Aug 16, 2011

Review: Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer

Title: Wolfsbane
Author: Andrea Cremer
Publisher: Philomel
Publication Date: 7.26.2011
Pages: 390
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Yes (Nightshade #2)
Copy: Bought from

Rating: A

Summary (from Goodreads):
When Calla Tor wakes up in the lair of the Searchers, her sworn enemies, 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.

If Andrea Cremer goes missing, the first place you should check is my basement because I’m probably holding her hostage, forcing her to write more stories for me to read. OK, in all seriousness? This book is epic-fantastic, and that’s coming from a Ren-girl (and we all know he got kinda shafted on the page-time in this book).

Cremer’s world of witches, wolves, and magic is just plain addictive. It’s sexy and smart and sophisticated—all a reader can want in a book. I love getting lost in these pages. Her characters are strong and well-developed, and the plotline kept me guessing over and over. Just when I thought I might have sort of figured it out, I was totally wrong. I love being surprised like that.

The back story between the Keepers, Guardians, and Searchers is really explored here, and I thoroughly enjoyed finding out more of their history. There’s something deeply satisfying about reading a well-thought out story.

While, yes, I was vaguely disappointed about the lack of Ren (until I read the first chapter of Bloodrose), I could read about Calla all day. She is one of my top five favorite fictional female heroines. I love her strength and vulnerability, and the way they are seamlessly balanced in this book. I love the ensemble scenes with the pack. Nightshade made me love each and every pack mate, flaws and all, and Wolfsbane on reaffirmed that devotion.

Fans of Nightshade will adore this book. Instead of an even-keel sequel, Cremer ups the ante and raises the stakes every chance she gets. It’s heart-pounding, stay up all night kind of reading. These are the kinds books that book lovers crave.


  1. I've heard so much about this book. Everyone says that it's amazing. Definitely putting it on my list :)

  2. I need to read Nightshade so that I can get going on this series!

  3. I've heard so much about this book ! I think I will have to buy it ! Thanks for the review !

  4. You know I do like the premise of this story and thanks for the review. I was going to pick this one up but just realized one of the men's names is that of the evil ex - ahhh dread! But you rated it so well - I shall have to ponder this more.

  5. I haven't read this book series...yet, but I will. Thanks for the review. Beautiful book cover. I have added the author and books to my book wish list.


  6. I won an ARC of this book and I LOVED it! Can't wait for the third!

  7. I agree with your review! This just keeps getting better and better. :)

  8. This book is on my TBR list. I really enjoyed the first one in the series, so I can't wait to read Wolfsbane!

  9. I own and have read NightShade and I loved it! I also have Wolfsbane but have not had a chance to read it yet. My TBR list has gotten out of hand and I may have to move this one up. Thank you for the giveaway.


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