“Every wolf ‘s and lion’s howl / Raises from Hell a human soul.”
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer
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 right where Nightshade left off but both books couldn't be any more different. The story is darker, the characters are a bit more twisted and we learn a lot more about the Searchers. I loved Nightshade but I always felt like it was missing that ounce of...something. Although Wolfsbane wasn't perfect, it definetly did more for me than Nightshade did. There was more emotion, more conflicts, more everything. I loved all of the new characters that were introduced in Wolfsbane as well, definetly resolved for more witt as well!
I can't deny the fact that I was always team Ren because Shay was too much of a damsel in distress, but in Wolfsbane, Shay picks up his big boy pants and takes a bit more control. I gotta say, I'm team I-Can't-Really-Decide-Anymore-Oh-Well-I-Guess-I'll-Wait-For-Bloodrose-In-January. Despite my new found fondness for certain characters (SHAY), I can't say I feel a sense of aprecition for Calla like I did in Nightshade. She was more of a wallflower, making all the wrong mistakes, not asking the right questions and just being...annoying.
Nightshade was an interesting novel, but Wolfsbane had a lot more going on. I'm not sure if I liked it better than Nightshade, but I did like Wolfsbane enough to give it the GOLD Moody Seal of Approval.
**I still don't get the cover change...I wasn't too keen on the original cover but...this? It was embarassing to carry the book out in public.