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Bloodmoon
     

Bloodmoon

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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

Overview

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.

Aurora Whittet started out as a wild red-haired child in Minnesota dreaming up stories for her friends to read. Today, she has completed the third of three novels in the Bloodmark Saga. She is a national award-winning graphic designer in her day job. Aurora lives with her family in Minnesota.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781634890229
Publisher:
Wise Ink Creative Publishing
Publication date:
03/21/2016
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
1,386,381
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.60(d)

What People are Saying About This

B. Kristin McMichael

“This was an action-packed book from the first chapter to the end...happy and sad moments, but a great end for Ashling and her story. Fun, fast-paced, and all the loose ends were wrapped up nicely...I loved it, and I would recommend the whole series!”—B. Kristin McMichael, bestselling author of the Blue Eyes Trilogy, the Day Human Trilogy, and the Chalcedony Chronicles

Andrew DeYoung

“Readers dying to know what happens to Ashling and Grey will not be disappointed by Bloodmoon. I know this reader wasn’t. What a thrilling conclusion to the trilogy!"—Andrew DeYoung, author of The Girl from Beyond

Aileen Erin

“A unique urban fantasy world of werewolves and magic.”—Aileen Erin, USA Today bestselling author of the Alpha Girl Series

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Bloodmoon 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
BookwormforKids 7 months ago
This is an amazing ending to a series, which has it all--fast paced action, tear jerking moments, high stakes, impossible risks, evil villains, romance and a heroine to cheer for. Ashling has now accepted her role as the Crimson Queen. Surrounded by an every growing group of family, friends and supporters, she charges on to complete the impossible task the prophecy has laid out before her. This book starts off where the second one left off, meaning that this is by no means a stand alone. The characters we've learned to known and love (or hate) gain more depth. They've matured, are bonding and the journey that started in book one is unfolding in all of its pain and glory. Ashling has not only accepted her role in the prophecy but is becoming the queen in every possible way. . .but not without a little teenage fun dabbled in to add just the right amount of light heartedness. There are also a few new characters introduced, which mold seamlessly in with the already familiar ones. Although the other two books in the series already were packed, these pages hold even more. A lot has to be resolved on many different levels, leaving little time for a chance to rest or breath. The richness of the werewolf heritage and beliefs comes to full scale as the upcoming battle between good and evil adds thick layers of tension the entire way through. This isn't a book easily put down and leaves the reader on the edge of their seat most of the time. There's romance, and both the hero and heroine are characters to root for. Still at times, the relationship comes over a bit thick for my taste and the frequency of intimate scenes pushes the borders for a YA audience. In other words, this isn't something I'd recommend for anyone under 16. The ending is a real treat and ties up most of the plot strings nicely. There are many unexpected twists and turns, as well as a lovely settling of various points and questions brought up earlier in the series. It was definitely worth a read, and I can highly recommend it to paranormal romance fans who love a tale which pulls in and refuses to let go. I received a complimentary copy and believe others will enjoy it as much as I did.
lauralovesreviewingLT 8 months ago
All I can say is, Holy Batman, people! What an ending to a great series. So, Ashling has now assumed her place as the Crimson Queen. She’s been to hell and back. And now she has to go back yet again. But she won’t be alone. Her pack will be with her. This is the final battle. The one that prophecy foretold. Everything hangs in the balance. This will be kind of short as there’s no way to talk about a book this far into the series without those nasty spoilers. I adored this last book. So much bloody action. So much pain and loss. But also, so much hope. So much love. So much triumph. There were some really harrowing scenes, especially in the Bloodrealm. Creatures and evil you can’t even begin to imagine crawl out from under their rocks. There were those times I held my breath, and if this were a movie, I’d have been peeking through my fingers. I so wanted everyone I cared about to survive. But, it’s not my story and there’s much to be said for feeling a wide range of emotions while reading a story. Loved the series and loved the ending.
dwatson 8 months ago
