Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Book Review: WOLFSBANE (Nightshade #2) by Andrea Cremer


Go to WOLFSBANE Goodreads Page

Wow... I've never done a review on my blog and I wasn't planning to but I just have to share my feelings on this book. For me, a lot of second books lose me because of their lack of action or plot or the characters being annoying. WOLFSBANE blew me away. I read it last night in one sitting. The pacing is flawless! The whole book is a head-spinning, heart-pounding, roller coaster ride.

I still have me issues with Calla, but I loved the new characters in this book (Conner!!). Cremer's many unique characters and the seamless and interesting worldbuilding would make JK Rowling proud, and that's high praise.

After book 1, NIGHTSHADE, I was firmly Team Ren. I like Shay enough, and I actually like him better after reading WOLFSBANE, but I'm still adament that Ren is the one for Calla. Which means most of this book I was dying for a bit of Ren. Every scene with him is shocking and heartbreaking and I loved every second of it. I cannot wait for book 3, BLOODROSE!! The entire time I was reading I was thinking "OMG this is perfect and wonderful and holy crap what just happened AHH."

And then I finished it. And all I could think was "Andrea Cremer, I hate you right now" :D I read chapter 1 of BLOODROSE that's available online and I'm not quite so upset now. Overall: amazing book, amazing sequel. Highly recommend this series.

Happy Reading!

- Nicole


  1. I just started reading it and can't seem to get into it like i could Nightshade, but after reading you're review I'm going to have to give it another try! Great review!

    -Amanda @

  2. I hope you like it once you finish it :) Thanks for the compliment on my review!

  3. Any time Nicole, it was great, really!

  4. When reaching the end of Wolfsbane I became depressed. Why, you ask? Cliffhangers. We all hate them but that's what makes waiting for the next installment just that much more bittersweet. I can assuredly say that Andrea Cremer gives Nightshade fans what they were waiting for in Wolfsbane with the new plot development weaving the story into a deeper adventure and creating just as many unanswered questions as it's predecessor. I am highly anticipating the third installment.
    If you haven't read Nightshade, well then I highly recommend that you do so soon. Lovers of all things shape shifter will fall head over heels in love with it..I know I did.