Review: Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer

Posted 17 August, 2012 by Gabbie in Review / 1 Comment

Review: Wolfsbane by Andrea CremerWolfsbane by Andrea Cremer
Series: Nightshade #2
Publisher: Philomel on July 26, 2011
Source: Library
Pages: 400
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Calla Tor wakes up in the lair of the Searchers, her sworn enemy, and 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.

Here Are My Thoughts
Check out my review of Nightshade (Nightshade #1)

Favorite Quote(s):

“‘What are you even doing here?’ I barred my fangs at Silas. ‘Aren’t you just a paper pusher? ‘That’s my girl.’ Connor smiled.”

“‘Yeah, she is great. I spent the whole week with her.’ ‘Doing what?’ I asked, catching a growl before it left my throat. ‘Aw, you’re cute when you’re jealous.'”

Favorite Character: Calla. It’s interesting to see Calla’s changing personality, and I admire her strong will and leadership.
First Line:

“I couldn’t shut out the screams.”

My Musings: I’m writing this review super duper fast because I can’t wait to start the next book! Cremer has once again created an in-captivating world. The writing was impeccable, as always, still able to transport you into Calla’s world. The plot kept me on my toes, we met some new characters, tough decisions were made, and unlikely alliances were formed.

We’ll start with the plot. Oh. My. Freaking. Gosh. So many unforeseen events! It’s like, you’re positive that something is going to happen…then it doesn’t. There were a lot of looks of disbelief as I read this book. However, there, true to form, were no dull moments–only ones that kept me wanting more! Now the characters. We were introduced to a bunch of new characters. I’d have to say that my favorite newbie would be Connor. Who doesn’t love a sense of humor when you’re in a deathly situation? But I loved seeing how our returning characters reacted and adapted to meeting new people and being in a totally different environment. We saw sides of characters that we have never seen before. The decisions, though. The decisions that the characters had to make were incredible (incredibly sad, incredibly torturing, etc.) I just…i don’t have anything else to say regarding that matter.

Although the romance was ever-present, I do have some qualms about it. The one thing that I didn’t enjoy was the lack of Ren and influx of Shay. What can I say? Shay just doesn’t give me the tinglies inside. It lacked the steamy love triangle that was present in the first novel, but hopefully that will be remedied in the next novel! However, the romance with Shay and Calla was very realistic, and not one of those superficial relationships. In this novel, we delve deeper into Calla’s psyche, and we learn about what she feels for each of the gorgeous Guardians  But other than that, I couldn’t name another fault to the book. I really enjoyed reading it, so much to where I was reading it walking through the halls at school! It was truly a fantastic read, and I can’t wait to delve into the next one!

4.5 Stars

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About Andrea Cremer

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Andrea Cremer is a New York Times and international bestselling author. She spent her childhood daydreaming while roaming the forests and lakeshores of Northern Wisconsin. She now lives in Manhattan, but at heart she will always be a small-town girl.

Andrea has always loved writing and has never stopped writing, but it took a horse and a broken foot to prompt her to finally write the novel she’d always dreamed of writing. Prior to becoming a full-time novelist, Andrea resided in the academic world where she taught early modern history.

When she’s not writing, Andrea tries to master difficult yoga poses, wanders through Central Park, and hunts for new music to provide the soundtracks to her novels.


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