Bloodrose by Andrea Cremer
US Release Date: January 3rd 2012
Series: Nightshade #3
Hardcover, 406 pages
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.
Summary from Penguin Group
The third book is action-packed. If you like action, you will be served in this one! There is almost no break, we go from one place to an other. There is no time to waste before the final battle happens. Between the planning and the hunt for the pieces of the cross, of course there was also a time for romance. Calla is still torn between Shay and Ren. When she’s with one, she can’t stop thinking about the other. I was a little disappointed with what she did with both men. She acted selfish and it was like she didn’t think about their feelings. I think she should have done things differently.
The end ruined it for me. I enjoyed the book so much, but I still can’t believe what happened. I was really really really disappointed to read how the love triangle ended because it was one of the easiest possible way to do it. That’s the worst ending someone could ever imagine. I don’t understand why, I just don’t.
But a good read anyway. I think even with all the disappointed fans, you need to read it to see for yourself. One scene doesn’t make the book. I was also pleased to see that Andrea Cremer decided to write a fourth book in the trilogy: Snakeroot and I will definitely read it! I’m intrigued about what it will be about.
I could hear each heavy beat of my heart.”
One of you, two of them. Love’s a bitch.”
“There are times for war—many times. But sometimes it’s necessary to risk speaking the truth of our own vulnerabilities.”
“Real love, even in moments, is worth more than any of us can say.”
Shadow Days (Nightshade #0.5) [no review]
Nightshade (Nightshade #1) [my review]
Wolfsbane (Nightshade #2) [my review]
Treachery (Nightshade #2.5) [no review]
Bloodrose (Nightshade #3)
Aftermath (Nightshade #3.5) [no review]
Andrea Cremer spent her childhood daydreaming while roaming the forests and lakeshores of Northern Wisconsin. She now lives in Minnesota, but she thinks of her homeland as the “Canadian Shield” rather than the Midwest.
Andrea has always loved writing and has never stopped writing, but she only recently plunged into the deep end of the pool that is professional writing. When she’s not writing, Andrea teaches history at a very nice liberal arts college in St. Paul.
In the little spare time she can find, Andrea stares up at trees, rescues infant rabbits from predatory cats, and invents names for pug puppies with her husband. She has an unfortunate tendency to spill things—white carpets beware! From Penguin Group.