Name of the book: Wolfsbane (Nightshade #2)
Book publish year: 2011
Rating (out of 5): 4
Brief intro (From GoodReads):
When Calla Tor wakes up in the lair of the Searchers, her sworn enemies, she’s certain her days are numbered. But then the Searchers make her an offer—one that gives her the chance to destroy her former masters and save the pack—and the man—she left behind. Is Ren worth the price of her freedom? And will Shay stand by her side no matter what? Now in control of her own destiny, Calla must decide which battles are worth fighting and how many trials true love can endure and still survive.
My review (Spoilers ahead, read at your own risk):
Calla wakes up in the world of Searchers. Shay is with her. She spends about a third of the book making friends with the searchers, and pushing Shay away because she feels absolutely awful about leaving Ren behind. This book is probably gorier than the first (but we are not tormented by things climbing out of the paintings this go around). There is death, treachery, and love all around in this book.
I am a bit peeved at how Calla handled a particular situation. She saves 4 from her original pack, and finds Ren. He's been ordered to "break" her by any means necessary (which includes beating and possibly raping her). Maybe it's because she's an Alpha is why she didn't think twice about what happened but I don't think I would ever forgive Ren for what he was going to do, even if he didn't do it. It would always be in the back of my head. I was furious at her decision in the end of the book, especially after what transpired between her and Shay.
I've read chapter 1 of the last book in the series and I am upset that she would just give into him like that. Like I said, I know she is an Alpha, but as an Alpha I would still be afraid and would not trust Ren. I don't care if he did claim he wasn't going to break her, he had started to and probably would've finished had Monroe not walked in. I just hope Calla sees this later on, instead of using "his love for her" as an excuse to why he reacted the way he did.