Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer Review

From Goodreads: 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.

Rating: 3.5/5

Plot: 5/5

Characters: 4/5

Ending: 5/5

It had been a long, long time since I read Nightshade when I picked up this book, but everything that happened came back and Goodreads reviews with spoilers also help (haha). Wolfsbane picks up where Nightshade left off; Calla and Shay are introduced into the world of the Searchers and the reader learns a lot more history of their world. It was all very interesting and, I dare say, I liked that aspect of the book better than anything else.

I was very annoyed the first 70 or so pages and almost didn't bother finishing the book because it seemed like no questions were being answered and Calla and Shay were still in the dark about the Searchers' world/intentions. It was like all the conversations Calla and Shay needed to have were put off. As a reader, I felt like something was always missing and unanswered and I knew it was done purposefully because the characters could tell too most of the time.

The book was well-written, very entertaining, and a good sequel despite everything else. Hopefully I won't be forced to plow my way through the next book, Bloodrose.


I was very suspicious of Ariadne and Shay, and Calla was too but she never looked into it. Which, to me, is a sign that she didn't care that much. Yes she was occupied but I think she would have been more upset if Ren would have moved on than if Shay and Ariadne really were flirting (I'm Team Ren BTW).

It seemed like there were so many times when the Searchers are discussing the past or some plan they have or the first mission where things are left out and Calla obviously has questions and she either doesn't ask or when she does they sidestep her and she lets it go. She's an alpha, why does she let so many things go?!

CALLA MAKES OUT WITH REN. LIKE. YAY BUT NOOOOOOO. She is killing me. I know you want freedom but you also want your pack; you want Shay but you also want Ren. She says she wants Shay but every time they make out memories of Ren come back and she's so attached to his ring? Those are signs. I know she can't get over him that easily, and she'll always love him, but I think it's so obvious that he's the guy for her. She can't just choose Shay and say he's more her type now because he's wolf and an alpha.

I think everything Calla was apparently running away from came back into her life anyway and she enjoyed it. I hope the next book clears things up because I was clearly frustrated with a lot of things. Thank god for Connor!

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