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Crave (The Clann #1)

3.81 of 5 stars 3.81  ·  rating details  ·  9,536 ratings  ·  800 reviews
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 ...more
Paperback, 416 pages
Published October 25th 2011 by Harlequin Teen (first published January 1st 2011)
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Judith (Judith'sChoiceReads)

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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 fea
Abbi Glines
I can't figure out why the ratings aren't better on this book. I loved it! And I am picky about vampire books. This was unique and creative and addictive! I can't wait for the next one… there is a next one right? There HAS to be a next one!!!!
Michele at A Belle's Tales
When Savannah Colbert was in the fourth grade, her best friends and the boy she loved suddenly began avoiding her like the plague. Now, in high school, Savannah is still being shunned and bullied by the kids of the Clann. Savannah has heard the rumors that the members of the powerful Clann know how to use magic, but that doesn’t explain why they treat her like a freak. She’s just a regular girl…isn’t she?

Well, she thought she was, until a sudden illness brought on some pretty drastic, and defini
Wendy Darling
Let me save you some time: this book is a paranormal romance. There is precisely one chapter--the very last one--devoted to any sort of magic lasting more than a few paragraphs. ALL of the magic, however, involves the tragic separation of these star-crossed lovers in some way. There is nothing else going on here except for a romance between two characters who are harmless but so blandly unremarkable that they are actually perfectly suited for each other. Every conversation, every secondary chara ...more

(For a more coherent/less schizophrenic review scroll down to the series of gifs with a woman being assaulted by a high school boy. Don't be alarmed. They're roleplaying as the main characters of Crave.)

One day, I was feeling like procrastinating on my papers my book writing in general bored, so I decided to read my last egalley.

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Crave,is a book with a gorgeous cover and an intriguing premise that unfortunatelly didn't work for me at all...I mean as soon as I started reading this book,I was beyond certain I had a winner in my hands,only for that impression to rapidly change...

The prologue was amazing!It gave you certain glimpses into the main characters thoughts and a prelude of what was to come.To say that I was beyond excited and intrigued by such a prologue would be
Jessie  (Ageless Pages Reviews)
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2.5 out of 5

With one of the few prologues that has excited me rather than dismayed me, Crave was an. . . experience from start to finish. This supernatural young adult novel is a very hard beast for me to categorize within my usual systems. One one hand, there were so many cliches and unnecessary elements that felt like filler, but on the other hand I had fun reading the novel and was intrigued by the lore/mythology of this supernatural world. Melis
Joy (joyous reads)
This book is a single serving of everything on the YA menu. You’ve got witches, vampires, and star crossed loves, combined with the clichéd cliques of high school. It’s a buffet…with a side order of cheese – a lot of cheese.

I liked the better part of the beginning of the book – and when I say the better part, we’re talking the first three pages or so. I thought the first page that gave me a glimpse of Savannah’s and Tristan’s natural reactions toward each other were a good preamble to this stor
Devon Ashley

Romeo and Juliet had it easy compared to these two...

Savannah and Tristan are descendents from a line of witches called The Clann. When the two were just twelve years old, they had a pretend wedding; the end result: Savannah's family got kicked out of The Clann and Savannah shunned by all their children. Once high school began, Savannah was all but used to their taunts and misbehavior, but the attraction for Tristan still ran deep. When Savannah gets really sick her freshman year, her single mot
Sep 10, 2011 Brittany rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: YA PNR fans
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Damaris (GoodChoiceReading)
I promise you that when you pick up Crave you will not be able to put it down. The opening alone will have you glued to the pages. The world that Darnell has created is nothing like I've read before and it was so refreshing to read something totally different than what I had expected it to be. I knew that it had to somehow do with Vampires, but trust me when I say that it was so much more than that. It's a very unique story and super entertaining.

Crave is full of secrets, magic, and lots of forb
Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids
An enticing mix of forbidden love, magic, betrayal, and heartache, this romance will leave your craving more. Melissa Darnell's beautifully told love story mixed with a rich vampire and witch mythology creates on of this year's most spellbinding paranormal romances.

