Author: Andrea Cremer
Published: October 19, 2010
Rating: 5 flowers
Calla Tor has always known her destiny: After graduating from the Mountain School, she'll be the mate of sexy alpha wolf Ren Laroche and fight with him, side by side, ruling their pack and guarding sacred sites for the Keepers. But when she violates her masters' laws by saving a beautiful human boy out for a hike, Calla begins to question her fate, her existence, and the very essence of the world she has known. By following her heart, she might lose everything--including her own life. Is forbidden love worth the ultimate sacrifice?
NIGHTSHADE is a captivating story full of romance, suspense and mystery that will leave you dying to read the next book.
All I want to do is go on and on about how much I absolutely LOVE this book! This was another book I was dying to read and I was so so so happy I got the chance to before it came out. It is definitely not like any other book I have read. NIGHTSHADE has a truly original premise. Andrea Cremer's world of Guardians and Keepers, had me turning every page with anticipation. It is now one of my favorite 2010 debut novels.
NIGHTSHADE has it all. Romance, mystery, action, drama, realistic characters; everything that a great paranormal read should have. It definetly exceeded my expectations. Cremer's writing is beautifully done. She definetly leaves readers thinking with all the secrets and mysteries going on. The action scenes were outstanding, it felt like I was watching the whole thing happen before my eyes.
The love triangle had me going back and forth between the love interests. I still don't know who I like more. There's Ren, (OMG!) the sexy alpha male play boy and Shay, the new boy at school who Calla saves. At first I didn't even see Shay as competition until almost toward the middle of the book, then I was as confused as Calla was! Andrea Cremer knows how to create some sexy characters! Calla was my favorite. I absolutely love strong female protagonists.
Overall, NIGHTSHADE is a book that I think every paranormal fan will love. I don't want to give to much away about the plot so i'll just tell you that you DON'T want to skip out on reading this book! Andrea Cremer's new world of werewolves will have anyone counting down the days, waiting for the next book in the series. I know I am!