Thursday, March 7, 2013

The Show Must Go On

Wolfsbane (Nightshade #2) by Andrea Cremer

Summary: Calla Tor wakes up in the lair of the Searchers, her sworn enemy, and 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.

Review: An enjoyable sequel to Nightshade that suffered from info dumps and the resurrection of the love triangle.

I would love to burn all love triangles with fire! Alright, so maybe not with fire, but I am getting sick of them. The love triangle in Wolfsbane is especially annoying since I thought it had been dealt with in Nightshade. Resurrecting it seems like a cheap way to create drama and angst. I would think the triangle will be resolved in Bloodrose, but there is a fourth book coming out in December so who knows. I honestly don’t even care who Calla picks.

It was amazing how much of this book functioned as an info dump. It was done in the form of an info lesson for Shay and Calla, but it still was an info dump. At least the information divulged was interesting and I enjoyed learning about it. Calla seemed quite useless. Honestly, I liked Adne the best. She had an awesome power and was able to do her job even when tragedy struck her. It did a long time to actually get to the action and then everything happened at a breakneck pace. I will read Bloodrose at some point and will probably read Snakeroot along with the two prequel books.


Recommendation: I would encourage people who have read the first book in the series to continue it and I would recommend the series to those that enjoy reading young adult supernatural fiction with love triangles. 

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