Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.
Bloodrose by Andrea Cremer
Release Date: February 21, 2011
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. In the final installment of the Nightshade trilogy, New York Times bestselling author Andrea Cremer creates a novel with twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat until its final pages. A dynamic end to this breathtaking trilogy.
There are a lot of reasons why this book is wait-worthy. I just finished Wolfsbane a couple of nights ago (review to come!), so this series is fresh on my mind. I know cliffhangers tend to bother a lot of readers, but I usually enjoy the adrenaline and suspense of them... probably one of the many reasons that I love Richelle Mead. But (Damn You, Roger!) this one nearly killed me. I don't know that I'm thrilled about the first two covers in the series, but I absolutely love the color and feel of Bloodrose.
Normally I would try to sleuth my way into a little ARC-action, but Philomel is guarding those babies like the gates of hell. Better luck next time.
Oh, and Team Ren. Seriously, I don't even understand how there's a dispute about that.