- Publisher: Penguin USA
- Format: Paperback | 416 pages
- Dimensions: 137mm x 206mm x 30mm | 340g
- Publication date: 3 January 2012
- Publication City/Country: New York, NY
- ISBN 10: 0142420980
- ISBN 13: 9780142420980
- Edition statement: Reprint
- Sales rank: 117,281
The thrilling second book in the bestselling Nightshade series 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.
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Andrea Cremer spent her childhood daydreaming while roaming the forests and lakeshores of Northern Wisconsin. She now lives in Minnesota, but she thinks of her homeland as the "Canadian Shield" rather than the Midwest.Andrea has always loved writing and has never stopped writing, but she only recently plunged into the deep end of the pool that is professional writing. When she's not writing, Andrea teaches history at a very nice liberal arts college in St. Paul.In the little spare time she can find, Andrea stares up at trees, rescues infant rabbits from predatory cats, and invents names for pug puppies with her husband. She has an unfortunate tendency to spill things--white carpets beware!
By Jennifer McDaid 26 Apr 2013
I love this series. I loved the first book and I loved the second book. The story definitely intensifies in this book. We lost some characters from the first book (no they didn't die just not in this book as much) but we gained a slew of new characters. Quite a bit that I just fell in love with . This installment is full of twists, turns, heartache, action, and lots of history. I loved every moment of it.
Long Story Short:
The story picks up right where we left off in Nightshade. Calla and Shay have been taken by the Searchers. Calla wakes to find herself in what she would think is a dangerous situation, but what she finds is that the Searchers are far different than she ever imagined. They don't like her much for sure but they need her and she needs them. As her stay continues she learns there is more history that belongs to her people, the searchers, and the keepers, and what she learns changes her world. In the middle of all her history lessons, she starts to miss her pack and even Ren, she is confused and doesn't know which path to take... freedom and the chance to be with Shay or to return to her pack and help those she loves.
This book was so intense. First off, I loved hearing all the history, the beginnings, and the secrets the past holds. I find that if an author does it right, storytelling within a story can be just super fascinating, Andrea Cremer did it more than right! It was pure enjoyment, interesting, and enlightening.
Second, I loved that this book took place in a new setting with some new and very lovable characters. An entire new world but still held onto the important elements of the old world. It was crazy awesome to see how the searchers live, what they can do, and where they fit in to the story exactly. If I had to choose a side, it would be with the searchers for sure... unless I could be a wolf with no keeper. The new characters were so different and captivating, they really brought the story up to a new level for me.
Last but not least.. I am glad to have back the beautiful writing and superb storytelling from the first book. Everything that made me fall in love with the first book was included in this book. I really missed my time with the wolves while they were away.... I was glad to have them back. The story just keeps getting better, this is for sure not one of those empty filler, middle book, it's another stepping stone in Calla and Shay's story. The twists are there, the love, joy, devastation were there (Andrea Cremer is not afraid to make me cry) and the action packed scenes were there all wrapped up in beautiful words.
In The End:
I laughed, I loved, I cried, I hyperventilated, I made it to the end... of this book ... time for more!