By Melissa Darnell
Release Date: August 27, 2013
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Source: Harlequin Teen through NetGalley
Links: Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Goodreads / IndieBound
My rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 stars
Tristan Coleman has survived the change from Clann magic user to vampire, much to Savannah Colbert's joy—and despair. By changing the Clann's golden boy and newly elected leader, even to save him from death, she has unleashed a fury of hatred and fear that they cannot escape.
As the Clann and the vampire council go to war, Tristan and Sav face a new threat—a fracturing of the all-consuming bond they share. To fight for peace, they must forge a new trust and risk everything to take down their deadliest enemy, even as they must run for their lives. Soon they will learn that some bonds are stronger than love—and some battles cannot be won without sacrifice.
Consume picks up where Covet left us and we're thrust right into the action. This book definitely had faster pace than the previous two and for that I'm very happy. One of my complaints from the first two books was that it was so slow going that it dragged on for me. However, Consume is a go from the start.
Savannah has to deal with the consequences of her actions and considering everything, from what happened in the previous books and now, I think she has certainly grown from that naive girl in Crave. As for Tristan, there were times when I wanted to shake some sense into him because he was being so stubborn. However, considering the circumstances, he was acting out because his grief and so I can't blame him. Both Savannah and Tristan did a lot of growing up throughout the series that I can appreciate this book a lot more due to that. I have to give it to Ms. Darnell for doing such a good job in their character growth.
I have to say that I'm very surprised by how much I like this book than the previous two. I guess because the other two were so slow and had a lot of useless information that I just couldn't love them. All the questions were answered and even though I had figured out who was behind everything, the surprise twist was definitely well done.
Overall, I found Consume to be a lot more entertaining and I was glad that Savannah and Tristan got their happy ending.