Author: Andrea Cremer
Genre: Young Adult
Release Date: October 19, 2010
I received this book for review from Penguin/Philomel Books.
Summary: 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?
Thoughts: Ever since Calla was very young she knew what was expected of her. Graduate high school, mate with alpha Ren Laroche. A union which will bring an alliance between Nightshade and Bane, forming a third pack. But when she breaks the law by saving a human boy... She starts a chain reaction that turns her world upside down and makes her question every aspect of her life.
Fantastic read, loved it! I love when a book lives up to all the anticipation. Nightshade is an enthralling story. Every minute of the story was pretty exciting, this is a book that once you start you won't want to put it down. Very seductive and suspenseful. A heart-pounding story that leaves you on the edge of your seat, and most certainly leaves you want more.
Calla was great character, I liked her a lot. She's a warrior at heart, but there's a normal teenage girl just itching to break out. All the characters are wonderful in their own way. But Ren and Shay both stand out for me. Both want Calla and she feels something for both guys. Now I can't wait to see what well happen next in this series. Ahh... more anticipation!
Score: 5 Stars
Shay Doran has his own site, make sure to check it out: http://www.shaydoran.com/