"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?" (Goodreads)
The future and her life had always been planned for Calla. Everything has been laid out for her as the pack leader of the Nightshades and future bride of the rival pack's alpha, Ren Laroche. Then a human props up making her think otherwise.
This is an enthralling first novel from Andrea Cremer about supernatural teenagers, plagued by hormonal surge, issues on identity, friends and family, and being responsible for the choices one makes. You'll fall in-love with the strong will of Calla, the dynamics of the packs, and pick a team between Ren and Shay. And there's also the mystery behind the history of Calla's world, the danger that threatens everyone and hidden truths that can shatter everything they believe in.
I personally fell in-love with this book. It was definitely a big book to chomp on but I devoured it like I was one of the pack. It wasn't hard to fall for Shay's charm and also feel for Ren on the other hand. Every chapter will have you holding your breath wishing wicked creatures out of the way, or the boys are just so freakishly hot they will make you skip a heartbeat. Though Ren is never short on hotness, I'm on Team Shay and is cheering for the team. And, sorry Drew (Patch) but I think I'm also crushing on Will (Shay).
This is really one of the best reads I have for this year and a must-read. You'd be wishing for Wolfsbane too after reading this baby. I know I do. :)