Covet by Melissa Darnell

Posted December 17, 2012 | 18 Comments

Covet by Melissa DarnellCovet
Author: Melissa Darnell
Series: The Clann #2
Published by: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: September 25, 2012
Format: eARC
Pages: 473
Source: Publisher

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.

Ahh!  Covet!  This book… this series… it makes my head spin!  It drives me crazy, yet it sucks me in and makes me like it even though my brain is telling me not to.  I was reluctant to read Covet because I had similar feelings about Crave, but I knew deep down I couldn’t resist this teenage melodrama.  I definitely have a love-hate relationship with this series.

Covet picks up pretty much right where Crave left off, with Tristan, Savannah, and her dad flying home from Paris.  They are not even off the plane before the dramatics begin.  The Clann knows Tristan is with Savannah and are threatening repercussions.  Unfortunately, those repercussions take a deadly turn, changing Savannah’s life forever.  On top of that, Savannah and Tristan have to stay away from each other or risk starting another war between the witches and vampires.  And so begins the pining, longing, misunderstanding, jealousy… let’s just say the drama is non-stop in this book.

Savannah’s vampire side starts taking a strong hold, so she has to learn all the fun stuff that comes with it.  I don’t think I liked her any more or any less than I did in Crave, which actually wasn’t a whole lot.  However, I did like that she took charge and didn’t completely fall apart *coughcoughBellacoughcough* when she couldn’t be with Tristan, so maybe I do like her more than I initially did.  Tristan on the other hand, the boy was so frustrating at times, especially when it came to the relationship he was in with another girl.  He didn’t know, yet everyone else did? Gimmie a break.

Covet is on the longer side; over 470 pages, I believe.  It seems like a lot of it was Savannah and Tristan constantly misinterpreting each other and jumping to conclusions.  One thing that annoys me is when these 16 and 17-year-olds say things like “never felt like this for anyone” and “only true love I’ve ever known.”  No kidding! But then at the same time, I remember being the same way with a boy or two at that age, so I get it.  I don’t like it, but I get it.

There were some interesting new twists in Covet that I enjoyed and look forward to discovering more of.  The one thing that was my absolute favorite of this series, but even more so in this book, was Anna’s character.  I can’t even express enough how much I love her.  It was like the author scanned my brain, and put my teenage self in this book, except slightly toned down.  It was even a little creepy at times just how similar. I would love a novella from Anna’s perspective.

So yes, I did enjoy Covet, overall.  I don’t necessarily want to admit it, but I did despite the fact it irritated me at the same time.   And of course, I will be reading the next book in the series.  I just can’t stay away.

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18 responses to “Covet by Melissa Darnell

  1. Sorry I was such a blog flake over the weekend. I needed a break. I can’t decide on this series. It seems like it is a series that most bloggers love or hate. I saw the words teenage melodrama and cringed. I have a feeling there are things that would irritate me as well and I don’t know if the good would be enough to salvage it. I may just have to skip this. Oh who am I kidding there is no way in hell I am reading this because I just don’t have time and it just doesn’t interest me.
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  2. Cordelia Fitzgerald

    I’m also a huge fan of this series and felt the exact same way you did. Sure, bits and pieces of it were “roll ur eyes’ moments but overall it was pretty good although I would say I liked Crave a lot more!

  3. Sam

    Ha, sounds a little like a guilty pleasure? 🙂 I enjoyed the first book more than this one, but I definitely had the same feelings. I liked it even though I felt I shouldn’t have! Great review, Christy. 🙂
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    • Christy

      Totally agree. I always have to give a book props if they can invoke such strong emotions from me. Good or bad.

    • Christy

      This is one of those series I feel weird recommending. I don’t know, you might like it. It gives off a Twilight vibe to me, except a little better.

  4. I’ve been wanting to read the first book. I’ve heard a lot of people either love it or hate it but it sounded really crazy so I thought I might like it LOL

  5. I have the first book and I haven’t really bothered to get around to it, though I need to. I have a feeling I’m going to be like you as far as the love/hate relationship goes. I hate Twilight…but I practically blazed through them because they were a bit addicting in a way…so I’ll have to see.
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  6. Sounds like you feel about the same way that I do about it! Can’t help but get sucked in. I’m not 100% sure I’ll read book 3 though. I usually hate not finishing a series, but I’ve been getting over that lately.

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  7. I kind of half enjoyed the first one half didn’t… I don’t think I have the will to get through a longer thing at the moment either… Nice to see you liked this overall though. Books that you both like and dislike at the same time are always interesting.
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