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Nightshade 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 sac

  • Title: Nightshade
  • Author: Andrea Cremer
  • ISBN: 9780399254826
  • Page: 199
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 vCalla 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 A finely wrought compelling tale of romance and treachery Cynthia Leitich Smith New York Times bestselling author of Eternal and Tantalize

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    About "Andrea Cremer"

    1. Andrea Cremer

      Andrea Cremer is the author of the internationally bestselling Nightshade series She spent her childhood daydreaming and roaming the forests and lakeshores of Northern Wisconsin Andrea has always loved writing and has never stopped writing, but she only recently plunged into the deep end of the pool that is professional writing Before she wrote her first novel, Andrea was a history professor at Macalester College in St Paul, Minnesota In her books, she strives to bring together her two passions history and fantasy Andrea now lives in New York and writes full time.To contact Andrea, please visit, andreacremer

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    1. Usually, as a reviewer of YA and one who attracts a relative amount of trolls, I get told often that someone as OLD as me shouldn t be reviewing YA books And at the staggeringly long lived age of 25, I might as well be on Kidney dialysis and walking around with a zimmerframe to these people.Coincidentally, how do you like my tiara Usually, I ignore these people because I can easily pretend to turn off my hearing aid and go to sleep They stop annoying me when I pretend to fart in my sleep and sno [...]


    2. This book is preposterous, degrading, and offensive to strong women everywhere.There If you disagree passionately with that statement, you will be offended by what follows.You ve been warned.Oh yeah, and spoilers ahead, because I don t really care enough about this Idiot Plot enough not to give it all away Capice Good You may proceed.The worst part of Nightshade is that I actually liked the basic concepts The notion of a world populated and semi controlled by witches and werewolves, with incubi [...]


    3. This is undoubtedly the worst YA novel I ve read this year I suffered through about 50% of the audiobook, i.e 6 long, excruciating hours, waiting for it to start making sense, but it never did Eventually I became too annoyed to continue.Cremer rarely bothered to explain her world, but even when she did, the Keepers and Guardians made no sense to me Sink or swim is how I would describe her worldbuilding, at least in the first 40% or so the story just goes on and you either get it or not Not I sti [...]


    4. Ok, let s start with some general stuff first In my opinion, Nightshade was a nice and steady read I thought the world building was unique and the heroine easily likeable She s pretty, though and a little bit of a tomboy, so nothing new there, but nevertheless, I found myself liking her instantly There are actually quite a few interesting characters in this book Some were likeable and some just made my skin crawl Efron and Logan Ugh shudders As for the romance warned This book is one big fat lov [...]


    5. Reason s for DNF Shay s character rubbed off on me the wrong way Though I ve only read 119 pages, I did not see what made him so alluring to Calla Did not enjoy how Calla seemingly dropped everything for a random human It might have worked if Shay left of an impact on me Did not like how the love triangle felt forced Again, going back to how I disliked Shay s character I m sensing a theme here Despite my distaste for a character or two, Andrea deserves credit Why Because I thought her writing w [...]


    6. Oh forget about it, enough already I sat through 221 pages of torment, and I ve had enough, I can t take it any.I spent months looking forward to this book I mean, come on, just look at the pretty cover The idea sounded great too What could possibly go wrong EverythingCalla is the virgin I cannot stress enough how much of a virgin she is alpha female who leads a pack of wolves, and soon she will be dropped into some kind of arranged marriage business with the alpha male of another pack of wolves [...]


    7. When I first read the description for this book, I thought Here we go with the werewolves again We re werewolves We like to run We like to hunt and we like to kill vampires Thankfully, there was pretty much none of that in this book No vampires Amazing Recently I ve been in a bit a of a rut, and despite picking up some really interesting books, nothing lately has been holding my attention I find my mind wandering to other completed series Hmmmm, I wonder what Peeta is doing right now.But finally [...]


    8. Spoilers I LOVED this book and would have given it five stars but seeing as she chooses Shay I decided to deduct a star, purely because I am TEAM REN I really liked Calla as a character, she was strong and determined and her own person I loved the feeling of family and loyalty between the Nightshades and even the relationships between them and the Banes Calla has grown up her whole life knowing that she will be paired up with Ren to create a new pack She of course hates the fact that her free wi [...]


