Monday 14 November 2011

Review: Crave by Melissa Darnell

Crave by Melissa Darnell
Publisher: Harlequin
Pages: 432
Format: Kindle

A special Thank you to Harlequin and NetGalley for sending me this book to review. 

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….

I'm not really sure what to say about this book.  There was so much I liked about it, but there was a lot left to be desired also.

So, I'm going to start with what I liked.  It has been awhile since I've read anything Paranormal.  There are only so many vampires, werewolves, and faeries a girl can handle.  But I thought it was time to get back into it, because I do enjoy the genre.  I thought the preface was a neat idea.  WHAT Savannah actually IS and WHAT it actually does.  But, when I told my mom she totally laughed.  If you think about it, it really is kind of funny where she gets her energy. I liked the interactions between Savannah and Tristan, I wanted MORE though.  I thought the ending was well played, and all though I hate cliffhangers, this one wasn't too bad.  I'm looking forward to the other books in the series.

What I didn't care for:  There was too much fluff.  I felt like all the mundane things of life were there, over and over again.  Just move on already and tell us what was really happening!  All the stuff with Greg.  Did that really need to be told in such detail? The point would have gotten across without all of that.  It took like 60% of the book before anything actually happened.  They could have cut 150 pages and gotten to the point better and it would have been an intense book.

Overall, I did like it.  I read it fairly quickly and the characters were enjoyable.  I'm not wanting to spoil anything, so I won't tell any details.  If you like paranormal then this is your thing! Go for it!

"I understood then why humans have noses. So we can find each other to kiss in the dark." 


  1. Hmmmm, I am not sure this one is for me. I can't really read books that have too much information that isn't needed. Thanks for the great, honest review :)

  2. I kept thinking something was just around the corner, and then 100 more pages would go by and nothing. It was good but not great.


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