Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Nightshade; Andrea Cremer












  • ARC
  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Publisher: Philomel (October 19, 2010)



Synopsis

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 was surprising, After all it's not common that a Female is an alpha. The journey the book took you was steady but it picked up to a quicker pace at the end. I think if the ending wasn't as good as it is I doubt I would write such high praise for Nightshade. It's not that it wasn't a fabulous read I just enjoy a faster paced book. There wasn't a single character in the book that didn't have well rounded edges. In fact I felt I knew all the characters personally.   Calla the main character was so back and forth and at times you wanted to say enough is enough, but you also understood why she was like that. She had to be strong she had her future planned for her. She was not entitled to be something other then what laid out for her. I would also have a hard time choosing between the guys, both were well pretty darn perfect.  I personally like cliff hangers and this one left us on a juicy one!

    I can see anyone who loves YA type books enjoying this. There is something for everyone, love, fighting, mystery.
There is also a few more in the series here are the next....


WOLFSBANE (Summer 2011, Philomel) Nightshade Book 2
Betrayal, loss, pain, fear. How many trials can love endure and still survive?

BLOODROSE (Spring 2012, Philomel, TBA) Nightshade Book 3
Is true love worth the ultimate sacrifice?

UNTITLED (Fall 2012, Philomel, TBA) Nightshade Companion Novel

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18 comments:

Summer Ross said...

I really love the title of this one. I've wanted to read it since I saw it on another blog.

Kristin Rae said...

Haven't picked this one up yet, but I might now. I love me some well rounded characters. ;)

♫♥LovLivLife Reviews♥♫ said...

I really enjoyed this book but as I read your review it does remind me how the novel, overall, could have been more face paced.
I am caught between the two boys but I must admit I am leaning towards Ren although I think the story is leaning towards Shay!

aLmYbNeNr said...

I can't wait to read this one! It should be my turn at the library soon!

Melissa @ Mel's Books and Info said...

I have this one and keep meaning to read it, but haven't gotten to it yet. Pacing can mean everything to me, so I hope I can stick it out!

Meredith said...

Sounds like my kind of book! I love when I really get to know all the characters--that's definitely a must for me!

Aleksandra said...

Everyone say this one is good, so I guess now I'll have to get it ;) Thanks for the review!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Oh, I'm jealous of you with this one, Liz! I tried so hard to get an ARC of it. :-)

Thanks for the great review.

Melissa said...

I hear great things about this book despite the cliffhanger ending. Brilliant review, Liz! :)

BrittLit said...

I really loved this one too. Glad you liked it can't wait until the next one.

Blodeuedd said...

I should learn not to fall for covers, but it's so pretty! And yes I wanna read it cos of that ;)

VICTORIA SAAVEDRA said...

Great review. I love the cover!

Tina said...

I read this one and really liked it too...but I have no clue how to review it, that happends once and awhile when I just dont know what to say about a book...:D

Lily Child said...

This one definitely sounds interesting! I'll have to check it out! Thanks Liz! :)

Alyssa@Teens Read and Write said...

I loved this one - lots of fun!

~Alyssa
Teens Read and Write

Jenn-ay said...

This book seems like a fun read. I don't know if I'll be in a hurry to buy it. So maybe if I can borrow it, I'll read it.

Nice review!

Jenny N. said...

I loved this one. All the characters were distinct even the secondary ones. Glad you liked it too.

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