Nightshade #1 Natskygger
Series: Nightshade #1
Author: Andrea Cremer
Published in English: 2010
Dansk titel: Natskygger
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2011
Finished Reading: November 2018
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance & Fantasy
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
Calla Tor has always known her destiny: After graduating from the Mountain School, she’ll be the mate of sexy alpha wolf Ren Laroche and fight with him, side by side, ruling their pack and guarding sacred sites for the Keepers. But when she violates her masters’ laws by saving a beautiful human boy out for a hike, Calla begins to question her fate, her existence, and the very essence of the world she has known.
By following her heart, she might lose everything- including her own life. Is forbidden love worth the ultimate sacrifice?
This was a nice steady read with a unique would to back it up and our Calla is relatable and I found myself liking her relatively early on in the book. As for the other characters, some were likable but for the most part, I didn’t take notice of them.
I’m not a big fan of love triangles and truth be told this was nothing but that. Two boys fighting for Calla’s love and affection and it became too much in the end.
Shay is a weak character if you compare him to Ren. He was a strong male character with some nice traits and a bad boy all the way trough. He and Calla had great chemistry it felt honest and genuine, kind of opposite as how I pictured Shay and Calla. Shay was dull and predictable his character description wore thin if only the author had made him more exciting.
The overall plot is a bit uneventful and the first part of the book was solely about the presentation of our characters and the love interest, which is the focus of this book, so if you don’t mind that so much, I think you’ll like this story very much.
I had a good time reading it though, it was an easy read and it was straightforward.