Tuesday, September 10

Consume: Book Review

Consume

Melissa Darnell

Harlequin Teen
August 27th 2013
Young Adult | Paranormal | Romance
Vampire
Official Blurb - 
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.

I didn't find vampire Tristan quite as entertaining or likeable as Clann Tristan. For the most part he just seemed like such a different person. Though to be fair I am sure it would take a bunch of concentration to make the transfer and keep under the radar. Plus it isn't like they really get time to hang out and act normal. Instead they are flung from one stressful deadly moment into the next. Tristan's whole obsession with revenge and the subsequent strain on his relationship with Savannah was tedious. In fact much of the on the run portion of the story was tedious. Probably my favorite part about vampire Tristan is how adamant he was about sitting with Savannah at her lunch table. For that brief situation he seemed approachable and likeable.
 
A fairly satisfying end for the series or at the very least it was fairly consistent with the other books. The ending wasn't a huge surprise. It was pretty obvious as it began to wind up even if Tristan and Savannah were caught off guard.
 

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