by Andrea Cremer

  • Title: Nightshade
  • Author: Andrea Cremer
  • Publisher: Philomel
  • Publication date: October, 2010
  • Hardcover: 528 pages
  • Stand Alone or Series: Series–this is the first in a series
  • How I got this book: bought
  • Why I chose this book: I wasn’t going to buy it.  I thought I’d had enough of the vampire/werewolf craze.  But I had a weak moment, and decided to buy it. Just… wow.  Even if you haven’t indicted yourself into the wold craze, you need to check out this book!

Book Synopsis

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?


Emotional, sexy, unpredictable, addicting–I could keep on going, but the point is: Nightshade has it all.  Cremer delivers in this fast-paced werewolf story about one badass she-wolf, her soon-to-be betrothed, and the mysterious boy who shakes everyone up.  But don’t let Calla’s (the protagonist) alpha-ness confuse you.  She isn’t emotionless and tough all the time.  Who will she end up with?  Ren, the male-alpha who makes her heart stutter, along with a bunch of other girls’?  Or Shay, the confused boy she risks everything – even her own life – for?  Definitely one of the best books I’ve read in a while.  Whether you’re into the werewolf craze or not, don’t leave out Nightshade.