Series: Nightshade #2
Release Date: July 2011
Reviewed by: Amber R.
I have to admit that when Nightshade ended, I wasn't too keen on reading Wolfsbane. Calla taking off with Shay was just too much for me. I was a fan of Ren way too much in that book. In the beginning of Wolfsbane it seems like Calla and Shay were taken by the Searchers and they were but things are not what they seem. It turns out the Searchers are trying to help them. But trusting the Searchers is harder on Calla than anything. She's spent her entire life being trained to fight them and to view them as the enemy. However, the information they're giving Calla now is completely the opposite. According to them the Keepers have been lying to Calla and everyone else forever.
As we know there was a heck of a love triangle between Calla, Shay, and Ren in Nightshade. And while that does carry over into this book, it's seems as if Shay is the pick. Calla feels guilty for leaving Ren and her pack behind in Vail. She also feels conflicted about her feelings for Ren and Shay. The girl just can't make a decision. And while Shay is with her for the majority of this book, Ren is not far from her thoughts. At the end of the book it seems like we finally have a choice made and then within pages it flips again.
The Searchers, Calla, and Shay all come to a mutual understanding. And while things are rocky, they all begin to trust each other. Calla and Shay are getting the truth about a lot of things. And finding out what Shay's role in all of this is. We actually get some information about the Guardians and Ren's family as well. There is a lot of magic in this book too, which is really cool. And we get to find out about where Keepers and Guardians came from and how they were created.
For how much I was ticked off when I finished, Nightshade and no matter how much I hate the flip flop of the love triangle, I liked this book. I think it has a good premise and a very interesting world. After waiting so long to read Wolfsbane after Nightshade, I don't think I'll be waiting quite as long to read Bloodrose.