Friday, January 13, 2012

How do you kill a series? Let me count the ways!

This series showed so much promise. It could have been great. Instead it will go down in flames. What a terrible shame?

Bloodrose (Nightshade, #3)Bloodrose by Andrea Cremer

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Before I begin with the end, let's start at the beginning.

Nightshade (Nightshade, #1)Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a fabulous book! The world building was flawless with an intriguing cast of characters. Of course, most fell in love with the bad boy. She wrote it that way.

So on pins and needles we wait until the next book.

Wolfsbane (Nightshade, #2)Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

So like most readers, I was left scratching my head. This book read like a first in the series. The world building and character development was superb. But why would we need that, because there was a whole new cast and crew, save for two people.

Hestitantly, I went and purchased the third and final book in the series.

Bloodrose (Nightshade, #3)Bloodrose by Andrea Cremer

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

On the first pages, I thought wow, this book is going to have the promise of greatness. To start it off, Calla is getting hot and heavy with one of the guys. I mean who wouldn’t like that. But even as only a few pages past by, I knew what was to come to pass. I knew who Calla would end up with and I accepted it. So tell me why, why did Andrea feel the need to do what she did. THERE WAS NO NEED FOR IT!

I was not sure how to rate this book. It was entertaining and kept my interest throughout. It was definitely well written and I'm sure others would enjoy. But I was not happy. Though I assume the outcome from the first page, I felt Andrea Cremer felt the need to handle things a certain way so that some could accept Calla's fate. I on the out hand could only mourn, not once but twice at the bitter end. So for those that are looking at my rating, it is not a measure of the author's writing but how I felt about the story itself. I’m not sure that it was a good thing that a read this series. It feels like a waste and the HEA never came. I will mourn this book and this series.

And worst of all, Andrea Cremer is laughing all the way to the bank because we bought this stupid book and the other two that proceeded it. What a F'ing waste!

I feel like I should say so much more for a first book to start so great and end like this. Will I read more from Andrea Cremer, probably not. She’s a good writer but I don’t like how she twists her stories. So I’m not a fan!

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  1. Same here, i won´t even bother with last book i wont buy it, i wont read it and i most def. will never read something from her.

    great review BTW :D