Thursday, May 26, 2011

Review: Nightshade

Book: Nightshade
Author: Andrea Cremer
Release Date: October 19, 2010
Publisher: Philomel
Pages: 452
Source: bought from Chapters
Stars: 5/5
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?

(summary taken from Goodreads)

Do you ever get that feeling when you read a book where you have to put it down but don't want to because it's all so overwhelming and intense? That's exactly the feeling I had while reading Nightshade. Multiple times! The action and romance created in this single novel just took my breath away! 

I adored Calla. She was strong and brave and completely loyal to her pack. And to top it off, she was set to inherit the new pack with the hot Ren Laroche, who was another character that I liked! 

Shay was the other boy vying for Calla's affection. His carefree and somewhat childish attitude made him naive but intelligent at the same time, something that was important in creating the intenseness of this book. I can honestly say I liked almost every character!

But even with this amazing cast of characters, the plot was what made this book completely maddening (in the best possible way, of course!). It was just so intense with plenty of action and romance to satisfy the hungers of those previously disappointed with other werewolf-themed love triangles. 

With a beautifully written plot in the mind of a tough and strong-willed heroine, Nightshade is definitely a book that you should add to your TBR (to be read) pile!  

BUY or BORROW?: Do you even need to ask? Buy it for sure! The beautiful cover and well crafted storyline would make it a perfect edition to add to your bookshelf. :)  



  1. This is one of my favourite books of this year. I am a massive fan, i cannot wait for Wolfsbane.

    Liking the blog.

    Amy@adumbrations (new follower)

  2. @Amy : Same here! I'm so excited for Wolfsbane! :) Thanks so much, Amy! I'm following you back for sure!


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