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Covet (Clann Series #2)

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5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Picking up where the first book in the series leaves off, Meliss

Picking up where the first book in the series leaves off, Melissa Darnell continues Savannah and Tristan's story in Covet. Savannah is a damphir, the offspring of a vampire and a human, the only catch being the human in this relationship, Savannah's mother, is a witch...
Picking up where the first book in the series leaves off, Melissa Darnell continues Savannah and Tristan's story in Covet. Savannah is a damphir, the offspring of a vampire and a human, the only catch being the human in this relationship, Savannah's mother, is a witch. This makes Savannah the first of her kind. The Clann, or the community of witches, wants nothing to do with her. Tristan, the boy she loves, is from the Clann, and his father is the head of the Clann. They have forbidden Tristan from seeing Savannah, and the Vampire Council has done the same. In order to keep Tristan safe, Savannah agrees to this, but the love between Tristan and Savannah is stronger than the Clann and stronger than the Council. With Savannah's vampire side taking control, her father steps in to help her with this transition. Another council member pops in from time-to-time also, and has taken up residence nearby. Determined to protect Tristan, knowing that even her kiss could kill him, Savannah desperately endures her heartache in order to save him. She also begins to delve into her witch heritage and magic, something which she has also been forbidden to do. Mysterious and tragic things begin to happen, accidents, deaths, and these things threaten the treaty between the Clann and the Vampire Council. Friendships are tested, new friendships are formed, people are not who they seem, and conspiracy and war threaten to erupt. Can it be stopped before it is to late, can love truly conquer all, and who will have to suffer or even die in the process?

I really enjoyed this novel. Savannah and Tristan's love story is tragic yet endearing. Savannah is willing to give Tristan up, because she loves him and wants to save him. She believes following the demands of the Clann and the Council is the only way to do it, while inside she is dying. Tristan is determined to find away, but keeps coming up against a brick wall. After a tragic accident, he finds friendship with someone else, but this someone else thinks it is more, and it crushes Savannah's heart. Savannah also begins to spend more time with a friend, but Tristan assumes it is more than friendship, and he is extremely jealous. It seems these two just can't get a break. I enjoyed seeing Savannah's character develop in this book and seeing her stand up for herself, even when it seemed the whole Clann (except for Tristan) wanted her dead. I liked Tristan, but he was kind of naive about his friendship with Beth, and he was kind of a jerk at times to Savannah, but he truly does love her, and eventually comes to his senses. We are also introduced to the Keepers in this series, which was interesting. I enjoyed getting to know Savannah's father more, as well as some of her friends. The conspiracy really begins to thicken and things get intense toward the ending, resulting in something no one sees coming. Savannah has been the cause, not because of anything she has done, simply because of what she is, of so much dissension and conflict, but can she also be the one who brings forth the truth to save them all? Forced to make a choice that will change things forever, Savannah must chose between life and death, and losing the love of her life forever. I have really enjoyed this series. If you love vampires and witches, this book is a fresh and entertaining read that is well worth checking out.

posted by AlwaysYAatHeart1 on October 26, 2012

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5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

Well written but no love for the cover.

I have to say that I am not a fan of this cover, at all. The girl still looks to have blond hair (Savannah's is red) and something about her expression looks "off".

Covet picks up right where Crave leaves off with the majority of the book spent dealing with the time ...
I have to say that I am not a fan of this cover, at all. The girl still looks to have blond hair (Savannah's is red) and something about her expression looks "off".

Covet picks up right where Crave leaves off with the majority of the book spent dealing with the time Tristan and Savannah are apart in her effort to protect him as she continues to change. I found myself skimming a good portion because it felt like the whole "break-up" was being dragged out just a little too long. New characters are introduced as well as another "species" for Savannah and her fellow vampires to contend with. (This particular addition sounded very familiar...in a Jacob Black kind of way but with purring instead of howling.)

The book didn't really pick up for me until the last few chapters and then it felt chaotic and rushed. The ending itself also felt somewhat predictable but the book does include an excerpt from book 3, Consume which sets up as a nice cliff hanger of sorts.

*Even though I'm not a huge fan of this series, I do think it's well written and I enjoy the dual POV. Savannah didn't seem as whiny in this sequel but Tristan is still the most enjoyable character for me and I may just read the third book to see what becomes of him.

posted by Cupcakegirly on September 19, 2012

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  • Posted October 26, 2012

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    Picking up where the first book in the series leaves off, Meliss

