Wolfsbane (Nightshade, #2)
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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 freed
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Hardcover, 390 pages
Published July 26th 2011 by Philomel
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Steph Sinclair

**The second half of this review contains spoilers. So, if you haven't read this book, read at your own risk.**

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OMG, thank goodness it's over. I think I give out 1 star reviews about the same amount as 5 stars. I like to think of myself as a forgiving reader. I am still able to enjoy a book that has an interesting premise even with a few flaws. I also can usually find *something* I liked from a book that probably shouldn't have been published. So how did I like Wolfsbane?

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Geez. Where to begin?...more
Anila
Mar 12, 2011 Anila marked it as not-with-a-ten-foot-pole
Edit: Ugh, I didn't like the original cover but this one is worse. What the fuck is with this posing?

Predictions:
- Calla will continue to be described as a 'warrior'.
- She will not act like one.
- She will instead let all available males of any species or allegiance push her around...
- ...unless Shay is in danger, at which point she will drop everything and act like an idiot to save him.
- Shay will continue to be the only smart one in the equation.
- He will nonetheless act like a douche.
- We wil...more
Eve Davids
Apr 30, 2011 Eve Davids marked it as maybe-read
stop rating this book if you havent read it.
Jana (The Book Goddess)
Even better than Nightshade! (I know, how can that be possible? but believe me it is :D )
I got this yesterday (25th) and finished it today (26)!

So. Bad things first:

Shay once again IRRITATED me to death. Seriously. That boy needs to crawl up and die somewhere. Alone. I do NOT like how he pushes Calla to do things when she can't even think straight (poor girl got a lot of stuff happening). He's also so annoying and selfish. Enough said.

I don't know what to think of Calla. There are times when I a...more
Mikaela
Nov 30, 2011 Mikaela marked it as to-read
Damn. I love the covers of this series. Can't wait for it to be released though JULY IS TOO FAR AWAY! I hope Ren gets a bit of slack in this novel, I have to say, I love him a lot more than Shay.

EDIT: Ummm... what happened to the cover? Can anyone enlighten me? Or have I just gone crazy? I don't like this cover quite as much. To be honest she looks a little slutty. Is that really meant to be Calla? Why does she look like a stripper? (I mean, she's wearing leather pants!)

On the other hand, I lik...more
Kristin
please let there be hope for Ren && Calla! :)
Debbie
Jan 26, 2011 Debbie rated it 3 of 5 stars
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3.5 stars
It pains me not to give this book a higher rating because I absolutely loved Nightshade. I have to admit that a large part of my problem with the book was Shay. If you read my review of Nightshade you know I am not a huge fan of his and he was even worse in this book. I can officially say I think he is a douche bag. He claims to love Calla and he is supposed to be this savior of them all but he still acts like a spoiled child. He pretty much brushes off the fact that Ren put his own lif...more
Mariya
I admit I was a little terrified to read WOLFSBANE. I had no freaking clue of the contents inside this book, but after flipping the first page I could not put the book down. It was like I was possessed and if I put the book down I could not stop thinking about it. Oh, man Andrea Cremer has done it again!

WOLFSBANE picks up right where Nightshade left off. Calla is now in the searchers hands and being taught all her life that the searchers are the evil ones she is quite un-trusting of them. Calla...more
Hayden Casey
Nightshade and Wolfsbane are like black and white.
Wolfsbane was full of action but devoid of everything else. It went like this:

infodump

infodump

infodump

action

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slight infodump

end


The whole thing was like one giant conversation with a few good action scenes in between. I really don't want to say anymore, because that would just be wasting the time I could be using writing glorious things about the third book.

So, like my ins...more
Kristi
WHEW! I thought that Nightshade blew me away... wowzers!

