Saturday, July 14, 2012

Review: Crave by Melissa Darnell

Crave by Melissa Darnell
My rating: 1 of 5 genies
Genre: YA, Paranormal Romance, Fiction, Fantasy
Published: October 25, 2011
Pages: 416
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Source: Bought
Format: Paperback
Purchase At: TheBookDepository.com or Amazon.com

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….


My Thoughts

Right, so I got to page 13 of this one. 13, and I spent money on this!! I stood there, in the drug store and was deliberating between Inheritance, Phantom (the new L.J. Vampire Diaries book not by L.J.) and this little darling of a monstrosity, Crave.

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Why, oh why, did I go with this?!? I should have turned to Goodreads before ever purchasing this, but then again I did not know what books would be there. In my defence though, I do not regret deciding not to pay $30 for Inheritance because after the disaster that was, Brisingr, I'd rather read spoilers off the internet than waste money again.

But back to this, this little turd bucket. I will attempt to summarize what I gathered from the 12 and 1/2 pages read because reading any farther could possibly kill me. Possibly.

Savannah is Southern.(Isn't that such a typical little Southern-esque name? I can hardly stop the gag.) The fun doesn't end there, folks, she also lives with her crazy Gran.



I quote: "Finished already?" she asked before slurping her tea. The sound grated over my nerves.

"Um, yeah." I set the bowl and spoon in the sink, keeping my back turned so she couldn't see the blush burning my cheeks. I was a horrible liar. One look at my face and she'd know I'd just thrown out the breakfast she'd made me.

"And your tea?"

Oops. I'd forgotten my daily tea, a blend that Nanna made just for me from the herbs she spent months growing in our backyard. "Sorry, Nanna, there's no time. I still have to fix my hair."

"You can do both." She held out my mug, her cheeks bunched into a bright smile that didn't do much to disguise the snap in her eyes.


What. The. Smurfflepop?!? Someone tries to get me to drink tea I do not want, especially an old lady with 'snap in her eyes,' and I haven't ran away screaming yet? Not only is the dialogue terribly clich├ęd but the character of Savannah is just dull. Like oats left in the open for 20 minutes dull, like molasses dripping off a wall dull. And I paid money for this?!

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If there is one thing Crave has inspired me to do, then it is to get myself an ebay account. Maybe I can pawn this off somehow...And another thing, why on earth is the series even called, The Clann?? What, the extra 'n' is supposed to make it so evil? PSSSSSHHHHH, give me a royal break and possibly, my money back.

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