Friday, April 22, 2011

Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

Author: Andrea Cremer
Publisher: Philomel 
Pages: 452 
Rating: 5 Stars! 
Team: SQUEE! Team Ren <3 
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? ~Goodreads 

This book was plain fantastic! The mythology was so new and refreshing. Not just wolves but Guardians.... Searchers and Keepers…. Umm so cool! And every time I would question “What is a Searcher exactly?” Good ole Shay would ask the same question and Calla would answer for us! Heehee!

Calla is such a kick-ass Alpha, I love her! She has a really strong voice, but she also has her faults. Conflicted feelings are a bitch and she had an overload plus the responsibility of being the leader of her pack. Poor Girl. I just think she is a really well rounded character. Tough, caring, smart, and witty! So maybe she has some loyalty issues at the moment and slight blindness due to a certain fact, which I will not name *COUGH, cough, Shay, COUGH * but otherwise she is totes cool!

I also loved Ansel! He was too cute! I want him as a little brother! Honestly i am naming my puppy after him! Can’t wait to read more about him in the next books! His relationship with Bryn was absolutely adorable and ahh!  I just love him & want to cuddle with him! (too much?)  

The wolf pack dynamic in this book was wonderful. I felt like they were a pack. Each member has their own personality and quirks and I really enjoyed that. I loved reading the parts when the packs were together!

Oh....and the most important thing, I am forever TEAM REN! Seriously Calla, how is there any competition? I think Calla veiwed Ren as only capable of being a jerk. But I think the only thing he is guilty of Miss Tor, is being a sexy beast that is irresistible, has the hots for you and not to mention he is also an Alpha! Soooo what he tried to seduce you and almost succeeded? I mean… at the end…. when he gave you that thing… then said what he said…. And then looked at you like that… GIIIRRRLLLLL. What the fudge-nuts are you thinking? He is cocky & sweet?! *swoons times ten million!*
There were some scenes in this book where I was like DAMN…that’s hot…of course Mr. Laroche was indeed involved in those scenes. *fans self*

All I can say for Shay is that he has a good sense of humor and would make a great FRIEND… got that? FRIEND! F-R-I-E-N-D. I like him, just not with Calla…besides in a friendly way… He is pretty 
persistent, I’ll give him that.      

PLUS! Nothing ruffles my fur more than when a chapter is fifty pages long. In Nightshade they were like THE perfect length ever! Oh and the chapter dividers with the moons! SO FREAKIN’ SWEET!

So yea I really liked this book…and Ren *wink!*  

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