Thursday, July 14, 2011
Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer
***SPOILERS**** for the first book, Nightshade
In Wolfsbane, Calla tries to make peace with her decision to save Shay and leave her pack. Now that she has united with the Searchers, her former enemies, to fight against the Keepers that she was once sworn to protect as a Guardian things are much more complicated. The gravity of what Calla has done by taking her destiny into her own hands never leaves her thoughts. She can’t forget that Ren helped her get away and the Guardians know that he did. Questions about what happened after she left gnaw at her constantly. What happened to Ren? What about her own pack? Calla has a lot of hard decisions to make, beginning with whether or not she can go back and save the people she cares about.
This series takes a much more solemn turn with the events of the second book. The flashback scenes are especially poignant and there is no shortage of heartbreak. The themes are intense and Calla deals with serious consequences to her choices in Nightshade. This is fair warning to pick up a box of tissues before reading. The new characters that are introduced add a whole new layer to the series and some surprising plot points make this a worthwhile read full of romance, intrigue, and mystery.
Reviewed by: Lostnthestacks
This was an advanced reader's copy. Wolfsbane will be released on July 26, 2011. Put your copy on hold today!