Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer
Published July 26th 2011 by Penguin Young Readers Group
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..
I'll make this really quick and easy. I didn't like this book. While it didn't necessary qualify as something so awful it made bunnies cry, I could still hear the telltale whimper of a bunny who is on the verge of tears.
For starters, I was bored stupid for the first 2/3 of the book. Seriously, nothing happened other than Calla's rampant personality disorder, moping around the Searcher's hideout threatening to attack everybody one minute (not that she did by the way, she just threatened and glowered...ohhhhh you're so bad ass), loving Shay, loving Ren, being a shameless cock tease and then spending the rest of the time WHINING. OH DEAR LORD IN HEAVEN MAKE HER STOP. Poor thing she was just SO torn over EVERYTHING that she was virtually ineffective at anything.
OK, I know that was harsh, but I'm allowed. I loved Nightshade, mainly because of the strength of the main character. In the sequel she was just so very weak. And not the kind of weak from which one learns and ultimately becomes more confident and assertive, just the plain ol' wussy kind.
It got better towards the end, and by better I mean more action packed, a little bit of a twist and there was an unexpected turncoat in their midst. Oh and one perfectly well executed lurve scene.
Not happy at all but I'm still on board for the next book. I'll give my girl one more chance, for the sake of our budding friendship in Nightshade.
Hate the new covers btw.