Thursday, August 25, 2011

Aconitum Vulperia

Written by: Andrea Cremer
Released: July 26, 2011 by Penguin Young Readers Group
Summary: 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.
That was my first though upon finishing reading this novel. That first chapter that’s posted online isn’t nearly enough to quell my need. Although I heard some good news last week which hinted that the release date for Bloodrose has been moved up to January, so I shouldn’t have to suffer for quite as long as first anticipated. Here I was thinking that I may have to result in reading fanfiction to get a much needed fix.
But, this is a review about Wolfsbane, so let’s move onto that subject and get this writing business out of the way.
I am still firmly Team Ren after reading Wolfsbane, especially after that HORRIBLE ending where the story just cuts off. Cremer really knows how to rope a reader in and then completely decimate them with the mother of all cliff-hangers.
I completely devoured this novel in only a few short hours simply because I couldn’t tear my eyes away from the pages. Since the novel continues off right where Nightshade ended the reader is thrown right into the middle of the action and it just doesn’t stop until the very last page (and then the first chapter online of Bloodrose). It’s not only an emotional rollercoaster with mystery and intrigue and betrayal and romance, there’s action and adventure and magic.
This is an amazing novel and I highly suggest that if you haven’t read it that you should, and soon. However, make sure that you read Nightshade first or else you’ll be more confused than [insert quippy idiom here]. I’m giving this a 9.5/10!

1 comment:

~Sara @ Just Another Story said...

Oh, I want this book. I want to read this. I want my Ren fix!!! I want I want I want! Haha. Thanks for the review. It's totally increased my want!