Mini Review: Crave by Melissa Darnell

Crave (The Clann #1)
Crave (The Clann #1) by Melissa Darnell
Release date: November 1, 2011
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Source: Library epub

My rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Summary (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 member 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 seems intoxicated from just 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 picked up Crave because I was approved for Covet without knowing that Covet was the second book of the series. Reading the synopsis of Crave, I was intrigued. It seems to have a lot of the formula that many paranormal young adult novels have, such as vampires, witches and a good dose of cliches. I enjoyed reading this book. It was a fairly quick read and it was the type of book that, if needed, I could put it down and not be worried that I was in an "OMG MUST FIND OUT" part.

Savannah and Tristan's relationship was one the parts that I really like. They were so cute and sweet together and I was cheering them on the whole time. I found Tristan's best friend, Dylan, to be quite the bully and predictable. I knew he was going to do what he did and so it was one of the cliche moment that I wasn't impressed with.

There were times though that I found myself irritated by how much filler details there were and not more information that moved the plot forward. I feel like most of the action happened in the last 30% of the book, and while I know that there are two books remaining, there were parts that could have been edited out of the book. However, I will be reading the second book of the series and I'll be excited to see if there will be some answers to the questions.

Covet is set to be release on September 25, 2012.

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  1. This one is on my TBR pile. I would like to say I will get it read before Covet comes out, but I don't hold out high hopes. I did read a sample of this and I liked it. I guess I will wait to pick up the sequel until I have read Crave since you seem to be so so about it. Thanks for the review!
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