Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Review: Crave by Melissa Darnell

Hardcover: 384 pages
Release date: October 25th, 2011
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Source: NetGalley
Goodreads Summary: 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….

Crave was one of the vampire books I somehow like. Why? Well for one, it shows both side of Savannah and Tristan while telling the story, which is a good one because I don’t want to just stick with the life of the girl or the guy. Then the attitude and how the life of the characters, Savannah was just like the other girls on the story, who loves someone, of course, a gorgeous looking guy (Tristan), but you see she’s not like other ‘mainstream girl’ who will be superglue with her one true love as if there are no other fishes in the sea.
Tristan, I like him not because he’s drop dead gorgeous(ha ha), but also because I’m seeing or rather reading his side of the story, how he will do anything for Sav—which involves doing some spells for her suitors/stalker( sorry I’m spilling things :D). While its plot is not that unusual from other vampire story –which includes the forbidden love—the whole story is the important thing for me. It started fine, with Sav going through different struggles she has to face—with her family, especially her father, her true life--and then at the half of the story I realize I’m really liking it and just running through it. 

It not just tackles the forbidden love of Sav and Tristan but also how Savannah try to control herself on things, how she started to love and having a relationship which started good but it ends bad. How she wanted to have a normal life, a father that will be there to support her anytime. And Tristan how he wanted to be free, free from all the orders his getting from his father and mother that he thinks wanted to manipulate him. The minor characters was also good, the friends of Sav is the friends that I would like to have--not that I want to replace Dea and Riz for that matter* Love you girls!*--Anne, Michelle and Carrie. While Emily—older sister of Tristan—is a sister I want to have, sweet, supporting and a funny buddy. You see I don’t want to spill out information’s and be a spoiler here so…I can’t wait for the next book, I hope that after I read the sequel it will not cloud my love for the first book. A good book!

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