Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Wolfsbane by Andrea Creamer

Wolsfbane by Andrea Cremer

Book Stats:
Reading level: Young Adult
Genre: Fantasy
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Philomel
Release Date: July 26, 2011

Series: Nightshade #2

Reviewed by: Tynga

Purchase: Amazon | Book Depository US/UK

Source: ARC sent by Andrea Cremer

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.

Calla wakes up in a very strange place, facing her former worst enemies and isn’t quite sure what to do next. Why do I say former enemies? Because after what Shay and her discovered at the end of Nightshade, everything she’s ever known seems to be all lies. And an alliance with the dreaded Searchers might be the only way to save her pack mates. With Shay, The scion – whatever that means –, Calla will jump head first in a war, facing her old allies. Will she win her battle? Is it even possible to win this war considering all the possible casualties?

Wolfsbane was an amazing read once again and I really liked that it was so different from Nightshade. Calla finds herself on the other side of the mirror, a bit like Alice in Wonderland. Along her side, we will discover the Searchers’ world, their magic, their history, as well as Calla’s true history. The details of the Harrowing, when Guardians and Searchers allied in hopes of freedom. Calla will also have to deal with the consequences of her previous decisions and it won’t be an easy task. Running off will cost her more than she ever imagined, but can she make amends?

The character psychology was really interesting. Calla & Shay’s struggled to uncover the truth and establish the bases of their relationship, not only with each other, but also with their new allies. We also meet some great new characters. Connor was by far my favorite with his wits and multilayered personality. Monroe also follows close behind. I guessed his secret long before it was out, but I still enjoyed the mystery around him.

The action built like a crescendo and even though the story picks up slowly, the tension is simply unbearable by the end. I’m anxious to see what Bloodrose will bring to the table, but with the way Wolfsbane ended, I have really high expectations!

Wolfsbane is a cruel and heart-breaking world wrapped in a pretty and magical package. Its world will leave you breathless and the characters will have you tearing-up. Make sure you buckle-up, because once you start reading, you’re in for quite a ride!

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Tynga is a 30 years old mom from Montreal, working as a lab technician in an hospital specialized in heart disease. In her free time, she enjoys reading all things Paranormal and blogging about them. Make sure to say hi on twitter!
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11 People left their mark on “Wolfsbane by Andrea Creamer”

  1. Kristina

    Great review! I am glad that you enjoyed it. I have yet to read Nightshade, but I bought it last week and can’t wait to start it.

  2. Alexa

    Loved Wolfsbane! It is exactly how you said, it is a thrill ride that will have to strapped in from the first page all the way to the very end. I can’t wait for Bloodrose!

    Great review 🙂

  3. Moonlight Gleam

    Awesome review! I really need to read this series!!! I personally like the original covers to this series, but the new ones are cool too! 🙂

  4. Tynga

    @little-Dhampir It’s worth the wait =)

    @Kristina Awesome! It’s such a unqiue Lore, I hope you’ll like it ^^

    @Teena THanks Teena! I didn’t even realise it was today LOL

    @Alexa Thank you <3

    @Moonlight Gleam Can’t wait to see what you think of the first book!

    @Rebs It is ^^

    @Victoria I’m sure you won,t be disapointed =)

  5. jackie b central texas

    When my much anticipated copy releases and my pre-ordered book ships from Amazon oh happy day! Nice to find out just enough to make me wish I had the book in my hands right now, thanks for the review to whet our anticipation Tynga!

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