Crave (The Clann, #1)
by Melissa Darnell
Publishing date: October 25th 2011
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
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 .
This is probably the best book I have read this year. It is truly amazing! I liked everythig, I don't have a tiniest complain about the book.
The book has a great storyline, amazing characters and Melissa Darnell is an awesome author. She used the perfect amount of dialogs and description, and the book was never boring. You just had to read more, it's not possible to put the book down.
This is a story about a girl named Savannah, but she isn't just a regular girl. She is a dhampir. Her father is a vampire and her mother is a human with the ability of doing magic. In the book she becomes familiar with her own magic abilities, but she is not allowed to learn how to use them, becaue her mother and granmother were kicked out of The Clann. Also she gets to know what the bloodlust is and some other vampire ablities, like how she can eye gaze males and turn them into agressive stalkers.
There is also this boy, Tristan Coleman, the future Clann leader, who she isn't allowed to hang out with. But who can be more interesting than the one that is out of her reach, and add to it that he isn't affected by her eyes, things have to get complicated.
I love the thing that we could follow the story from both views, from Svannah' and Tristans. They're both strong characters. I loved Tristan because he's funny, he's a little bit cocky, and that he cares about Savannah, even though he's not supposed to. He shows his fealings just enough to don't make him mushy.
I also like Savannah a lot because she is a strong character. She is very brave and she is willing to sacrifice her for others, but she is also consistent to her beliefs.
One more thing I really liked in this book is Savannah' relationship with her parents. In most books parents have a bad relationship with their kids, they don't care about them, but not in this book. They care about her, they're trying to protect her and also don't neglect her.
I don't usually read the books with such yung characters. Savannah was only 15 at the beggining of the book, but they actually grow old here. At the end of the book she is almost 17.
To sum it up, great book, I would recomand it to everyone who like vampires & witch books. And I can't wait to read Covet.