August 18, 2010

Review: NightShade by Andrea Cremer


Hardcover, 464 pages

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.



Imagine growing up always following the rules and thinking that you know everything about your life and your family, only for it to all fall apart one day, and all because you met a boy.

That is exactly what happens to Calla. All her life she has known how her life was going to turn out and knew what to expect. She knew the rules of her kind and what was expected from her. Calla also understood that she does not get to pick who she loves or gets to marry and she is okay with this. That is until she meets Shay. 

Calla tries to push him away and out of her life, but that just isn't possible. She slowly begins to break some rules and do things she should not be doing. She tries to explain to Shay that they can not be and that if anyone found out about what she has done, she will be killed. 

Her life has turned upside down in less than a month and she is slowly beginning to lose control of things. She learns that she has been lied to and that her whole life, everything she has been taught, might be a lie.


NightShade is one of THE BEST stories ever! You will not be disappointed! It has raw action and has one of the most powerful forbidden love stories ever. Let's not forget two amazing guys that you will just fall absolutely in love with! I finished NightShade in less than 24 hours because I could not stop reading. I kept saying to myself "one more chapter then bed," but I just couldn't put it down. I want to just keep adding to this review about how much I love this book! This has been the year of amazing books and this is one you will add to your list and still think about for days! A MUST, MUST, MUST, MUST, MUST READ! 5 Stars!















48 comments:

  1. Another 5 star rating?! Authors are on fire this year!!

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  2. yes they are!!! Amanda, NightShade is soooo good lol *sigh* sad I finished it so fast lol

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  3. I really, really want to read this one! Thanks for the review :)

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  4. I agree! I LOVED LOVED LOVED this book!

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  5. I'm going to be reading this before too long. I'm looking forward to it big time now. :)
    Thanks
    Lisa ~ YA Literature Lover

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  6. I'm so psyched to see that most of these new hot titles are as good as the hype!!

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  7. Just by you sounding so excited about this book, I CANNOT wait to read it!

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  8. Totally agree! This story is so powerful and thought-provoking and intense! One of the best this year, and it's been a good year =)

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  9. Can't wait to read this book! Unfortunately, I think it won't be released here in the Philippines until next month. Great Review anyway!

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  10. MUST read, eh? I love those books that just push you to continue reading, so that your mind-set goes from "Okay, just one chapter" to "One more chapter and I'll go to sleep". :) Can't wait to pick up a copy!

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  11. Thanks for the review! I want to read it NOW!

    =D
    Jaz.parks

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  12. First of all, I love the cover of Nightshade. So gorgeous.
    I've been hearing a lot of good things about this book and I believe that it is really great even if I haven't read it yet.
    Thanks for the review.

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  13. Wow, I really have seen nothing but positive reviews about Nightshade and yours is another to add to that! "Couldn't put it down" is an awesome sign :)

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  14. I was a little bit reluctant to start reading Nightshade but after so many great reviews I just have to give it a chance. I don't even recall seeing somebody giving it less than 4 stars which is amazing. Defnitely gonna put it on my TBR list.
    Thanks for the review!

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  15. Thanks so much for the great review!I have heard wonderful things about this book and yet again Nightshade lives up to all the hype that has been created around it!

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  16. What a great review! I've been hearing all these great things about nightshade. I'm so eager to read this book

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  17. Great review! I love this book so much! One of my best reads this year :D

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  18. I am totally going to get Nightshade It sounds like there isn't much books like these nowadays, and this one just seems so special.
    Good review!

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  20. I really really want to read this book. I have heard so much stuff about this book!
    chaarmedone1512@aol.com

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  21. Im really looking forward to reading this book!

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  22. This book is calling to me... I can feel it :D

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  23. Awesome review~ I really want to read this and it's on the top of my TBR list!

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  24. Wow. Nice review! I've only heard positive reviews about this book.

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  25. Wow! This book must be really good! This isn't the first 5/5 star review I've seen either! Now I'm really looking forward to reading it! Thanks for the review! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the book!

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  26. Awesome review thanks, I so want to read this!!!

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  27. I got into this book because of this review (I read and listened!), and right now I can't wait to read it! Hope there's more of this you can review, looks like it was definitely worth it :)
    Plan to read under those huge five stars you gave Nightshade!

    legally_write[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  28. I've heard about this book before, but it was so long ago I had forgotten it! But with the interview and this review it makes me want to read it now!!

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  29. This books has been on my TBR list for a while now!
    Everyone says it is amazing and I really enjoyed your review as well! :)

    I can't wait to get my hands on it! lol

    yvantis[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  30. OMG I really want to read this book I've eread many great reviews on this books

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  31. This book looks fantastic! I can't wait to read it :)

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  32. I can't wait to read this book. I have heard such fabulous reviews of it. Thanks for the great post.

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  33. I'm always glad to see reviews of YA books. I'm not familiar with most of them.

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  34. I must say I looooove the cover,, and the interview was fun !! The boys sound exciting.. and the storyline !! great !!! Love ya books and your reviews are always great !!
    Katrina
    kittee_cat@bigpond.com

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  35. Forbidden love? 2 hot young boys to fall in love with? I NEED that book so badly:D Thanks for your review, it really sounds like a must read!

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  36. This sounds so amazing! I love werewolves, I love love triangles, and I love forbidden romance!!!! Thanks for the review!

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  37. :O all caps and five stars! all the reviews I've read are positive!

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  38. This review is what helped fuel my desire to read Nightshade. You made this book sound beyond fantastic. Thanks so much for this review.

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  39. You're like the millionth person to give this book a 5 star rating. I can't wait to read it. Great review!

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  40. I felt the EXACT same way, and i also had the same mantra "one more chapter, one more chapter" lol i cant believe you were able to put the whole story in one succinct post. good job! very detailed! i liked your review... but! the real question is: who are you rooting for? Shay or Ren? *raises one eyebrow*....haha Im dying to read wolfsbane, and if you do get to read it before it comes out, i cant wait to read your review on that. okay, ill leave it here *cough* ren *cough* *cough* lol

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  41. SpadesHigh, I read Wolfsbane weeks ago but haven't written my review :-( will soon!

    And I am so TEAM REN! LOL

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  42. Oh my goodness!! i posted a really long comment here yesturday and apparently blogger thought it would be nice to delete it along with celebrating Friday the 13th....
    well in short i said how suprised i am and amazed as to how awesome you put the whole book into 1 post. I really liked how detailed you wrote it and put the point across. And... i also asked whether if you were rooting for Ren or shay? =) ... cough cough *ren* cough ...lol

    i hope blogger doesnt wipe this out again.*crossing fingers*

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  43. Gread review, I'm reading this now and loving every second of it. The love triangle is perfectly executed, the setting so real, and the plotting brilliant. It's a fabulous book, and you're totally right a MUST READ for everyone!!

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  44. My friends say I seriously need to read this book

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