Nightshade by Andrea Cremer
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Calla is the alpha female of a shape-shifting wolf pack. She is destined to marry Ren Laroche, the pack's alpha male. Together, they would rule their pack together, guarding sacred sites for the Keepers. But then, Calla saves a beautiful human boy, who captures her heart. Calla begins to question everything - her fate, her existence, and her world and the orders the Keepers have asked her to follow. She will have to make a choice. But will she follow her heart if it means losing everything, including her own life?
 

About Andrea Cremer

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Andrea Cremer (www.andreacremer.com) is the New York Times bestselling author of the Nightshade trilogy and is the writer in residence at Macalester College. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with her husband and two dogs.
 
Published October 19, 2010 by Speak. 463 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult. Fiction

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This may be sounding familiar, and also recognizable is the novel’s sexual tension: The mere touch of either Ren or Shay can drive Calla to uncontrollable, ultimate bliss, to the extent that her urges sometimes overpower the plot.

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Examiner

I was pulled unto Andrea’s seductive, twisted world where humans are pawns to a powerful pack of werewolves, and nothing is what it seems, I was left guessing until the very end.” -Becca Fitzpatrick, New York Times bestselling author of Hush, Hush “Filled with love, lust, action, suspense and m...

Apr 18 2012 | Read Full Review of Nightshade: Book 1

Examiner

Nightshade is the intriguing debut novel by International bestselling author, Andrea Cremer.

Jun 25 2011 | Read Full Review of Nightshade: Book 1

New York Journal of Books

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Cremer, a history professor, has clearly put her expertise to excellent use.The scenes are vivid and often filled with action that makes it hard to put the book down.

Oct 19 2010 | Read Full Review of Nightshade: Book 1

Los Angeles Times

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There are a few too many scenes of characters summoning each other with "hooked fingers" and incidents of Calla feeling so turned on that her knees might give out, but Cremer's writing is otherwise imaginative and compelling — so compelling that readers of "Nightshade" will most likely have a har...

Oct 17 2010 | Read Full Review of Nightshade: Book 1

The Bookbag

And Shay isn't afraid to question the ways of the Keepers and Guardians, not if it causes Calla to question her own future, and whether or not it's possible for her to choose him over Ren… I loved this book.

Sep 02 2012 | Read Full Review of Nightshade: Book 1

Common Sense Media

The main character, Calla, continues to agonize over her overwhelming feelings of love, lust, grief, and responsibility for leading her wolf pack in a dangerous war against their oppressors.

Jan 03 2012 | Read Full Review of Nightshade: Book 1

Common Sense Media

By the time Calla's pack finally makes an appearance -- in a gripping battle sequence that pits former packmates against each other -- it's clear just how much more interesting the secondary characters (Guardian or Seeker) are than Calla and Shay.

Jul 26 2011 | Read Full Review of Nightshade: Book 1

Common Sense Media

Ren and Calla are destined to be "mated" on Halloween, unifying the two packs, but in the two months leading up to her marriage ceremony, Calla realizes Shay isn't just a normal human, and her feelings for him are too complicated to ignore.

Oct 19 2010 | Read Full Review of Nightshade: Book 1

WAPL Teens

When Shay brings Calla a forbidden medival text from his Guardian uncle's library, a book containing a history of the Keepers and Guardians that contradicts everything Calla has ever believed, Calla knows there's no turning back.

Nov 11 2010 | Read Full Review of Nightshade: Book 1

YA Highway

But things are happening all the way through, so it didn’t feel long, and other than some of the swooning descriptions—I did think Calla spent a little too much time feeling like she was going to faint (about midway through I was actually starting to theorize that her feeling faint so often was g...

Aug 05 2010 | Read Full Review of Nightshade: Book 1

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Dec 24 2010 | Read Full Review of Nightshade: Book 1

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I think the first chapter was the perfect way to start off with Shay and the Grisly, which leads me on to Shay.

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