Thursday, 10 March 2011

Nightshade - Andrea Cremer

Hardcover, 452 pages
Published October 19th 2010 by Philomel

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?

What a roller coaster ride. If you haven't picked this book up yet, go now - I'll wait. Seriously.
It wasn't just the exquisite writing style, but the intricately weaved plot, that left you longing for more.

Characters were amazing in this book, and I found that I didn't just like one character, but many, many others.
Calla was an awesome protagonist and I don't just say that because she is probably the coolest wolf around. She showed so many strong qualities from love to virtue, and she really was an a admirable charecter.

Then there was Ren and Shay. Oh Ren, where to start!? *Pathetically swoons* Ren was bold and brave, but Calla melted his sometimes icy heart. I LOVE this when males try to be strong in books but then they have a soft spot for their love interest... you know? Shay was also a pretty well rounded character, however for some reason I did find him slightly annoying at times with all of his sarcasm.

The plot in this book was the real show-stopper. There was action, a love triangle, more action, more love.
I loved everything about this book, and this review is really hard to write while expressing my true feelings, so I'll end it here.

*I'm team Ren all the way!*



  1. Awesome review.. I really need to check this one out :)

  2. I keep seeing so many great reviews for this book. I really need to pick it up and read it!

  3. I was totally team Ren too :)
    Great review!

  4. I definitley need to go get this book, I have heard many great things about it.

  5. Yay! Team Ren all the way! I also found Shay annoying. Maybe its cause we like the bad boys more and wanted him to go away. :D haha. I liked this book even though it didn't meet my expectations. It did have a good plot so I'm looking forward to Wolfsbane! Awesome reveiw ! Keep it up!

  6. I haven't gotten to this book yet, but I plan to soon! Been staring at my copy on my shelf for months. :) Glad you liked it!

  7. Great review! I'm even more excited to read this one now!

  8. Awesome review!!
    AND THANK YOU-TEAM REN!!!! I did not like Shay at all...the entire time I was like "stop hanging out with Shay, Ren loves you" Ren was just so amazing and he really proved his love at the end *sighs*
    Caroline @ Bon Bons and Reveries

  9. I have now finished the book recently. And completely agree.. Team Ren..
    Shay was just annoying xD

    So looking forward to read Wolfsbane :D


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