Author: Andrea Cremer
Series: Book #1 in the Nightshade series
Publisher: Atom Books
Publication date: 28/12/2010
My Rating: 8/10
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?
I have read this book twice so far and I still finished it just as amazed as I did the first time.
Nightshade is an amazing read. It has everything! Great characters, mystery, gripping action, romance, a brilliant storyline and even a bit of humour thrown into the mix here and there!
I loved the characters in this book more than anything. They were all so different and had their own little story, their own unique personalities and above all they were all relatable in different ways. It makes them so much more realistic and makes the story that much better.
This is definitely one of those books that you keep reading and putting off doing anything else until you’ve finished. It’s utterly engrossing. I couldn’t put it down. It’s so fast paced at parts and has a really nice flow to it. Also, the story really keeps you guessing and not all of the questions raised have been answered yet. Here’s hoping the release of Wolfsbane comes round quickly enough!
The only problem I had – if I can even call it a problem – was that I thought the ending was a little bit rushed. It felt like I had skipped a few pages at points, however, it was hardly anything to complain about!
All in all, Nightshade is definitely a recommended read. It’s a fast-paced, engaging book that keeps you on the edge of your seat. A glorious book!
"I didn't realize I needed to point out that if we are attacked by a fire-breathing bitch, you can change forms."
"Where are you from?” I started with what I thought was an easy question.
“Everywhere,” he grumbled.
“Everywhere?” I stared into the blackness of the espresso. “I don’t think I’ve been there."
About the author:
Andrea Cremer spent her childhood daydreaming and roaming the forests and lakeshores of Northern Wisconsin. She now lives in Minnesota, but she thinks of her homeland as the “Canadian Shield” rather than the Midwest.
Andrea has always loved writing and has never stopped writing, but she only recently plunged into the deep end of the pool that is professional writing. When she’s not writing, Andrea teaches history at a very nice liberal arts college in St. Paul.