Synopsis: 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.
Thoughts: The ending of a series is always bittersweet, especially when it’s an amazing, breathtaking series as Andrea Cremer’s Nightshade series is. This won’t be a long review, because I don’t want to spoil anything for any one. Let me start off with this though, my mind is completely jumbled yet happy. Andrea Cremer in no way disappoints with this final installment, and I think it’s a perfect ending to an amazing series.
Bloodrose literally picks up right where we left off in Wolfsbane. The whole gang is back and ready for action… literally. The hunt for the elemental cross is nothing less than a thrilling one. I was laughing at some points, on the edge of seat at others, smiling, feeling my heart break for the characters, and all together just enjoying the ride.
I love all the characters in this series. And this final book just kept reminding me why I love them so much. ANSEL. Oh jesus Ansel… he still has to be one of my favorite brothers ever. And, Connor… I’ve always had a thing for Connor and in Bloodrose, I love him just as much. Calla of course is still her kick-ass self and I don’t envy her with the boy situation at all. 😉
I don’t want to spoil anything, so I’ll wind this down without saying too much. Bloodrose is thrilling, heartbreaking, action packed, and a perfect ending to the series. Not everyone will be happy with how its ended… but that’s how all series work. But, what you have to remember is that the author finishes a series how she sees fit for her characters and her story. And, with that being said, I think Andrea did a beautiful job of ending the series. I am completely, 100% happy with how Bloodrose concluded and I give her a million applauds. If you’ve started the series… well you need to buy this one and see how it ends! And if you haven’t read this series, I highly suggest picking it up.