Thursday, January 26, 2012

YA review: Bloodrose

Bloodrose (Nightshade #3)

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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.
(goodreads)

My thoughts...This review is going to be a conglomeration of the last two books because I read them back to back. I get nervous whenever I am reading a trilogy. The ending has to be just right. There is usually so much emotion involved in the story that three books just doesn't seem like enough time to provide closure for the reader. This wasn't the case for me. Andrea Cremer did a great job of wrapping everything up in a neat and tidy ending. The writing in the last book was outstanding. There was quite a bit of drama, but Calla has some tough decisions to make and the whole pack is dealing with some serious loss and conflicts.

Calla shows drastic changes in her personality. She exhibits quite a bit of personal and intellectual growth. The depth of Shay's purpose is fully revealed and the tasks set before him seem impossible. Ren deals with his own demons in more ways than one. Readers can also expect to find a handful of new characters that keep the story fresh and exciting.

Book three moved very fast. It was packed with action and adventure, the much anticipated battle scenes and resolution of the heart-wrenching love triangle. In regards to the love trio... we all knew it was going to end somehow. The drama was very well written and it is sure to tug your heartstrings.

For more information, visit Andrea Cremer at her website.

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