    9. I really liked this book I think people who like my series will most likely enjoy this one also She ends the book on a cliffhanger similar to my style and she has layered in a lot of pieces which means she s got many things yet to reveal It s exciting and makes me want to reach for the next book immediately There is also a nice bit of romantic tension.


    10. So everyone is probably going to hate me for writing this review but this is my honest to god opinion I really wanted to like Nightshade I waited so long to read this and I was dying to read it too I heard nothing but great things about this series but I really wanted the book in paperback to save money And the week the paperback came out, I immediately bought it And wellI hated it Okay no, hate is a strong word I didn t hate this book In fact, the beginning of this book started off strong and h [...]


    11. Good book, but I liked the wrong guy Sorry, Cremer, but you made Ren enjoyable I m so behind on reviewing that I thought I d start with a book that s easy for me to lay out.In Calla s world, she s always known that her destiny is to life her life as co pack alpha with the sexy werewolf, Ren, and to lead the new pack She never expected to fall for the gorgeous human guy she saved from the mountain one day, on patrol She never expected for everything to change.Calla was a really strong character [...]


    12. So does Cremer like Harry Potter Seamus Finnigan Doran That Neville dude from one of the wolf packs How dare she use their names in her book Just for that I m going to use the epic dating site serial killer memes for you, Cremer That s the theme for this review.Stupid, wacko loser of an author What is your problem Do you not understand the annoying traits of insta love Do you not learn from other young adult paranormal romance writers that demonstrate that horrid concept of love Must I remind ev [...]


    13. Nightshade by Andrea Cremer has incredible buzz behind it Not only does it have a 200,000 initial first print run, but the promo the publisher is doing for this book is unbelievable When I expressed interested in reading Nightshade, I was sent it even though the blurb gave me some cause for concern All together now Twilight comparison.Calla Tor, the werewolf heroine of Nightshade, is a tomboy with a ragtag crew, aka the furry wolf gang who keep watch over the woods, mountains, valleys you name i [...]


    14. Nightshade by Andrea Cremer is an explosive debut to what I feel is going to be a great series I enjoyed this first installment quite a bit, as the characters are intriguing, the plot is unique and the pace of the story kept me turning the pages at a rapid pace to see where it would all eventually lead.In this first installment, there were quite a few characters introduced as the two wolf groups, the Nightshades and Banes, prepare for a merge to become the Haldis pack Calla is the alpha female o [...]


    15. Don t think I should say much on here because this book is not being released for another NINE months I am putting this on my need to read again shelf because a I loved it, and b the sequel, Wolfsbane, tentatively comes out in Fall 2011, and I will need want a refresher by then For now, I ll just say this is a sexy, intriguing read that I could not put down


    16. I absolutely LOVED Nightshade I have to admit I m not usually a huge vampire or werewolf fan or wolf fan, as the case may be here , but I was completely blown off my rocker by this fabulous debut If I could give it six stars, I would SO GOOD Calla is one of my favorite YA heroines of all time she s smart, funny, strong and resilient And the two love interests, Ren and Shay All I can say is WOW The only problem is that I can t decide if I m Team Ren or Team Shay Can t we just clone Calla so she c [...]


    17. My status updates aside, this was a pretty good book A nice breath of fresh air in the over saturated world of paranormal YA rubbish.A wonderfully different take on werewolves, and a really nice, fast paced story mystery I couldn t wait to find out what happened next.If you did read my status updates, the author does need a bit of help in understanding the economy of words A few examples Her mug clattered into the stainless steel basin Her mug clattered into the sink works just fine gets the ima [...]


    18. The first third of Nightshade captured my attention like little else has recently I found the characters authentic and compelling, and the world Andrea Cremer built was unique and intriguing Even the love triangle element which I suppose has become a requirement of YA literature was tolerable, simply because I found both love interests equally as attractive and possible This was not a Team Jacob Team Edward situation where the main character s ultimate choice is so obvious you can only eye roll [...]


    19. I wanted to like this book But in spite of werewolves, love triangle and strong young heroine, it still wasn t interesting enough for me And I hated parts, where Calla was so aroused by Shay or Ren touches and she wanted to have sex with them separately, not like threesome , but she couldn t because it was forbidden And these moments were repeated in every page After I read about it in tenth time, I decided that Calla had some serious hormonal problems and she obviously can t control them She ei [...]


