Rating: 3 stars
Genre: Paranormal Romantic Comedy
Paranormal Romantic Comedy
Ella’s always heard voices and because of them, she ends up institutionalized at a young age. Everyone calls her crazy and she believes she is too until the night she meets a vampire and for the first time in her life, the voices shut up.
Zane just wants to enjoy his usual blood buffet, instead he runs into a wisp of a woman who makes him feel emotions he thought long dead. Rescuing her from the insane asylum, he brings her home, determined to seduce and feed from her, a plan that is foiled by ghostly voices determined to keep Ella untouched. But not even poltergeists can stand in the way of a vampire in love.
I have heard a lot of good things about Eve Langais’s books, but this is the first of her books that I actually read. And after reading it, I can definitely see why I heard a lot about her books. The writing style is really well done. The tone of the story is light and humorous and it makes for a fun read. I had a lot of fun reading this book and am already looking forward to reading more by this author.
The chapters are short, which worked great for me. There are chapters from both Ella and Zane’s point of view and a few from another point of view. there is a touch of danger, but it gets resolved quite easily. It’s mostly a paranormal romance, told in a light and humorous way, with a bit of sex thrown in as well. The cover really fits the feel of the book.
Ella and Zane both seemed like nice characters. Zane has been a vampire for ages and now Ella comes in his life and shakes things up. Ella has been in a mental asylum for almost her whole life because she hears voices. She’s a bit naive, but on the other hand also has a very interesting perspective on life. Not much fazes or scares her after what she has seen. There could’ve been a bit more character depth as it does stays on the surface a bit, but on the other hand I didn’t really miss it either.
There is limited world building, we learn a bit about Ella’s condition and what it means to be a vampire. But it’s pretty minor. The focus is on Zane and Ella their romance and how they deal with Ella’s voices we want to make sure she stays a virgin. There was a nice twist that was fairly original, although not too surprising. I just hadn’t figured out the details yet, but I had predicted something along those lines.
To summarize: Crazy is a lot of fun to read! The tone is light and humorous and perfect for those times when you need a fun and enjoyable story. The writing style is really well done and easily sucked me in the story. The short chapter length worked great for me and I liked reading both Zane and Ella’s perspective. The world building is pretty minimal and we also don’t learn too much about the characters, but the book is just a lot of fun to read and those points don’t really detracted from my enjoyment.