Saturday, 7 April 2012

Review: Crave by Melissa Darnell

Title: Crave
Author: Melissa Darnell
Author Info: Website|Blog|Facebook
Genre: Paranormal
Source: Publisher
Format: Paperback
Publication Date: USA:Oct 25th 2011|UK:6th April 2012

Tell Me About It
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….
[from goodreads]
My Thoughts
Today is my stop on the blog tour for Crave by Melissa Darnell.
I have seen this book around on other blogs, and have had my eye on it for a while so when I got asked to review it and take part in the tour I said yes straight away.

Crave is a modern day re-telling of Romeo and Juliet, but with a twist that I really enjoyed.  The plot revolves around Savannah and Tristan, both forbidden to ever make contact with each other, yet somehow still feel a connection whenever they are around each other in school.   Tristan is reluctant to follow in his fathers footsteps to become the next clan leader, and after a show of power is banned from sport and ends up becoming an escort/manager for the Charmers.  Savannah, forbidden to dance in public by her father, and a failed try out for Charmers, leads her to apply for the manager role for the Charmers.  Eventually sparks fly between the pair and we get to see how it all unravels.

I really enjoyed watching the characters develop through the book, not only as a person, but also the friendship they once had is rekindled.  Reading how they are slowly becoming friends, then developing a relationship with each other felt realistic, it wasn't rushed and the author allowed it to develop and mature at its own pace.  I enjoyed the friendships that Savannah has with other characters and think Annie is a great friend to have around, and even when she doesn't agree with some of Savannah's choices it still there to help her in whatever way she can.

There are a few things I disliked about Crave, but it is more the characters or their actions than anything in the book.  For starters, the moment I met Dylan I disliked hated him straight away, his attitude towards others was horrible and I thought he was very self centred.  Even the rules made by the Clan to protect them he wanted to change.  Although he doesn't get what he deserves in Crave I really want him to get whats coming to him in the next book.
The other thing I didn't like was how Savannah's family kept such a big secret from her but then expect her to follow their rules and do as they say, which she did end up mostly doing.

Overall I really enjoyed Crave and I am eagerly looking forward to the next installant.

1 comment:

  1. sometimes its good to hate a character..LOL Great review!


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