Nightshade by Andrea Cremer
Released Oct 2010
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy
Rating: 5 out of 5
My Cover Blurb: "A book that lives up to it's cover"
While other teenage girls daydream about boys, Calla Tor imagines ripping out her enemies’ throats. And she wouldn’t have it any other way. Calla was born a warrior and on her eighteenth-birthday she’ll become the alpha female of the next generation of Guardian wolves. But Calla’s predestined path veers off course the moment she saves the life of a wayward hiker, a boy her own age. This human boy’s secret will turn the young pack's world upside down and forever alter the outcome of the centuries-old Witches' War that surrounds them all.
Lots of hype and web media surrounded this book's original release. Some reviewers even received actually calla lilies as part of the promo. Although I think that's a little much, the book entirely lived up to it.
Well written, well thought out. Characters we're well rounded, and Calla herself went through changes and actually grew throughout the book. I can say that this is one of the best YA werewolf books I have read in a long time. I cannot wait to read the next in the series!
Book 1 - Nightshade
Book 2 - Wolfsbane (July 2011)
Book 3 - Bloodrose (Feb 2012)
Also those who are interested Andrea Cremer is working on a steampunk novel! Yea Steampunk is awesome!