Author: Melissa Darnell
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Number of Books: Three
Review: Four Stars
I have been waiting for these books for over TWO years! My library wouldn't order them and I had so many other books to buy that I couldn't pay for them. I finally decided to just do it a couple weeks ago. I bought the first book and it rocked! I went back to the book story and they had book three but not book two, which put the series on hold for about a week. I finally finished the books on friday and have been dying to review them. Admittedly, these books weren't as
The story is dual POV between protagonists Savannah and Tristan. Savannah grows up a normal girl in Texas, but has been hated by the Clann her entire life. She's been betrayed by friends and pushed around nonstop. Does that stop Savannah? Of course not. Despite a lifetime of harassment, Savannah still stands. Throughout the series, Savannah is a voice of reason in their ragtag group. Even when things go from bad to worse, Savannah is there. She sees the bright side of things and doesn't stop until she's overcome any obstacle in her path. Tristan on the other hand, is a different story. I actually don't like his character a whole lot. "how he was raised", but I don't care. The characters live in modern times and he need to realize that. Tristan continues to mock Savannah and gives up instantly when told they can't be together. Even if he doesn't realize it, Savannah is fighting to the end. Savannah sacrifices just about everything for him, and even still he's wrapped up in his desire for revenge, even if that pushes her away. Savannah's mother is a decent character but she is not a bit of a wimp, she's a wimp. Period. She runs away and treats her dog better than she does her daughter. Savannah's dad is a nice guy, but geez, I'm pretty sure he still lives in the 1800's. Tristan's sister Emily is an awesome character is book one and two, but gets on my nerves in book three. To be fair, she has an excuse and comes around in the end. I have to say, the characters weren't like what you find in your average book, and it probably makes them more realistic. Sure, he has his redeeming qualities, but overall, I view him as a bit of a jerk, self-obsorbed, and kinda sexist. On the last count, it's supposedly
The plot of the books is fun. It's fairly simple and predictable, but there are a few twists and turns that caught me by surprise. Each book takes off right where the other left off, which gives them a cool sense that they flow into each other. It'll often end in the middle of dramatic moment, which is continued in the next book. It adds to the overall plot arc and makes for a better story. Some events in the story were over-dramatized, especially in book three. Overall, I really liked the books and give it a four star rating.
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For years, Tristan has been forbidden to even speak to Savannah Colbert. Then Savannah disappears from school for a week and comes back…different, and suddenly he can't stay away. Boys seem intoxicated just from looking at her. His own family becomes stricter than ever. And Tristan has to fight his own urge to protect her, to be near her no matter the consequences….
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