By Melissa Darnell
Published on October 18, 2011
Published by Harlequin
Summary taken from Goodreads:
Savannah Colbert has been shunned all her life by the kids of the Clann. And when she undergoes some drastic changes after a strange illness, Savannah learns secrets about the group and about herself—dangerous secrets. For the Clann are powerful magic users, and Savannah herself is half Clann and half vampire—a forbidden, unheard of combination. Falling for Clann golden boy Tristan Coleman isn't just a bad idea—it could be deadly if anyone finds out. But her attraction to Tristan—and his to her—isn't something either of them can resist for long.
I chose this book to review from Net Galley. I wasn't entirely sure what to expect, other than I knew vampires were involved and that Clann sounded a little Irish. This is absolutely a book that I would put into the "read to relax and just enjoy a good book variety". It didn't challenge my mind about questions about human ethics or make me wonder what life would be like if a huge bomb exploded and killed everything but one town (or something else as drastic). This book was what I love in fiction- being transported into someone else's life and feeling the passion and heartbreak of a girl with her first love. When you are younger- everything feels so much... MORE. (I think I sounded like my mom there.. whoops). The emotional rollercoaster that the author took me on was crazy- and crazy good.
I loved that the main character, Savannah, was not about to be pushed around by other people. There are moments in the book that mirror an almost abusive relationship. I know that some may complain that "Oh it took this big strong man to save her". I don't take that at all. Abusive relationships are real and in most cases, it takes the action of an outside person to help. Savannah is a strong character who finds herself with powers that make life hard for her. It was interesting to read about a vampire with powers that are not completely welcome, and that hurt Savannah as much as they help her.
If you are used to my blog, you know that I won't give away spoilers or plot details, but this book is set to be the first book in the series (The Clann). You can assume then that you will not get a neat, all loose ends tied up ending.