Dec 12, 2013

Review: Snakeroot by Andrea Cremer

Title: Snakeroot
Author: Andrea Cremer
Publisher: Philomel
Publication Date: 12.10.2013
Pages: 366
Genre: Paranormal
Series: Nightshade Legacy #1
Source: ARC from publisher

Rating: A-

Summary (from Goodreads):
Fans asked for it, and now they've got it! Andrea Cremer is continuing the story she began in in her internationally bestselling trilogy: Nightshade, Wolfsbane and Bloodrose. In this new installment, Bosque Mar haunts the dreams of both Adne and Logan, trying to escape for the Nether, where Calla, Shay and the other Guardians trapped him in the final battle in the War of All Against All. Will he turn Adne to the dark side? Will Logan reclaim his birthright? And will darkness take over our world?

This is one of those books I had to take a deep breath and brace myself for before reading. Andrea Cremer blew me away with her debut novel, Nightshade when I first started blogging. I raved about this book, but I became increasingly frustrated with the characters and at the end of that series, I was heartbroken. Destroyed. In the worst way possible.

And then I heard a little rumor about this book that gave me this flutter of hope. And since it happens in the beginning of the book, I don’t see it as spoilery:

Ren is ALIVE.

Sort of. We’ll get to that. But Ren plays a huge part in Snakeroot and I’m sure the rest of the series. For you Ren fans, that may be reason enough to pull you back into this incredible world that Cremer has created. But there’s more.

This obviously takes place after the events of the original Nightshade trilogy. And while we were stuck in Calla’s head for that series, Cremer pulls back and we get a glimpse of the bigger picture and see what’s happening in this world now that things have fallen apart. Adne is a huge part of the reason Ren is back, and I feel like this will be Adne’s story—Adne is Ren’s half-sister, for those who may have forgotten.

My heart is still fragile after the way it was crushed my last time around with Cremer. But I’m willing to give this a go because I adore the way Andrea Cremer writes a story and creates a world. It’s magic and beautiful and so vivid. Everyone needs to go read this. Read and adore Cremer’s books, and know that the Ren fans now have hope.

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  1. My heart was a bit crushed after that series ending so I don't know if I'm willing to venture into that world again. However, she's a fun author so I really do like her stories... It's a dilemma.

  2. I wanted to read the series then forgot about it. Thanks for reminding me. I need to get started over the holidays so I can get to this new take.

  3. The thing is that I haven't read any of these books (*I know, I know*). Glad you love them though :)

  4. My heart was totally crushed after Bloodrose too, and I'm so happy that wasn't the end of the story for Ren. I really enjoyed this, and I love being back in this world. Glad to hear you enjoyed it too! I just hope she doesn't burn us again at the end of this series. :-)

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