Monday, December 31, 2018

Review: Dark Lover by: J.R. Ward

Title: Dark Lover
Author: J.R. Ward
Publisher: Penguin Group
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood #1
Pages: 393
Format: Hardcover
Source: Library


In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there's a deadly turf war going on between vampires and their slayers. There exists a secret band of brothers like no other-six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Yet none of them relishes killing more than Wrath, the leader of The Black Dagger Brotherhood.

The only purebred vampire left on earth, Wrath has a score to settle with the slayers who murdered his parents centuries ago. But, when one of his most trusted fighters is killed-leaving his half-breed daughter unaware of his existence or her fate-Wrath must usher her into the world of the undead-a world of sensuality beyond her wildest dreams.

My Thoughts: 

I was reluctant with all the vampire crazy to read this book and only recently read it.  This one surpassed in my opinion The Vampire Diaries or Sookie Stackhouse.  It paints the story so fast moving that putting it down just isn't an option.  The story is set up with the death of one of the brotherhood Darius who was hoping to have his daughter helped through the transition of being a vampire.  With his death Wrath knows it now falls on him to honor his brother's final request.  The question is will Beth let him?

Beth being human was great then finding out she was half vampire made it all the more intriguing.   Add to that the dark Vampire King Wrath who wants anything but to be King.  He finds protecting Beth comes with all sorts of complications like a cop who becomes a pain in the rear getting in the way.  To vampire slayers that would love nothing more than to take out the brotherhood.

I was totally taken in by this story and had a roller coaster ride with the adventure and couldn't put it down until the cover closed.  I can't wait to see what is next in this crazy adventure!
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