In a few short months werewolf Ashling Boru will have to fulfill her prophecy and unite the wolf clans by marrying someone she doesn’t love. Ashling leads a complicated life and it seems to get more complicated all the time. Her guardian has been kidnapped and she keeps finding out new secrets about her pack. To make matters worse a war is looming with the Dvergars, a family of powerful and evil wolves. Can Ashling make the right choices to save her pack and still end up with her true love Grey? Bloodmoon by Aurora Whittet is the third book in the Bloodmark saga. This book has the most action in the series and the plat seems to move a lot quicker in this one then the last two. Each book has gotten progressively better and the characters come across as more complex in this one. I also enjoyed the spin on werewolf mythology that is present in this book. Bloodmoon and the whole Bloodmark trilogy is something that fans of Twilight and YA fiction in general will love.
NicFictionAddiction 10 months ago
This final book in the Bloodmark Saga was, without a doubt, my favorite. Instead of focusing so much on the romance, this time the story centered on the battle between Ashling’s pack and the Dvergars. That led to an ultra-exciting ending to this paranormal trilogy! It had been a very long time since I read the first two books in this series, so I did a super quick skim-read of the first two books, and I’m certainly glad I did. I’m not sure how easy it would have been to pick back up with this third book—even though Whittet sprinkles in reminders, I had forgotten quite a few of the details of what happened in those first two books. So, if you’ve read them, you might want to give yourself a refresher. If you’re new to the series, this is a great time to jump in! What Fed My Addiction: Action-packed. Ashling discovers that she can travel to the Bloodrealms in her dreams, which means that she’s able to be in two places at once. So, we got scenes of Baran’s capture (and torture!) in the Bloodrealms interspersed with scenes of Ashling and Grey’s search for the Old Mother and the Crone and their battles with the Bloodsuckers. This meant plenty of action to keep the story rolling right along. Themes of faith. This third book had lots of themes of faith interwoven into the story that I don’t remember from the first books. The book explores the idea of a creator (in this case, Old Mother) who has always been present but does not interfere until Ashling and her pack specifically seek her out. And yet, the book shows how she has been with them always and how her plan was for her people’s good—even when things were going horribly wrong. Faith in something you cannot see is a major theme in the book as well. All of these elements could be applied to faith in any creator, of course. But even though the religious overtones were sprinkled throughout the book (especially toward the end), they never felt overbearing or heavy-handed. Ashling’s self-reliance. In this final installment in the series, Ashling finally discovers how to truly trust herself and to take charge of her own life. Not that she was ever a simpering heroine who let the men take care of her, but in previous books she did always feel a sort of helplessness and lack of control when it came to who would “claim” her. In this book, she made the decision for herself and stuck with it! (No more love triangles or insta-love!) Family and “pack.” Even though Ashling learned to rely on herself, that didn’t mean that she didn’t have plenty of help and love from her family (and her extended pack family). The way they all banded together in this book was inspiring! What Left Me Hungry for More: True love. I got it. Grey is Ashling’s true love and they complete each other. I didn’t need to be reminded of this fact constantly. Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy that Ashling found her soul mate and all, but I think if she’d told Grey one more time how much she loved him, I might have had to cry. An exciting and fitting end to this paranormal adventure, Bloodmoon truly delivers. I’m so glad that I didn’t let the final installment of this trilogy fall by the wayside (as I’m known to do with series—especially when there’s a long break between books). I give this book 4/5 stars. ***Disclosure: I received this book from the author via iRead Book Tours. All opinions are my own.***
Bookaholic_Banter 10 months ago
This one was by far my favorite out of all three! It held my interest the whole way through and kept me turning pages. It was action packed and so much fun to read. I read this book in one sitting. I didn't want to put it down. Things got even more intense in this book. The plot thickened and things got even crazier! There were new creatures introduced in this book. The magical elements were even bigger. Everything became more evolved and relationships bloomed. The descriptive writing was wonderful and made everything come alive. I am sad that this is the last book in the series. We get to know the characters on a very personal and intimate level and really connect with them. Aurora discovers even more powers and they are explored throughout this book. More blood will be shed and we have to say bye to more characters. This book had me going through all the emotions. There was tenderhearted moments, and moments that had me sitting on the edge of my seat. At times I just wanted to reach out and give some of these characters a hug and console them, and other times I wanted to give them a pat on the back and congratulate them for a job well done. It wasn't hard to get into this story line. It was executed brilliantly. The end of the story was intense and the ending was surprising. It's good versus evil, and only one can win in the end. You will have to read it and find out. I was extremely pleased with the way this one played out. I would definitely read this again. This is a series I will be keeping around to read again in the future. I wish it didn't have to end yet.
