Review: Wolfsbane

Review: WolfsbaneWolfsbane by Andrea Cremer
Series: Nightshade #2
Published by Philomel on July 26, 2011
Genres: Paranormal, Romance
Pages: 390
Format: Hardcover
Source: Library

Calla Tor wakes up in the lair of the Searchers, her sworn enemy, and 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 absolutely cannot stand Calla, Ren and Shay. This is unfortunate, given that they are the main characters and that I am probably supposed to like them. Here’s the thing: they’re supposed to be in this epic love triangle, wherein Calla really is supposed to be with both guys. Yeah, I just don’t buy that. You can love both, but you can’t love them the same. You either are in love with one of them and will let the other down as easily as possible, or you don’t love either one and should start looking for someone better. All of them spend the whole book being completely jealous of any other person who looks at their beloved. Ugh!

Thankfully, the story is action-packed and exciting, which kept me moving through the book, even though I sometimes wanted to hurl it into the wall…or hurl on Calla. The other characters, too, are much more likable. I really loved Connor and Ethan, despite the fact that they’re not the most charming folk. Sabine and Bryn both proved awesome. And, of course, Nev and Mason have always been the adorablest.

All in all, a solid follow up to Nightshade that leaves me ready for more, although preferably with less love triangle nonsense (though I doubt it). If you loved the first book, you’ll love this one too. Those who think love triangle nonsense is incredibly irritating (even more so than I do) should probably give the whole series a pass.\


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