Saturday, September 3, 2011

Book Review: Wolfsbane (Nightshade #2)

Today's review is on Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer

Wolfsbane is the second installment in Cremer's Nightshade series. Though I was almost instantly captivated by the first book, Wolfsbane just couldn't rise to the challenge. Could it be that Ms. Cremer began writing not really knowing where she wanted to go with story?

Calla wakes up at the compound of the Searcher's thinking that she is about to die. The Searcher's however only want to form an alliance against the Keeper's who have lied to the Guardian's all their lives. Now Calla, Shay, and a host of new "friends" are going back to Vail to rescue the rest of the pack, but not everyone will make it back alive.

Wolfsbane focuses to much on the history of the Keeper's and Searcher's, making for long periods of well, boring. There are what seems like childish banter between the some of the Searcher's and even a weak attempt of a rape scene. Then, what could have been a lovely coming together scene between Calla and Shay was short and only implied.

I know I have said it before, but here it goes again. If you want certain elements in your story you must see them through. If you don't know how to write and age appropriate scene, read from someone who does.
I feel that in order to be a good writer, you need to be a good reader as well.

2 of 5 stars

1 comment:

  1. Readers will immediately notice that Wolfsbane steps onto a whole different plane of intensity separate from Nightshade. While I would best describe Nightshade as being filled with action and romance; there lacked explanation and readers were left with hundreds of unanswered questions. Fear not because Wolfsbane does just the opposite! In Wolfsbane, readers will finally get the answers to their questions.