Thursday, August 29, 2013

Consume by Melissa Darnell

Consume by Melissa Darnell
Release Date: August 27, 2013
Publisher:  Harlequin Teen

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.  - Goodreads.com


This is one of my favorite series of last year and this year.  I've been dying to see how this story was going to end, and scared that it wouldn't end well.  I need not have worried.  This was an amazing final installment to the story.  A really great ending to the series.

I absolutely loved what the author did with this story.  With the way the last one ended, with Tristan being turned by Savannah, I knew it would present some challenges, and boy was I not wrong on that.  I loved the fact that the two of them have an internal connection now, could hear one another's thoughts.  It created an intimacy that was so romantic, and gave them an even greater connection to one another.  Yet, there were still problems that kept you in suspense to see how things would turn out for them.

I have always loved Tristan as a character, but I love him even more now as you get to watch him struggle to learn his new life, figure out how to be a vampire and contain his urges.  And then I love Savannah.  She's so smart and so spunky, and is willing to take on everything in order to save the people she loves.

Another great thing about this one was that some people you always thought were enemies become friends.  This was a great twist, and I love seeing villains reconciled. 

The fight scene at the end was amazingly suspenseful.  There were definitely some unexpected twists there too, and I was on the edge of my seat for the last third of the book.  This was a really great story all around, and I loved the writing.  I'll be looking for this author's next project in suspenseful anticipation!


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