Saturday, October 22, 2011

Review: "Lover Awakened" by J.R. Ward

From Goodreads:  J. R. Ward's third entry in the fabulous Black Dagger Brotherhood vampire series (Dark Lover, Lover Eternal) is "all adrenaline all the time," starting from page one. Again, we are back in Caldwell, New York, where a deadly street war continues between the Black Dagger Brotherhood, a band of six vampire warriors, and their enemies. One warrior, Zsadist, is perhaps the fiercest; with his scarred face and shaven skull, he looks like the Grim Reaper, if the Reaper were packing a small arsenal! Not even his twin, Phury, can understand Zsadist's obsession with finding the beautiful Bella, an aristocratic civilian abducted six weeks earlier by the evil Lessening Society.

When Zsadist finds Bella -- and he does -- she has been traumatized by her abduction and feels safe only with him. Their subsequent passionate romance is undeniably one with issues. Zsadist's past as a blood slave, humiliated and sexually abused for centuries, has left deep scars. Bella's abduction fills him with the need for revenge. Still, this is not just a tale of passion between two strong characters; it is also the tale of the two brothers, Zsadist and Phury, who were separated at birth, and their subsequent history.

My Thoughts:  Can I just say that I LOVE this series?  Lover Awakened is the third book in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series and I swear that these books just keep getting better and better.  From the first book, I found Zsadist to be a really intriguing character; one minute he was super hateful, and the next he seemed kind of sad.  I love that, in this book, the reader gets to learn more about his past and to see why he is the way he is.  He was just such a lovable character.  I also liked that we got to know Bella much better in this book; she had a cameo in Lover Eternal but the reader was told very little about her.  This book had a CRAZY ending, some of the stuff that happened really surprised me and left me so excited for the next book.  Even if you don’t normally lean towards paranormal books, I highly recommend this series.  It is sooooo good and super addictive.  You won’t be able to put them down!  4 stars.

1 comment:

  1. I love Zsadist. I liked his story the most of all the brothers.

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