Monday, December 26, 2011

Bloodrose By Andrea Cremer

Bloodrose (Nightshade, #3)
Bloodrose (Nightshade #3)
Author: Andrea Cremer
Publisher: Philomel
Pages: 414
Rating: 5 Stars!
Team: Renier! <3
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.~Goodreads

This book blew me away, it was fierce and heartbreaking and sexy and funny and just amazing.

Andrea Cremer’s imagery never fails to leave me breathless and in Bloodrose she does not disappoint! There were multiple locations in which the characters had to travel to and all of them were gorgeously described. I was totally amazed at the beauty and danger of each destination! Seriously! (UM. Two words: FIRE. WOLVES. Yeaaah. They were sweet as eff, yo!). Andrea knows when there needs to be a lengthy description or when there only needs to be a few words. Brilliant writing as always!

Now for the best part of this WHOLE. ENTIRE. SERIES. Ren. Renier Laroche. *sighs* He will ALWAYS be one of my favoritest fictional boys. Ever. The boy is too incredibly sexy for words. And he matures a ton in this book. He made me so proud! He was considerate and thoughtful and really showed what an amazing Alpha he could be. And oh my goodness! When he met Adne he was adorable! He took on the role of protective big brother so perfectly! GAH! Did I mention I love this boy!? I do, i do! SOOO MUCH!!

As for Shay, well, I despise Shay more than any other literary character. Ever. Sooo...yeeeeeah.

This book twisted my gut and made me feel so many...things. That’s what made it so incredible, that it could evoke so many emotions from me. I laughed, I screamed, I cried, I died. Yeah, there was a lot crying and OH! A lot of squeeing too because....

ETHAN & SABINE ARE PERFECTION AND THEY ARE THE CUTEST COUPLE EVER AND THEY MAKE ME SO HAPPY!! They saved this book for me! I NEED them to get a spin-off! AHH! How about a Searchers spin-off!? With Connor & Ande tooo! OMG! Who’s with me!?!

Annnyway, to me, this book DID have two major drawbacks. And I can’t tell you either one of them because they are GIGANTIC SPOILERS. Both of them are towards the end of the book and both of them deal with Calla’s love interests. Annnd that’s all I’ll say about that!

Dudes. After I finished the epilogue I was legit depressed for days! GAH. I suppose it was a fitting ending to Calla’s story though. I guess. I don't know, i'm still trying to figure out how i feel about it. 

So even though this book definitely did NOT end how I would’ve liked it to, it was still amazing. I would be lying if I said this book wasn’t epic. Because it was totally epic. And if you liked the first two books in this series than you canNOT miss the conclusion! 

P dot s- This book will leave scars on my heart forever!

"Winning people over was one of Ren’s strongest attributes. He was a natural leader and had so much charisma you could drown in it." TRUE. FACTS.


  1. Great review, I'm still thinking about how I'm going to review the book, the ending really is a killer I'll love it one minute and then hate it the next (as you said above I think I'm still trying to figure out how I feel about it.)

  2. super great review! :) i am so looking forward to it! :)

  3. Good review... except you basically said Ren and Calla don't end up together. :(

  4. For me Bloodrose was a book that left me feeling every odd though I finished the book 2 days ago I still feel sad about how it ended and the characters that we lost but also I liked some the characters we gained and honestly when andrea cremer said she wanted ending that left people thinking she meant it I mean the ending was good for the characters and the essence they represented truley comes out and I guess all I am saying that my heart hurts for certain characters but it made sense.

    P.S. As a personal lover of the series I liked it but as a girl my heart didnt get what it wanted

  5. BROOKIE!!!!
    You did so great great on this review!!! If I could review this book (which I just can't...nope can't...maybe not ever!) I would want to say everything you just said! Probably wouldn't be able to be as nice as you though!!! Love you girlie, great review!!!

    Now I need to go read about Day, Perry, Tucker, Cassian...anyone to get this feeling (of even thinking about this book) to go away!!!!