by Melissa Darnell Series: The Clann #1 Published by Harlequin Teen
on October 25th 2011 Pages:
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….
Short and Sweet:
Crave starts with one interesting premise. Vampires. Witches. A definite us vs. them type dilemma with a splash of forbidden romance mixed in. Savannah and Tristan were likable enough characters. Crave gives readers a dual POV, so both characters came alive equally for me. The problem with Crave boils down to the pacing. It was a battle at times to get through the first half of the book. Every time I was thinking that finally, we could move on, it didn't happen. Instead, there were another 50 or so pages of Tristan longingly staring at Savannah or coming up with just another excuse as to why they cannot even be friends. Ugh.
At times, Crave came off feeling like I was reading two books in one. The beginning of the book was slow, pacing very uneven. The later half definitely picked up and made me wish that the beginning had been as enjoyable. Crave succeeds in its original premise and likable characters. But fell short in its pacing and uneveness. However, I did finish the book feeling rather pleased with it. Too bad cause I'm still on the fence about whether or not I'll read the next book.