Review: Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer

Wolfsbane (Nightshade, #2)
Release Date:July 26 2011
Publisher: Penquin Young Readers Group
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 390
Genre: YA/Supernatural/Fiction
Source: Bought
Goodreads Synopsis:
When Calla Tor wakes up in the lair of the Searchers, 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 man—she left behind. 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 endure and still survive.

My Thoughts:

I liked Wolfsbane. I thought Andrea did a good job with it. I don't think I liked it as much as I liked Nightshade though. 

I had really high hopes for Wolfsbane, I am not sure if I was hoping that it would surpass Nightshade or if I just had really high expectations but I thought that Nightshade was going to go in a different direction than it did.

Now I am not saying that I didn't enjoy it because I did. I absolutely love Andrea's writing and I love this story immensely. I just thought that she was going to take the story in a different direction.

I loved how Calla and Shay were finally able to be together but I was a little upset with Calla for her emotions conflicting as much as they did when it came to Ren. I know that she was born to believe that her and Ren were going to be together and that those feelings wouldn't have gone away over night, I just thought that she was focusing a little too much on those feelings for Ren instead of trying to figure out how much she loves Shay.

I loved the new character's that were introduced. I thought they brought a great element to the story. It's definitely a nice twist to see the "enemy" and the "good guys" working together.

Such a great series and Andrea never disappoints. A great story of love, loss and overcoming your own insecurities and learning to live with your destiny. I love The Nightshade series and I cannot wait to read Bloodrose.

I Give This 4/5 Hearts!

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  1. Hmmm.... I like Ren much more than Shay so I wouldn't mind if she had *feelings* for Ren.Good review.I was thinking of picking this one up but I didn't like Nightshade that much so....

    Krazyyme @ Young Readers

  2. I would suggest if you do not know how to portray the kind of deep romance or love that I felt Andrea Cremer was trying to get across then you best leave your novel as an action novel. ( This is of course entirely opinion.) I would still re-read it if entirely bored out of my mind. ( As not to say it was horrible because it was clearly still entirely action savvy)