Thursday, October 27, 2011

Book Review of 'Nightshade' by Andrea Cremer

Nightshade was written by Andrea Cremer and published by Philomel in 2010. You may purchase it at and you may read more about Andrea at  

Calla Tor is no ordinary teenager. She has waited all her life for the day when she will mate with Ren La Roche, the Alpha male of the wolf pack. Together, they will rule and guard the sacred sites for their masters, The Keepers. But all her plans are scattered to the wind when she breaks the Keeper’s laws by saving the life of a beautiful human boy.

Calla is drawn to this boy in ways she cannot explain. Everything she has lived for comes into question as her attraction for the human turns into love. Now, Calla must decide whether to follow her heart and risk losing everything, including her life.

Although billed as a young adult novel, Andrea Cremer’s Nightshade has all the workings of a masterfully-written romantic suspense. From the very first page I was drawn in and engulfed with the complexity of the characters and their story. This is an interesting new spin on the werewolf tale and frighteningly addictive. Vivid descriptions, emotionally charged scenes, and an outcome that will have you scurrying to pick up the next book in the series, Nightshade is a must-read. As sexy and thrilling as they come.

I’m giving Nightshade a 41/2 spider rating and recommending it to older teens and adults.

CK Webb

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