"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?"
Nightshade, the first book in the series. In summary, Nightshade is a good book, with a lot of promise and hope for the second book in the series. It is spunky, funny, and wolffishly hilarious. It took awhile for me to read it, but it was worth the time. The cliffhanger was stunning and surprising. The plot was twisty and had a lot of turns that was entertaining.
The love triangle. Nightshade's love triangle between Calla, Ren, and Shay is awesome. It the only love triangle, other than the love triangle with Meghan, Puck, and Ash from the Iron King, I love and root for. It exciting to bet the ending of the love triangle. Ahhhh! I can't wait to see who will be alpha. And it is still a better love story than Twilight.
Nightshade is kind of like a vampire/werewolf story. Still a better story than Twilight.
Calla is the alpha of the wolf pack Nightshade. Her father, like his daughter, is the male alpha of the pack. Like a true alpha, she is a leader. It sometimes annoys me how she can be so intelligent yet so... ignorant. Calla is torn between two guys--Ren and Shay. She can't decide which one she really wants. Calla is a good character. She is strong and brave. She has good thoughts and good narrating skills. Calla isn't annoying to listen to. Instead she is rather addicting to listen to.
Shay. The Chosen One. (This book has turn Harry Potter!) He is clever and shy in a cute way. Good character. I don't see how is he exactly an alpha, though. Shay is an amazing character and is a huge part of Nightshade and Calla's kind-of betrayal.
Ren is a true ladies man. Every time Sabine wraps her dirty arm around him, I want to puke. (But poor Sabine, she sacrificed so much for the weak.) Ren loves Calla, sure. But Ren doesn't know how to communicate, probably the number one reason why couples like Ren and Calla don't get along so well. Ren is so twisted by his father and his secrets. I can't help but feel sad for him.
Rating: Four out of Five