Monday, July 29, 2013

Crave ( The Clann #1 ) by Marissa Darnell

Crave (The Clann #1)
by Melissa Darnell

Paperback, 416 pages
Published October 25th 2011 by Harlequin Teen

I was given a copy of this book for review from Harlequin Teen and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

* This review was originally published on the blog in December of 2011, However it had very few page views and no comments. Since I have the next 2 books in the series now for review I wanted to re-share this original review with you in preparation!

" Hon you live in the post-Harry Potter world, where you teens think magic is awesome. I lived in the pre- Harry Potter times. I was witchy when whitchy wasn't cool."

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…

A Forbidden love.. Sounds very Cliche right? Been there, read that. But now add in the twist, The Female love interest is a Damphir ( A half Vampire half human, that should not exist. ) Add onto that part Witch! The Male love interest is a Witch, son to the Leader of the Clann. 
I have to say, I was hesitant of the twist. It seemed to complicated to me. But I ended up really enjoying it. It was nice to have the female character be the dangerous one in the relationship. And with Savannah constantly learning new things about herself, I kept wondering what might happen next. 
Tristan was a great character as well. He doesn't want all the power that comes with being part of the Clann or son of the leader. He just wants to play football and lead as normal a life as he can. But when he feels Savannah is in danger he searches for a way to help, while not fully giving in to his families wishes.
The book starts out gripping with curiosities.. then.. it starts to drag a bit. you learn alot about Savannah's school life and new " friends" .. this goes on for awhile.. sigh. It felt very unneeded and was hard for me to get through. This is the only part that really bothered me about the story. But then FINALLY it gets to the nitty gritty. And OH how I loved it. Tristan and Savannah going against everything they have been told, trying to forget who their families are and What they are, and simply wanting to be together. 
The ending is intense, and leaves you wanting more, and then of course I read the 1st chapter in the second book and now I'm regretting it! sooo impatient lol 
Rating: 4/5
Big thank you to Harlequin Teen and Netgalley for letting me read this book!
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1 comment:

  1. Great review. I've had this book for so long and have yet to find the time to read it :)


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