Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer

Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer

Wolfsbane, the second installment in Andrea Cremer’s Nightshade series, will have you snarling for the next book. I grew to love Calla even more, enjoyed learning about the Searchers and their history, and found myself rooting for Ren over Shay. We find Calla just where we left her: captured by the Searchers, the worst enemy … Continue reading

Forever by Maggie Stiefvater

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The final installment of the Wolves of Mercy Falls Trilogy doesn’t live up to the action and emotion-packed first two novels, Shiver and Linger. The slow plot arc, focus on too-familiar characters, and open ending left me unsatisfied at the end of the book. The book begins with Grace as a wolf, and Sam waiting for her … Continue reading

Camille by Tess Oliver

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Camille and Dr. Bennett are scientists looking for a cure…to lycanthropy. The concept and the setting for Tess Oliver’s Camille are fun at first, but half way through this book takes a turn towards mushiness. When the moon is full, Camille and Dr. Bennett walk the streets of London, searching for rogue werewolves. They hunt … Continue reading

Bayou Moon by Ilona Andrews

The latest novel in Ilona Andrews‘ the Edge series is swamped with action, romance, and plot twists galore. But the characters and setting just don’t measure up to the first book in the series. William the Wolf is on a mission. He’s been instructed by the Mirror (Adrianglia’s secret service) to hunt down and destroy … Continue reading

Nightshade

Andrea Cremer draws the reader in to a new a fascinating version of the werewolf myth in her debut novel, Nightshade. The simple-but-beautiful writing and complex-but-relatable heroine make this Young Adult fantasy a great read. Calla Tor is the future female alpha of the new Guardian pack, a group of wolves who keep the  magical … Continue reading

Magic Bleeds by Ilona Andrews

Magic Bleeds is refreshing for its grittiness. In a genre full of hunky werewolves and friendly vampires, Ilona Andrews has created a dark landscape full of ugly monsters and terrifying people. Kate has a secret. She’s the missing daughter of Roland, the creator of vampires, and the most powerful man in the world. She’s hiding … Continue reading

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