Rise The sequel to Rift and the prequel to the New York Times bestselling novel Nightshade Everything Conatus stands for is at risk Hoping to gather enough resistance to save their order Ember and Barrow

The sequel to Rift and the prequel to the New York Times bestselling novel Nightshade.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 commaThe sequel to Rift and the prequel to the New York Times bestselling novel Nightshade.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.

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  1. Andrea Cremer is the author of the internationally bestselling Nightshade series She spent her childhood daydreaming and roaming the forests and lakeshores of Northern Wisconsin Andrea has always loved writing and has never stopped writing, but she only recently plunged into the deep end of the pool that is professional writing Before she wrote her first novel, Andrea was a history professor at Macalester College in St Paul, Minnesota In her books, she strives to bring together her two passions history and fantasy Andrea now lives in New York and writes full time.To contact Andrea, please visit, andreacremer

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  1. I can t believe this was only a duology I want I need Well, I don t really need but I do want Even though the Nightshade series provides you with a enough information to truly understand and appreciate the series, the prequel gives you the opportunity to find out and exactly how it all came to be Well, that s what Rift and Rise does It s the foundation of the story and the whole series in my opinion and it s something I m so glad I read Before starting Rise I wasn t to sure of what to expec [...]

  2. Genre YA, Paranormal Rating 3.0 Full review shortly I m kind of disappointed in this book truth be told I know that it s only a two part prequel to the Nightshade series but I m feeling that there should be at least one book to fully explain and explore the Searchers, Guardians, etc I seriously loathe Alistair and his actions throughout this book, and I guess that s because of the writing ability of Cremer who loves to get under our skin IE Ren and the ending of the Nightshade series.I didn t s [...]

  3. Loved this book Really felt the danger As usual I have a ton of sticky notes Such great writing and imagery If you like werewolves or historical knights in shining armor stories then this is for you.

  4. Nightshade Prequel, 3 anyone I really hope so, although I still have not read Rift yet and Rise is not even out yet D

  5. Though I really enjoyed the first one in this prequel series, I m now a bit worried about book two The teaser chapters available through MTV s Hollywood Crush site suggest that this one is going to bring the unnecessary romance and sex drama like WOAH view spoiler The first two chapters are about nothing but the scummy boy wanting to have his rape y way with our heroine and then the heroine trying to have her lovey sexy way with the hunky, reasonable love interest In 24 hours, she goes from her [...]

  6. Fantastic sequel to the prequel Andrea is an extremely talented writer and really knows her time period I love Ember and Barrow and Alistair becomes the perfect villain, hardened by unrequited love We see the origins of the Guardians and Searchers we became so familiar with in the Nightshade trilogy We see sacrifice and Bosque s evil nature unfolding on every page And he is the worst kind, infiltrating all that was once good just with a spark of his evil It is a true play on the wars humankind h [...]

  7. Make no mistake I heart ANdrea Cremer and her NIghtshade trilogy and her Rift book, but what the hell happened This book was so boring and bland Nothing Happened It kills me to give this book 2 stars since I Love the previous book so much

  8. Review courtesy of Dark Faerie TalesQuick Dirty An emotional and riveting conclusion to a wonderfully built series.Opening Sentence Alistair could remember screaming only once before, at least since he d become a man.The Review Andrea Cremer knows how to create a world filled with amazement and wonder One of the reasons why I love her work is mostly due to the lore and culture of her worlds They are so detailed and realistic, enough so that I always find myself getting lost in them A favorite se [...]

  9. SpoilersDisappointing I enjoyed the first book in the series but I found this one positively boring The plot wasn t engrossing at all For the majority of the book nothing really happened apart from 1 Ember and Barrow running away and hiding 2 Ember wanting to have sex with Barrow, and Barrow turning her down for various reasons oh and by the end of the book they still hadn t had sex even though one of the arcs was how sexually frustrated they were 3 Ember whining about her love for Barrow and wh [...]

