Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Review: Bloodrose by Andrea Cremer

Bloodrose (Nightshade, #3)

Title: Bloodrose
Author: Andrea Cremer
Publisher: Philomel
Publishing Date: January 3rd 2012
Pages: 406
Genre: YA Paranoral Romance
Series: Nightshade #3
Source: Audio


Calla has always welcomed war.

But now that the final battle is upon her, there's more at stake than fighting. There's saving Ren, even if it incurs Shay's wrath. There's keeping Ansel safe, even if he's been branded a traitor. There's proving herself as the pack's alpha, facing unnamable horrors, and ridding the world of the Keepers' magic once and for all. And then there's deciding what to do when the war ends. If Calla makes it out alive, that is. In this remarkable final installment of the Nightshade trilogy, international bestselling author Andrea Cremer crafts a dynamic novel with twists and turns that will keep you breathless until its final pages.

I was so sad to get to the last book of this series. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the book but I didn’t want it to be over so I tried to take my time. I couldn’t I rushed through it as fast as the audio would let me. I loved this last book. It was a bitter sweet end to a wonderful journey.

There isn’t much to say about the book’s plot. Readers have seen what’s coming. Nightshade started it and Wolfsbane prepared for it, now Bloodrose will end it. The final showdown, the final battle between Keepers and Searchers, each with wolves by their side. Loyalties have been changed and the packs divided. Now it is time to end it all. Calla will finally have to make a choice between Shay and Ren and become alpha.

I loved the ending to this series. Well at the time it was the ending to the series. Now there is a fourth installment. I am happy about that but I am not sure which direction the book will take us. Bloodrose had a pretty closed ending, and ending I thought was fit for the series.

This book definitely had my emotions all over the place. I was sad, happy, excited, confused, irritated, frustrated and so much more. The same beautiful writing style, the same awesome storytelling skills, and of course some really cool characters. I really wasn’t sure what the ending would look like and I never expected what I got. For sure the book was full of surprises and shocks.

I must say that I think Calla frustrated me the most in this book. By the third book, she should know what she wants and make up her mind. The playing with both boys hearts really had me at wits end. I loved both boys. I started out liking Shay and Hating Ren… then I put up with Shay and I started to feel for Ren… in the end I loved them both. They both had their great qualities, their weaknesses, and a place in my heart. I knew in my heart who Calla should choose but it didn’t make it any easier for me. Sometimes I really thought Calla didn’t deserve either one of them. In the end Calla figured it all out and redeemed herself in my eyes.

The other characters in the book are really the best characters for me.. Conner, Bryn, Ansel, and so many more. I love them all. I grew so close to each and every one of them and it broke my heart every time they were hurt. Andrea Cremer does not shy away from hurt, pain, broken hearts, and even death.

I think this was a wonderful ending to a great story

A roller coaster of a ride, so many twists and turns and heartache and joys. Loved it!

1 comment:

  1. I bought this book the day it released, but I still haven't read it because someone on Goodreads ruined the ending for me. GRRRR! Glad you loved it, though!


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