Sunday, February 26, 2012

BOOK REVIEW - WOLFSBANE by ANDREA CREMER - NIGHTSHADE # 2

By: Andrea Cremer
Published By : Atom, Hachette
Released : Available Now
Details: Paperback, 390 Pages

RATING : 4.5 REN, SHAY & CONNOR STARS!!!

Book Blurb : Taken From Goodreads

This thrilling sequel to the much-talked-about Nightshade begins just where it ended.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.


BOOK REVIEW:

‘Nightshade’ left me rather confused about Ren and Shay. What I mean was my personal feelings towards who is my Team guy. NOW, Andrea has added Connor. I love Connor, he is so playful, yet ready to act when called upon. I know he isn’t for Calla, but I think he is rather a gorgeous character.
Wolfsbane, was a lot different to what I was expecting. Andrea takes the reader behind the scenes with the ENEMY, the Searchers. The Guardians are led to believe the Searchers are the enemy in Nightshade. We discover in Wolfsbane that the Keepers have been telling a bag full of porky pies. All is SO not what it seemed. I really enjoyed meeting the different Searcher characters. Me thinks cranky Ethan may be ogling a certain somebody.
Andrea certainly flipped the storyline for us and opened up all these wonderful new places she can take us.
We don’t get a lot of Ren, which was kind of sad, but the storyline was presented to us in a way that he didn’t fit into a lot of the book. Shay was in the forefront in this book. I would like Shay, and then sometimes I did wonder about some of the things that came out of his mouth. He definitely knows he has competition with Ren and Calla’s feelings for him.
I know readers have a concern with Andrea’s wolves shifting back to human with their clothes intact, but I do get it. This is more a magic thing. Not a werewolf, Twilight style wolf. They are shifters and it’s a magical thing. Not a bone crunching, cracking, painful thing. More a I dream of Jeannie style blink, and you are a wolf, blink and you are a human. Well, without the blink, ha!
Hehe! There would have been some red faces the amount of times Calla did her shifting if she was in the nuddy. Imagine that girl having a supply of clothes handy. Guys can do with a lot less. We are talking bras, knickers......put the bra on take the bra off...like seriously, who needs that.
I loved the new characters and sub characters Andrea has brought in. The more the merrier I say. There is more a magical feel now to Andrea’s Nightshade series. Visually this series now would make great movies. Wolfsbane had a lot more visually interesting scenes and a bit of snarky thrown in.
Oh and that ending.........Calla, Calla, Calla, you better have a bag full of excuses ready for that one.... considering.
This book is a great introduction into the Searchers life, throw in some snarky, witty dialogue, love, lust , magic, loss, heartache, bravery, discovery, action and I am still confused about where I stand with Ren and Shay. My heart says Ren, but I just don’t know. I may end up settling with Connor, he seems a lot less intense and although he is hiding his own pain, he seems the less complicated choice at the moment.
Trust me things are going to be complicated with this triangle of love in Bloodrose.
I shall get my hands on Treachery , the novella before I head on over to Bloodrose shortly. Oh the tangled web we weave.......



Michelle

3 comments:

  1. I loved thi series! Bloodrose is still in request in the library but I read these and Shay'/ novella in succession. Team Ren!

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  2. Hi Braine * waves*

    I should have Bloodrose soon to read, quite itchy for it and I shall locate that novella Treachery. I am so confuzzed with these boys. I was always Team Ren, but ????? Nightshade , not much Shay, Wolfsbane, not much Ren, hopefully I get a clear Team Ren with Bloodrose. Connor is my back up boy:D

    Michelle

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  3. I have to say Andrea Cremer has another fantastic hit on her hands. Wolfsbane was such an action packed amazing thrill ride. I was a fan of Shay's from the first book and now I am a hard core fan. Shay is just such an incredibly dynamic character. Calla is such a tormented soul with such intense feelings that you can almost feel her pain and conflict.

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