Saturday 20 August 2011

A Review for Wolfsbane (Nightshade #2) by Andrea Cremer

Posted by Jess
Publish Date: July 26th, 2011
Date finished: 17th August, 2011
The Blurb from Goodreads:You're an alpha, a leader. That's what we need. It's what we've always needed. When Calla Tor wakes up in the lair of the Searchers, her sworn enemies, she's certain her days are numbered. Then the Searchers make her an offer, one that gives her the chance to destroy her former masters and save her pack ? and the boy ? she left behind. Is Ren worth the price of her freedom? Will Shay stand by her side no matter what? Now in control of her destiny, Calla must decide which battles are worth fighting and how many trials love can endure.

The Review: "This is only about love."

This was totally worth the wait :D 

I was so excited when I finally received this to review (bit late but better late than never). I'll try and give this the review it deserves. 

I loved it more than I thought I would! Andrea Cremer totally outdid herself in this book. Everything was really fast paced and just intense that I was on the edge of my seat when I was reading it. All the questions that were raised about The Keepers in the first book are answered in this one, and I loved seeing old enemies become new allies for Calla and her pack. 

I loved coming back to Calla and some of the older characters from the first book. When I read Nightshade I got so emotionally invested in all of them that I was so pleased to feel reunited with them all. New characters like Monroe, Connor (LOVE CONNORRR!!)Adne, and Ethan (love Ethan too), such fantastic new characters that brought some new life to some interesting moments to an already fabulous book. 

Now, as some of you are aware I'm team Ren, always was and always will be. The only gripe I have is that there just wasn't enough Ren, except for flashbacks and a couple of pages Ren wasn't around much. Which made me sad, I want more Ren. However having said that, I now understand why Andrea Cremer wrote Ren out of Wolfsbane because its the ending to this book that makes you understand and hope that Bloodrose will consist of Ren's story and the turn of events between himself, Calla and the Keepers lies. That's all I'm saying on the Ren subject, because I have a tendency to get carried away when I speak about Ren.

Calla and Shay's relationship is tested but ultimately Calla's love for him gives her strength and allows her to make the decision that leads to the end of Wolfsbane.

I honestly cannot wait for Bloodrose, to see more Ren, more Calla, Connor and Adne and I CANNOT wait to see how things with Sabine and Ethan turn out, THAT is going to be exciting stuff.

Anyway, I read this whilst I was on holiday and I read it in about 3 days on the beach, it was a fantastic read and I'm so glad I read it. I can't wait to read Bloodrose and finally get everything tied up and answered! :) Read it guys, its fantastic!


Books for Company said...

Can't wait to read this! Need to read the last few pages of Nightshade first though.

Bailey said...

YAY! So glad you loved this one! While I love Ren, I totally get why he wasn't a huge part in this one. Calla needed time away from him to come to terms with her feelings for him. Also, I love Connor too!! =D

Christina Reads YA said...

Yes, I agree--I wish there was more Ren :). (Sidenote: have you read the first chapter of Bloodrose yet? *swoon*) I ALSO LOVED CONNOR and the whole Searcher pack... and Cremer's world-building... basically, we agree on almost everything ;p. This book is a definite 5 stars :D.

Bex said...

Awesome review! You managed to say most of what I was thinking after reading this book. ;) I couldn't put it down at all, so I stayed locked in my room to read it in one sitting! Lol.

I most definitely need more Ren and OMG on that quote in the beginning... I'm teasing for it tomorrow for Teaser Tuesday and was thinking about using that one, but ended up going with another one on the same page!

I might attack you on FB later today for a little gushing. ;) Hey, you offered! LOL. Again, great review!

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