystery, monks and Vikings — what a combination!

I mentioned above there was some romance in the tale as well, and the male lead Grey Matthews is just the kind of guy any teenage girl would swoon over. Sexy, rich, and completely head over heels for Birdie. Suffice to say, my 17yr old daughter — who also read Crux (and LOVED IT) is keeping her eyes open for her own “Grey”.

Ms. Reece’s gift for vibrant description and emotionally rich characters makes this story a real winner in my book. A must read for the YA Urban Fantasy fans out there, or anyone looking for a sweet romantic adventure.

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About Bex Brennan

I never know what to put here. I assume something witty to make you think I'm interesting. But, Im just me -- a published erotica writer, single parent with a day job. I love my kids, writing, my boyfriend (life partner sounds ridiculous), my dog and going to camp on the weekends. *shrugs* That's all I got for ya.

Posted on May 12, 2012, in Book Reviews, Fiction, J. Taylor Publishing, Romance, Urban Fantasy, YA and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Thanks for the review. Have the ARC for CRUX which I need to get to soon!


  2. That sounds like a pretty interesting book. I will have to add it to my TBR list 🙂

    On an unrelated note, I think your ‘Take What You Need’ idea is a fabulous one.

    ~ Rhonda Parrish


  3. Vikings? I’m intrigued!

    Also, I saw you got a RAOK shoutout this week. Congrats!


  4. Reblogged this on The Machenwood Chronicles and Other Tales and commented:
    Since this book has finally come out — and I liked it so much, it needs a reblog. 🙂 Way to go, Julie — the reviews are amazing so far!


  5. Great review, Becca. So looking forward to reading this one. 🙂


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