Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Lover Awakened (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #3) by J.R. Ward

Lover Awakened (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book #3) Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward

In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there’s a deadly war raging between vampires and their slayers. And there exists a secret band of brothers like no other - six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Of these, Zsadist is the most terrifying member of the Black Dagger Brotherhood.

A former blood slave, the vampire Zsadist still bears the scars from a past filled with suffering and humiliation. Renowned for his unquenchable fury and sinister deeds, he is a savage feared by humans and vampires alike. Anger is his only companion, and terror is his only passion—until he rescues a beautiful aristocrat from the evil Lessening Society.

Bella is instantly entranced by the seething power Zsadist possesses. But even as their desire for one another begins to overtake them both, Zsadist’s thirst for vengeance against Bella’s tormentors drives him to the brink of madness. Now, Bella must help her lover overcome the wounds of his tortured past, and find a future with her…

My review

rating: 5 of 5 stars
I absolutely love this author's writing style. The way that she will inject a bit of humor, often in the most unlikely places, is wonderful. I find myself smiling, chuckling and often laughing out loud.
The Brotherhood books are a roller coaster ride of emotions. There are ups and downs. This book was without question heartbreaking, but the best of the series so far. The story of Z and Bella involves a lot of abuse, emotional as well as physical scarring and the overcoming of that abuse through love.
I love the subplots that the author has going. It never gets overwhelming, just very involved. The ongoing story of John/Darius and his acceptance into the Brotherhood is a wonderful part of the story. We are getting a glimpse at what it is like for these fierce warriors before the transition. When they are struggling with their identities, like so may real life teens these days. The story of Tohrent/Wellsie that we have been getting little glimpses of throughout the books so far is wonderful and heartbreaking. The way that the author is able to pull you in and make you feel like you are a part of these lives is fabulous. I could not put this book down. I had to keep reading to see what would happen next. I have to pick the next book up immediately to see what is going to happen now.
Love the Brotherhood and look forward to the next in the series. I am getting a little worried as I only have 2 more books in the series so far to read. What will I do when I am done?

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1 comment:

Blananana said...

Love the books, next one is coming out in april :D