Friday, August 5, 2011

Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer

Source: Purchased from Amazon

Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer

My Summary:

Calla is no longer in Vail with her pack. She’s in the Searchers compound and she doesn’t know if she can trust them. After recovering from the bolts she took in the fight to protect Shay, she is trying very hard to live without her pack. Shay is there but Calla must go back for her pack. As she learns to trust the searchers, she tries to understand who she is, where she belongs and what to do with all of the feelings that surge inside of her. But as she learns about what has happened in Vail, can she live with the choices she made the night she saved Shay? What happened to her pack, to her family, to Ren? Can anything be right again?

My thoughts:

4 Stars – a great read

How do I explain my feelings for this book? Certainly, Wolfsbane is the equal of Nightshade. The world is further explained as the searchers side of the story is told. The lies of the keepers are uncovered. The truly evil characters are revealed. New characters are introduced and loved. Calla struggles to understand her place both as a wolf and in relation to Shay. Her choices haunt her and her guilt is heavy as she faces the consequences of those choices. It’s heartbreaking to read at times. I had a really hard time reading about Ansel and Ren. Both characters were deeply affected by the keepers reaction to Calla’s betrayal. I wonder how either of them can recover and forgive Calla. Even though their pain is not her fault, she believes it is and the two boys will have to face it. While I had an emotional time reading this book, that only means that I am very attached to the characters. They affect me and I struggle to watch them go through such pain. Andrea did a fabulous job developing these characters.

My one complaint was about the amount of talking, so much bickering and talking amongst the searchers and not enough doing. They’d talk about needing to go do something quickly and then spend pages batting words back and forth before they left to do it. If Calla had a question, there was a debate from everyone about how much to tell her or who should tell her or whether there was time to tell her. Please. It started giving me a headache. About half way through the book, that slowed down and the action really picked up. I think some of it may have been necessary to help develop the new characters in this book and there are a lot of new characters. It did make me nuts though.
If you loved Nightshade, you need to read Wolfsbane. If you haven’t started this series and you love Paranomal Romance, then you need to pick up Nightshade and get started reading. It is certainly worth the emotional ride.


  1. Great review. I loved this installment in the series and am anxious to get Bloodrose.

    Andrea @ Reading Lark

  2. Great review. At first I was a little disappointed in the book, but when Andrea Cremer posted the first chapter to Bloodrose, I felt better. LOL!

    ~Kristin @ Better Read Than Dead

  3. I'm goign to have to skip this book because I hear there's almost no scenes with Ren. I rather liked him... :-)

  4. I've heard great things about this book, but I haven't read it yet. It's on my TBR pile now. New Follower (:
    -Katie @