Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Early Review: Consume (The Clann #3) by Melissa Darnell

Title: Consume (The Clann #3)
Author: Melissa Darnell
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Exp. Publication: August 27, 2013
Source:  Publisher via Netgalley
Preorder: Amazon  |  B&N

From Goodreads:

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.



This is the final book in The Clann trilogy, so this review will be short in order to keep it spoiler-free for those who haven’t read the previous books.  The Clann series has been an enjoyable read.  It’s always hard to bid farewell to characters you’ve grown to care about; but Melissa Darnell does a good job giving closure to the characters, as well as to the readers. 

Consume picks up where Covet (The Clann #2) left off, and I was captivated by what was taking place with a particular transformation in the story; but, unfortunately, this part of the character’s journey ended entirely too soon, and the story wavered a bit for me in this final book. 

The Clann, the Descendants, blood pharming, and blood memories are a few of the things that make this series an intriguing read.  Some readers will enjoy the in-depth look into the characters’ internal struggles, but I am an impatient reader and could hardly wait to get to the upcoming battle and see a certain character get their just desserts. All in all, I am very pleased that Ms. Darnell has created a very good series to put into the hands of my young teen – it is exciting but remains clean and age-appropriate.  A welcome addition to my daughter’s library.
My Rating: ★★★

My reviews for the first two books in the series can be found here: Crave and Covet.

Crave (The Clann, #1)Covet (The Clann, #2)Consume (The Clann, #3)
Click the above covers for more information on The Clann series. 

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