Book: Nightshade by Andrea Cremer
Genre: YA Paranormal
For: ARC review
From: the publisher through Shelf Awareness for review
If you love werewolf novels, this one is for you. Yet another take on the werewolf culture, and it's quite an intriguing one at that. This is a world were the wolves can turn back and forth from their wolf form to their human form effortlessly. They appear to be in total control of everything, strong and powerful, but as we progress through the book, we learn that things may not be as they seem.
This story is about two specific wolf packs who are about to be merged together as the mating of their two alphas approach. Calla, the alpha female, has planned and prepared for this her whole life. She knows this is just who things must be.
But that was before she saved the life a human boy who was hiking in her territory and got attacked by a bear.
Now, she is totally unsure about everything she's understood about her life as a wolf, where she fits in, what's really going on, and who to trust.
It's quite the page turning experience, and I was completely wrapped up in the story. Yet, at the same time, it still followed the familiar formula we've come to know so well in these sorts of novels lately. So because of that, I was a little bit ho hum. I'm still anxious to stumble upon a fresh and fabulous new take on this whole paranormal/supernatural phenomenon. This one, as I said, is exciting, but not necessarily new.
But, it does have tons of steaminess if you're in the mood for that!
Bottom line: I enjoyed it.
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