I thought that we discovered a lot of the history in book one... I was wrong so very very wrong. I loved the history lesson that we got this time around. And it wasn't a boring history lesson. I've been known to (and shhhh don't tell anyone) to skip over those boring over detailed parts in a story (Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer comes right to mind.. you know what I'm talking about) but I did NOT want to skip over any of this, I was just total...more
Anzu The Great Destroyer
Well… my fangirl moment came to an end. I woke up reading the second book and I was thinking wtf did I see in the first one? This is bullsh*t! Yep! Maybe I’m having a multiple personality disorder or aliens were controlling my brain and were forcing me to like Nightshade. I guess that would be the logical explanation, don’t you think?

In the first book we saw the world from the Keepers and Guardians POV which now is considered the enemy line. Now we get to see where the good guys stand. If they r...more
Ramona Wray
Wow. I haven't felt so disappointed about a book in a very long time. Trouble was that with the amazing debut, Nightshade, Ms Cremer set herself some really high standards. I LOVED Nightshade, so naturally I was expecting to be blown away by the sequel. Blown away I was not, however.
SPOILER ALERT
The only thing that happens in the book is Calla and her new 'friends', the Searchers, go back to Vail to try and rescue Call's pack mates. It happens fast. Before you know it, it's over.
The rest? It's a...more
Amy (Amy's Book Den)
I loved Nightshade and thought Wolfsbane would be even better, but sadly my expectations had evaporated by the fourth of fifth chapter.

Calla is now in the Searchers’ stronghold, called the Roving Academy because it moves around the world. I thought that was pretty cool. Even cooler was the whole portal creating process. I really liked how it’s described. And I got answers for the whole Alchemy/Four Elements and how it all ties in with the Searchers and Keepers. But while I did appreciate the exp...more
Duchess Nicole
TONS of info dumping and world building, which I hoped was over with in the first book. This love triangle might make me want to strangle myself. One thing that I don't love is how unattached to the characters the author seems to be. Good grief, a lot of important people die. It's almost as bad as James Dashner in his Maze Runner series. Just as I start to really like someone and feel like they are hugely important to the story, she kills them off. Meh. Just a personal preference, but I don't li...more
Laura
I really liked Nightshade and had high hopes for the next book but, well... sigh. One of the problems I identified in the first book remains, that of the ending. It's not a cliff-hanger, it's more like you're being thrown off the cliff: the ending is too abrupt. The narrative thread is snipped in what feels like an arbitrary fashion.

And then there's the prose. It's lilac, not quite purple. On one randomly chosen page, we have eyes widening ... gazing as though seeing the other character for the...more
Julie
omigod. I can't wait. I loved the first book, and I cannot wait until Wolfsbane!

Although, the cover. Ehhh. Don't like it. Actually, not at all. May I ask, whats with the pants?! Leather, really?

Well anyway, the first book was really cool, I hope the second one is even better :]

-missrosey

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after reading... 1.5

ohmigod. boringggg.

okay, after the first 250 pages it got a little bit better. but I mean a little. like, very, very tiny.

the first book was so. much. better.

1 - Shay is annoying.

2 - R...more
Sandy
Let me say this: Andrea Cremer can write. Her books ooze with imagery and pretty phrases and that I-must-consume-this-book feeling (especially Nightshade). She even adds some decent mythology to the mix in Wolfsbane, something I thought was blatantly lacking in Nightshade.

So why the two stars? This series just isn't for me. I've never liked Calla. She's never seemed like an alpha to me (I mean, I've been TOLD for 800 pages that she's an alpha, but it's been rare that I've SEEN it) and I've never...more
Jill Noll
I honestly don't know what to say. I was one of the few people who disliked Nightshade to a point where it was hard to finish the book. When Wolfsbane came out, I knew I had to read it even though I would end up being angry. So I did. And boy was I right. The first parts of the book I surprised myself with liking them. Calla actually tried to be the "warrior" she always called herself, and did a pretty good job at it. The whole searchers back story was confusing though, and dropped on the reader...more
Jess (Gone with the Words)
Read my review on my blog! --> Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer

Andrea Cremer, I bow down at your amazing story-telling. If you thought Nightshade was full of unique, incredibly interesting characters and original story, Wolfsbane will leave you wondering how it was possible for it to have gotten even better.

