Review: Crave

Crave by Laura J. Burns & Melinda Metz

Teaser from Goodreads
Shay 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?

First Reaction:
I got this book because I won a copy of the second book in a contest and had not yet read this one. If I had found this book on the shelf of a bookstore or library and read the back I would have mostly likely have picked it up. I find the teaser of this story very interesting, and I am glad that I got an ARC of the next book because I would never have read this one. 


Characters: 

Shay: Shay has been sick her entire life with an unheard of blood disorder. She can barley make it though 3 days of school and spent a good portion of her life roaming the country with her mom looking for a better doctor. Now her mom is remarried to a doctor who is treating Shay and he tries a new kind of treatment, one that seems to make her better, even if it’s only temporary. But while she gets the treatment she gets visions, of Gabriel, and she can’t get him off her mind.


Gabriel: Gabriel is a vampire. 
(I’m not adding more to his description to avoid adding spoilers.) 


Review:
This book is very original and fairly well written. The only problem I had with it was the beginning seemed…..hyper, rushed, and you didn’t really get a feeling of what a normal day was for Shay, it seemed like the author jumped into the main story very fast, and there was little time to comprehend what the background was. 

Review for second book in the series coming in the next two weeks.
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