    20. Here s an experiment go to your local book store and stand in the Young Adult area Randomly throw a rock Chances are you will hit a book with a love triangle in it Odds are pretty good that it has a Werewolf theme to it too Nightshade by Andrea Cremer has both of those things in spades However, this is the book that has single handedly restored my languishing faith in the Werewolf genre of story writing.Recent perusals of mine into this genre have left me cold and annoyed save Maggie Stiefvater [...]


    21. 1,5 stars funny, right Like an F The plus is for the last 30 min of the audiobook anyway.A bit of spolier stuff, but nothing you wouldn t expect from a paranormal romance It was the worst book to read for a few years I kid you not I think even Hush, Hush wasn t so bad, because it was easier to go through It was actually painful to finish it and I was counting how much I had left This book is simply bad It s too cheesy, it s too predictable But I guess I should say what actually annoyed me so muc [...]


    22. So I really liked this book It was really good but there s one thing that I really really hated about it SHAY Why Some people might love him, think hes nice and loves Calla and all but to me he was a pushy, annoying hindrance that made me want to strangle the book whenever he popped up TEAM REN Cough moving onThe plot was good although kinda predictable,IMO The story is built around the main character, Calla, a female Alpha Guardian She had always known how her future would turn out Marry Alpha [...]


    23. Rating 4.5 stars Favourite Quote I could smell his fear but was intrigued by the other, alluring scents beneath it Clover, rain, sun warmed fields I leaned toward him, taking in the shape of his lips, the light in his pale green eyes He wasn t looking at me like I was a freak His eyes were full of fear and wanting I wondered what he could see in my eyes What an incredible debut Nightshade was a gripping read that will pull readers into it unique and beautiful world full of passion, mystery and [...]


    24. I really did not want to like this book The book has so much publicity and I wanted to rebel and hate it I really dislike overhyped books As hard as I tried, I failed at disliking this book In fact, my only disappointment came in the fact that I have no clue what is going to happen yes, there is a cliffhanger and frankly, I want to know You can see from the other reviews that this is a book about werewolves Oh pardon me, do not call them werewolves, they are Guardians It is also about witches an [...]


    25. Loved Loved LOVED this book The minute I saw this cover and read the summary, I knew I so wanted to fall in love with this book Nightshade has been one of my most anticipated and Andrea Cremer did not disappoint Landing this remarkable novel on my favorite shelf and one of the best reads of 2010.It s no secret that I m picky when it comes to this paranormal, but Cremer doesn t hold back, delivering an exceptional tale of mystery, intrigue and romance.I didn t even need to get use to the style of [...]


    26. It s no secret that Nightshade was one of my most anticipated reads of 2010 I remember seeing it on some IMMs several months back Once I saw the cover, it was like someone had switched on a neon sign in my head that flashed and buzzed 24 7 MUST HAVE MUST HAVE That cover That title That color scheme DECKLED PAGES Yes, I decided I needed to make Nightshade mine So after months upon months of counting down and entering ARC contests to no avail , I finally got my grubby little hands on a bright and [...]


    27. Calla is the new alpha female of the nightshade pack, destined to be mated with Ren, the alpha male of the bane back, to make a new Haldis pack She has known this since she was a little girl, and as an alpha female, Calla must be as pure as the driven snow, while Ren gets to run around with every girl at school Calla s life changes when she is on patrol and saves a lost hiker from a bear attack The hiker was badly injured by the bear and Calla has to give him her own blood to save his life, neve [...]


    28. A strong main protagonist can carry a book with a weak plot line and a mediocre setting But it s a shame when a book with an interesting plot and excellent world building is hindered by the main protagonist.That is exactly what happened with this book and it really is a shame It could have been a great book if I didn t spend half the book wanting to scream at the main character for being utterly frustrating.So let s meet her shall we Calla is a werewolf or in this book, a guardian and not just a [...]


    29. Bullet Review Book 2 of the Great Culling of the Summer of 2014.DNF at page 25.Super Speshul Snowflake Check.Who hates anything but ratty jeans and band shirts Check.Who has trouble relating to Mom but is Daddy s Girl Check.Whose biggest asset is not the fact she s an Alpha but who will own her vagina Check.Oh and who ends up with TWO HOTTTT BOYS after her Check.GOODBYE NICE SEEING YA Gorgeous cover BTW.


    30. 3,5 stars I didn t like Shay.r me he is so boryingI am team RenI like him a lot Calla was a really strong character She had the emotions to make her believable but sometimes she pissed me


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