Series: Bloodmark Saga #3
Author: Aurora Whittet
Source: For Review
RATING: 4.75 STARS
Just months shy of her claiming at Carrowmore and fulfilling a centuries-old prophecy, werewolf Ashling Boru has stepped into her role as the Crimson Queen. She finally has the support of her pack and her love for Grey is stronger than ever.
But it's not easy being queen. Ashling's guardian, Baran, has been captured by the Dvergars, a family of evil wolves who will stop at nothing to possess Ashling's power and destroy everything--and everyone--she loves. Ashling must unite the clans and build an army to stand against the Dvergars before it's too late. Unfortunately, the Dvergars also have armies of the darkest creatures the world has ever known.
Shadows loom, growing ever larger as generations of pack secrets begin to unfold. Ashling's people, the humans they protect, and Old Mother Earth herself all hang in the balance of Ashling's choices. Will Ashling have to forsake her true love to save the world? And will she have the strength to do it? Bloodmoon is the thrilling conclusion to the Bloodmark Saga.
Endings can be messy. They can leave a reader with unanswered questions, or just down right confused. With this one I didn't get that feeling. I felt as if I was given everything I needed, and more.
In this installment, we see such growth in the main character. She has so much riding on her shoulders, and yet she stands strong and makes some difficult decisions. I also loved the dream aspect of this novel. Basically, Ashling enters the Bloodrealms in her dreams, so we are able to see scenes from parts of the book that ordinarily we couldn't, since the narrative is in Ashling's POV. This was definitely an added bonus because we see parts of the Baran storyline that we wouldn't have been able to know otherwise.
This was the final book in the series, and I think it did an excellent job of taking the series to the next level in terms of pacing and plot. I loved that this one had a lot of action in terms of the two packs, and all that went on there. As well as trying to save Baran.
I have said it before in my previous review, but I will mention it again. I feel like the character development in this book, as well as the overall series, was spot on. I liked the progression that it makes as the story goes on. It felt real in reading about Ashling and how she would handle different aspects of what was going on around her.
I really recommend this series. It's a fun take on the werwolf story, and gives the sub genre a breath of fresh air. The series does need to be read in order to get the full story, so start with the first in the series if you haven't already given it a go! :D
Aurora Whittet started out as a wild red-haired girl in Minnesota dreaming up stories for her friends to read. Mama’s Knight: A Cancer Story of Love is just the latest in a string of acclaimed works. Her first official writing endeavor became The Bloodmark Saga, featuring a werewolf princess-turned-ruler who falls in love with a human boy. Her first novel in the Bloodmark Saga, Bloodmark, came out in 2013, followed by Bloodrealms in 2014 and the final book Bloodmoon in 2016.