September 07, 2011

Review: Crave by Melissa Darnell

Crave by Melissa Darnell

Paperback416 pages
Expected publication: October 18th 2011 by Harlequin Teen

Savannah Colbert has been shunned all her life by the kids of the Clann. And when she undergoes some drastic changes after a strange illness, Savannah learns secrets about the group and about herself—dangerous secrets. For the Clann are powerful magic users, and Savannah herself is half Clann and half vampire—a forbidden, unheard of combination. Falling for Clann golden boy Tristan Coleman isn't just a bad idea—it could be deadly if anyone finds out. But her attraction to Tristan—and his to her—isn't something either of them can resist for long.

I promise you that when you pick up Crave you will not be able to put it down. The opening alone will have you glued to the pages. The world that Darnell has created is nothing like I've read before and it was so refreshing to read something totally different than what I had expected it to be. I knew that it had to somehow do with Vampires, but trust me when I say that it was so much more than that. It's a very unique story and super entertaining.

Crave is full of secrets, magic, and lots of forbidden rules that Tristen and Savannah just love to break. It's fast paced and put together really well. Not once was I lost or confused about anything. Melissa Darnell has a great imagination and a way with words. It was not hard at all to picture the characters, events, and emotions that were described in the book.

Tristen will climb so far under your skin and into your heart that you will be begging for more Tristen at the end of the book. Savannah is so lucky! I wanted to somehow climb in the book and get rid of her and take Tristen for myself. He was strong, kind, dependable, tender and oh so sexy. Here is a small sneak peek into Tristen's mind.

SPOILER FREE*** This is actually part of the opening for Crave. 

Even in the middle of a noisy mass of students, one girl's laugh grabbed my attention.
I couldn't figure out how she did it. The hallway was loud, with at least a hundred students all talking and yelling in a space only a few yards wide and a hundred yards long. But every time Savannah Colbert laughed, the husky sound somehow managed to reach out and twist up everything inside me.
I and all the rest of the descendants of the Clann had been forbidden to have anything to do with Savannah. Supposedly she was a dangerous influence or something. Whatever she was, she was definitely on the Clann's list of social outcasts. And Mom made sure I knew it, too, constantly pounding it into my head for the past five years to "stay away from that Colbert girl."
And yet I couldn't stop myself from turning to look at her now. 

I loved everything about Crave, but the romance between Tristen and Savannah is what I love the most. The only issue I had was that there were times where I felt the story got a little to kiddie for me. I also would have liked Savannah and Tristen to be a bit older. There is a part in the story where they go through something serious and I felt it was just a little much for their age. But this did not, for one second, ruin the story for me.

I give Crave 4 out of 5 Stars!


  1. I've never heard of this book. Sounds interesting. Now I am curious what this "Clann" is! Thanks for the review.

  2. one word lol NETGALLEY! lol Love them haha You can find it there HarlequinTeen.

  3. I haven't heard of this but I will look into it. Thanks.

  4. I LOVED this book SO much <333 Great review Dee! :)

  5. Victoria, It's a really good read. I recommend it! Jena, You and I both :-)

  6. Hmmm...NetGalley? I might have to go check it out then lol. I love that site!

  7. So glad to read this great review - I just put this on hold at my library. I wasn't that sure about it when it was on NetGalley but did want to check it out. Now I'm glad I'll have it to read!


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