Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer | Book Review

Wolfsbane, Andrea Cremer, Review, Book
Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer Wolfsbane
US Release Date: July 26th 2011
Publisher: Philomel

Series: Nightshade #2
Source: Purchased

Hardcover, 390 pages
Rating, Three Stars

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When Calla Tor wakes up in the lair of the Searchers, her sworn enemies, 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.

Summary from Penguin Group


We’re thrown right into action from the first page. The book begins where we left of in Nightshade. It’s packed with information. We learn about Searchers and their world, the real story of the war between Searchers and Keepers and Shay’s role in all of this. Even if the pacing was slower because of all the information thrown at the reader, it was necessary, the author had to explain everything before getting into the plot. I loved learning about the truth at the same time as the pack. Some stories surprised me like the one about Ren’s mother.

Like I said in the review of the previous book, I loved the characters. It was the same in this one. I was anxious to find out what happened to all of them when Calla left at the end of Book 1 because I could very well imagine that it would not be good for them. I can only think of Ansel, Calla’s brother…  The new characters introduced in this novel were interesting. I absolutely loved Connor and his humor even when everything was going wrong. His bickering with Silas made me smile. And what happens with Ethan, his evolution, is cute.

Overall, it was a good read. I felt like nothing really happened. But the next book will be filled with action that’s for sure!

First Line

I couldn’t shut out the screams.”

Favorite Quotes

My skin came alive under his fingers, every touch an electric crackle through my veins.”

“What in life is worth a sacrifice, if not love?”

Nightshade Series
Nightshade Series, Andrea Cremer

Shadow Days (Nightshade #0.5) [no review]
Nightshade (Nightshade #1) [my review]
Wolfsbane (Nightshade #2)
Treachery (Nightshade #2.5) [no review]
Bloodrose (Nightshade #3) [my review]
Aftermath (Nightshade #3.5) [no review]

Nightshade Series, Andrea Cremer


Author’s Info:
Andrea CremerAndrea Cremer spent her childhood daydreaming while roaming the forests and lakeshores of Northern Wisconsin. She now lives in Minnesota, but she thinks of her homeland as the “Canadian Shield” rather than the Midwest.

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. When she’s not writing, Andrea teaches history at a very nice liberal arts college in St. Paul.

In the little spare time she can find, Andrea stares up at trees, rescues infant rabbits from predatory cats, and invents names for pug puppies with her husband. She has an unfortunate tendency to spill things—white carpets beware! From Penguin Group.

For more info on Andrea Cremer, visit her sites:
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