Wednesday, September 1, 2010

rated T for Teen: Nightshade

i finally came up with a catchy title for my book reviews!!! (hint: look at post title) oh, the things I think of after fifteen long hours of consciousness...

SO. i'm reviewing Nightshade by Andrea Cremer today. (thanks again to Sunday Cafe for the ARC!)

synopsis: (contains mild spoilers...just remember i didn't write it!)

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 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?

my review:

A truly seductive read. Nightshade pulled me in, layer by carefully-crafted layer, until i was completely captivated. I did not want to put this book down!

Now, I will admit that I wouldn't have read Nightshade if I hadn't won it. It sounded too much like Blood and Chocolate, which wasn't my kind of book (for the record, though, I really enjoyed the movie...).

Despite my expectations, Nightshade drew me in from the start. I loved it.

That's not to say it was perfect. Some of the sexual stuff I thought Cremer definitely could have done without, and Nightshade has one of those increasingly-overused, all-the-rage love triangles. However, the good FAR outweighs the annoying.

In fact, I give Nightshade a 4.8 out of 5. DEFINITELY RECOMMEND.


  1. NICE! i've been hearing so much about this book -- thanks for the rec!!

  2. I love your new title for book reviews. What a great cover and premise. Thanks for the review!

  3. Tahereh--no problem!

    Theresa--thank you! and you're welcome : )

  4. I'm looking forward to reading this. Thanks for a great and honest review. :)
    Lisa ~ YA Literature Lover

  5. thanks, Lisa! i hope you enjoy it, too!

  6. Glad you liked it!
    I never bother with creative post titles except for my blog hop posts. For some reason, I like to do something original each week.
    Alison Can Read

  7. This cover has drawn me in, so I'm so glad you gave it an honest review!! Bravo as usual :)

  8. Alison--thanks! i wouldn't like coming up with a new title each week--i like the routine. but whatever works, right?

    Molly--thank you so much : ) you're so sweet!

    aspiring x--haha, thanks!


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