    Picking up where the first book in the series leaves off, Melissa Darnell continues Savannah and Tristan's story in Covet. Savannah is a damphir, the offspring of a vampire and a human, the only catch being the human in this relationship, Savannah's mother, is a witch. This makes Savannah the first of her kind. The Clann, or the community of witches, wants nothing to do with her. Tristan, the boy she loves, is from the Clann, and his father is the head of the Clann. They have forbidden Tristan from seeing Savannah, and the Vampire Council has done the same. In order to keep Tristan safe, Savannah agrees to this, but the love between Tristan and Savannah is stronger than the Clann and stronger than the Council. With Savannah's vampire side taking control, her father steps in to help her with this transition. Another council member pops in from time-to-time also, and has taken up residence nearby. Determined to protect Tristan, knowing that even her kiss could kill him, Savannah desperately endures her heartache in order to save him. She also begins to delve into her witch heritage and magic, something which she has also been forbidden to do. Mysterious and tragic things begin to happen, accidents, deaths, and these things threaten the treaty between the Clann and the Vampire Council. Friendships are tested, new friendships are formed, people are not who they seem, and conspiracy and war threaten to erupt. Can it be stopped before it is to late, can love truly conquer all, and who will have to suffer or even die in the process?

    I really enjoyed this novel. Savannah and Tristan's love story is tragic yet endearing. Savannah is willing to give Tristan up, because she loves him and wants to save him. She believes following the demands of the Clann and the Council is the only way to do it, while inside she is dying. Tristan is determined to find away, but keeps coming up against a brick wall. After a tragic accident, he finds friendship with someone else, but this someone else thinks it is more, and it crushes Savannah's heart. Savannah also begins to spend more time with a friend, but Tristan assumes it is more than friendship, and he is extremely jealous. It seems these two just can't get a break. I enjoyed seeing Savannah's character develop in this book and seeing her stand up for herself, even when it seemed the whole Clann (except for Tristan) wanted her dead. I liked Tristan, but he was kind of naive about his friendship with Beth, and he was kind of a jerk at times to Savannah, but he truly does love her, and eventually comes to his senses. We are also introduced to the Keepers in this series, which was interesting. I enjoyed getting to know Savannah's father more, as well as some of her friends. The conspiracy really begins to thicken and things get intense toward the ending, resulting in something no one sees coming. Savannah has been the cause, not because of anything she has done, simply because of what she is, of so much dissension and conflict, but can she also be the one who brings forth the truth to save them all? Forced to make a choice that will change things forever, Savannah must chose between life and death, and losing the love of her life forever. I have really enjoyed this series. If you love vampires and witches, this book is a fresh and entertaining read that is well worth checking out.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2013

    Definitely worth it

    This book is about a girl who is in love with a witch and she promises not to see him because its forbidden. This book is slightly cheesy but the ending is unexpected. It's a good read

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  • Posted January 16, 2013

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    ¿I¿m not perfect. And I don¿t have to be. I can figure it out as

    “I’m not perfect. And I don’t have to be. I can figure it out as I go, and as long as I do the best I can, it’s okay if I still screw up.”
    ¿ Melissa Darnell, Covet

    Savannah’s world is getting complicated beyond imaging. On top of finding out she is a Dhampir, she fell in love with the one boy she shouldn’t. When Savannah and Tristan return from the “test” that the Vampire Council forced upon her, they get a shocking surprise.

    The Clann retailed against Savannah and the Vampire Council by kidnapping Savannah’s Grandmother. Savannah rushes to free her Grandmother, but in the end she was too late.

    Tristan cannot contain the helplessness and rage in the face of Savannah’s Grandmother’s death at the hands of The Clann. Savannah breaks up with Tristan to keep him safe. Tristan is not ready to give up on them, but Savannah will not be swayed.

    Savannah decides it is time for her to learn to use the magic that is apart of her blood. Will it learning to use magic endanger her and the ones she loves? Or will she become a power to be reckoned with?

    Dive into the world of The Clann and see if Savannah has what it takes to stand up to the Descendants, and find a way to be with the one she loves.

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  • Posted January 3, 2013

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    The Clann series keeps getting better and better! Crave was a gr

    The Clann series keeps getting better and better! Crave was a great introduction to Savannah's world, but Covet gives it that "oomph" that the plot desperately needed.

    We pick up exactly where Crave left off and the book begins the first of many star-crossed lover's scenarios between Sav and Tristan. This would be one of the few complaints I have about the book. I know there needs to be some angst in it, but it could be dropped down a notch or so. It becomes very predictable and at times incredibly annoying. The characters are what made me get attached to the series, but this grinds on that to a degree.

    On the positive side of the spectrum, the plot got the guts it needed from the beginning. Once it starts to roll, it doesn't really slow down until the end of the book. This is definite improvement over the first book. It felt more in-depth and connected with the characters and really sucked me into what they were feeling and experiencing. The culminating events really threw me for a loop because of this and it was amazing. I laughed, and cried especially, along with Sav and the gang. I still feel that Sav needs to be able to catch a break a little more often, but her luck makes for a great ride for the reader. I loved that I got to learn a lot more history and background information on the organizations and Sav's family. Although, sometimes it hurt to know the back story and then experience the events Sav goes through. It is one of the many great aspects of the book. I can't wait to see where Darnell runs with this after Covet's ending... :)

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