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May 01 2012

Bloodrose by Andrea Cremer

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Atom, 2012. ISBN: 978-1-90741-37-3.
(Age: 14+) 'Do you think being the Scion matters to me if I lose you? Because it doesn't. None of this matters.'
'Calla has always welcomed war, but now 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 her brother Ansel safe even if he has been branded a traitor. There is also proving herself as the pack's alpha, and ridding the world of the Keeper's magic once and for all. When the final battle ends Calla must decide what to do and who to love. That is if Calla even makes it out alive. ' (Blurb)
Bloodrose is the final installment of the Nightshade trilogy, the main character Calla Tor faces many of the same problems that she faced in Wolfsbane, such as trying to keep Ansel safe from the Keepers, who the correct person is to love, trying to rid the world of the Keeper's magic, trying to find all of the pieces of the Elemental Cross, trying to find Ren and many other problems that present themselves along Calla's journey. The novel is set in many different places such as a forest, Italy, and a castle.
I enjoyed reading this novel because it is told from Calla's point of view, and I also feel as if I am in the story. Andrea Cremer has done a beautiful job of creating this suspenseful story. I also enjoyed reading this novel because of the friendship, family, romance and adventure themes that present themselves during the story. Bloodrose is the perfect way to end the Nightshade trilogy; as it keeps you in suspense until the final chapter.
I would recommend this novel to older readers.
Emily Madden (Student)

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