September 26, 2022


by Andrea Cremer

  • Title: Wolfsbane
  • Author: Andrea Cremer
  • Publisher: Philomel
  • Publication date: July 26, 2011
  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Stand Alone or Series: Series–this is the second in a series
  • How I got this book: ARC from Philomel
  • Why I chose this book: It took me a while to get around to reading the first book of the series.  I honestly didn’t think I would like it.  But once I did, I was hooked, so obviously I had to read the second installment.

Book Synopsis

This thrilling sequel to the much-talked-about Nightshade begins just where it ended-Calla Tor wakes up in the lair of the Searchers, her sworn enemy, and she’s certain her days are numbered. But then the Searchers make her an offer-one that gives her the chance to destroy her former masters and save the pack-and the man-she left behind. Is Ren worth the price of her freedom? And will Shay stand by her side no matter what? Now in control of her own destiny, Calla must decide which battles are worth fighting and how many trials true love can endure and still survive.


In the second installment of the Nightshade series, we follow Calla as she attempts to regain her pack, and a semblance of her life. It could be a suicide mission, but Calla feels it’s worth it. Just how many lives are going to be sacraficed in this war? You’ll have to read to find out.

I have to say, the cliffhanger endings are getting a little old, Andrea! Okay, now that I’ve got that out… I have to truthfully say I was disappointed with this installment of the Nightshade series. I felt like it was slow-moving, and I constantly set it aside to read something else. But now that I’ve finally gotten through it, I can give my opinion. I liked it, I did. But… It wasn’t as good as the first novel. The best aspect of it had to be the conflicting emotions Calla feels towards Shay and Ren, which really puts me on the edge of my seat.

(Also, as a side note, I’d like to point out my view on the cover controversy–it’s not actually a controversy, but I thought that sounded cool. Anyway, they had an original cover posted, and the ARCs that got sent out had the original cover on them. Sometime they decided to change it, and now there is a new one. I’ll point both covers below, so you can see. I, personally, love the original one. I think it matches better with the first book, as well. Just my opinion.)

New Note: I couldn’t find a picture of the new cover. Actually, I could, but it wouldn’t upload 🙁 But if you’re dying to see the new cover, you can see it at Amazon or Goodreads.