Review: Crave by Melissa Darnell

Thursday, August 16, 2012
Series: The Clann #1
Publication Date: October 25th, 2011
Pages: 412
Reviewer: Amber R.

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 hate to say it like this because the book is YA but I'm just going to do it. This books is total bad ass. I admit, I was basically threatening the book when I started reading it. I was worried about love triangles. Which, in hindsight, there was a little one but it wasn't bad at all. In fact, it was freaking awesome.

Savannah is a freshman in Jacksonville, Texas. She's living the freshman dreams. Except not really. She's constantly ridiculed by a group of students that are part of the Clann. The Clann is a group of affluent people in the town who are rumored to be witches. The rumors are correct. Anyhow, Savannah used to be friends with them until they all of sudden cut of contact with her and basically shunned her. Everything changes for Savannah when she gets really sick and can't figure out what happened. Turns out, she's half witch, half vampire. Which is no good for her because it means the Clann is watching her every move and so is the vampire council. They all think she is some weird hybrid freak who is going to overthrow both of their groups. A fifteen year old teenage girl.

I really loved this book. I liked Savannah as our main character. Her best friend Anne is hilarious and reminds me of Amber I. and myself in some situations. I loved the story. If not for trying to keep some mystery and intrigue in the review, I'd tell you all everything about it. There is a lot of unexplained stuff going on, there is some forbidden love, which is my favorite by the way. This book is seriously one of the best YA books I can remember reading. It goes right up there with the Vampire Academy and Mortal Instruments in my mind. I can not wait to start in on the second book!


  1. YOu know I skipped this because it's YA and right now I can't stand them except for the contemporary ones. It's one of those things where everything is starting to blend together and I can't appreciate the "uniqueness" of the characters anymore.

    Glad you liked it though, I do have a weakness for witches, good and bad, so I'll dogear this book in case the urge comes up.

    1. I read this a year ago and gave it 3 stars. I can not remember this book for the life of me. I did say in my review how young the characters are.

  2. I didn't know what to do about this book and finally chose to pass. Well ok now I think it was a wrong idea. I'm glad you enjoyed it so much. thanks!

  3. I was honestly surprised that I liked it so much. Maybe it's just because I haven't read a YA book in so long. But it was totally good.


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