pub date: July 12, 2011
source: ALA Midwinter
appeals: werewolves, romance, magic, love triangle
Wow, I loved this book. It was wonderful. It was great. It was exciting. I loved it.
I love the lore of the Searchers and Gaurdians and Keepers. It is one of my favorite things in Nightshade. In Wolfbane we learn more about all the groups, especially now that Calla is with the Searchers. It's a whole other side of the story. There was a lot of explanation of the history of the Searchers, especially at the beginning. Though it was a little long at times, it didn't slow down the action of the story too much, mostly because I found it so interesting. And of course their was some catch-up from Nightshade, but I really appreciated it. It got me back into the world and reminded me about what had happened before.
I'm still not much of a Shay fan. I don't dislike him like I did in Nightshade, but I still just dont like him and Calla together. There is just something about him. From the very beginning of Nightshade their relationship was too physical, too fast. After reading Wolfsbane, I still feel the same. Ren has his issues, but I still like him with Calla better. They had a past. They have a future. Though either way Calla chooses in the next book, there is going to be a broken heart and whoever it is, it'll make me sad.
Calla made some decisions in this book that I am not happy with. AT ALL. But I'm hoping with Bloodrose everything will be explained and tied up in a (hopefully neat) bow so that her decisions dont bother me so much. I hope.
Anyway, exciting and fun and great book!
blurb from goodreads:
This thrilling sequel to the much-talked-about Nightshade begins just where it ended.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.