Wolfsbane (Nightshade #2) by Andrea Cremer 390 pages Published July 26th 2011 Buy at Amazon
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.
I was practically done with Wolfsbane before I realized it. I cannot get over how fast paced it was and how quick I finished it!
There wasn’t a dull moment, there was always something going on, something that always occupied your attention. Really, I was fascinated by the history and believe me, there was a lot of history explaining. It was a crash course and while it was a lot of info (more so than Nightshade) it still wasn’t overwhelming.
The plot really doesn’t move forward too much. Sure, a few things get explained and we learn a few shocking secrets, but there was never a jump to the next part of the story…until the end. We get another cliff hanger! The book was fast paced and because of that, I feel like there should have been another 100 or so pages added. And seriously, that cliff hanger! I like them, but can I please not have them right when the story is getting to its grit?
So, Calla is with the Searchers now, and there are a whole lot people introduced. They can not fill the void of the wolf pack (their presence is virtually nonexistent), but a few of the characters are gems, like Connor, Ethan, and Silas. These characters also bring along a banter of dialogue that’s usually out of place and I was left wondering why it was included. (And can I just say Ren > Shay. There is no contest.)
Can I please have Bloodrose (Nightshade #3) now?