Friday, 26 July 2013

Crave (The Clann #1) by Melissa Darnell

Crave (The Clann, #1)
Blurb (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….

Crave by Melissa Darnell

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Crave (The Clann, #1)(Source: I own a copy of this book.)
15-year-old Savanna has never been ill before, but when her temperature soars, and she feels sick she knows something is wrong, what she didn’t expect was to be told by her mother that it’s because she’s half witch, and half vampire!
Now that her abilities have started to come out, it’s even more important than ever that Savanna stay away from the kids of the other witch families in town, because her vampire half could crave the power that they have, and bring out her blood lust. Problem is that Savanna has secretly been in love with the son of the head of the witch clan for as long as she can remember, and now he’s starting to pay her attention too.
Savanna tries to hide what she is from Tristan, but sometimes it’s not that easy.
Is Savanna destined to become a vampire? When will Tristan discover that she’s half vampire? And is there any hope of a real lasting relationship for Tristan and Savanna?

This was a great YA paranormal romance, and shows promise for the rest of the series.

Savanna was a great character, and I couldn’t help but feel for her – not only did she have to cope with her unusual heritage, but she was also told that she was never allowed to use magic, or to behave like a vampire, at risk of starting a war!! And was also stopped from doing something that she truly loved – dancing, because her vampire powers made her too good at it, which would be suspicious! This really did seem very unfair to Savanna though, she didn’t really get any of the benefits of being a vampire or a witch!
I also liked Tristan. It was sweet how he looked out for Savanna, and kept finding little ways to show her that he cared about her, and wanted something real with her.

I liked the storyline in this book, although I did feel quite sorry for Savanna at times. I thought that the romance part of the storyline was quite slow to start really, as it seemed like we were over half-way through the book and Savanna and Tristan had barely spoken a word to each other. Thankfully, when the romance kicked in it was sweet, although I really hate to think what will happen to this pair in the next book. The ending of this one wasn’t very happy either, and this is definitely the sort of book where you have to read the next instalment as the storylines aren’t tied up neatly at the end of the book.
Overall; a good YA paranormal romance.
7.5 out of 10.

1 comment:

  1. OMG, this is so up my alley. Now I am excited. Great review.