Ms. Cremer keeps upping her game. I really enjoyed Rise and I have to say a lot more than Rift and Rift was good. Rise has more of a darker feel with more action and more romance. We get to know all about the nightshade world, described to us in such a way that I do not see a need for a third book. I would like to see more of this series, but Ms. Cremer did her job well and I felt as if this was a conclusion to the prequels. Ember and Barrow are a good romantic couple. Bless Ember for she still has some tough choices to make. If you are looking for a good series to follow, then I suggest the NightShade series. It is one of the best.
When Ember and Barrow's mission is exposed they go on the run. Being hunted by the mysterious Bosque Mar, they hide where they can. But when Ember is forced out of hiding she must travel to Tearmun Keep. There she must convince her old friend of the danger if the resistance does not succeed. But what Ember discovers shatters her world in two and brings about a war.
NightShade Series: Rift- prequel / Rise-prequel / NightShade / Wolf'sbane / Bloodrose
Everything Conatus stands for is at risk. Hoping to gather enough resistance to save their order, Ember and Barrow attempt a desperate escape. But fate offers little mercy. When their mission is exposed, the couple face relentless pursuit by the supernatural horrors that act on the commands of Eira’s ally: the mysterious Bosque Mar. A shocking revelation forces Ember out of hiding, sending her back into the heart of dark magic at Tearmunn keep, where she must convince her old friend Alistair of her love or face dire consequences. Ember’s deception offers the only chance for the resistance to succeed, but what she discovers in the shadows beneath the keep will shatter her world and bring about the Witches’ War.
Richly sensual and full of magic, action and danger, Andrea Cremer's fifth book set in the Nightshade world is an edge-of-your-seat page turner.