The Nightshade and Bane packs are preparing to unite. Calla, the alpha of the Nightshades has been promised to Ren, the leader of the Banes. He has a reputation as a slick wolf who knows his way around the girls at their school. Calla cannot deny that when she is with him her body reacts strongly but she doesn't know if she can live with submitting to him. She is a fierce alpha and she loves her pack more than anything, can she bring herself to trust him for their sakes?
The wolves are Guardians working for the Keepers who control their every move. They claim that the Searchers are a threat but then Shay shows up and begins questioning everything that Calla has believed to be her duty in life. She tries to protect her pack and to give in to Ren but she cannot ignore her heart. She loves Shay, the mysterious new guy who has just happened into her world, or has he? Could he be the key to all the secrets that the Keepers have been hiding from the wolves?
Cremer has a strong and honest character in Calla. She isn't afraid to admit that she struggles with her decisions. In the end, she stays true to herself. This is the beginning of an intriguing new series, and many questions are left unanswered so we will definitely be looking forward to the next book.
Reviewed by: Lostnthestacks
This was an advance readers copy. Nightshade will be released on October 19, 2010. Put your copy on hold in October!