(ARC REVIEW) Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

June 14, 2010 5 flames 11

Author: Andrea Cremer
Source: Around The World Tours
*I received this book through a book tour site for review for free*

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Philomel (October 19, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 039925482X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399254826


While other teenage girls daydream about boys, Calla Tor imagines ripping out her enemies’ throats. And she wouldn’t have it any other way. Calla was born a warrior and on her eighteenth-birthday she’ll become the alpha female of the next generation of Guardian wolves. But Calla’s predestined path veers off course the moment she saves the life of a wayward hiker, a boy her own age. This human boy’s secret will turn the young pack’s world upside down and forever alter the outcome of the centuries-old Witches’ War that surrounds them all. 


Oh my goodness! This book was another huge one! I thought I would spend a week on this sucker, but I finished it in days.  That is how amazing this book is!

The author did an amazing job at throwing twists in for the werewolf idea.  It was not at all what the normal is.  In this book, Calla is the alpha, not a man.  If you set aside all of the confusing background of the packs history and beliefs, which can be confusing, and look at the book as something fresh and amazing, then you too will easily be captivated into this authors’ world of werewolves and adventure.

Another amazing hurdle in the book that the author did a wonderful job on was the love and romance.  The triangle left me torn up just as much as Calla.  It was hard to know who to cheer for when the two love interests were amazing as well.  It made me want to pull my hair out in frustration and wonder at what would happen between the three. To top it off, the author does an amazing job at leaving you guessing up until the end.  Just when you think you have everything figured out, you get smacked with a different outcome than what you expected.

The ending did lack in satisfaction though.  It didn’t end in the right spot and feel of the entire book.  To me it either could have ended sooner, or left a bigger finale than what was written.  Hopefully the author can work on this before publication date or be prepared to give her fans the next installment soon!


Outstanding Book That Will Stay On My Bookshelf
For Rereading! 5 STARS

11 Responses to “(ARC REVIEW) Nightshade by Andrea Cremer”

  1. Page (One Book At A Time)

    You pretty much had the exact same thought I did about this book lol.
    Seriously, I couldn’t choose between the two guys, thought the end should have come a little sooner, and the pack history was a little confusing!
    But overall it was just awesome!

  2. The Library Lurker

    I’m really glad that you liked it so much! I’ve already preordered it because I just know that I’m going to love it! I love it when even you don’t know who the main character is going to pick in a love triangle, it makes things so much more exciting! Wonderful review!

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