Friday, August 13, 2010

Review: Nightshade by Andrea Cremer


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?


Recently, there has been a lot of hype going around the book blogging world about Nightshade, and I will add to that hype. Nightshade was absolutely amazing. I was blown away by this fantastic story. Andrea Cremer is a talented writer that took werewolves to a new level of awesome.

Nightshade starts off with a bang. Throwing the reader right into the middle of the action. Every moment of this book was great. I loved that I never wanted to put the book down. I was hooked from beginning to end, and believe me when I say I did not want it to end.

I found myself loving the characters. Calla's tough chick persona with a soft side that she tries to keep subsided. Her humor was great! Shay, the human boy Calla saved, is full of sunshine. I absolutely loved that he brought out a different side of Calla by making her laugh. I could not help but like Ren, the alpha that Calla is destined to be with who is strong and confident. Sure, Calla and Ren have been destined to be mates since their birth, but you cannot deny their sexual tension.

So Calla and Shay or Calla and Ren? I honestly cannot decide at this point. At the moment, I am leaning more towards Shay. I cannot wait to read the sequel, Wolfsbane, but it appears that I will have to wait until next summer.

If you have not noticed, I loved Nightshade! It is an amazing paranormal book. I enjoyed that it was unpredictable for the most part. The characters were amazing...even the evil ones. It is full of action, and the cover is gorgeous. Definitely pick it up when it is released in October later this year.

Rating: 5/5

Swords are for fighting,


  1. I have been reading the buzz about this book, as well. Thanks for the great review, and it has meant Nightshade is firmly on my wishlist :D

    New kind of werewolves + lots of action = a great sounding book! Thanks :)

    -Jean x
    PS I arrived from the CEP!

  2. I've also seen the buzz on this book when I was reading some Twitter feed recently. And right now, I clearly see why. I've never read any books with female werewolves before, so this perspective alone is enough to pique my interest. Will surely hunt this one down as soon as it's available in my country!

    Shy (Here from CEP)

  3. A girl turn to be a werewolf sounds very endearing. I already add this on my TBR pile. Great review =)

  4. Great review! I'm equally undecided on the Shay/Ren front, I liked both of them for such different reasons:) I'm really looking forward to book 2, I can't wait to read more of Calla and gang.