August 21, 2012

Book Review: Crave!

CraveTitle: Crave.
Author: Melissa Darnell.
Format: Paperback.
Pages: 432.
Series: Yes, #1.
Source: Gifted.
Publisher: Harlequin.
Published Date: 10/25/2011.
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"Savannah Colbert has never known why she's so hated by the kids of the Clann. Nor can she deny her instinct to get close to Clann golden boy Tristan Coleman. Especially when she recovers from a strange illness and the attraction becomes nearly irresistible. It's as if he's a magnet, pulling her gaze, her thoughts, even her dreams. Her family has warned her to have nothing to do with him, or any members of the Clann. But when Tristan is suddenly everywhere she goes, Savannah fears she's destined to fail. For years, Tristan has been forbidden to even speak to Savannah Colbert. Then Savannah disappears from school for a week and comes back…different, and suddenly he can't stay away. Boys seem intoxicated just from looking at her. His own family becomes stricter than ever. And Tristan has to fight his own urge to protect her, to be near her no matter the consequences…."

First & Last Line: 
"The last day I was fully human started off like any other April Monday in East Texas." 
"Until then, I would just have to hold on to every last second we had together and pray that it would be enough."


Writing book reviews, I love reviewing covers and their comparison to the story, as well. But sadly, I don't have very much to say about this all. The story inside is filled with forbidden love, romance, secrecy, and action (all great elements to create an eye catching cover). But instead it doesn't represent those nor any other parts of the story. The cover is generic and could be used for any ol' paranormal YA novel. The cover for Crave doesn't give the story any justice!

Story Line:

Every high school has that group of kids that not only think they run the school, but do. Their parents, usually on the wealthy side, not only allow those kids to have the newest things, but also control outside of school. At Savannah's school, these kids are known as part of the Clann; the town's original founders.

The Clann kids have been making Savannah's life hell after being shunned one day, back in the fourth grade. Not only losing her two bestfriends, but the boy she married at recess in grade school, Tristan (the next in line to become Clann leader). Savannah's been dealing with the bullying and harassment everyday since.

Rumors have always been flying around, that the Clann has magical powers, confirmed by Savannah's mom and grandmother who are also powerful witches (they were once part of the Clann, before being kicked out). Savannah learns that the past week she wasn't on bed rest because of a seasonal flu, but instead she was in the process of changing...into a vampire. While her mother, and nanna are powerful witches, her father on the other hand is a vampire.

Witches and Vampires (who are said not to be able to reproduce anyways) aren't allow to be together, which is all part of the agreement their forefathers had, trying to prevent any wars from breaking out. Being the reason why Savannah's family isn't part of the Clann anymore.

Savannah is told not to make any associations with any of the Clann members, especially Tristan. But like any teenager would, Savannah is having a hard time doing that. She finds herself attracted to him, and constantly thinking (and even sometimes dreaming) about him.Crave is filled with forbidden love, romance, mystery, action and so much more!

I love the characters, Savannah and Tristan, and especially Anne with her attitude! Nothing was overly dramatic, or overly "lovey dovey", like you would expect in such situations according to Twilight. The ending was the good kind of cliff hanger, which would keep the readers on the edge of their seats until the second book hit the shelves.

I love Crave and can't wait to continue reading the series!

1 comment:

  1. I loved CRAVE as well! It was a little different with the whole witches vs. vampire thing, which I really liked.

    Awesome review! And I love Anne as well.

    -Marybeth P.


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