Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

While other teenage girls daydream about boys, Calla Tor imagines ripping out her enemies’ throats. And she wouldn’t have it any other way. Calla was born a warrior and on her eighteenth-birthday she’ll become the alpha female of the next generation of Guardian wolves. But Calla’s predestined path veers off course the moment she saves the life of a wayward hiker, a boy her own age. This human boy’s secret will turn the young pack's world upside down and forever alter the outcome of the centuries-old Witches' War that surrounds them all.

Nightshade is one of those books that you refuse to put down. This is Andrea’s first published book and she did a wonderful job writing it. As soon as I got it in the mail I started reading and I didn’t stop until I was done. I sat in my front yard, yelling at it as I read.*
Ren and Shay were both amazing male characters. Their devotion to Calla was so adorable! The constant fighting over Calla made for an interesting love triangle.
It's no secret that this is a pretty big book, but when reading it; time flies by. Some people may compare it to Twilight. They to have some similarities, but in an over-all opinion, I prefer Nightshade by a lot. It engages it's readers until the very and and leaves you wanting more. This is definitely a highlight in the paranormal books I've read this year.
I want the next Nightshade book, right now. Actually, I want the whole series right now. Nightshade was a perfect start. I strongly recommend this book, it was addicting and written well. I see why Penguin chose to promote it so much, it is totally worth it!

FTC- Received from publisher.