Saturday, 30 July 2011

Review: Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer

Sorry for the long time between posts but I spent a few weeks in Europe with no internet connection which made it kind of hard to post! That and the fact that everytime I've finished a book lately there has been another awesome one begging me to pick it up as soon as possible. Finally one broke through this, my need to sing it's praise so strong! And that one was Nightshade's amazing sequel Wolfsbane.

    How many trials can love survive?
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.
(Taken from the Nightshade website)

Let me say this, I have been waiting for months for the release of this book! Yes, I know everyone else who read Nightshade has been waiting anxiously for that long too, as you can't help but fall in love with it, but I swear my waiting has been slightly more violent than yours. Everytime I saw a tweet that someone else had an ARC of Wolsbane  I got practically homicidal! Luckily, most of those people lived in the US and as I'm in Australia are safely out of my reach. And even though it has felt like forever, left with that cliffhanger, it was well worth the wait.

In Nightshade I fell in love with the deep and intricate characters created by Andrea Cremer and in Wolfsbane not only was I introduced to a new a whole cast of new characters to love but some old favourites of mine were back. And bestill my nerdily beating heart if I haven't fallen in love with Silas.

The unique intensity and depth of the relationships I found in Nightshade was once again present in Wolfsbane making it a compelling read I couldn't get enough of. Usually with a love triangle I'm quick to pick a side and stick to it as I did with the first in this series. After Nightshade I was firmly Team Ren. Now, after finishing book two I'm still Tean Ren though there were points where I wavered a little.

And that ending! Ugh, yet another cliffhanger from the brilliant Andrea Cremer. I don't think I have ever had this much trouble waiting for a book! I honestly was naive enough to believe that reading the first chapter of what is going to be the third in this awesome series, Bloodrose, would help with the cliffhanger. But nope it just left me truly longing for more!

Without putting spoilers in here there isn't much else I can say as I really really really (!!) just want to go all "OMG I couldn't believe it when ..... happened!" and  "Did you see that coming? Did you?!?" and "*whistles lowly and fans self* Shay was so hot in that scene, you know the one ...." so if you've read Wolfsbane I seriously need someone to talk about it to!

Also, the winner for the City of Fallen Angel giveaway is...  Kamsajini Thillainathan! Please send me an email with your address to post it!


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