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REVIEW: Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer


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.

About the Author

Andrea Cremer lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she's a professor in the history department at Macalester College. Wolfsbane is her second novel.


  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Philomel (July 26, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0399254838
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399254833
SOURCE:  Book It Forward ARC Tours


After escaping from her betrothal to Ren, Calla wakes up in her enemy's, the Searchers, stronghold. As Calla regains her strength and starts to question what happened, she is reunited with Shay. As Calla starts to trust the Searchers and slowly realizes the lies she has been told by the Guardians.  The first part of the book details the truths and falsehoods of each group, but I still had a bit of a feeling that all is not what it seems in either camp.  Calla is now faced with mixed feelings about Shay and Ren once she learns that Ren has helped her escape.  The last part of the book is fully action packed so much that your heart will race until you turn the last page.

This book leaves us with a major dilemma facing Calla about Ren and Shay as to which one really holds her heart.  Shay makes her feel giddy and in love, while Ren inspires the steady love that she has always known.  Ren does not make any real appearances in this book, but he is there in the background and a central force in Calla's actions.  So yes, you are faced with a triangle which I hope will be worked out in book three.  I have extremely mixed feelings about Ren and Shay in which neither seem exactly right for Calla.  Calla, to me, is a typical girl, very confused and yet strong when she needs to be.  She needs some answers instead of just acting on instinct as she seems to be doing in this book.  I really hope all of my questions are answered in the next installment.

Yes, I know the cover I used has been changed, but I like this one better.


  1. I haven't read this series yet, sound great. Thanks for the review.

  2. Nightshade left off with such a cliffhanger, and so does Wolfsbane? Ergh! Am I ever going to know what happens??!?! :P

    Thanks for the review though! I'm still looking forward to reading the book.

    Nora, The Bookery

  3. Great review. I really want this book, but the earliest I can get it is a pre-order the day before my birthday in July. :( I don't care who she picks. Ren is the better catch in my opinion. Love him.


  4. Ahh I shouldn't have clicked on this...july is seriously too far! I CANNOT wait till this book comes out! That's sad about Ren though, I really really liked him...

    Your comment about the cover, I like that she is keeping the coloring the same. My problem with the old wolfsbane cover is the first was a fictional person (cartoonish) and then the second was a person. I like that they match, it's a weird comment sorry.

  5. I can't wait until I can read this. So glad to hear that it's good.

  6. Ohhh I've had my eye on this series. Am mid way through book 1, and now I want to hurry up and read book 2. Thanks for sharing.


  7. Can't wait to read this! Thanks for the review!

  8. THX for sharing


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