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I Belong


Review: Covet by Melissa Darnell

Title: Covet

Author: Melissa Darnell

Genre: YA Paranormal

Series: The Clann (Book 2)

Publication Date: September 25, 2012

Format: Paperback, 473 Pages

ISBN-10: 0373210566 (Harlequin Teen)

ISBN-13: 978-0373210565 (Harlequin Teen)

Reviewed by: Michelle

Synopsis:

Dangerous to be together. Painful to be apart. Savannah Colbert knows she broke up with Tristan Coleman for the right reasons. Most of all, to keep from killing him with her new vampire abilities. But try telling her heart. Now, lost in a sea of hostile Clann faces, Sav tries to come to terms with what she’s becoming and what that means for her future. And that someone is doing their best to bully her into making a terrible mistake.

Tristan can’t believe Sav won’t even talk to him. If being apart is her decision, fine. Just don’t expect him to honor it. But even as he prepares to fight for the girl he loves, forces beyond their control take them both in directions neither could have foreseen or prepared for.

A reckoning is coming? and not everyone will survive.

Quick & Dirty: A different spin on paranormal vampires and witches, which add to the appeal of the story.

Opening Sentence: The vampire council’s private jet, a giant cocoon of white leather and exotic wood trim, hummed a false lullaby around us, trying to lure me into sleep.

Excerpt: Yes

The Review:

Melissa Darnell’s second book in The Clann series is Covet. A highly anticipated sequel, Covet is a series that has won the hearts of many readers. The Clann series is a different spin on paranormal vampires and witches, which add to the appeal of the story. I was lucky enough to receive a copy, and after eyeing the pretty cover, I couldn’t wait to start reading it.

Starting off immediately after the end of Crave, Covet begins on the journey back from meeting with the council of vampires. Savannah and Tristan had tried to appeal things in their favor, but in a last minute decision, Savannah had agreed to stay away from Tristan. Coming home isn’t as sweet as other homecomings, and the first between vampires and the witches ignite once again, threatening the treaty that has been in place for years. Breaking up is the best thing for everyone, except for Savannah and Tristan, but they will have to endure. Changes are happening all around Savannah, and that includes changes of mischief and trouble, most that she isn’t prepared for.

Savannah struggles in Covet. Not only has she been going through emotional turmoil from the break up. But aside from the emotions, she’s also going through physical changes as well. Her vampire side is surfacing, and even with the help of her head, Savannah is having a little difficulty adjusting to the changes. For her witch side, she’s seeking out the past, learning from things and people before her. Savannah’s transformation was fun to read about. Formerly sheltered, Savannah had the chance to show backbone, protecting others when needed. It was a different dynamic, and one that I enjoyed.

Darnell expands the cast past Savannah and Tristan, allowing to see a little more into the Clann and the council of vampires. It was interesting to see the culture within the two groups, and how the hierarchy of command went. I must say that I felt the love story was a little too predictable, knowing that even if Savannah and Tristan went their separate ways, there would have been something that would eventually bring them back together. But I will admit that I felt the emotions.

Darnell knows how to write. The plot lines were seamless and they were engaging. The pacing was fast, but not enough where I couldn’t focus on what was going on. Despite my feelings for things that were going on in the book, I enjoyed Covet and the story. I didn’t care for the teenage angst, but they’re teenagers in high school, it was bound to happen.

Covet is a fresh take on the paranormal genre. Darnell made it interesting, giving strong voices to defined characters. Overall, I enjoyed Covet, and I think you will also.

Notable Scene:

No amount of football game losses could have prepared me for the crushing defeat that slammed me now. i’d never been in this situation before. I’d always been able to find a way to get what I wanted in life. Not because I was spoiled, as Emily teased me, but because Dad had always said if you wanted something enough and kept working at it, you’d find a way.

He was wrong. The one thing I wanted more than anything else in life was to be with Savannah. But I couldn’t. Not now, and if her father was to be believed, not ever. Not as long as the Clann and the council hated and feared each other.

I made my feet carry me down the porch steps to my truck, and then I headed for the prison that my home had become.

The Clann Series:

1. Crave

2. Covet

FTC Advisory: Harlequin Teen provided me with a copy of Covet.  No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review.

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