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Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer

Saturday, August 20, 2011
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.

Goodreads Summary

This book begins and ends with action.  Calla wakes up in what she believes is the enemy's lair.  She has been stabbed and has finally healing.  There is a general state of confusion, she doesn't yet know why she is still alive.  The Searchers quickly dispel Calla of her notions about them and offer a truce.  Calla meets up with Shay and their budding relationship continues to blossom; however, Calla repeatedly thinks of the wolf she left behind, Ren. 

The reader will love discovering the different twists and history behind this elaborate plot with Calla.  Ren's father...may not be his father, Shay's history is slowly revealed, and there are many secondary characters whose stories some to light.  Calla learns more about the background behind her shifting as well. 

Calla and the Searchers embark several plans to save Calla's friends from Ren's father's evil grasp.  There are plenty of mishaps and exciting scenes...near escapes, deaths, and sadness.  Calla makes several new friends and earns the trust of people she would have killed in the beginning of the novel.  Soon, it becomes evident that someone has betrayed Calla and her new friends...but who and why?  The book ends on a cliff-hanger, forcing readers to immediately put the next book in this series on their to-reads list.

The characters were dynamic and interesting, the reader will enjoy meeting new secondary characters and observing the love triangle between Ren, Calla, and Shay.  The plot is just as good as before and the scenes are very fast-paced.  This book is recommended to young adults/teens who enjoy fantasy and romance.

5 Stars