Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Review: NightShade by Andrea Cremer

Author: Andrea Cremer
Publication Date: October 19th 2010
Publisher: Penguin Group
Pages: 452
ISBN: 9780399254826
Source: Library

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Calla Tor has always known her destiny: After graduating from the Mountain School, she'll be the mate of sexy alpha wolf Ren Laroche and fight with him, side by side, ruling their pack and guarding sacred sites for the Keepers.

But when she violates her masters' laws by saving a beautiful human boy out for a hike, Calla begins to question her fate, her existence, and the very essence of the world she has known. By following her heart, she might lose everything— including her own life. Is forbidden love worth the ultimate sacrifice? -

My Review:Nightshade is one of those books that leave me asking myself... Why didn't I read this sooner??? This book was an absolutely fascinating read. I flew through it. Never a dull moment, there's always Something going on!

All of the characters in this book were well thought out. All of them had something going for them that made them stand out. I liked the main character, Calla. She's strong-willed. She's an Alpha, used to being the leader. Always wanting to do what's right to protect her pack members and her family. That's admirable.

To be brutally honest, I'm still on the fence about Ren and Shay. I kind of like them both. This love triangle was a bit... um... much. (Intense?) The pack members were great. I loved their interactions with one another. Especially after the two alphas were worried they wouldn't get along.

All in all, this book was really great. I loved the story and the characters. Now I'm anxiously looking forward to reading Wolfsbane, which will be released before you know it!
Have you read this book?? Leave me a comment and let me know what you think of it!
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  1. I think I'm one of the very few people who just didn't feel this book. Glad to know that you liked it, though :)

  2. I was totally on the fence too- the guys are so different but yummy in their own ways.

    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  3. I absolutely adored this book. I am more team Ren though, there was just something about Shay that put me off.

  4. Wow, I need to add this to the TBR right away. I love reading books that have love triangles (hopeless romantic, right here!) and your review just made me want to read it that much more!

  5. gosh, i really need to read this book soon! thanks for the great review!

  6. I haven't read this one... not sure if it's really my type of book. It seems to be quite popular, though. Glad you enjoyed it! =)

  7. Love your blog, I just started my own..."grandma reads ya", with a YA author in the family. I just started "Nightshade" and am looking forward to finishing it after reading your review.


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