Thursday, January 12, 2012

Review: Bloodrose (Nightshade #3) by Andrea Cremer

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  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 1/3/2012
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 416
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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 the final installment of the Nightshade trilogy, New York Times bestselling author Andrea Cremer creates a novel with twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat until its final pages. A dynamic end to this breathtaking trilogy.

My Thoughts

I have been eagerly awaiting this final installment of the Nightshade series. This book was everything I thought it would be. It didn't disappoint at all. It was fast paced, full of action, suspense, and heartache. It was sad to know that this was the last book, but Andrea Cremer did a wonderful job at wrapping it up. It wasn't without some OMG moments, but that's what keeps things interesting. From the beginning I fell right back into the story and didn't want to stop. Through the last few chapters, I was absolutely on the edge of my seat with tears in my eyes, needing to keep turning pages until the end.

Calla has a tough road ahead of her in this book. She is stuck with the choice between Ren and Shay, but she has to stay neutral while they prepare for the war ahead. She is very torn and has strong feelings for them both. She has to try to be a strong alpha and hold herself together to accomplish what needs to be done. She knows that they may not make it out of this war alive. She is a strong character, at times she frustrated me, but that just means that I really connected with her. 

This was a great ending to a fantastic series. I am sad that it's over, but it ended really well. If you haven't read any of the Nightshade novels, you really should. They are filled with surprises, romance, and an amazing storyline that just makes you need more. This final book had me hooked from the first page. 5 out of 5 stars


  1. Oh this is a trilogy? I thought this was book 2 for some reason. I have to read book 1 soon I keep being told it's awesome.

    1. It's great! Book 1 is Nightshade, book 2 is Wolfsbane, and Bloodrose is book 3.

  2. Fantastic review Amy! I'm glad that you enjoyed this whole series so much and that book 3 ended so well. I'm glad that you found a trilogy that you enjoyed so much! The best ones are the ones you never want to end. I've placed Nightshade on my list of TBR, don't know when I'll get to it but I'll sure try. :-D

    1. Thanks hon!! It really is a great series. If you find the time I would definitely try to sneak it in where you can.

  3. Great review! I love this series and this book was so heartbreaking. I loved it though and I loved how it all ended. Thanks for stopping by my review and telling me about the spinoff. I am heading to goodreads next and adding it to my shelf. :)

    1. Thank you so much Traci! I am looking forward to reading Rift. The new spin off takes place before Nightshade.

  4. OMG!!! Your review makes me want to read Wolfsbane asap so I can read this one!!! I'm so glad to hear you loved it :)


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