Nightshade: Book 1

Paperback | June 14, 2011

byAndrea Cremer

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The first book of the internationally bestselling Nightshade series by New York Times bestselling author Andrea Cremer!

Calla is the alpha female of a shape-shifting wolf pack. She is destined to marry Ren Laroche, the pack's alpha male. Together, they would rule their pack together, guarding sacred sites for the Keepers. But then, Calla saves a beautiful human boy, who captures her heart. Calla begins to question everything - her fate, her existence, and her world and the orders the Keepers have asked her to follow. She will have to make a choice. But will she follow her heart if it means losing everything, including her own life?

Calla's story continues in WOLFSBANE.

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The first book of the internationally bestselling Nightshade series by New York Times bestselling author Andrea Cremer!Calla is the alpha female of a shape-shifting wolf pack. She is destined to marry Ren Laroche, the pack's alpha male. Together, they would rule their pack together, guarding sacred sites for the Keepers. But then, Call...

Andrea Cremer is the internationally bestselling author of the Nightshade series, which includes Nightshade, Wolfsbane, Bloodrose, Snakeroot, Rift, and Rise. She is also the author of Invisibility, which she co-wrote with David Levithan, and most recently, The Inventor's Secret and its sequel The Conjurer's Riddle. When she's not writi...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 8.25 × 5.4 × 1.3 inPublished:June 14, 2011Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:014241980X

ISBN - 13:9780142419809

Customer Reviews of Nightshade: Book 1

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! Such a good book. Started off slower but once you get into it it's amazing. Loved it from beginning to end could not put it down. The story just grabs you and you just need to keep reading to find out the rest. Cannot wait to read the second book :)
Date published: 2016-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing!! Such a good book i loved every part of it. I couldnt even put it down. You wont be able to put it down!! Its totaly a must read!!
Date published: 2015-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing much? I normally don't EVER EVER read or like werewolf books. They all end up the same with that cheesy romance and everything. BUT I WAS WRONG THE WHOLE TIME. Nightshade is the BEST werewolf book I've ever read in eternity. The characters were thrilling, and I adored the love triangle, TEAM SHAY FOR LIFE! The romance was gorgeous, definitely proving how much Calla loved Shay with all her heart and would do anything for him. She truly showed that love has risks, and she was willing to take those risks naturally and for her own good. In the beginning, the book was very slow paced and took a while to get to the point, that was basically my only flaw that I saw in this novel. I sticked with the gorgeous book and it definitely got better, in fact, it turned out amazing by the end. I CANNOT WAIT FOR MORE NIGHTSHADE!
Date published: 2014-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing!! Amazing book! Had me at line one!
Date published: 2013-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely LOVED it http://www.addictedtonovels.blogspot.ca/ I read this book not long after it came out, so I hadn't seen a lot of reviews on it yet so decided to just go for it and buy it. Before this book, I really didn't care for werewolves or that kind of thing because they were always so violent and creepy. Andrea Cremer, however, gave new meaning to werewolves or "shifters". I got totally wrapped up in the world of Calla, the main character. Soon as I started reading, I couldn't put it down and finished it faster than I generally finish books, because it was THAT good! The world-building and characters are amazingly well done. Calla comes off pretty shallow at first but as the book goes on she really starts to grow up a bit and gain some real experience that makes her see beyond everything she's ever known. I have since become a huge fan of Andrea Cremer. Her writing is amazing and the next 2 books in this series are just as good if not better than this book.
Date published: 2013-09-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from unexpectedly good this was more of a teen book when i started reading it, however really liked it. and i must say that i ordered the other two books because i anxious to see how the series goes. i would recommended this series
Date published: 2013-04-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Different from what I thought Nightshade was different then what I was thought it was going to be. I loved the characters, they were perfectly described. The plot was a little slow and the start was a little boring. But I thought it was still really good and the way it was described was really good too. It was also fresh and new and it was totally different from other books about werewolves.
Date published: 2013-04-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved it Recommend this, good trilogy
Date published: 2013-03-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Lots of Potential Nightshade was one of those books I've had my eye on for years. I kept taking it out from the library but never managing to read it. Finally, I decided to purchase the first two in paperback, and wait to read them until the third one was out. I'll admit to being slightly disappointed when I finally read it. The concept was great, the characters had potential, but the overall product wasn't as stellar as I thought it was going to be. Okay, the first chapter of this novel? Fan-freakin-tastic. I was hooked. What a great opening! I wanted to know more, to find out what in the world just happened. I wanted to learn more about Calla and this human she saved. It was a grabber. As the story progressed I continued to be intrigued. I could see all the secrets and twists this plot was bound to have and I was ready to unravel them. For the first hundred pages, I was loving it. And then my love started to deteriorate and although the last twenty pages had me gasping, the middle chunk left much to be desired. The main reason I was really irritated by the novel was this: I guessed the ending. Pretty much a hundred pages in. It wasn't that I figured it out cause I'm clever, it was just very obvious where the story was going. So, as the characters spent the next three hundred pages wondering what was going to happen, I sat there shaking the book thinking "It's right in front of your face!" Maybe I wouldn't have guessed it had I been in Calla's shoes, maybe. But considering she was running through all the possibilities, one would think THAT possibility would come into play. So, for me, the suspense of "what's going to happen" was more of a waiting for the inevitable. And that really lessened my excitement for the book. As did the love triangle. Don't get me wrong, I really love a good love triangle. And this one has huge potential to be. But, I kept flipping back and forth between loving Ren and Shay to being irritated with both of them. Both had some seriously swoon-worthy moments, and both had some shake-your-fist-at-them moments. I couldn't decide if I enjoyed the love triangle or not. It was kind of mixed. Calla I also had mixed feelings about. I knew she would make me proud, and she did, but getting there took a bit of time. I absolutely LOVED Bryn and Ansel. They were two of the cutest characters! I loved every scene they were in. I loved the packs' banter as well. It constantly made me smile. I was also huge fans of the Keepers (and no, not as in I wanted them to win). They were devilish villains and a great addition to the story. Characters you loved to hate, and made great antagonists. Now, don't get me wrong: I enjoyed Nightshade. I'm really excited to read the next two, and think it has amazing potential to be great. I think all of these characters need is growth. They need to grow as people and change as characters. I'm not huge fans of them now, but they have the ability to make me love them. And I'm very ready to love them. The concept itself I absolutely love. It's well thought out, intriguing, and heart-wrenching. I'm really excited to read more about it, and see how the characters adapt and react. I may have had some issues with the book, but I did enjoy it. I may have known what was going to happen, but I was still committed to the book and the characters inside of it. I am happy I read it, because I have a feeling I'm going to love the series. Had a rocky start, but I'm sure I'll be a committed Nightshade fan by the end. - Ciara (Lost at Midnight)
Date published: 2012-11-19