Crew by Tijan: Review and teasers. Tijan’s recognizable signature all along!

Summary:

To survive where I live, you have two options.You can be a Normal—a cheerleader, jock, member of the debate team, or on the yearbook committee. You pretend everything is normal.Or you can be crew.
You insult us? We hurt you.
You hurt us? We really hurt you.
And if you f*ck with us, we will end you.

My name is Bren.
I’m the only female in the Wolf Crew—the best, fiercest, and most dangerous crew there is—and we have a rule: There’s no falling in love.

Well… too late.

 **Full-length novel. First book in a YA Series. This book is dark, violent, and not for the faint of heart.** 

 

Crew is the first in this new series by Tijan!

 

Links

 Available for a limited time across all platforms. Then, it will enter KINDLE UNLIMITED. For those of you unfamiliar with KU, please see the informational post below.

GR: https://bit.ly/2L4YYyW

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1406039723

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/crew-6

Nook: https://bit.ly/2u96DpA

Paperback: preorder will be up soon!

Tijan’s Reader group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TijansFanPage/

 

Date August 27

This is 100% a new series from TIJAN. All new characters in the Tijanverse and is intended for mature audiences only.

 What is Kindle Unlimited?

Kindle Unlimited is a subscription that allows you to access a large selection of titles from the Kindle Store. … You can keep up to ten titles to read on any Amazon device or Kindle reading app and there are no due dates.

 

Review

 

4 stars

 

This is NOT a Fallen Crest 2.0 yet it has Tijan’s signature all over!

 

You might think it’s Fallen Crest’s twin because:

-You get some characters from Fallen Crest beck Heather and Channing;

-You have characters still in high school and it’s “us against the world”;

-The female MC is thin has brown hair and is closed off…does it remind you of someone?

-You get alpha heroes pissing farther than the other alphas from other packs meaning they are bigger and badder;

BUT

-The kids are poor in Roussou, main characters included;

-Bren has such a darkness inside that I expected something dramatic all the time!

-There is not only one alpha deciding for everyone. Things are more fluid even if you feel that “someone” holds the rein even if he is not interested to fill in the role;

-They know each other since childhood when they decided to become a crew. Yes, just like that.

 

So this story is of course about crews. What they are, how they work, how they compete ….

One crew in particular: Bren, Cross, Jordan and Zellman’s crew.

A crew is not a gang. You are not killed if you want to leave the crew. They don’t deal in shaddy things. They are like a tight knit family that would do everything to protect each other. Where one goes the others follow. When one makes a mistake, you forgive. They are one.

“You hurt, I hurt. You bleed, I bleed. You smile, I smile. You’re happy, I’m happy.”

Bren is our main character and is Channing’s little sister. Dramatic events happened in her family and everyone she loved has left her one way or another. She also hides a secret weighting heavily on her soul.

You see pretty early on in the book that she might be brave outside she still feels lost inside, fragile, on the brink of doing something drastic all the time. She walks a fine line between sanity and darkness.

Bren may be a girl she is not “the girl” in the crew. She is one of them. She fights like the guys and loves using her knife. You don’t joke with her. You don’t disrespect her or you risk to be cut. Badly.

 

When Bren feels too dark she sleeps in Cross’s closet. She feels safe surrounded by the darkness and his smell. Cross’s room is her shelter. Her safe place. Always has.

They have always glued to the hip and it was eerie how Cross knew exactly what to say, what to do and when to remain silent to give Bren exactly what she needed.

I confess that I would have adored having a Cross in my life!

He is also very easy on the eyes and rumored to be good between the sheets. Total package!

 

Events happen in the book: fights, newcomers pushing the boundaries and reshaping relationships, threats, tension building between rival crews….but the book is mainly character driven.

This is Bren’s journey really.

Her relationship with her brother that has to be mended;

Her secret weighting her down and pushing her on a dark path despite “The Badger” alias her counselor’s best effort to make her open up;

Her traumatic past still haunting her that she will have to deal with;

Her….

You get it I think.

 

This is an enjoyable read written in Tijan’s no nonsense style. Heads are butting, people fight then high five. It’s heated, it’s sometimes messy but above all else it’s loyalty and family.

 

Have you read any Tijan’s books? What did you think of it?

Thanks for reading!

Sophie

 

 

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18 Replies to “Crew by Tijan: Review and teasers. Tijan’s recognizable signature all along!”

  1. I STILL haven’t read any books by Tijan, but they always intrigue me. Looks like this is one to check out – great review!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you so much Daisy!!!

  2. This sounds like a great book. I like that it has fights and family in it. Great review and I love this cover!

    Mary

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Mary and me too! I think the cover is really beautiful and powerful 😉

  3. I’ve not read any of Tijan’s book, though the author has been on my radar for a while. I’m not sure this one is for me, but I am intrigued by some of the other books.

    Great review!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Well Angie if you ever need any rec for her books … 😉

  4. It sounds like you really enjoyed reading this one! I really like the sound of Bren’s character actually and am really happy that they are more so the focus of the story and that you read about her journey. Great review!

    My recent post: https://oliviascatastrophe.com/2018/08/ecstasy-book-review/

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Olivia!!!

  5. Great review, Sophie! I’m glad you loved it! The characters sounds pretty interesting. I can’t wait to read it! 🙂

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      I hope you’ll enjoy it too Raven 😉

  6. What a fab review! I am just starting this now so all excited to dove in. My friend said it was very Fallen Crest-y

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Fingers crossed for you! Happy reading!

  7. oh wow ok this sounds really dark and GOOD! It sent me to GR to check it out! 🙂

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      I am so happy Daniela!!!

  8. I still haven’t read a Tijan book. I want to!

    Great review, Sophie!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Whe you are ready come here for some recs Astrid 😉

  9. wonderful review Sophie! I can’t wait to read this one, I have been seeing great reviews for it!

    1. BewareOfTheReader says: Reply

      Thank you Kayla and I hope you’ll love it!!!

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