Author: Andrea Cremer
Series: Nightshade, #3
Release Date: January 3, 2012
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.
People will either love or hate BLOODROSE. I am dead serious. I mean love as in smiling the entire time through the book and stuck with your eyes to the pages. And hate as in throwing the book across the room in a fit of rage. Calla really made me a bit mad in Nightshade, and in Wolfsbane she became better. Don't even mention BLOODROSE! I am enraged at this woman right now! I'm sorry, but I'm not really a huge Calla fan right now. Calla is a strong female alpha and all, but when it comes to relationships I think she fails and is a bit weak. I felt like Calla was playing both Shay and Ren to a certain point and it really made me upset with her big time and made me loose some of my respect I had for her.
Of course there is this war going on and quite a few characters die. I think I've lost count now back in Wolfsbane. Haha! But yes, this is a war people, we are dealing with loss, regret, questioning if that could have been prevented and some of these characters you've never been introduced to, some new characters that had started to grow on you. But I just love all these characters that I don't want anyone to die. But it becomes sad when you realized that Oh, my god. I loved that character and now they're gone.
I absolutely love the new characters from Wolfsbane who are still in BLOODROSE! I love Connor, Ethan, and Adne. Connor is my comedy fix. The reason why I absolutely am in love with the Nightshade Trilogy. Okay, I guess Ren too,.. But Connor is freaking hilarious! When things go bad for Calla, her pack and the searchers, he is always able to put a huge grin on my face.
I really wish he wasn't comming with us. Mason's voice sounded in my head. You won't get any arguments here, Shay replied, wagging his tail. "Oh, wait, I forgot my sunscreen, " Connor said. "Silas, be a dear and run back to the Academy to get some. We'll just wait. Right, guys?"
I guess I have to talk about Ren and Shay. I liked Shay more in the last book. Maybe I didn't pay much attention because Calla was making me mad, but I got from BLOODROSE that Shay is a little selfish, but he does really care for Calla. And finally Ren is back, and Calla really misunderstood a few things about him. He wants her, that is no secret, but he is so sweet and caring and oh, he makes all of us swoon!
"But the history we have, our past. Not all of it was bad." "I know that." "You can't tell me that when we were at the house, alone a part of you didn't want to stay." I gripped the towel tighter so I wouldn't drop it. He was right. At least partly. I was still drawn to him--the one who was so obviously my counterpart. The mate I'd thought I'd spend the rest of my life with.
I have a couple of reasons why I didn't like BLOODROSE and some of them are complete spoilers and it didn't have to do with who Calla chose at all, if only it was just that! I gave you reason number one earlier which is Calla and that really is a huge reason, the number one reason that takes the gold at this point.
Also I was not satisfied with the ending. I one hundred percent understand the ending, but that doesn't mean I have to like it. And the other reason I can't give you, but if you read the book you will know what reason number three is because it will overpower the book and will not pay attention to anything else but this one scene I am talking about. Who did she choose? I felt like I was cheated with the answer to this question. Why? ---> see reason three. But I really don't care at this point anymore.
All in all....What do you want me to say? I was highly disappointed in BLOODROSE. But not so disappointed that I hated the entire book. I still liked the book, but I did not like the direction this book ended up in. At a point in this book I was in "love-mode" with my eyes glued to the pages, but I was also in "hate-mode" seeing myself throw the book across the room.