Crave by Melissa Darnell

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
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I have read similar books to this one recently. Almost all of them I can remember giving 3 stars to, but this one seemed to appeal to me more than the others. I was very tempted to give it 5 stars, but the plot development was just a little too slow for me to give it that final rating. But, with that said, I really enjoyed this story. 
The other thing I noticed is that usually this type of romance, the shy self conscious girl and the overly extroverted dream boy would normally make me nauseous. The whole soul-mates bound to be together, but our family is keeping us apart love.  I did not feel that way in this one, although noticeable I really liked the writing and the story. The things that would have normally really turned me off, didn't bother me at all. 
Savannah is a half breed. She is the result of a witch and a vampire who also disobeyed and fell in love resulted in a short marriage and one daughter. She is now starting to develop what she is meant to become and is being watched carefully by the elders to see how she develops. 
Tristan is the sporty hot guy who all the girls want. He and Savannah had grown up together, but separated in early childhood mostly because of the Clanns' treaty. He is also to be the next expected leader of the Clann. 
So the perfect set up of the story that I feel like I have read 100 times over this last year. But this story had an extra element to it that just made it a really lovely read and makes me very excited to see what happens next. I am rooting for these characters, I want to see them together and feel invested in their story. Kudos to Melissa Darnell for hitting a right note on this one in my opinion.
I wanted to make an extra note of my two favorite things: The Watchers and The Dream Dates =D

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