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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Book Review: Bloodrose (Nightshade #3) by Andrea Cremer

**spoiler free** review

Published by: Philomel/Penguin Teen
To Be Released on: January 3rd, 2012
Source: ARC from publisher
5 stars: I Loved It
Pre-Order from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound
Read my reviews for: Nightshade & Wolfsbane

The Ultimate Sacrifice.

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- quoted from Goodreads

WOW! This is one of the harder reviews I've had to write. For one, I am not going to give anything away, which really limits what I'm going to say and two, I don't even know where to begin. This book is an entire package of awesomeness. Andrea Cremer gave this book everything and in turn I walked with a feeling I've not felt in a long time. Aside from Cassie's books, I've only felt this way over one other series and that was the Twilight series.

I'll be honest I had major anxiety before sitting down to read BLOODROSE and it wasn't only due to the fact I knew it was the last in the series (sobs), but I knew Andrea was going to make me cry, hope, yearn for characters who weren't going to make it to the end of this book, make me sigh with her romance scenes, make me laugh with the comedic lines from a few of her characters and she made me a little scared of what Calla's choice would be. In the end I was shocked, but I felt this book exceeded every expectation I had for it, which is one of the huge reasons I absolutely love Andrea's books. Andrea's proven she isn't afraid to make her characters suffer, and she definitely ups that in BLOODROSE. She's not afraid to give them obstacles and have them take journeys that will push them past the brink of what they can take.

This book is full of heart pounding action, sob worthy heart break, love, loss, pain, grief, new friendships/relationships formed, romance, humor, anxiety, and moments of total elation. This book made me feel every emotion I possibly could and then some. I felt like I was completely invested and emotionally connected to each character. This story isn't one that I could easily predict, although there were some things that happened that I hoped would be in this book and plenty of things that completely blind sided me and made me want to yell at the book, or maybe throw it and then pick up again and hug it.

Andrea's writing is brilliant. It's emotionally gripping, her series is addicting, thrilling and it's one that fans of YA, paranormal books and of course wolves will enjoy. My favorite aspect of this book and the entire series is how Andrea's wolves mirror those of actual wolves, and not Hollywood's rendition of werewolves. If you loved NIGHTSHADE & WOLFSBANE, just wait till you read BLOODROSE. This series and the characters have each found a place in my all time favorite's spot. I'll definitely be reading these books again. I HIGHLY recommend picking this book up when it's out next month.


When it gets closer to the release day I'll post more about BLOODROSE. In the mean time, go pre-order your SPECIAL EDITION of BLOODROSE from Barnes & Noble.

Be sure to down load the Nightshade series, TREACHERY novella (e-book) from Amazon | Barnes & Noble. Don't miss Andrea on tour!


  1. Could I get one little spoiler? As in is Ren in the picture a lot in this one?

    - Asher (from Paranormal Indulgence)

  2. A. Knight- LOL Yes, Ren is in the book. :)

  3. Oh I am right there with you! I fell in love with these books....and hard. Cannot WAIT for Bloodrose. Miss Andrea is definitely part of my fave author list for the very same reasons. Great minds....

  4. AAAh, I absolutely adore the books and I love Ren. I've already pre-ordered the last book a month ago but i still have to wait till May till it well be realesed also in german. Could you please answer me one questiOn: Will calla end up with Ren???
    you can write me an-email so noboy got the spoiler. But I need to know,please!!


  5. DB Graves- Thank you! I'm looking forward to hearing what your thoughts will be on Bloodrose.

    Martina- Ah, that stinks you have to wait till May. No, I'm sorry I can not tell you who she ends up with. But I can say Ren is in the book.

  6. ah, what a pity, but I thougth you would say so. :/
    ah, I just can't wait and it is still soo long *sigh*
    Hope it will be Ren, I just love him. Hope that he'll get also his happy end even though if he shouldn't end up with calla.