Bloodrose: Book Review

Bloodrose is Andrea Cremer’s final book in the Nightshade Trilogy. This book is super fast-paced, soaked in action, and I loved  almost every second of it.

Andrea Cremer is a terrific writer. She’s mastered setting the scene without getting bogged down in setting. She knows just where to add a pretty literary phrase. Her world building and plotting–I’m in awe.

This book was a superfast read and I never wanted to put it down.

One of my pet peeves is when readers disagree with author’s ending and want to rewrite them. To me, it’s the author’s world, and I just get to walk through it.

But the ending to this book didn’t leave me completely satisfied.  I think the problem for me was that I wanted the character to struggle with the hard choice and actually be forced to make the decision. I don’t want to spoil the ending for anyone else, so  I won’t say anymore.

I’m sure in a few days, I’ll understand why this ending was chosen.   Because at the end of the day, I do trust the author and I do believe she made the best decision she could for her characters.

I’m glad I invested the time to read this trilogy and I’ll definitely read Ms. Cremer’s other books.

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12 Responses to Bloodrose: Book Review

  1. crubin says:

    I’ve heard about some books that allow the reader to choose one of a few different endings. To me, that seems a little strange, because, like you, I feel it’s the author’s world, and not my place to redirect his or her conclusion. Then again, I’ve never read one of those books, so who am I to say? 🙂

    • That sounds kind of fun. Reminds me of a Chose Your Own Adventure Book. It’s a cool idea if the author saw a couple possible endings and wants to give the reader each one. I guess it would help to read an interview where the author explained why she ended it the way she did. 🙂

  2. jmmcdowell says:

    Hmm, writing goes the way of the director’s cut in movies? I have the feeling e-publishing could bring some new twists to the written word!

    • LOL. That would be kinda cool. I always loved the movie Clue and how it gave multiple possible endings. 🙂 E-Publishing could allow each book to have a different ending or different POV even.

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  4. I love what you said about authors choosing their own books’ endings—very respectful. As a friend of mine told me, “You are the goddess of your book. Do what you want.” I think of that when my gut disagrees with popular opinion. 😉

    • I really do like reading because I get to take a ride in someone else’s world. 🙂 But I’m a passenger, not the driver. It’s not my story and I don’t have the right to re-write it. I can point to something that wasn’t as satisfying for me (which is more a matter of personal taste than a reflection on the writer). But she is the goddess of her book. And I respect everything she created there. 🙂

  5. mj monaghan says:

    I’ve heard good things about this series. Did you do eReader version or paperback?

  6. Love reading a review when the critic is over the moon with the material they are discussing 🙂 Good stuff!

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