June 21, 2011

Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer

Publisher's Summary: 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.

My Take: Yay! OMG…OMG…OH-MY-GOSH!!! I was finally able to read the book that I have been waiting to read for about 4 months now! This is the actual book that started my determination to get into blogging. It's a long story, so I may blog about it at a later date.

This book was fabulous! The whole storyline was phenomenal! I stand by my statement from when I reviewed Nightshade and say that this series is truly a new fave of mine. I haven’t the slightest idea of how I am going to write this review and prevent spoilers but I am going to try.

I cried like a little baby over and over again throughout the entire book because there is so much shock, heartbreak and despair. “Calla, come over here so we can hug and cry together. You need it more than I do but we can comfort each other. Or, I can come there! I wouldn’t mind taking a look at that academy.” Yeah, that’s me talking to a fictional character (not a quote) but this is what fabulous books do to me. LoL

Holee calla! There were so many intense parts in this book! I was probably looking pretty crazy reading on the edge of my seat, gripping it for dear life, while my eyes were bugging out of my head! Every-Single-Time Calla started feeling that something was not right, I thought to myself, “Oh…my… gosh! WoooSahhh!!!…Here we go again!” My heart, yet again, would rise to its peak and, when everything was over, it would end in another blubber fest.

Obviously, I grew VERY attached to the characters in this book. I particularly grew attached to the new characters who were introduced. There is one really surprising thing I have to say that anyone who has read or is reading Wolfsbane might find shocking; and that is, the male character who actually won me over in this book was Ethan! Team Ethan? Shocking right?! There is one part in the book where he really made my heart melt like a popsicle on a hot day. Most of all, I grew a deep sympathy and attachment to Calla. My heart aches for her! All of the things she had to endure in this book just broke my heart. As Julie from http://www.tableforseven-julie.blogspot.com/ would say, “TEAM CALLA!”

I am still on the fence about the whole Shay vs. Ren thingy. Why????? It’s driving me nuts! The storyline feels like Andrea Cremer is always leaning toward Shay (for Calla).  But why do “I” always lean in the direction of Ren? I really would have liked Ren to play a bigger role in this book.  And the very small role he did play in…TOTALLY SUCKED! I will say that, near the end of Nightshade, I completely fell for Ren, but I don’t know what to think about the whole thing. I am really struggling with this one.

And then there is the cliffhanger! “Andrea, could you have just given me one more chapter! If not, maybe even just a few more pages? Why there?!” Yeah, I get it! To make everyone feel the way I’m feeling right now. Booooo!!!! Do we really have to wait until February to read Bloadrose?

If you are reading this and you haven’t yet read Nightshade, read it now before reading Wolfsbane! And, if you HAVE read Nightshade, make sure you preorder Wolfsbane so you can get it the day it is released! You won’t regret it.

Want to see my review of other books from this series? Click on the pic here:

Nightshade Review



Julie@My5monkeys said...

Yeah for Team Calla

I get tired of picking teams since Hunger Games trilogy and its usually about the girls journey anyway.

I loved ande--she made the book :)

CHRISTIE said...

I can’t wait to read this one :) Your review has me even more excited.

Book Passion for Life said...

YES! Me too! I'm still on the fence. Sometimes I think she should be with Shay and then I think Ren...I need book 3 to make my mind up. Lol Donna

Kindlemom said...

Can you believe I haven't read Nightshade yet? After reading this review I really want to read it now but, I really hate cliffhanger endings! I may have to make an exception with this one.

Jamie Kline (Bookerella) said...

I still haven't read Nightshade yet!! I better get on that because this book sounds amazing! I actually like when a book makes me cry, that means that I was really able to connect with the characters and it certainly sounds like you did here. And it's ok, I talk to fictional characters too; sometimes they just feel SO real! :)

Brittany Howard said...

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Anonymous said...

OMG loved nightshade !! can't wait to read wolfsbane, but i don't get it does she have feelings for ren or shay or both of them i'm team ren ! i hope she'll chose for him ! :)

Unknown said...

I just love the romance and the hot relationships. Calla sounds alike the prettiest girl i can imagine, so it isn't difficult for me to participate and get drawn into her world. I's simply in love with Calla <3

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