Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Wolfsbane (Nightshade #2; Nightshade World #5)” as Want to Read:
Wolfsbane (Nightshade #2; Nightshade World #5)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview


(Nightshade #2)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  46,038 ratings  ·  2,259 reviews
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 ...more
Hardcover, 390 pages
Published July 26th 2011 by Philomel Books
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Wolfsbane, please sign up.
Popular Answered Questions
Nicole Sorry this is so late, but yes! I think this one is better than the first. Be warned though, it gives A LOT of information at one time, so it can be b…moreSorry this is so late, but yes! I think this one is better than the first. Be warned though, it gives A LOT of information at one time, so it can be boring during these "info dumps". However, the action makes up for it, I recommend it! (If you haven't read it already) :)

Happy reading! (less)
City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra ClareClockwork Prince by Cassandra ClareForever by Maggie StiefvaterSilence by Becca FitzpatrickPassion by Lauren Kate
YA Novels of 2011
1,155 books — 7,136 voters
City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra ClareForever by Maggie StiefvaterClockwork Prince by Cassandra ClareDead Reckoning by Charlaine HarrisSilence by Becca Fitzpatrick
Can't Wait Books For 2011
1,218 books — 6,836 voters

More lists with this book...

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 4.11  · 
Rating details
 ·  46,038 ratings  ·  2,259 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of Wolfsbane (Nightshade #2; Nightshade World #5)
Steph Sinclair
Mar 10, 2011 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: *sigh* Read it if you want, but don't say I didn't warn you.
Recommended to Steph by: Shamefully, myself.

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


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?


Eve Davids
Dec 06, 2010 marked it as maybe-read
stop rating this book if you havent read it.
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
Jan 01, 2011 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
Oct 05, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Although I have read the first in the series a while back, this one didn’t disappoint me at all. We understand a lot about Kala’s feelings and Shays character as the plot grows. It had its twists, action scenes and details regarding the background.

3.5 stars
Jan 26, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: moon
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
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
Sep 30, 2010 rated it it was ok
Nightshade and Wolfsbane are like black and white.
Wolfsbane was full of action but devoid of everything else. It went like this:
















slight infodump


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
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
Sandra (LadyGrey Reads)
"What in life is worth a sacrifice, if not love?"

Just like the first book this one is written in a way that flows really well, making it easy to read. And still it took me soooo long to finish it. Why? I'm not quite sure. I liked the story, I liked the twists and turns taking place, I loved the new characters and the magic - and still I found myself putting the book aside instead of speeding through it.

I have a theory regarding what it might be that kept me from going - and I'm going to put that
Mar 04, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
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
Lorryn Woodward
So much happened good thing I already have book 3 !
Jan 27, 2011 rated it it was ok
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
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.
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
Amy Acosta
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
Jess (Gone with the Words)
Jun 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2011
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 instant
Sep 15, 2011 rated it it was ok
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
Jul 22, 2011 rated it it was ok
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 :]


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
To sum up all of the Guardians' feelings for Calla:

Jan 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, ruined-series
"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
Nov 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Wolfsbane picks up directly where Nightshade ended. The story is split into 3 parts in this book, and starts off with Calla and Shay adjusting to the searchers and forming new relationships. It has a lot of history and facts - It can come across as a small info dump but I found it fascinating. Initially I was worried that this was going to be a slow middle type book, but I was so wrong, and got completely caught up in Calla's world.

Characters & Story line: 5/5

Calla - This is such an intense jou
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
Jul 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This sequel was fantastic. I really wanted a paranormal romance that I could fall in love with and I have with this series. I need more Ren though asap.
All Things Urban Fantasy
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

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
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.


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
Jan 14, 2011 rated it it was ok
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
Oct 08, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Didn't like it as much as the first one, mostly because Ren was hardly in it and i am completely in love with him. It was alright Shay made me hate him more than i already did which i didn't think was possible. Calla needs to sort her head out. However BloodRose which is due out in January is the last in the series and the first chapter looks amazing, Calla goes back to get Ren and they share a passionate steamy few minuets hope the author regains herself and finally gives Calla to Ren with whom ...more
Alissa H.
Feb 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review is now up on Diva Reads! ...more
Jun 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: signed
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!
Jan 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing
“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, C
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Supernaturally (Paranormalcy, #2)
  • Trial by Fire (Raised by Wolves, #2)
  • Vanish (Firelight, #2)
  • Defiance (Strange Angels, #4)
  • Unearthly (Unearthly, #1)
  • Silence (Hush, Hush, #3)
  • Raised by Wolves (Raised by Wolves, #1)
  • Taken by Storm (Raised by Wolves, #3)
  • Die for Me (Revenants, #1)
  • Rapture (Fallen, #4)
  • Crescendo (Hush, Hush, #2)
  • Hallowed (Unearthly, #2)
  • Forever (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #3)
  • Reckoning (Strange Angels, #5)
  • If I Die (Soul Screamers, #5)
  • Beautiful Darkness (Caster Chronicles, #2)
  • The Lost Saint (The Dark Divine, #2)
  • Hidden (Firelight, #3)
See similar books…
Andrea Cremer also known as Andrea Robertson, 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, A

Other books in the series

Nightshade (3 books)
  • Nightshade (Nightshade, #1; Nightshade World, #4)
  • Bloodrose (Nightshade #3; Nightshade World #6)

Related Articles

So many aspects of life and leisure have changed. This is true. It’s also true that we need to take care of ourselves, collectively and i...
207 likes · 113 comments
“What are you even doing here?' I barred my fangs at Silas. 'Aren't you just a paper pusher?
'That's my girl.' Connor smiled.”
“Yeah, she is great. I spent the whole week with her."
"Doing what?" I asked, catching a growl before it left my throat.
"Aw, you're cute when you're jealous.”
More quotes…