March 7, 2011

Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

Goodreads Summary:  Calla Tor has always known her destiny: After graduating from the Mountain School, she'll be the mate of sexy alpha wolf Ren Laroche and fight with him, side by side, ruling their pack and guarding sacred sites for the Keepers.

But when she violates her masters' laws by saving a beautiful human boy out for a hike, Calla begins to question her fate, her existence, and the very essence of the world she has known. By following her heart, she might lose everything— including her own life. Is forbidden love worth the ultimate sacrifice?

My Take:  Nightshade is a new fave of mine and I am really looking forward to reading Wolfsbane; unfortunately, I have to wait until the release date in July.

Guess what? We have another dang love triangle to deal with? This book is harder for me over any other book I have read (well maybe not as bad as City of Bones with Jace and Clary.) With every other series, I am usually dead on about who the main character should be with. So, I was more than determined to figure this one out. The ending made it even harder for me to decide. To be honest, I am a little worried that I may be disappointed with the end result of the series! Knowing the way this book was written, I wouldn’t put it past Andrea Cremer to cause even more torn feelings until the very end of the series.

The Guardians’ (werewolves/ shifters) sole purpose is to serve the Keepers by obeying the Keepers’ laws and protecting the Keepers’ sacred sites. If a wolf does not follow the laws or his/her destiny, it could ultimately result in serious punishment, not excluding death.

Calla is the Alpha of her Nightshade pack; she has been destined since the date of her birth to be bound to Ren the Alpha of the Banes pack, and it is Calla’s obligation to stay pure until the date of their union.

Throughout Calla’s whole life she has followed what is required of her, but one day while on patrol with her best friend, Calla broke two very serious laws. An unknown human was trespassing in her packs' territory during his hike, putting himself in danger. Calla felt obligated to save the human, so she shifted from her wolf to her human body in front of him and coerced the human to drink her blood, which ultimately saved his life.

She never thought she would see the human again, but there is a new student in school. And, when she finds out who the new boy named Shay is, she knows there could be trouble.

I loved that in this book there weren't any slow moments. Throughout, you learn what is required of the Guardians and every moment the book kept me intrigued. From start to finish I had a lot of mixed emotions. I could not put the book down because I just had to know where the book was leading!

Talk about mixed emotions! The ending had me EXTREMELY proud but at the same time REALLY pissed off at Calla. Confusing, right?

I could keep going on but I don’t want to give anything away.

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1 comment:

Book Passion for Life said...

I loved this book :) I can't not wait for the next one. Still on the fence about whose team i'm on though. Donna x

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