11/22/16

Book Review of Bloodmoon by Aurora Whittet, Book 3 of the Bloodmark Trilogy


By on 11/22/2016 09:48:00 AM

A couple of weeks ago, I shared my review of Bloodmark; the first book in Aurora Whittet's, The Bloodmark Saga Trilogy.  I was so drawn into the storyline that I immediately picked up the second book in the series, Bloodrealms--and shared a review of it.  This past week, I finished reading the series with Bloodmoon--the 3rd book of the Bloodmark series.  What did I think of Bloodmoon?

I received a complimentary copy of this book for use in my review.  All opinions are my own.
 

Quick Summary of Bloodmoon by Aurora Whittet. 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.

Bloodmoon offered another level of action and adventure. During the second book, the characters faced a lot of action, adventure and dramatic scene changes. The third book, somehow, became even more action packed. The scenes were much darker and disturbing throughout this book--and the characters faced greater danger and distress than before. In spite of the almost constant action, the early-middle of the book seemed to lose my interest a bit for the first time in the entire series. I continued through those chapters--and the book regained its intrigue for me during the last third or so.

Bloodmoon reminded me more of typical teen-werewolf novel. I liked the characters and their relationships as they progressed through the first two books. I liked the storyline of the first two books. Bloodmoon still had a nice plot--but, the book became more of a teen romance novel and less realistic for me. Some of the interactions between the characters just seemed too immature for their roles at times.
Readers will need to read the series in order. As I have said, this series is really a series and the trilogy builds book by book. Readers will need to read the entire series to understand the significance of events and keep the scenes in perspective.

Would I recommend Bloodmoon by Aurora Whittet? While this book was not my favorite of the series--it still provided a great conclusion to the series. There will be some surprises along the way--and some disappointments. This book keeps up the mix of romance, action, adventure, drama, mystery, suspense--but, this book had more of a teen romance element that the two previous books. I think the themes are a little mature for tween/young teens--but, there are times in this book when the conversations and actions are a little too immature for older readers to take at face value. The plot is still a well developed one and the author pushes her characters successfully toward resolution. I would recommend this book--and probably the whole series--to fans of paranormal romance novels and werewolf adventures.

Buy Bloodrealms:  Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble 
Buy Bloodmark:  Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble  
Buy Bloodmoon:  Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble   

Meet the Author: 
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.


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