Series: Nightshade #2
Hardback: 390 Pages
Publication: July 26, 2011 by Philomel
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.
Wolfsbane picks up where Nightshade leaves us--with Calla in the Searchers' lair. With her destiny in her own hands for the first time, Calla is confused and lost. She is an alpha without a pack--worse, she is an alpha who betrayed her pack--and she's caught between two men. While Calla is determined to keep Shay by her side, she can't forget Ren, which annoys Shay to no end. Nevertheless, for all her problems, she is still as kickass as ever, and her loyalty to her pack drives her to find a way to rescue them from the Keepers.
What I admire most about Calla is her ability to keep pressing forward in times when most girls would be crying and asking for help. She does have her vulnerable moments and times when she's indecisive. Still, she doesn't let despair overtake her. Like her, I pined for the pack in this book. As much as I love the new characters, I missed the pack quite fiercely and worried over their well-being.
New characters are introduced and secrets come to light. The Searchers are amazing people--knowledgable, strong, and brave. Through them Calla learns more about the history of her people and the Keepers from them, and she gains the power to oppose the Keepers and save her pack. Andrea Cremer knows how to introduce a set of new characters, develop them along with the old, and keep them all interesting. We also learn a little bit of some of our old friends' histories!
Questions are answered and questions are raised. Lives are saved and lives are lost. Wolfsbane is an action-packed book filled with hot boys, thrilling fights, plot twists, and rescue missions. As much as we learn in one novel, Andrea Cremer never fails to maintain the reader's interest--or end with a cliffhanger. Needless to say, I'll be reading Bloodrose as soon as I can get my hands on a copy!