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Bloodrose: Nightshade, Book 3

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Werewolf finale focuses on love triangle and bloody battle.

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Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 1 parent review

age 14+

Werewolf love

I personally like these books, but don't know if I'd want my daughter to read them without discussing them afterwards. The relationships are not very healthy ones- albeit they are supposed to be werewolves...

Is It Any Good?

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Calla is the rare protagonist who becomes less likable as her series continues. While there's no doubt she's a brave heroine, she's also frustratingly selfish -- even when she's purportedly acting for the greater good. The main problem is that the central love triangle in this book falls flat, and the way author Andrea Cremer resolves it is a cruel ploy that, while common in YA literature, is still a colossal (and anti-climactic) cop out. The two-guys-vying-for-one-girl scenario can be either invigorating or infuriating, and in this series, it's the latter, because one guy was misled and mistreated by both the author and her character.

There's one major plot twist in this novel that's truly surprising (unlike the love triangle resolution, which is predictable and will make some readers want to throw the book down). The final chapter provides a startling but fitting ending for the wolf pack, and, after all of the deaths and sadness, there's a lovely moment of peace that will offer Calla's fans a sense of closure, while also setting up the possibility of a spin-off for the Seekers, who were by far the more interesting group in the series. Those who love Calla may have far fewer issues with the plot and character development, but those who don't will have a hard time appreciating this final installment -- and the trilogy in general.

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