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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….
Told in alternating point of views, CRAVE gives us a better view on Savannah and Tristan's lives and their undeniable attraction to one another. The romance between Savannah and Tristan is a big plus for the story. It is something readers would eat up in a matter of seconds. It felt true and nice, albeit being not so honest as both of them held secrets from each other.
My complaint on this novel is that there is no real action for most of the part, as a great deal of the pages are dedicated to Savannah's life - how she found out about her heritage, how she auditioned for a spot in the Charmers, how she accidentally did something peculiar in school etc. The real excitement only starts in the last 50 pages. The ending was a little anti-climatic for me, but considering it's the first book in the series, I'm sure there will be much to come in second and third books.
I'm a plot-wise reader, but even though CRAVE doesn't have much of this, the story still held my interest - thanks to the author's great writing style. It has a good flow to it, and I found myself going with the current. If you're looking for a paranormal book with a healthy dose of romance, go for CRAVE!