Crave - Melissa Darnell You can find my full review at http://the-bookaholic.blogspot.comI had high hopes for Crave but they fell flat. In the beginning I was drawn into a most fascinating story, and the setting pleased me most particularly because it’s right around my own area of Texas (I knew the places!), but as it progressed, I couldn’t help but feel disappointed. The characters lacked depth and the timeline was too speedy. I did not enjoy that it dragged on through the course of two and a half years of her life, in which myself as the reader still hardly felt as if I knew much of anything about her or the events. I would have much rather the events take place over the course of several months while getting a more in-depth view of character(s). The emotion didn’t feel real and that completely disconnected me throughout most of the reading.There were constant shifts in character POV. Part of the story was told in Savannah’s view, and part told in Tristan’s. That wasn’t a big problem actually. I’m putting this out there, though, because some readers DO have aggravations when authors do this. I’m not one of them. Ms. Darnell did do a very nice job in transitioning nicely between the two character POV during the story and it wasn’t confusing in the slightest. I am not saying that I didn’t completely enjoy Crave. It was an engaging and easy read as it was. I had some serious annoyances, however, that make me wonder if I would continue on with a sequel if there was to be one. It does have potential and I like the premise put into the storyline. While it is (yet another) forbidden romance in YA, I like the whole vampire-witches hybrid idea that has been put out there with this. Maybe I will read the sequel out of curiosity, but I won’t be in a huge rush to run out and get it or anything.