July 27, 2010

Review: Crave by Laura J. Burns & Melinda Metz


Shay has had a rare blood disorder since she was born. In fact, her mother married one of Shay’s doctors, Martin, who left his world-renowned leukemia research to try and figure out exactly what the disorder is and how to cure it. When she turns seventeen, Martin begins to give her new blood transfusions that make her feel the strongest she has ever felt. But she also has odd visions where she sees through the eyes of a vampire. At first, she thinks she must be imagining the visions, but when she begins to see Martin’s office in them, she knows she has to check it out. That’s when she finds Gabriel, a sexy, teenaged vampire, imprisoned in Martin’s office. The connection she has built with Gabriel compels her to set him free. But when he kidnaps her in an attempt at revenge on Martin, their lives become deeply intertwined. She doesn’t know the half of it.

I have to admit that at first I found the book a little slow. I guess I was very impatient and expected Shay to find Gabriel sooner than she did in the book. 

Shay is a teenager who is sick just trying to live a normal life. She has a rare blood disorder and no one can figure out how to help her or what is truly wrong with her. Her mother gets married to a doctor named Martin who spends a lot of his time researching and trying to save Shay. Since she has been sick all her life, she sort of accepted the way things are and is not really afraid of dying, but at the same time she wants to live. Her step father begins to give Shay a new type of blood transfusion and every time she is getting these transfusions done, Shay begins to have visions of a boy named Gabriel. She can feel, see, smell, hear, everything that Gabriel does almost as if she is him. 

To Shay he is just a boy she dreams about while receiving the new blood. Eventually down the line Shay becomes addicted to this blood, and to the strength and rush that it gives her. She begins to "live life" a little and doing things she would have never done before. Shay lives for those moments and the feelings that it gives her. She likes it so much, that she tries to break into Martin's office to give herself a transfusion. When she arrives at Martin's office, she finds Gabriel chained. She sets him free and things take off from there.

Shay can not believe this whole time he was real. Gabriel and Shay's relationship is one of those, "I need to stay away, but I can't" kind.

I enjoyed reading Crave a lot. It had a couple of twist in it, and some really hot kissing scenes. The book is in both point of views, so you get to read what is running in Gabriel's and Shay's mind. The story was very believable and entertaining. Crave ends in a very shocking cliffhanger and I can not wait to find out what happens in the next book. This book is set to be released (According to GoodReads.com) on September 21, 2010, and I definitely recommend it. A good read! 



  1. This sounds good. Love the title name.

  2. OMG! this sounds like a fabulous novel. i can't wait to read it.

  3. It sounds like it ended up being a good read! Glad you enjoyed and I loved your review :)

  4. Yes, it did turn out to be a good read. I am just impatient hahah

  5. This one looks really good...I think I have heard of it but your review helps. Thanks,
    Steph http://thethoughtsofabookjunky.blogspot.com/

  6. wow i am really interested in this book. think ill check it out..



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