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Nightshade by Andrea Cremer
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Jan 25, 2010

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bookshelves: 1age-junior-high, 1age-middle-school, 3genre-romance, 1age-senior-high, supernatural
Read from January 25 to February 21, 2010

Calla is the new alpha female of the nightshade pack, destined to be mated with Ren, the alpha male of the bane back, to make a new Haldis pack. She has known this since she was a little girl, and as an alpha female, Calla must be as pure as the driven snow, while Ren gets to run around with every girl at school. Calla's life changes when she is on patrol and saves a lost hiker from a bear attack. The hiker was badly injured by the bear and Calla has to give him her own blood to save his life, never expecting to see him again.

However, the next day, the hiker appears at her school as a new student, named Shay. Turns out that Shay is of particular interest of the Keepers, Calla's masters, and she is directed to watch over Shay and keep him safe, but Calla can feel her growing attraction to Shay and is conflicted about how to act. Shay on the other hand knows exactly how he feels for Calla and isn't afraid to show it, until he discovers a hidden book in his uncle's library which may uncover the lies in Calla's family history.

I was really ready to like this book, it came recommended by a publisher that I love and I am not yet tired of werewolves yet. However, this book was just too much! It was long....really long...and mostly filled with flowery romantic mush. I wanted more action, less pining (my main complaint with Twilight as well). But I would bet that this series will be popular, although it won't be released until October, and I hope the werewolf craze hasn't ended by then.
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message 1: by Jessica (new) - added it

Jessica May I ask: How is there reviews on this book? It isn't coming out until October.

Kate I am a librarian and sometimes publishers are very kind and give us advance copies of books to read and review and pass along to our readers to read and review. They are looking both for feedback and reviews they can use about the book and also they want to build a buzz for a book before it is released. You might check with your local library and see if they have an advance review club you might participate in or there are opportunities through Goodreads to sign up for advanced copies. Check out their "first reads" opportunities: http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway?utm...

Helemcole this book discription is a lot like blood and chocatlate

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