Author: Andrea Cremer Website | Twitter
Genre: YA Paranormal
Publisher: Philomel Books
Hardcover: 452 pages
Available on: Amazon | Barnes&Noble | TheBookDepository
Description from GoodReads:
Calla Tor has always known her destiny: After graduating from the Mountain School, she'll be the mate of sexy alpha wolf Ren Laroche and fight with him, side by side, ruling their pack and guarding sacred sites for the Keepers. But when she violates her masters' laws by saving a beautiful human boy out for a hike, Calla begins to question her fate, her existence, and the very essence of the world she has known. By following her heart, she might lose everything- including her own life. Is forbidden love worth the ultimate sacrifice?
Are you tired of reading about werewolves? No? Neither am I. :) If you are looking for a great book about our favorite canine paranormals then Nightshade by Andrea Cremer is a great book for you.
We are taken into a world where "guardians" (kind of like werewolves but cooler) live in secrecy and serve "keepers". Calla Tor is at the top of her world. She will soon graduate and marry handsome Ren Laroche and together become the alpha couple of the new pack that will be formed. Everything is shaken when she save a the life of a young hiker. Her heroic deed puts her in danger and changes the way she views her world.
I enjoyed every minute of this story. Especially the kick-behind heroine. Not only is the plot great but so are the characters and the mythology behind the guardians is amazing. I love how they can turn when ever they want and their clothes just appear with them. It just makes it more magical and fun, I would hate to run around naked every time I shifted but that is besides the point.
Calla's love interests are both swoon worthy. I know I should be rotting for the guy that will save her from her past life but I really like Ren. If you have read the books, let me know which one you prefer. If you have not what are you waiting for!