Sunday, August 12, 2012

Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward...

Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood (Book #3)
Published: September 5th 2006 by Signet
Pages: 434
Rating: 5 stars
Age Recommendation: 16+ (Due to graphic content and violence)


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…


This would have to be my favourite book in the series so far, I loved everything about it and thought it was a perfect book even with the really high expectations that I had for it after reading and loving the first two books in the series.

The plot. To be honest when I opened the book I had no ides what to expect, just because Zsadist is meant to be the dark and dangerous brother and when I read about his character in the other books he just seemed down-right cruel. But after reading this book I have a new found respect for him and he would have to be my favourite brother that I have read about so far. I also really liked the writting in this book and how descriptive it was, it made it really easy to become completely immersed in the story and before I knew it the book was over! I also liked how there were flashbacks into the past not just for Zsadist but also for Phury because I got to learn a little more about Phury aswell as Zsadist.

The characters. With every book in the series that I read I seem to be getting more attached to the characters, they are all written so well and are all really interesting. I LOVED Zsadist's charcter, I thought that he was a very strong character especially after reading about what happened in his past and I also loved seeign how his character evolved throughout the book. I also really ejoyed reading Bella's character, I thought that even when reading about he character in the second book "Lover Eternal" that she was strong. But reading the story from her POV showed me how strong she really was and I thought that she was just a really great character.

Overall I really did love this book it would have to be my favourite in the series so far and now I cannot wait to see what happens next to the brotherhood!

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