Sav is a unique character I liked getting to know. She's feisty, level headed and fun. She also has an inner strength I admired about her. She's someone who at one time she had a lot of friends, and has since become some what of a lon
Savannah and Tristan were best friends in the forth grade till one day Tristan's family told him that he and the rest of "The Clann" descendants are to stay away from the Colbert girl.
Savannah didn't understand why her childhood friends just up and poofed on her when they were younger, but it's been hard on her these high school days since they look at her like a freak and pretty much just bully her around.
Savannah gets sick with the flu one week and everything changes, she finds out that she's
Emilee the Hipster Kitty Kat
Looking back I can't help but think I was a little to hard on this book. It really wasn' t as bad as I make it out to be.

2.5. Review to come.

Review has arrived.

So I was just sittin' on my coach, listening to Rabbit Heart, when an amazing idea came to me; I would write a review instead of twiddling my thumbs, bored out of my mind! So here I am several minutes later, typing.

Ain't life funny?

Now on to what everyone is waiting for... my review!

A few days ago, as I was surfing through th
When you’re getting to the last twenty or so pages in a book and are getting bummed because you know it’s about to end – THAT’s when you know you’ve found a winner. Finding out that said book is part of a series – awesome! For me, CRAVE was that winning/awesome book. Just take a look at my statuses while reading:

Pg.29: “Cover-Love”

Pg.167: “Makes me wish my lunch break was a full hour.”

Pg.343: “Oh sleep, why do you need me like I need you??? I want to keep reading this!”

Pg. 360: “Add Tristan to
Oct 06, 2011 Kathryn rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: pnr, ya
WOW...What a love story!!
Crave introduces us to a world of paranormal where certain "species" do not get along and how something that is old and outdated affects two young people trying to find their way in the world. It is told with alternating POVs and I thoroughly enjoyed hearing Savannah's and Tristan's thoughts. It gave me a true sense of who each person was and what exactly each one was feeling and dealing with on each side of the battlefield.
Crave by Melissa Darnell reminds me of a mode
Opening remarks: some books I read and love. Other books I read and think “Why does this book even have to exist?” Crave unfortunately falls into the latter category. It seems, like so many books of this genre, like a gimmicky re-hash of the story we’re all sick to death of.

I’m going to try to keep this review short, because (as you will know if you’ve read other reviews of mine) I get a little out of hand talking about books I didn’t particularly like.

Savannah Colbert is a seemingly average, cl
Jen (The Starry-Eyed Revue)
Alas, a book with not one but two paranormal elements I just can’t seem to get enough of. I’ll admit it. I was hooked on this book. There’s just something about witches and vampires that does that to me, no matter how much I fight it. But when a book is well-written and has great main AND secondary characters to boot, well, why fight it? And the best part? It’s set in TEXAS!!!

Savannah and Tristan’s stories, though told from alternating points of view, seem destined to remain intertwined, no matt
Taneika (Flipping Through The Pages...)
More of my reviews can be found at Flipping Through the Pages!

I received this book from Netgalley – My first Netgalley read YAYYYY!

Okay, I’ve read a fair few negative reviews about this and I’d like to say I’m giving this a four star rating because whilst it was not exactly a plot with the most substance, I still thoroughly enjoyed it.
Crave is the story of Savannah and Tristan and their forbidden romance, but wait! Before you think “oh how cliché”, this forbidden romance is actually a decent on
Lina (From the Verge)
OOOOOHHHH It's so bad I am still trying to get rid of the images it created in my head. Yuck!! I have this tendency to read books as if there is no tomorrow. I devour them, enjoy them and find them impossible to pull down. But this one, after sitting down for 6 hours to read it, I had to leave the last 10 pages unread... for a week! yes, me, the book-eater! It was painfully bad. So bad I want my 6 lost hours back... oh, well, I just found the courage to skim through these last few pages because ...more
Melissa Darnell has created a magical, yet practical world and a perfect forbidden romance that has me (pun intended) craving more. I cannot get over how much I loved this book. I want more. Need more. (Man, I feel like a vampire.) I am just blown away with this beautifully, creative story.

