Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Review: Crave by Melissa Darnell

From Goodreads: 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 ...

My Rating: 3 hearts 

Thoughts on the Novel: Crave by Melissa Darnell begins with a really intense prologue. The actual story then shows how Savannah and her boyfriend, Tristan, got to the point in the prologue and continues it from there. The problem: getting to the actual scene in the prologue takes a really long time! I thought a lot of unnecessary mundane stuff like going to school and finding a way to sneak in a makeout session could have definitely been cut in order to let readers reach the dramatic parts of the story faster.

The characters themselves aren’t really memorable. It’s been a couple of weeks since I read Crave, and all I can remember is that Savannah and Tristan seemed like the typical paranormal YA teens – you know, they fall in love fast and don’t take too long to accept that they’re more than human. I did like Savannah’s best friend, Anne, however. She was smart, snarky, and just an overall awesome friend.

Crave was a decent start to The Clann series and the way it ended made me at least a little curious to see what’s going to happen next to Savannah and Tristan. Hopefully its sequel, Covet, will have plenty of action and be more exciting right from the beginning. 

Crave was released in October 2011 by Harlequin Teen. 

Comments About the Cover: I have no clue how the cover relates to the plot of the story, but the model's dress is pretty.

In exchange for an honest review, this ARC was received from the publisher (Harlequin Teen) for free via NetGalley.


  1. I have to disagree! Finding ways to sneak in makeout sessions is VERY important and should not be cut out. LOL

    But the characters sound kind of meh, especially since there not really very notable. Gonna pass on this one for now, but the cover is pretty, if not deceptive.

  2. Just stopping by to say thanks for signing up for the Standalone Challenge!

  3. Love the cover, but the story and characters seem kinda dull. I'm gonna pass on this one.

  4. I love the creepy cover but I don't feel any desire to read this book. I'm curious with this intense prologue though. ;p I like intense prologues (however kind of intense is that) but not if it gets as boring toward the end.

  5. Hmm, that's no good if the main characters left no real impression on you. I never used to be such a character girl but over time, I've become one more and more to the point where it's very important to my enjoyment of a story. So I'll skip this one. Thanks for the review!

  6. Oh no, bland characters and slow pacing?! Gah, not for me. I think I'll pass for now. Thank you for the warning :)


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