Bloodmoon (Bloodmark Saga #3)

Bloodmoon (Bloodmark Saga, #3)Bloodmoon Summary:
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 Review: 
This book is the conclusion to this YA fantasy saga. While the last book in a series is usually the fastest paced, this one seemed to take a step back slowing down to a near crawl at points. While the plot was sometimes tedious, the character development of Ashling was amazing. It is by far one of the best in this series and in YA books.

Ashling proved to be a strong heroine and someone who was worthy of being a Queen. She has really stepped into her role and has not turned into a whiny, over dramatic or manipulative girl. I commend Whittet for writing about a heroine that is believable and not irritating. Obviously Ashling has flaws, but she acts like a normal person (as much as possible in her situation). The only problem I had with her is her love with Grey. It just seemed to forced because they always said why they should be together and took way too much time in this story.

The plot was too slow for a conclusion and needed to have some depth. It had the basic structure that did provide an enjoyable journey, but it felt like there was something missing. It came off too simple or too easy. A part of this comes from the way YA books are written. YA books come off really childish mostly due to the writing. This is just the way I read it because I've gotten used to the way Adult books are written.

Overall, this book is a 3 star read. It was not a fantastic conclusion but it was still nice. It was great to revisit the old characters and to meet some new ones. Also, this book leaves you with a satisfied feeling when everyone gets their happy ending.

Thank you to Netgalley for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!

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