Review: Nightshade (ARC) by Andrea Cremer
Summary (from B&N): 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?
Let my start off by saying how amazing the cover is! It’s beautiful! I actually kinda pictured Calla like that (minus all of the purple).
Calla is a likable person. She’s headstrong, caring and considerate. Yeah, Calla is intimidating and competitive, but that’s because of her Alpha status. Ren seems like the bad guy because he gets jealous of Shay, but he’s not. He cares for calla and wants to make everything perfect for her. Shay is the new kid with the questionable past. He also eventually takes the other half of Calla’s heart. All in all, the choice of characters is breathtaking, making the book as amazing as it is.
The book is like and unlike other books in this genre. It focused on a girl that followed orders and believed that the life she was living was full of truths. Calla lived to do her duty and didn’t think anything of it. But then she starts neglecting the rules and also begins to question after hanging out with Shay. What makes this novel different is the ‘creatures’ that they turn into. Yes, you can consider this book based on werewolves. But these wolves have to drink pack blood to heal! How awesome is that? It’s like they’re vampire wolves! The world that Cremer creates also makes this book different in a wonderful way.
Nightshade is a story about love, duty and sacrifice that takes the reader on a rollercoaster ride, experiencing a thrill I could never forget. Even when I had to put this book down, I couldn’t stop thinking about when I would be able to read it again!
Rating: 4.5 / 5