  10. A sequel rich in lore, embedded with deception, magic, danger and fueled by love, RIFT is a must have it, must read book There s something to be said about an Andrea Cremer story, and that s that I LOVE her writing I didn t think I d love this series as much as I loved the Nightshade series, but Andrea proved me wrong with RIFT Now with RISE all I can say is the same thing I did with RIFT, this is Andrea s best book yet I am hopelessly in love with the way she creates her world, her incredibly e [...]

  11. Rise renders me speechless.No, the story didn t upset me I like Cremer s writing style But with all the scheming and conniving going on, I felt saddened by the deception, lies and betrayals that happened in the book To me, reading the story was like entering into the fog I knew the fog would soon pass but while I was in it, I felt taken over by the gloom.So, what s the gloom The gloom is something that I felt and I bet if you read the story, you d feel it too, but if you run a search for the wor [...]

  12. More like 4.5 5 starsWow What an epic conclusion to this prequel It gives so much background and insight to the Nightshade series, a series which I ve come to loved Ember was such a fierce and strong MC to read about I loved how determined and persistence she was to defend those she loved and for what she believed was right The only problem I had with this series was the writing style While Cremer s writing made the story very captivating and addicting, the sort of historical style to it kind of [...]

  13. Most of you know by know how much I love Andrea Cremer All of her book have been off the charts AMAZING What I loved most about this book is the great plot Once again, the reader is thrown for a ride of a life time with plenty of plot twist to knock you off your seat Ember is thrown into some hard decisions in which she must play roles in order to accomplish her mission I like that Ember is really good at this She is very flexible in changing who and what needs to be done She is not afraid to ta [...]

  14. I m speechless Rift was an incredible tale weaved in pure excitement, adventure and of course in magic I m incredibly disappointed there will not be another in this prequel series because I found myself attached like a obsessed addict to this book and to the story I can t convey all if the emotions running through my head right now All I can say is I hope Cremer graces us with her amazing story telling in maybe another Nightshade series I would absolutely love to see how everything plate out sin [...]

  15. Just read the first chapter of Rise.Now this is going to be good.Liked it better than Rift, but not as much as Nightshade.What can I say Ren kind of makes this series view spoiler Which is why I look oh so forward to Snakeroot hide spoiler Definitely a good back story to how the Witches War began, but I just didn t enjoy it as much as I wanted to I m not really the biggest fan of books that take place in the past, so perhaps that stunted my enjoyment Either way, it was a good book but not Andrea [...]

  16. Wow Andrea Cremer sure likes to let you guess what happens next A course it is not her fault because you cannot put 600 years into 1 book but still That s a really nice way to keep the readers in wait This book overall was okay just like Rift but after the 200 page it was kind of boring besides the end In this book they could at least put an epilogue,right But in this series I will always be wondering what happens next Hopefully Snakeroot will give us some answers This was my yellow and orange f [...]

  17. Damn now I m tempted to actually read the Nightshade books Doubt I will though I still don t like wolves lol

  18. Review posted on Dark Faerie Tales.Andrea Cremer knows how to create a world filled with amazement and wonder One of the reasons why I love her work is mostly due to the lore and culture of her worlds They are so detailed and realistic, enough so that I always find myself getting lost in them A favorite series of mine is the Nightshade Prequel Rise is the second and final book in the prequel series, and it is fantastic.In an emotional journey, Rise begins shortly after the end of Rift Ember and [...]

  19. I wanted to give this a 5 star rating, but I just couldn te of the ending I loved this book a great deal The story picks up right where we left off in Rift Ember is on the run with Barrow, and Eira is taking control with Bosque at her side The entire world that Ms Cremer has created in this series is fantastic and I would read it over and over again It is very well crafted and inventive, and just when you think you figure things out, there s a twist that takes you by surprise view spoiler I love [...]

  20. This book Just wow I m actively not even sure what I can say about this book because it was just so action packed and amazing that words are actually failing me right now If you know me, it is hard for words to fail me, but they seem to be doing a good job right now Also, you probably shouldn t read this review if you haven t read the first book.20 Minutes laterOkay, I m better now I spent the last 100 pages of the book just screaming and yelling that YOU CAN T DO THAT My Dartmouth boys will und [...]

