Ì Nightshade Ï Download by Â Andrea Cremer
Ì Nightshade Ï Download by Â Andrea Cremer So everyone is probably going to hate me for writing this review but this is my honest to god opinion I really wanted to like Nightshade I waited so long to read this and I was dying to read it too I heard nothing but great things about this series but I really wanted the book in paperback to save money And the week the paperback came out, I immediately bought it And wellI hated it Okay no, hate is a strong word I didn t hate this book In fact, the beginning of this book started off strong and had me completely reeled in But after awhile, I lost complete interest.
First off, Calla justI don t know how to explain it but I didn t like her I felt like Cremer was trying too hard to make her sound like a teenager and it didn t come off rig Reason s for DNF Shay s character rubbed off on me the wrong way Though I ve only read 119 pages, I did not see what made him so alluring to Calla Did not enjoy how Calla seemingly dropped everything for a random human It might have worked if Shay left of an impact on me Did not like how the love triangle felt forced Again, going back to how I disliked Shay s character I m sensing a theme here Despite my distaste for a character or two, Andrea deserves credit Why Because I thought her writing was solid Had Shay not annoyed me so much, I would have continued since it was so easy to become absorbed in the story.
Perhaps when the next two books in this trilogy come out I ll give this series another shot I WO 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 SacrificeA Finely Wrought Compelling Tale Of Romance And TreacheryCynthia Leitich SmithNew York Times Bestselling Author Of Eternal And Tantalize Ok, let s start with some general stuff first In my opinion, Nightshade was a nice and steady read I thought the world building was unique and the heroine easily likeable She s pretty, though and a little bit of a tomboy, so nothing new there, but nevertheless, I found myself liking her instantly There are actually quite a few interesting characters in this book Some were likeable and some just made my skin crawl Efron and Logan Ugh shudders As for the romancebe warned This book is one big fat love triangle and the story is almost solely focused on it There are two boys fighting for Calla s affection.
Ren, a werewolf like Calla, whom she s promised to and Shay, a human boy who s new to town and whose live Calla had saved once which was a major violation of the rules, of course.
I liked how it all started out w When I first read the description for this book, I thought Here we go with the werewolves again We re werewolves We like to run We like to hunt and we like to kill vampires Thankfully, there was pretty much none of that in this book No vampires Amazing Recently I ve been in a bit a of a rut, and despite picking up some really interesting books, nothing lately has been holding my attention I find my mind wandering to other completed series Hmmmm, I wonder what Peeta is doing right now.
But finally Finally, something held my interest and had me itching to find out I just love that feeling When a book gets under your skin When you start daydreaming about other things going on in it s world, searching for sub text and insight into the characters minds.
As much as I hate to admit it, I couldn t wait to find out what Ren would Oh forget about it, enough already I sat through 221 pages of torment, and I ve had enough, I can t take it any.
I spent months looking forward to this book I mean, come on, just look at the pretty cover The idea sounded great too What could possibly go wrong EverythingCalla is the virgin I cannot stress enough how much of a virgin she is alpha female who leads a pack of wolves, and soon she will be dropped into some kind of arranged marriage business with the alpha male of another pack of wolves, Ren Who has seen every pretty girl in school naked, except for The Virgin Calla, who needs to remain pure until the union I m trying not to laugh right now All of them go to the same school together All is well Enter Shay Who is nearly killed off by I think it was a bear, I can t even remember Calla breaks just about every wolf rule in the book and saves him by feeding him her blood She Spoilers I LOVED this book and would have given it five stars but seeing as she chooses Shay I decided to deduct a star, purely because I am TEAM REN I really liked Calla as a character, she was strong and determined and her own person I loved the feeling of family and loyalty between the Nightshades and even the relationships between them and the Banes Calla has grown up her whole life knowing that she will be paired up with Ren to create a new pack She of course hates the fact that her free will was taken away and that she doesnt have a choice in the matter Still though she remains loyal and knows its her duty to Ren and the pack members to follow through, until Shay enters the picture.
I loved Bryn Calla s beta, she was a great best friend and kept secrets that could have gotten Calla into loads of trouble I love how she and Ansel Calla s brother end up together although I really liked this book I think people who like my series will most likely enjoy this one also She ends the book on a cliffhanger similar to my style and she has layered in a lot of pieces which means she s got many things yet to reveal It s exciting and makes me want to reach for the next book immediately There is also a nice bit of romantic tension.
This book is preposterous, degrading, and offensive to strong women everywhere.
There If you disagree passionately with that statement, you will be offended by what follows.
You ve been warned.
Oh yeah, and spoilers ahead, because I don t really care enough about this Idiot Plot enough not to give it all away Capice Good You may proceed.
The worst part of Nightshade is that I actually liked the basic concepts The notion of a world populated and semi controlled by witches and werewolves, with incubi and chimerae and all that other good stuff that interests me I could go with that So it s a shame to see that ruined by a cast of characters that made my blood boil, and plot that involved most of said cast being stereotyped and or just plain willfully ignorant, and the only exception being stereotyped and occasionally douchebaggey.
But the one I r This is undoubtedly the worst YA novel I ve read this year I suffered through about 50% of the audiobook, i.
e 6 long, excruciating hours, waiting for it to start making sense, but it never did Eventually I became too annoyed to continue.
Cremer rarely bothered to explain her world, but even when she did, the Keepers and Guardians made no sense to me Sink or swim is how I would describe her worldbuilding, at least in the first 40% or so the story just goes on and you either get it or not Not I still don t understand why these Guardians, werewolves, warriors, whatever you want to call them, would answer to a group of witches, allowing themselves to be controlled in such a horrible way They can t be dominant, Alpha, and submissive at the same time I love my shapeshifter books as long as they don t break one simple rule the author needs to explain clothes right away