Thursday, January 24, 2013

Review of Bloodrose by Andrea Cremer

Bloodrose (Nightshade, #3)
***THIS IS THE FINAL BOOK IN A TRILOGY AND MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS FOR OTHER BOOKS IN THE SERIES. TO CHECK OUT MY REVIEWS OF BOOKS ONE AND TWO, PLEASE SEE THE LINK BELOW***

Book One: Nightshade
Book Two: Wolfsbane

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.


You guys, I was pumped when Bloodrose first came out. I utterly adored Wolfsbane, and I had to know how this series ended.  Even though it came out in January of last year, I had to put it off until August because graduate school kept me so busy.  Although Cremer touched on one of my pet peeves in Bloodrose, it was still a solid ending to a great trilogy.

Cremer’s books are known for being fast-paced and just a little bit steamy.  Bloodrose is no exception to that rule.  It’s the type of book where even if you sit down meaning to read just a few chapters, you’ll look up to see that several hours and hundreds of pages have gone by.  Cremer packs a lot of action into this volume.

Bloodrose is an especially enjoyable read if you enjoyed a lot of the side characters.  They play a more prominent role in this book, and I loved how they’re all written.  When you consider the major characters, though, my pet peeve comes in.  I won’t tell you what my pet peeve is as that would spoil the book.  I will say, however, that it has to do with the love triangle and its resolution.

Although Bloodrose is not a perfect ending to its trilogy, it comes close.  I wanted to see a few things end differently and perhaps a bit more character growth in Calla, but I’m still pleased with what I got.  That said, I think this trilogy has showcased what an utterly brilliant world-builder Cremer is. I cannot wait to pick up Rift and for the release of The Inventor’s Secret, because I imagine that they will be exceptional.

Disclosure: I purchased a copy of this book.

Other reviews:
Chick Lit Teens
Confessions of A Book Addict 
Musings Of A Reader Happy

1 comment:

  1. Nice to read a review not ranting about the ending-I have seen many on goodreads who did not like the resolution to the love triangle. Personally I never really liked either guy so it didn't matter much to me.

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