Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Review: Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

Author: Andrea Cremer
Release Date: October 19, 2010
Publisher: Philomel
Nightshade Book #1
ISBN: # 9780399254826
Genre: YA Paranormal
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?

First off before you read Nightshade you should go over HERE and read a free copy of Shadow Days (this link is the direct link from Nighshade listing under more to explore) or else you might be a tad lost. Who does NOT love this cover?? I  saw it and knew I had to read it. Nightshade pretty much starts off right where Shadow Days ends with Shane being attacked by a bear. This book takes on a WHOLE new meaning to "werewolves" which technically the wolfs aren't they are called Guardians. And what is a Guardian might you ask? Well they are pretty much slaves to the Keepers who get to decide what they do, where they live, who they marry and have kids with. Calla the Alpha female of one pack is all set to marry "become mate to" Ren who is the Alpha male of another pack who she has been sworn to since birth. Then Shay moves to town and all of a sudden Calla starts questioning everything she has always known. There is tension, a love triangle and a super big cliff hanger in Nightshade but I think you will enjoy it anyways and want to continue with reading Wolfsbane which comes out in July 2011.

I gave it a 4/5 stars