Pages of Bookish Love: Nightshade

Posted July 1st, 2012 by in Uncategorized / 6 comments

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Nightshade (Nightshade, #1)

Nightshade (Nightshade #1)
by Andrea Cremer

Published: October 19th 2010 by Philomel

From Goodreads:

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?

The Bookish Brunette thought:

“I’d always welcomed war, but in battle my passion rose unbidden.”

OMG right? Nightshade starts out exactly PERFECTLY to pull this Brunette straight into Andrea Cremer’s world of loyalty or death.

“his body’s fight against its impending collapse, rendering his torture sublime.”

Calla breaks the two most EPICly important rules of being a were all within MOMENTS of laying eyes on Shay. She throws herself into a dangerous battle with a BEAR, then SHIFTS from her wolf form to her human self right in front of him in order to save his life after the bear mortally wounds him.

She saves him, knocks him out (I know right???), leaves him in his truck… And hopes that no one ever finds out.

Calla is the daughter of the current Nightshade alpha, and she’s been bethrothed to marry REN *sigh* the alpha’s son of their rival pack the Banes. This is to unite the packs and create peace.

Ren suggests they start “dating” before the actually joining ceremony to ease the transition for not only both of their packs, but also his… um… horde of lady friends. 😉 YES please.

Then low and behold, here comes Mr. Get Attacked by a Bear… *ahem* SHAYto wreck everything!

I tempted fate and now it’s hunting me down. I should have let the bear kill him.

Okay, really… my ISSUE with Shay is that I never FELT Calla’s pull to him. Sure she mentions it and she talks about it and we’re SUPPOSED to FEEL it. But, I did not. I didn’t get their “connection”. *sigh*

I was super, hardcore feeling Ren. Uh shhhhyea I was dude. He seems all super “devil may care” but he’s really sensitive and protective and ooooooh so YUMMY.

Sorry. I just can’t get over it.

“This isn’t about love, it’s about survival”

“No Calla” His voice became hushed “This is only about love”

This book is so much more than a seriously hot alpha wolf, his betrothed and the dude who has to get in between all the hotness. It’s about loyalty, family, friends, love… life and LIVING…

Nightshade is PERFECT, I seriously DEVOURED this book! I read the entire thing off and on throughout the course of a day! If you haven’t read it… WHERE have you been? Don’t wait like I did!! Read it NOW!


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6 Responses to “Pages of Bookish Love: Nightshade”

  1. Smash Attack

    I cannot believe Ashley had not read this yet!!! So happy she enjoyed it. This is one of my favorite YA series, though I still haven’t read Wolfsbane because I am terrified of losing certain characters! I ADORE Ansel SO MUCH. And well, I am team Shay but Ren is so different and so amazing too…*sigh*

  2. Liz. R

    I still haven’t started this series – shameful, I know! I always hear great things about it though, I’ll have to start it soon! Will bump Nightshade up my TBR.

  3. candace

    I really enjoyed this one too! I liked that Ren came off a bit different than he really was. Glad you loved it!

  4. Nicci @ Paper Dreams

    I completely agree with the thoughts regarding Shay. He mostly annoyed me during the series, and I never understood why Calla cared about him so much. Give me Ren any day!! 🙂

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