Dec 6, 2013

Sort-of-Mini Review: Dark Craving by Veronica Wolff



Tracer Ronan has cared for only one person in his life: Charlotte, his sister. With her death, a consuming desire for revenge and destruction ignited in his heart. But when new recruit Annelise Drew arrives on the island, Ronan finds he craves more than revenge. She is a threat to his mission, his sanity, and his heart. Now Ronan will need every ounce of will and strength to avenge his sister and prove where his true allegiance lies.

Tracer Ronan shares his secrets with no one. But will he survive his darkest cravings?

Turns out Veronica Wolff's Dark Craving was a novella! Goodreads had me thinking it was a novel with the book 5 tidbit, but it's under 100 pages, so novella! And yet it was still awesome to finally get inside Ronan's head! No matter how many times I may say it, I always gotta give kudos to our authors when they delve into writing from the male perspective. As a struggling, aspiring writer myself, I don't think I could be capable of such things, but Veronica is definitely one of those writers who pulls it off smoothly!

Yes, we finally get inside Ronan's head. We learn what drives him and what his motivations are. In the beginning, we see how he came to recruit Annelise and seeing something more to her. That she was different from the other girls he had to recruit. Then we are automatically jumped to present day and that is when we learn a whole helluva lot of info!

I can't remember precisely what went on in The Keep, been way too many books since then, but bits of it came back as events were mentioned in Dark Craving. So we learn what Ronan's been up to and how he's working for a different set of vampires. He wants to be with Annelise, but since she's bonded to Carden, she's out of his reach. But he will do anything for a chance to see her again, and that comes when he's given a most impossible task, kill Daugursson.

Dark Craving was a pretty fast paced read and I loved every minute of it! This is definitely one of those series that just captivates me and I am at a loss as to explain why. Annelise is part of the reason, as she was the sort of awkward heroine, but she has definitely grown into her own. And of course there's Ronan, and what's not to love about him! Especially his cover mode, swoon! He's right up there with Pepe for me! ;)

I am very much looking forward to the next installment in this series, Follow. Whether that's to be a full length novel or another novella has yet to be clear to me, especially since I assumed wrong with this one. But I definitely say do not pass this one up if you're reading the series. I feel like the events that occurred here are pretty important and are not to be missed when we journey back with the next release.

Overall Rating 5/5 stars

1 comment:

  1. That's great when a novella actually delivers like this. Loving that cover. Happy you enjoyed this so much.


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