Review: Crave by Melissa Darnell

September 28, 2012 1 star, Book Review, Young Adult 6

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….

Similar to a high school TV drama but so much more boring.

Crave was a long and empty read for me. I kept flipping pages thinking that anytime the story would really start but it never did.

The story takes place in Texas. The MC is a teenage girl, Savannah, who has been tormented the past five plus years by a group of kids she grew up with that are in “The Clann”. Why, she doesn’t know since they all used to be such good friends. The Clann is made up of witches and shortly into the book Savannah finds this out along with the news that she is half witch half vampire. That to me could have been cool but the book doesn’t give enough background info and in one particular instance Savannah has the exact same conversation with her mother twice! I’m talking exact questions and dialogue here folks. Who edited and left that in a second time? Waste of pages there.

Crave was almost entirely relationship drama, and following these teens around school. There wasn’t any depth to the characters. I found them to be completely uninteresting and unremarkable even with their “special” abilities. Steer clear readers, this one will try your patience.

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