When Calla Tor wakes up in the lair of 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 boy – she left behind.
But 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 survive.
Why I picked it up:
I loved the first book in the series, Nightshade. I rated it four stars.
What I didn’t like about it:
To be blunt, this was the worst start to a book that I’ve ever read. I loved Nightshade and had high hopes for Wolfsbane, but they literally stood around and talked for the first 70 pages. 70! If I didn’t like Nightshade so much I would have stopped reading. The worst part was that there wasn’t even any new information given, they just rehashed and argued over things we’d already learnt in the first book.
Unfortunately, talking seemed to be the theme of Wolfsbane. It seemed like the “story” happened back in the Vail between the Guardians and the Keepers and all we got was Calla snarling and the Searcher’s talk, talk, talking, info dumping and talking some more.
In between all that talking, something else really bothered me:
My body quaked (pg.41)
A trembling began in my shoulders, traveling down my back (pg.53)
I noticed I was trembling (pg.348)
I shivered (pg.346)
I backed away, limbs trembling (pg.335)
This is Calla:
What I liked about it:
I liked that Andrea Cremer didn’t hold back. The Guardian’s got screwed over from Calla’s actions and I liked that she didn’t sugar coat it. Despite the execution, I still think the story is interesting and I’ll read the third book to see how it all ends. Hopefully the third book will be more like the first *crosses fingers*
My Verdict: 2 stars
Have you ever read a series where you loved the first book and were disappointed in the second? I could make a list of them!