Monday, February 4, 2019

Review: Lover Awakened by: J.R. Ward

Title: Lover Awakened
Author: J.R. Ward
Publisher: Signet
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood #3
Pages: 441
Format: Hardcover
Source: Library

Description:

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 Thoughts: 

This book started out with Zsadist whose having a hell of a time with Bella being kidnapped by the head of the lessers and everyone assuming she was dead which isn't the case.  Zsadist is the only one who believes she is still alive.

Bella is doing everything she can to stay alive getting word out that she is still alive and needs help.  With Z's help they rush to her side and rescue her unfortunately her road to recover is difficult.  The one thing Bella is sure of and that is she wants Z in her life.

This book was such an incredible journey.  They had ups and downs finding their way to each other and figuring out their way to each other.  I really enjoy going on the journey with Z and Bella and seeing where they wound up!  Such an  incredible adventure!

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Book Review: Lover Eternal by: J.R. Ward

Title: Lover Eternal
Author: J.R. Ward
Publisher: Signet
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood #2
Pages: 441
Format: Hardcover
Source: Library

Description:

In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there's a deadly turf war raging between vampires and their slayers. There exists a secret band of brothers like no other-six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Possessed by a deadly beast, Rhage is the most dangerous of the Black Dagger Brotherhood.

Within the brotherhood, Rhage is the vampire with the strongest appetites. He's the best fighter, the quickest to act on his impulses, and the most voracious lover-for inside him burns a ferocious curse cast by the Scribe Virgin. Owned by this dark side, Rhage fears the time when his inner dragon is unleashed, making him a danger to everyone around him.

Mary Luce, a survivor of many hardships is unwittingly thrown into the vampire world and reliant on Rhage's protection. With a life-threatening curse of her own, Mary is not looking for love. She lost her faith in miracles years ago. But when Rhage's intense animal attraction turns into something more emotional, he knows that he must make Mary his alone. And while their enemies close in, Mary fights desperately to gain life eternal with the one she loves... 

My Thoughts: 

This book follows Rhage whose is a vampire unique to himself.  He's also cursed by the Scribe Virgin his punishment was half vampire half beast.  When he meets Mary he finds himself instantly drawn to her.  Unsure of what is causing the growing attraction he keeps putting off wiping her memory.

Mary has had her share of ups and downs and when she meets a mute named John she feels a strong connection to him which lead her to the brotherhood who are interested in John.  When she meets Rhage she feels a strong attraction to him but unsure why.  

Of course they have lots to overcome for their relationship to work especially with those really annoying lessers trying to kill the brotherhood and anyone attached to them.  I love this series it pulls you in and you can't let go.  It really is addicting once you've started you really want to finish the series.  Which is crazy with the amount of books and pages as you begin!