Wow!! I really enjoyed this book. It ended the series nicely. (This is the THIRD book in a trilogy so don't read the rest of this review if you don't want to be slightly spoiled.
I thought the pacing and the main plot of Bloodrose was great and filled with adventure. The book is broken down into 4 main parts, Air, Water, Fire and Earth, where the characters try to find and assemble a weapon that will destroy the Keepers and save the world. This gave the book a unique feel to me as I haven't read a story in parts named after the elements. There were humorous moments, sad moments, and exciting moments where I was turning the pages quickly to see what was going to happen. There were little bits of romance thrown in there as well :D.
The ending didn't disappoint either as it was filled with action and exciting moments.
When I saw the 1/2 star reviews for this book I was reluctant to pick it up I have to admit but the book ended the way I wanted it to. I won't put what they thought was wrong with the novel because of spoilers but I think it's quite mean to say give a book 1/2 star(s) because of one small thing in the plot.
I gave this book 5 stars because I loved how adventurous it was as well as romantic. The characters seemed real to me as if they could just jump off the page. I really don't think it deserves the 1/2 star reviews as I said above. It makes out the book is terrible when it's really not. The Nightshade trilogy was really entertaining for me. It kept me hooked :).