Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Consume (The Clann #3) by Melissa Darnell

ConsumeAuthor: Melissa Darnell
Publication: August 27, 2013
By: Harlequin Teen
3.5 Stars

These violent delights have violent ends And in their triumph die, like fire and powder,

Which, as they kiss, consume.

—William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

Tristan Coleman has survived the change from Clann magic user to vampire, much to Savannah Colbert's joy—and despair. By changing the Clann's golden boy and newly elected leader, even to save him from death, she has unleashed a fury of hatred and fear that they cannot escape.

As the Clann and the vampire council go to war, Tristan and Sav face a new threat—a fracturing of the all-consuming bond they share. To fight for peace, they must forge a new trust and risk everything to take down their deadliest enemy, even as they must run for their lives. Soon they will learn that some bonds are stronger than love—and some battles cannot be won without sacrifice.

Thank you Harlequin Teen and Netgalley for this eARC.

What I Liked: I was not a huge fan of the first two books in this series, however, I enjoyed Tristan's character enough that I wanted to see how it all ended, and I'm happy to say, this final book does not disappoint.

Tristan and Savannah experience a lot of growth by the time this book ends, both individually and as a couple.  The fact that they had to deal with real-life issues like school drama, parents and knowing when to put the brakes on in addition to the impending battle between the Clann and Vamps made them more relateable. The dual POV provides valuable insight despite Savannah and Tristan being able to hear each others thoughts. The story moves at a good pace and includes a few twists I wasn't expecting and there is an epilogue of sorts that will make die-hard fans happy.

What Left Me Wanting More: I am not a fan of this cover and I would've also enjoyed seeing both Savannah and Tristan on it.

Final Verdict: Satisfying ending to this series!

Review also posted at YABC.

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