Author: Melissa Darnell
Series: The Clann #2
Published by: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: September 25, 2012
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.