Wolfsbane truly felt like a “Part II”. Yes it picks up where Nightshade left off, but it’s also almost like a completely new story. I loved that!! We’re introduced to new characters (who I inst...more
Booknut
To sum up all of the Guardians' feelings for Calla:

All Things Urban Fantasy
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Call it the Sophomore slump, the second season syndrome, or what have you, but last year I gave NIGHTSHADE, the first book in the series of the same name by debut author Andrea Cremer, a perfect 5/5 rating. Today I’m giving the sequel, WOLFSBANE, a 2/5 rating. What happened to the story, the characters, the romance, and the writing between books one and two to cause such a drastic change? A lot of annoying, confusing, and boring things.

The mythology of...more
 Kendall [Kenny]
I hope this cover is actually used. The other one is not something I want marring my shelf of lovely booklings. I take great pleasure in having splendid books, regardless of cover, but the other cover for this book is disturbing to me.

Grr.

Update: Yuck. Seriously, I loved Nightshade's cover, so I bought the book and --in turn-- fell in love with the story. And then the publishers or whomever go and change the Wolfsbane cover. Wtheck? Is this not a YA fiction book? What's with the "Sexy cover"? T...more
Khalia Hades
Call it the Sophomore slump, the second season syndrome, or what have you, but last year I gave NIGHTSHADE, the first book in the series of the same name by debut author Andrea Cremer, a perfect 5/5 rating. Today I'm giving the sequel, WOLFSBANE, a 2/5 rating. What happened to the story, the characters, the romance, and the writing between books one and two to cause such a drastic change? A lot of annoying, confusing, and boring things.

The mythology of the Keepers, Guardians, Searchers, and the...more
Jess
"This is only about love."


This was totally worth the wait :D

I was so excited when I finally received this to review (bit late but better late than never). I'll try and give this the review it deserves.

I loved it more than I thought I would! Andrea Cremer totally outdid herself in this book. Everything was really fast paced and just intense that I was on the edge of my seat when I was reading it. All the questions that were raised about The Keepers in the first book are answered in this one, an...more
Kat (Le Pauvre Cœur)
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Annie
Why does everyone hate Shay??? Seriously, I feel sorry for him after being picked on by the pack. The wolf pack made me think of the old cheerleaders-eat-with-football-team stereotype. Branch out, Cassa! You're not the most beautiful girl in the world! And this is directed at you, Shay. She's not worth it. Cassa's just stringing along both Ren AND Shay and it's quite disgusting to me.

Did anyone notice how she hated Ren in the first chapter of the book and then all of the sudden she's in love wi...more
Jennifer
OMG Jan 24th is so far away! It was soooo good. I can't say more without spilling my guts and spoiling the whole thing for those that have not read it but WOW!
Angela

Somewhat predictable and dragging sequel, 2.5 stars

In the second book of Andrea Cremer's Nightshade series, Wolfsbane, Calla finds herself imprisoned by the Searchers, her lifelong enemies. When the Searchers end up being much different than expected, Calla must decide whether it's worth the risk of trusting them in order to save her pack. She must also decide if her allegiance belongs to Shay, the man who escaped with her, or Ren, the one she left behind.

WOLFSBANE was a somewhat predictable and...more
Dija
“What in life is worth a sacrifice, if not love?”


After reading so many PNR adult novels, the first thing that always strikes me about YA novels is the smooth writing. I can't pinpoint what it is, exactly, that I love so much about it. Maybe it's just a lot more simpler to read or something, but I just love how the story flows off the page and each scene blends into the next without any pause or break in between.

Wolfsbane picks up right where Nightshade left off. After helping Shay escape, Call...more
Dee
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Andrea Cremer is the author of the internationally bestselling Nightshade series. She spent her childhood daydreaming and roaming the forests and lakeshores of Northern Wisconsin.

Andrea has always loved writing and has never stopped writing, but she only recently plunged into the deep end of the pool that is professional writing. Before she wrote her first novel, Andrea was a history professor at...more
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