Author: Melissa Darnell
Series: The Clann
Publication: September 25, 2012
Source: Publisher via Netgalley
Dangerous to be together. Painful to be apart.Savannah Colbert knows she broke up with Tristan Coleman for the right reasons. Most of all, to keep from killing him with her new vampire abilities. But try telling her heart. Now, lost in a sea of hostile Clann faces, Sav tries to come to terms with what she's becoming and what that means for her future. And that someone is doing their best to bully her into making a terrible mistake.
Tristan can't believe Sav won't even talk to him. If being apart is her decision, fine. Just don't expect him to honor it. But even as he prepares to fight for the girl he loves, forces beyond their control take them both in directions neither could have foreseen or prepared for.
A reckoning is coming and not everyone will survive.
Savannah and Tristan are on an emotional ride as this second installment is filled with pain, loss and deception. After they return from the test from the Council, she discovers that her grandmother has been taken by the Clann, believing she knows something about Tristan's disappearance. They race to try to stop the Clann from hurting her but events seem to go on a downward spiral from that moment on; nothing will be the same. In addition to all that, Savannah tries to adjust to her new vampire abilities. I feel like she was learning more about control and blending in with humans, which she feels is unfair because she has this cool heritage of being half-witch/half-vampire and all they want her to do is suppress her powers. She also tries to ignore Tristan and her feeling for him but true to form he pushes her every chance her gets. I guess misery loves company and these two are indeed unhappy. He just doesn't get that she can kill him but they learn that the issues between the Clann and the Council will hinder any hopes of discovering a solution as sudden attacks on Clann members all lead to Savannah's doorstep.
The writing paces steadily throughout the various twists, and new pieces of information (which I thought was pretty cool). The characters are good, though Tristan's mother is a pain in the neck and Savannah's friends, other than Anne are ditzy. I'm hoping that Savannah's parents find a way to be together. Overall, the ending was the best part for me, completely unexpected and left me wanting the next book. I need to know what happens, now.
Cover: It's okay; it doesn't match the character description of Savannah, if this is who it supposed to be.