Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Review: Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

NIGHTSHADE by Andrea Cremer
Pub. Date: October 2010
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Format: Hardcover, 528pp
Age Range: Young Adult
Source: Publisher
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?

Cremer lured me into her world of magical creatures surrounded by danger, suspense, and romantic tension from the beginning to the end of this mesmerizing novel. There are some books that you just have a feeling about – you know you won’t be able to put the book down. NIGHTSHADE is one of those books. Cremer’s writing makes you feel like you’re right there with the characters. From the setting right down to the mysteries surrounding the characters, I was hooked!

The characters in this book are one of a kind. Normally when a book has so many characters you tend not to get a feel for each of the characters but Cremer managed to pull it off. These characters had plenty of depth. I loved the dynamics of each of the Packs. I was highly fascinated and curious about the hierarchy of the Keepers, Guardians, and Searchers. I didn’t know what to believe or who to trust. I wanted to know everything about them. This book kept me guessing. The pace of the book flowed effortlessly so that one minute I was at the beginning and the next I was at the end of the book. I didn’t want it to end.

Calla (Alpha of the Nightshades) is the type of heroine I love to read about. She’s strong and will do anything to protect the ones she loves. I was so torn at times when it came to her relationship woes and the pressures that were thrown at her to do what’s right for the sake of the Pack. I must admit that the two love interests are both hot tamales! I loved both of these guys. Ren is alpha of the Banes and he has that cocky confidence that I love but he also shows a sensitive side when it comes to protecting his pack. I loved that about him. Then there’s the new guy in town, Shay. He throws a wrench in the packs’ secret world. He’s not afraid to question them about what he believes is right. He got plenty of brownie points for standing up to the wolves. All of the secondary characters were a joy to read about. All in all I found myself torn between the two male leads which is crazy for me since I always have a favorite when it comes to love triangles.

NIGHTSHADE has become one of my favorite werewolf novels. It’s a bit on the mature side and I love that. Nothing is watered down and I love the sizzling attraction between the main characters. It’s HOT! There aren’t many books that I will reread but this is one that I wanted to reread as soon as I finished. It’s that good! I know the wait for WOLFSBANE is going to be eating at me. 2011 can’t get here fast enough!

Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars


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32 comments:

  1. Great review! I'm searching for new werewolf books to read and I think this will be one of them!

    Carmel @ Rabid Reads

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  2. Fantastic review, I totally want to read this book!

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  3. Great review! I want to read this one soon!

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  4. I adored both Ren and Shay too! =)

    Glad you enjoyed it! Nice review :)

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  5. Awesome review!! I totally loved it too! And can't believe the wait I have to have now for Wolfsbane when it took me forever to get Nightshade!

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  6. Such a wonderful review..Now am eager to read this book

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  7. My favorite part about reading a book is getting into chracters so I am so happy to see that you did that with this book!! :]

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  8. Great review. Can't wait to read this.

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  9. This is one of the best reviews I've read about this book!

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  10. I really want to read this book. Great review well done!
    chaarmedone1512@aol.com

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  11. Great review. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed this book, I've been wanting to read this one for awhile.

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  12. I enjoyed the interview and I'm looking forward to reading Nightshade.

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  13. I loved your review. It only makes me want to read the book really badly now.

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  14. Thanks for the awesome review.

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  15. Awesome review! I've heard so many great things about this book, and it's only got me wanting it even more! :P

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  16. Thanks for the review :D I've been wanting to read this so badly!

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  17. Thanks for the review! Nightshade sounds really good :)

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  18. I have a feeling I'll love this just as much as you---sounds so AWESOME!! I love me some wolves and hot men!

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  19. I love when I read reviews like this! It makes me want to read the book even more. I know what you mean about having a "feeling" when you start a book and just know it is going to be amazing all the way through. Thanks for the awesome review.

    Sheila (http:/whynotbecauseisaidso.blogspot.com)

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  20. This book sounds amazing! I'm deff going to have to pick it up!

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  21. Werewolf novels are my favorites right now. I'm glad this is a good start to a new series!

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  22. Great review! I've heard great things about this book, I can't wait to read it.

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  23. I can not wait until I can read this Book

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  24. I really want to read this one! It sounds awesome and I love werewolves! And the cover is gorgeous!

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  25. Great review! I definitely want to read this book now! Ren sounds like a total hottie! lol This book sound fantastic! I'm interested to read it and learn more about the hierarchy you mentioned about the Keeper, Guardians, and Searchers and what exactly those are. I love reading different takes on werewolves and how they interact in their packs.

    Thanks for the review!

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  26. Great review. I love characters that have depth because it pulls me that much more into the story. Can't wait to read this

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  27. Gorgeous cover...excellent review. I am definitely putting this on my list to buy.

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  28. Great review. I've heard nothing but positive things about Nightshade so I've got to get around to reading it.

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