Sunday, June 22, 2014

Review: Blood Green by Ashley Nemer

Blood Green

The three worlds have collided and are coming to an end. Zayn and Nikole face off for the final battle with Haydar and Leigh in a match to the death.

Who will come out alive, and who will come out in the afterlife?

Good does not always triumph over evil, and in the Algula world, that is even more true.

Life as they know it is forever changed when heads roll.

Will Adara's child survive after Haydar has taken her prisoner?

Will Alec's death go avenged?

What will happen to Nasir now that Leigh is here?

Blood Green, because all good things come to an end.

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My Thoughts: This was the final book in the Blood Trilogy and it was a very sweet end. Blood Green was more of a redemption type of story, so we got to see different sides from all of the characters. I very much enjoyed how Ashley Nemer was able to wrap her series.
The story started off immediately where the last book ended, and it was thrilling! Pregnant Adara was kidnapped by Haydar and Haydar wanted to kill Adara and her unborn child. The sadistic Leigh began to show signs of guilt to what was happening to Adara and tried to find ways to help her, which was very unexpected. The way things unraveled was surprising. It was very nice to see how something so tragic could be turned into something very beautiful.
Like I mentioned before, this was a redemption story. The characters of Nikole and Leigh were the ones who grew tremendously in this book. Nikole had to learn to let go of her grief for the man she loved, let go of all of the anger that was built up inside of her, learn to forgive the person who caused all of her damage, and begin to trust and love another Angula. With everything she went through, Nikole became my favorite character. Next, Leigh was the most unexpected change. I would not think that the blood-driven Leigh would change, but she did. Though I do admit that I was a little hesitant how her sins were easily forgiven, I still liked how she was able to turn her life around to a more positive one. People, even Angulas, need to be given a second chance.
As always, I enjoy reading Ashley Nemer's works. She knows how to spin very well written tales. She has created a very unique world of vampires called Angulas and I especially love the Arabic connection. This last book of hers was a bit more calm then her previous two books, but it made completely sense as to why Ms. Nemer took this route. Though I do admit that I would liked to have seen more action scenes in this book.
As a whole, this was a nice ending to the Blood Trilogy. The story was calmer but the characters had beautiful outcomes. I believe there's another book coming out that is supposed to be the prequel to the series. I am highly looking forward to it. I rate it:

Ashley was born in Wichita, Kansas. She is the eldest of three. She has two brothers who she completely adores and who were the inspiration for her Alpha Lead Zayn. She has always enjoyed writing and using her creativity. This started at a young age in Kansas City, Missouri when her brother Ryan and her would take scraps of wood and paint different pictures on them. Eventually when her articulation of feelings and emotions gained depth she started writing Original Oratory while attending Clear Brook High School.

Ashley’s first novel, Blood Purple is based on Algula vampires who dwelled in the Middle East and were forced from their home. The idea for this series spurred from one evening of Ashley researching her nationality after talking with her Aunt Pam about where her family originated. She and one of her friends did research on the folklore of that part of the world and found there was very little information about the paranormal genre and how it tied into the Middle East. Ashley took this idea and ran with it.

Ashley is married and lives in Houston with her husband Tony. They have two dogs named Toto and Doogie. They have been together for almost 8 years and he brings her more joy than she could ever imagine as a child. She loves to read and has been hooked on the romance genre ever since her lifelong best friend Laura gave her "Ashes to Ashes' by Tami Hoag to read when they were younger.

Ashley finds her strength through her family, especially her parents. They always support her in life, they push her to strive for greatness. There once was a motto that Ashley heard in her youth through her Taekwondo life 'Reach for the Stars' and that is what Ashley has always done. It was through her upbringing that the values Ashley has and display's came from. With her Parents always cheering her on in life she was able to grow up having faith in herself and her ability to conquer the world.


  1. Thank you for such kind words. Your reviews are always appreciated Vonnie

    1. You are very much welcomed! It's always an honor to review for you!