Review: Crave by Melissa Darnell

Crave by Melissa Darnell

Paperback, 416 pages
Published October 25th 2011 by Harlequin Teen

Goodreads Descripton:

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….

Why did I pick it?

I was instantly drawn in by the cover. It just looks so seductive and mysterious. I love the dress and the way she’s looking up at you. It just draws your attention and keeps it there. Then I read the blurb and I was intrigued.

What did I think?

Where do I start? I don’t really know how to explain how I felt about this book without spoilers…here goes nothing ;)…

I thought that the overall story was really good. I liked all the characters really well. It was difficult for me to get into this book for some reason. I think because most of it was more of a back story for Savannah and her family.

I wasn’t a big fan of how Savannah found out about what she is. I won’t say what it is so I can leave you to read about it yourself. Her family basically just dropped this bomb on her and expected her to go along with everything like it was nothing. It didn’t sit well with me. But that’s just a personal thing for me.

I truly liked the whole concept of this story. The idea was really great. I just thought that it took so long for the back story to real form. I didn’t feel that big of a connection with Savannah as I have with others. Instead of it feeling like it was me that was in the book, it felt like I was just a kind of observer.

The other characters were a little distant as well. The book didn’t really delve into their personalities as much as I would have liked. I wanted to really know more about her mom and dad. I wanted to know their story too.

One thing I did like about this book is how it showed the POV from Tristan and Savannah. It was a nice change and it was great to see different perspectives.

Tristan was a good character. He was pretty cute. Not on my swoon-o-meter. But still cute.

I liked the forbidden love story between Tristan and Savannah. It was really cute and very Romeo & Juliet like to a certain extent. I thought the love story was really sweet and very heartfelt.

I had really high hopes for this book. I went into it with a very open mind. I loved the cover. I was excited over the back blurb…… I just didn’t feel it the way I’d hoped.

For a different perspective, you can read a five star review HERE.

My overall feeling of this book was positive. I still suggest that you read it for yourself. Everyone has a different opinion and feelings towards books. So I suggest to still read it.

Favorite Quotes:

Then again, no girl, normal or otherwise, seemed to mess with my thoughts quite like Savannah did. So maybe I was just desperate to find any reason besides my own weakness to blame for the crazy hold she had on me.

My gaze slowly slid up to his mouth. I remembered how those lips had felt against mine, the warmth and light that had flooded me, filling me up from the inside out. To be able to kiss him again…

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5 thoughts on “Review: Crave by Melissa Darnell

  1. ugh.. I hate the name Tristan. Nothing personal to anyone named that, but I went to school with a girl name Trista, and she was a such a snooty little bitch. She tried to act nice, and I’m sure many thought she was, but most of us only was the inside of her nostrals b/c her nose was so damn high in the air.

    I love this cover, I really do, but there is one thing that turns me off about it.. WTF is up with her hair? It looks Crimped? Really? That’s so yesterday… or more like many days before yesterday. I bet she’s got leg warmers up under that dress of hers. 10 bucks says so!

    Great review as always! ❤

  2. I know this one was a struggle for you. The very hardest reviews are for the books that are okay. You liked them well enough, but didn’t love it.
    I do agree, that’s a pretty cover.
    I would probably still read this, but it wouldn’t be high on my list.
    Great job, sweetie!

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