Author: Andrea Cremer
Series: Nightshade #2
Publication date: UK - 21 Feb 2012 | US - 03 Jan 2012
Format: Paperback - 400 pages
Genre: YA - Paranormal
When Calla Tor wakes up in the lair of her sworn enemies, she's certain her days are numbered. But then the Searchers make her an offer, one that gives her the chance to destroy her former masters and save the pack - and the boy - she left behind.
But is Ren worth the price of her freedom? And will Shay stand by her side, no matter what?
Now in control of her own destiny, Calla must decide which battles are worth fighting and how many trials true love can survive.
Even after finishing this book I'm still kicking myself over the fact that I hadn't picked it up sooner. I bought this when it came out - I think I left it because I was afraid of what happens in this one.
If you'd like to read my review for the first books in this series - Nightshade - then click here.
I really loved Nightshade but I certainly wasn't expecting anything like this in the second book. It was so jam packed full of action I couldn't stop turning the pages - literally, I was up until three in the morning finishing it. It actually had the feel of an 'in-between' book but in a good way. It's kind of made me anxious as to what will happen next since I'm rooting for so many characters to survive and have a great end to the trilogy. It really is a testament to how well the book is written.
The characters are really amazing in this book. I felt a characters absence when they were mentioned by another character and I felt each emotion they - especially Calla - were feeling. It really adds to the story and takes everything that happens to a whole different, more intense, level.
The plot was great. Most of it focused on Calla getting her pack back but it held clues to what will happen in the last book plot-wise. Like I said before, it did feel like an 'in between' kind of book but it didn't affect how much I enjoyed the read. It definitely built up the suspense for the next book, more so than Nightshade ever did.
All in all, I can't wait ( and simultaneously dreading ) to read the last book in the trilogy because the first two books so far are amazing.
My rating: 10/10