Crave starts off with Savannah Colbert, a freshman in high school who seems to be an outcast all because in forth grade she was forbidden to ever hang out with her best friends from "The Clann" ever again. Aft
Alex Bennett
Every once in a while you find a book that you not only can’t put down, but one that you don’t want to set aside even for a moment. For me, Crave is one of those books. I started it, and immediately knew that this book was going to be special. I was thinking about this book even when I wasn’t reading it. It’s just really awesome, you know?

Vampires and witches—two enemy species who have decided to stop warring and live separately. But when Savannah learns the truth about her heritage—and how it h
Erin V
I very much loved this book. It was slow at first but then it got really good. This is the type of different paranormal romance that I am glad I finally found.
Mar 15, 2015 Hayden marked it as maybe-reads
Holy crap. I just realized that's a girl on the cover.
The BookWhisperer
Crave is a brilliant mixture of blood and magic. Melissa Darnell offers a bitter sweet romance, and a light jovial read. For years Tristan and Savannah have watched one another from afar. This is very much like supernatural version of The West Side Story. Tristan and Savannah had once been the best of friends, but after one terribly heart breaking night she is abandoned and shunned by the group entirely. While the true nature of The Clan and its members are still a mystery; everyone is aware of ...more
I loved how at the end of this book was a playlist of songs. Out of curiosity I listened to all of them - and my favourite had to be "Try" by Asher Book. The part where it says "I will try for your love, we've been hiding enough," perfectly sums up the love between the two main characters, Tristan and Savannah - as does "Secrets" by OneRepublic. This book was amazing, and I'm not a big fan of anything to do with vampires but this book...I don't want to sound incredibly cheesy but I was craving ( ...more
A forbidden love, Withches/Warlocks and Vampires. This sounds very enticing right? To be honest, I couldn't love this book. It was just okay for me.I had high hopes for this book. I think the storyline was tempting and the idea was promising, but this is irrefragable proof you can't judge a book by its cover.

Savannah was told by her childhood friends, that they couldn't be friends anymore and without explanation. Savannah and Tristan (love that name) were what you would call childhood sweethea

Light spoilers ahead. No big reveals, but I will be talking about a few plot issues.

I don't get why Savannah's family was oh-so-important. According to Savannah's mother, if she and Savannah's father had stayed together, a world war would've broken out. More logical explanation would've been that the Clann and the Council would've killed them to prevent a war. And no matter how you like to put it, Savannah's mother broke up with her husband because she had gotten bored of him.
Though this add
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Let me premise this review by saying that it is very, very rare for me not to finish a book. And while I feel horrible for not being able to finish this book, I also know that I made the right choice (for myself) by putting it down.

The prologue was wonderful. It set everything up and definitely got me geared up to read the rest of the story.

And just went nowhere for me. First of all, the the characters are freshman in HS, which is a much y
Savannah (Books With Bite)
This is another great book I had the pleasure of reading and love. The author, Ms. Darnell did an amazing job in capturing the characters, their world, and the rules that lye within it. I was very satisfied that I had found a Savannah, that no only had backbone to her, but her fierce loyatly to her loved ones made me smile.

What I liked most about this book is the greatly written characters. Both characters Savannah and Tristan showed great developmental traits in their characters as well as powe
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Feb 15, 2015 10:58AM  
YA Buddy Readers'...: The Clann Series (Crave, Covet, Consume) by Melissa Darnell - Restarting August 29th 2013 58 43 Sep 14, 2013 08:02AM  
who thinks that........... 10 38 May 20, 2013 05:00PM  
same cover? 7 29 Nov 23, 2012 03:22AM  
OMG!!!!!! (for people that read and Loved this book!!) 7 29 Nov 21, 2012 05:53PM  
which one did you like better? 3 17 Nov 18, 2012 02:38PM  
The Clann VS. The Vamps!!! 5 20 Nov 16, 2012 08:05PM  
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Melissa Darnell is the author of a growing list of adult, New Adult and Young Ault fiction and nonfiction books. Born in California, she grew up in Texas and has also called the following states home since then: Utah, West Virginia, Louisiana, Alabama, Kentucky, Iowa and South Dakota. She currently lives in Nebraska with her husband Tim and two sons, Hunter and Alexander, where she enjoys watching ...more
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