Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Nightsahde- Andrea Cremer

As many of you know this month is National Novel Writing Month. I am participating this year. It is my first year participating. My reviews may slow down this month because I will be focusing on NaNo, but I am hoping to still continue with a review Monday-Thursday and Blog Hop/Follow Friday on Fridays. I'm ahead in my posting schedule so hoping I can keep it this way during this month, but if I fall behind or I don't respond as quickly. I apologize in advance for any of that. If any of you are participating in NaNo, good luck!! :)

Title: Nightshade
Author: Andrea Cremer
Author website: http://www.andreacremer.com/
Rating: 5
Cover rating: 5
Description: 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?

As soon as I started to hear about this book awhile ago through the blogging world I knew that I absolutely had to get my hands on as soon as possible. So, on the day it came out, I was at my local Barnes and Noble at 10:00 AM (when they open). Nightshade hadn’t even been stocked yet, but I got my copy. I’m sure the cashier thought I was insane. I was so giddy and happy. I had this beautiful, lovely book in my hand. I mean the gorgeous, sparkly purple cover with calla lilies. And hand cut pages? Oh gosh, this book is so, so beautiful.

The inside, the words, were just as beautiful as the outside. I was captivated in this story from page one. Cremer jumped right into action. I loved it. The wolves sound insanely beautiful. I love how they weren’t referred to as werewolves, but as Guardians. This novel is a new interesting twist on wolves and their keepers. Cremer has created a new world that readers will adore and yearn for after it’s over.

I have never had trouble picking between two love interests in books. I am always on one side. I always make my distinction from the beginning and hardly ever change. But, I could not decide which boy I liked more. I mean we have Shay, cute, quirky, honest Shay. And, as you all know, I’m a hopeless romantic, and this is the choice for the hopeless romantics. Forbidden love? I am a sucker for forbidden love. I fell in love with him over and over again. Every time he turned one side of his mouth up in a smile I swooned for the boy I drew up in my mind. But, then there is Ren. Oh dear Lord, Ren. He makes me blush! He’s so flippin’ sexy and irresistible. And, he cares for Calla. He really loves her and would do anything for her, so much so that it makes my heart ache. I have a soft spot for Ren. I also have high hopes for him in the coming novels.

Calla is a badass. She is such a strong warrior, but a beautiful girl. I feel so bad for her. These two sexy boys vying for her attention. Okay, maybe I don’t feel that bad for her. Although, I know she is confused about who to choose. Love or loyalty? I respect all of her decisions and thought processes. She is a strong character with an amazing voice.

Cremer created a wonderful world filled with a cast of interested characters. I can’t wait for the next installment in this trilogy. This is one of my favorite series.

1 comment:

  1. Good luck with your writing! I could never do that. I'm enjoying your blog and have given you a "Life is Good" award. Check it out on my blog and hopefully you can pass it on to some other great blogs!