  21. Andrea Cremer is one author I dearly love She is not afraid to take risks e.g Bloodrose , and although many have still not accepted the damage Cremer has done to them, Cremer continues to bring out compelling stories despite that Bloodrose was a favourite and it s with hope that Cremer continues to deliver high levels of action, suspense, and superb storytelling Rift and Rise were a fantastic prequel duology to the Nightshade trilogy, combining fantasy and historical elements seamlessly in a sus [...]

  22. RISE A NIGHTSHADE NOVELBy Andrea CremerPhilomel January 8, 2013 416 pagesRISE is the second prequel to Andrea Cremer s NIGHTSHADE series It follows the story of Ember Morrow as she prepares to take on Lady Eira and Lord Bosque Mar, the two responsible for opening a rift between their world and the nether.Here is the book description from 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 lit [...]

  23. I had fun reading this, but I didn t like it as much as i feel like I could have or wanted to.I really love the idea of the mythology, but I still feel like I don t entirely understand it One of my biggest issues with the Nightshade trilogy is that we never really got the best grip on on the background, and I brushed that off hoping it would be explained in the prequels, but I still feel like what got explained was incredibly rushed at the end, and since she did entirely create the mythology, I [...]

  24. What it s about Rise is the second installment to the prequel series from the Nightshade world, and I recommend reading the first one, Rift, though these can be read before the Nightshade books Rise jumps right into the action and throws readers into Ember and Barrow s world as they attempt to escape and save their Order This book is dark, supernatural, and the connection between Ember and Barrow is not only strong but striking Warning The darkness will triumph Otherwise, how will Nightshade s s [...]

  25. For some reason, physical books always take me much longer to read than ebooks do But I love physical copies of books so much, especially when they have beautiful covers like this one And might I say, it looks quite lovely next to the other book in the series Thank you, whoever designed them, for not changing the spines and letting them match so perfectly Rise took place exactly where Rift left off, and was in the POV of Eira, Ember, and Alistair This book had a lot of up and down points for me, [...]

  26. Although I loved this duology, there were two things that disappointed me as I closed the book the fact that it WAS a duology and that we wouldn t see of these fascinating characters, and how this book focused a lot on the romantic relationships.Don t get me wrong, I m a sucker for romance But the thing I found refreshing about Rift was how it wasn t the prominent conflict In Rise, romance definitely was front and center I found the relationship between Bosque and Eira very intriguing and much [...]

  27. Is this how this series ends If it does I m going to be so furious It CAN T end like that Not with what we had just barely seen We just got Glimpses of Rhys He was the first and we don t get to see of him How rude And Agnes How could Allister Speaking of Allister that good for nothing selfish, infuriating prick He took her Uhhh I don t really like spoilers so I won t say but holy mother f ing shit I loved loved loved this book The ending and everything however was shit If there is not a new bo [...]

  28. So I was anxiously waiting around to read this next installment One day I went into the book store and was extremely happy that I found it sitting at the front of the store I ignored all other books and purchased it immediately I read it way too fast and enjoyed every minute of it I think that there should be a third prequel to tie everything together because it seemed unfinished Bosque Mar is apparently sexier in this book than he is in the Calla Trilogy Alistairs heart gets corrupted because [...]

  29. I love this author s stories however, this book was super slow and felt like a bridge between two novels I felt like a lot of the story was building up to something that didn t happen in this book I was also disappointed because most of the book takes place with the bad characters and it felt really dark I wished that of the main character, who you care about from the first book in the series, would have played into this novel I m glad that I have to wait for the 3rd book maybe I ll forget the [...]

  30. Now, we all know that I m a huge fan of anything by Andrea Cremer, so you probably already know how this review is going to go You may remember from my review of Rift that I like this prequel series even than the Nightshade series, and that s still true Ember is my hero If I could be any literary character, I d be her Y know, if I got to be her but stay in my own life Hers is way stressful It s even so in this book than the last Things are not getting any better for poor Ember, but she handles [...]

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