Dear Andrea Cremer,
From the moment I read Nightshade, I knew you had created a completely new take on werewolves that was going to be epic. Because it’s not just about wolves…it’s full of magic and adventure and sacrifice and heartache. It’s the kind of story that takes incredible skill and imagination to bring to life and you delivered that in this series.
Not only that, but you created characters that I came to feel so very strongly for. I felt like I was part of this group of brave people like they were my friends. Anytime I lost one, I grieved…and I grieved a lot in these three books! I But the fact that I felt anything that strongly just speaks again of your incredible talent.
Bloodrose had me on the edge of my seat quest after quest. It was such an incredible journey each time they went to retrieve part of the cross. It made me want to be there, fighting with them! And I never say that about any story….seriously! Never. I’m perfectly content cheering on my favorite characters on their quests from the comfort of my bed, but I wanted to join this group so badly! Though if I did I’m pretty sure I’d be the first casualty, lol.
When it came time for the final battle, I braced myself. I thought I was prepared for what I suspected would happen, but I was kidding myself. I never imagined how much it would hurt to see THAT fall. I had to put the book down and I cried for about five minutes. After my pity party and some talking myself down from the ledge, I understood why it had to happen…my only gripe is the how. I feel he deserved a better way. *sigh* I’m ok though…no worries. What really surprised me was the rest of it. I did not anticipate the outcome for the pack, but it is so, so fitting, and it left me with such a bittersweet feeling. I may have cried a little more…but this time, they were tears of joy for them.
It is with that feeling upon finishing Bloodrose that I write this letter to you…to say outstanding job. You’ve made a lifelong fan out of me. :)
Bloodrose by Andrea Cremer
Series: Nightshade #3
Published by Philomel
Pub Date: January 3rd 2012
Format: Hardcover | Source: Purchased
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
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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.