Sunday, September 23, 2012

Covet (The Clann #2) by Melissa Darnell

Covet (The Clann, #2)
Author: Melissa Darnell
Publication: September 25, 2012
By: HarlequinTeen
2 Stars*

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.

Thank you Netgalley and Harlequin Teen for this ARC. I have to say that I am not a fan of this cover, at all. The girl still looks to have blond hair (Savannah's is red) and something about her expression looks "off". 

Covet picks up right where Crave leaves off with the majority of the book spent dealing  with the time Tristan and Savannah are apart in her effort to protect him as she continues to change. I found myself skimming a good portion because it felt like the whole "break-up" was being dragged out just a little too long. New characters are introduced as well as another "species" for Savannah and her fellow vampires to contend with.  (This particular addition sounded very a Jacob Black kind of way but with purring instead of howling.)

The book didn't really pick up for me until the last few chapters and then it felt chaotic and rushed.  The ending itself also felt somewhat predictable but the book does include an excerpt from book 3, Consume which sets up as a nice cliff hanger of sorts.

*Even though I'm not a huge fan of this series, I do think it's well written and I enjoy the dual POV.  Savannah didn't seem as whiny in this sequel but Tristan is still the most enjoyable character for me and I may just read the third book to see what becomes of him. 

1 comment:

  1. Dang, sorry you didn't really enjoy the book..
    And I agree something looks off about the cover, the girl looks..weird to me.
    Anyways, nice review!

    Magen Corrie
    ~Corrie the book, crazed girl