Author: Andrea Cremer
Pages: 400 pgs
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Release Date: July 26th 2011
Review Source: Philomel/PenguinTeen
I would like to thank the Penguin Teen Group for sending me this advanced copy to review. And I know that the covers have changed, but the ARCs still look like this and I love the first cover. Isn’t it gorgeous!
Wolfsbane picks up right where Nightshade left off. Calla and Shay are in the heart of the Searchers lair and Calla had to recover from an injury. When she wakes she quickly learns that things aren’t always what they seem, and the searchers have a plan of their own for the two of them.
But if Calla thought things were going to be easier, she soon realizes that was a mistake. They’re in the middle of a battle and it’s only going to get more difficult.
In Nightshade we got a really good look at how close the wolf packs are. Andrea showed us their connection and their lives with the Keepers, building a good base for them so that we could better understand them in Wolfsbane. One of Calla’s main priorities in this book was to protect her pack and get them away from the Keepers. Her fear of what might have happened to them after she left one of her strongest motivators.
That’s important in understanding her longing to save her pack throughout the book. But, we also get a chance to better understand the Searchers. We’re introduced to some new characters and they have a very interesting relationship with each other that takes Calla a little while to get used to. But, I think that helped ease some of the tension that was created in Wolfsbane.
More secrets are uncovered with the help of the Searchers, but by the end you find yourself with even more questions and a cliffhanger even worse than the first one.
I fell in love with Nightsahde because it was a strong story, unique, and a bit mysterious. Well Wolfsbane, in my opinion, just cemented that for me. It was a bit rougher to get through than the first book, but well worth it. Andrea has created an amazing world here and I can’t wait for the conclusion of this series. I’ll be sad when it’s over, but I know it will be just as good as the first two books.