FlyeZachary93 More than 1 year ago
Review: Protagonist: Ashling Boru has come a long way since the beginning of the Bloodmark Saga. She's encountered many perilous journeys, suffered grave hardships, and found true love. In this book she isn't taking anything from anybody. She's not afraid to speak her mind and let people know when they're being stupid. Most of the time I really loved Ashling, the only times she ever got on my nerves I'll get to in a bit, but she's a strong character not afraid to do what needs to be done to protect her pack and those she loves, and if she can find a way to save everyone, she will. Romance: So, the romance in this book annoyed me to no end. It's not like I don't root for Ashling and Grey to end up together, I really do, but they could be really exhausting in this book. First off there's the constant reassurances that they love each other and how they'll be there for each other. There were actually quite a few things in this book that felt constantly repeated, but their constant grandiose declarations of love were by far the worst. Then there's how sexual their relationship has become since consummating their relationship. Don't get me wrong, I don't mind a heat in a YA romance, however when that heat sort of plays jump-rope with the boundaries between YA and Adult books that's when I get a bit uncomfortable. Not only that but it felt like Ashling and Grey couldn't control themselves around each other making their love seem more like lust most of the time. World-Building: After I finished Bloodrealms I assumed there was at least two more books in this series left to go. However when it came out that this book would be the last in the series, I din't quite know how the author would finish the series in a way that didn't feel like she stitched two book plots together, but that's what she did. This book is all about the preparation for Ashling's eighteenth birthday, where she'll be claimed at Carrowmore and truly become the Crimson Queen. In this book we learn even more about the prophecy that foretells Ashling uniting the packs of the world and the events that will transpire at Carrowmore. There was so much to this book that I loved, new characters, old characters that haven't gotten the time to shine coming back to play a larger role, and of course seeing how Ashling's pack continues to grow! Ending: So when I talk about this I'm not only talking about the end of this book but the end of the series in whole and I say the author did a great job wrapping everything up, however I would have liked an epilogue, something to sort of catch up with some of the stuff that went down in other parts of the book. The final climax was amazing, it wasn't filled with a big battle, but there was an amazing confrontation that just matched perfectly with the tone and message of this series. As I said everything wraps up really well, I was just hoping for something more in the end. Rating: For the most part I loved this book, aside from a few things here and there, some of which were entirely based on my own opinion, It is a great conclusion to this series and I'm excited to see what this author comes up with next!
DiiMI More than 1 year ago
The weight of the world is on Ashling’s shoulders and she is only a teen, forced into a world of turmoil and war and becoming the most powerful being in the werewolf world. Ashling is to be the answer to long told prophecies, but first she must live to her eighteenth birthday while keeping those who look to her alive, also. Trying to fit into a world where those far more experienced and much older must follow her lead, must wait for her commands, Ashling relies on gut instinct and the advice of those closest to her. Meanwhile, she must also keep up appearances in the human world, the world she is ordained to protect, attending high school, taking tests and stealing a few moments to be just Ashling. Her “marriage” to Grey must be kept secret from all, but their love is strong. When evil threatens to destroy everyone and everything important to her, she is brought to her knees, first in the fear of a girl in over her head and then in prayer to the great Mother to guide her every move. As tensions run high, and battles are waged, heroes will die, be tortured and feared gone forever and humans are made pawns in an ugly game of power and corruption, as the battle to claim her very soul is waged. Is Ashling ready to make the ultimate sacrifice for those she loves? Is the welfare of the masses worth dying for or will this change the prophecy and destroy the world? Bloodmoon by Aurora Whittet is a the perfect wrap to a high tension series that tells of a young teen caught between the regal pomp and circumstance of her position as the Crimson Queen and all it entails and the world of the teen she is. The polar opposites were at times hard to grasp as Ashling took on her “regal” bearing, but when alone with her friends and close allies, she was a delight. Often high on angst, this tale is tempered by the addition of calming characters, quirky characters and those who wore evil like a banner of pride. Non-stop throughout, Ms. Whittet has managed to bring it all home, tie it up in a bow and deliver a great ending to her readers. She truly deserves to have this series become one of the notable older YA reads! I received this copy from Aurora Whittet in exchange for my honest review.