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Nightshade Mini Review

16 Jul, 2010 by in nighshade, Philomel 3 comments

Nightshade by Andrea Cremer
To be published October 19th 2010 by Philomel
details Hardcover, 464 pages
isbn 039925482X
Source Mundie Moms ARC tour

While other teenage girls daydream about boys, Calla Tor imagines ripping out her enemies’ throats. And she wouldn’t have it any other way. Calla was born a warrior and on her eighteenth-birthday she’ll become the alpha female of the next generation of Guardian wolves. But Calla’s predestined path veers off course the moment she saves the life of a wayward hiker, a boy her own age. This human boy’s secret will turn the young pack’s world upside down and forever alter the outcome of the centuries-old Witches’ War that surrounds them all

I just finished this book last night and have been procrastinating picking up another book because I want it to linger in my mind. Nightshade easily slides into my best summer reads list with five stars. It is an amazingly sexy and captivating story that I burned through and savored. First of all the cover is a huge hit for me. The glitter, the cala lilies the purple…love! Second, the plot is one you’ll devour. And third, not only is Andrea Cremer an outstanding writer; she is also a super fun tweeter. I tip my hat to authors who tweet their fans and she joined in on our Team Ren versus Team Shay conversations.

Once you read Nightshade you’ll be hungry for more. Happily, there is a sequel planned and Andrea informed us that shooting has begun for the next cover of “Wolfsbane” which is due out in 2011. Can I possibly wait that long? Really…this book is THAT good. Stay tuned for a longer review closer to Nighshade’s book birthday in October. In the meantime, check our Andrea’s website at and watch for this to hit shelves, it’s a must read!