Monday, August 8, 2011

Review of "Crave"

Crave (Crave, #1)Crave by Melinda Metz & Laura J Burns

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Source: I purchased this one
Age Recommendation: Over 16
Genre: YA Paranormal

Description from GoodreadsShay could never do the things her friends could--never try out for sports, never go to parties, never fall in love. Because of the mysterious and incurable blood disorder she was born with, she can barely make it through three days of school a week. 

But now, her doctor-turned-stepfather has a brand-new treatment that he thinks will change everything. And it does. As soon as the new blood starts pumping into Shay's veins, she has visions of a different life...Gabriel's life. She sees an orphanage, loss, fangs, blood, and lust that she can't explain.
Is Gabriel real? And if he is, could he really be what she thinks he is?

My thoughts:  One thing I can say about this book is that it sucks you into the plot.  I felt the need to keep reading, even though I knew it was time to go to sleep.  This book grabs your attention and holds it.

Shay is a girl who has a blood disease. It can't be diagnosed because there is nothing else like it. In order to save her life, she undergoes a treatment that will hopefully help. Her stepfather is the DR. administering the treatments. They give her a rush of energy for a short time and then she crashes.

Then we have Gabriel. Shay sees visions of him while she is receiving the treatments. Turns out he is real. There is more to him than she realizes, he is a very complex character.  Circumstances bind them where they both feel a level of responsibility for each other.  There is also a physical attraction element.

I don't know how much I can say about this story without giving away key points in the plot and being a spoiler.  So, I think it would be best to leave it at that.

The only problem that I had with this book was the language (swearing) and teen drug and alcohol use. There is also a sexual situation that starts to get a little graphic for my mother radar.  This is for older and more mature YA readers.

1 comment:

  1. Definately sounds like a book more suited to older young adults - thanks for sharing your review

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out


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