Review - Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

The Copy that I Read

Year Published: 2010
Genre: Paranormal; Romance; Young Adult

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?

About the Author:
Andrea Cremer is a New York Times and international bestselling author. She spent her childhood daydreaming while roaming the forests and lakeshores of Northern Wisconsin. She now lives in Manhattan, but at heart she will always be a small-town girl.
Andrea has always loved writing and has never stopped writing, but it took a horse and a broken foot to prompt her to finally write the novel she’d always dreamed of writing. Prior to becoming a full-time novelist, Andrea resided in the academic world where she taught early modern history.
When she’s not writing, Andrea tries to master difficult yoga poses, wanders through Central Park, and hunts for new music to provide the soundtracks to her novels.

Connect with the Author:
Author Website: Andrea Cremer Author Website

My Take on the Book:
This is the first book in the series; it appears to be a trilogy. There seemed to be quite a bit of mystery in the beginning of this book, and the dark setting of the novel appealed to me. There were one or two times where I got the impression of cliques or hierarchies in this book. I found this to be quite a good read and gave it a four star rating.

Last Word:
I'm not one that reads Young Adult very often, I have a tendency to be fussy with which ones I pick up. I'm definitely glad that I've been able to read the first book of this series, and I intend on carrying on and finishing it.