Friday, August 23, 2013

"Wolfsbane" by Andrea Cremer!

*Materials & images courtesy of Goodreads; review owned by Desert Rose Reviews.

Hiya!  Today I've got another review for you guys.  This is a sequel, so there may be unintentional spoilers if you haven't read the first book yet.

Nightshade #2

~Published: July 26th, 2011

~Pages: 390

~Genres: Young Adult, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance
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.

 About the Author

 Andrea Cremer
Andrea Cremer is the author of the internationally bestselling Nightshade series. She spent her childhood daydreaming and roaming the forests and lakeshores of Northern Wisconsin. 

Andrea has always loved writing and has never stopped writing, but she only recently plunged into the deep end of the pool that is professional writing. Before she wrote her first novel, Andrea was a history professor at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. In her books, she strives to bring together her two passions: history and fantasy. Andrea now lives in New York and writes full time.

 My Review

 5/5 Roses

I absolutely loved the first book in this series, and was excited to read the sequel.  Luckily, it was even better than the first book, and didn't disappoint!!

With the addition of the Searchers, this book added a whole new layer of adventure and action to an already intense story.  I love all the Searcher characters as much as I loved the Guardians.  The way they play off each other and deal with each other is fantastic, and completely addicting.  

All the characters ended up facing huge personal challenges, and were all forced to grow and make hard decisions.  The changes in Calla were especially wonderful, making her an easy lead character to connect with and follow.  Some of the character developments were expected and a relief, while others were a total surprise, but still completely amazing.  

The writing, as in the first book, is awesome.  Flowing quickly and easily, Andrea Cremer sweeps her readers along an intense and action-packed adventure.  This is a book I'd highly recommend to any YA paranormal fan, and is one that's left me highly anticipating the third book!

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