Friday, October 12, 2012

Lover Mine by J.R. Ward...

Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood (Book #8)
Published: November 30th 2010 by Signet
Pages: 615
Rating: 5 stars
Age Recommendation: 16+ (Due to graphic content and violence)


In the darkest corners of the night in Caldwell, New York, a conflict like no other rages. Long divided as a terrifying battleground for the vampires and their enemies, the city is home to a band of brothers born to defend their race: the warrior vampires of the Black Dagger Brotherhood.

John Matthew has come a long way since he was found living among humans, his vampire nature unknown to himself and to those around him. After he was taken in by the Brotherhood, no one could guess what his true history was- or his true identity. Indeed, the fallen Brother Darius has returned, but with a different face and a very different destiny. As a vicious personal vendetta takes John into the heart of the war, he will need to call up on both who he is now and who he once was in order to face off against evil incarnate.

Xhex, a symphath assassin, has long steeled herself against the attraction between her and John Matthew. Having already lost one lover to madness, she will not allow the male of worth to fall prey to the darkness of her twisted life. When fate intervenes, however, the two discover that love, like destiny, is inevitable between soul mates


Best book in the series so far! I literally couldn't put this book down so I ended up reading it in one sitting, all 615 pages of it.

The plot. I loved the plot. When I found out this book was on John Matthew my expectations for the book went through the roof just because I knew the story was going to involve his inner circles POV's and his friend's are some of my favourite characters in the series so I couldn't wait to get inside Xhex, Blay and Qhuinn's heads, and they really didn't dissapoint. One of the main things that I loved about the plot of this book was ofcourse the action and the pacing of the book, but also how I got to see characters and relationships develop throughout the book and seeing how they all changed whether it be for the good or bad.

The charaacters. Like I said before I loved reading all of these characters because they were some of my favourties in the series so far and this book just really solidified that. John Matthew... Where to start. I have to admit when I first started reading about him the series I didn't like him but as I read about him more he really started to grow on me and eventually became one of my favourite characters. I thought that he was great in this book, I loved being able to see inside his head and also how he grew throughout the book as his relationship with Xhex started to change.
I also really liked Xhex's character, she has always been a favourite character of mine, but this book just made me like her even more, I loved being able to see into her head as well as being shown a bit of her past, I loved seeing how she changed throughout the book.
And last but definitely not least, Qhuinn and Blay, I really think they just need to hurry up and get together already! Their story is seriously breaking my heart, being in their heads and feeling their pain while reading their POV's seriously killed me, but also made me love their characters all the more.

Overall this would have to be my favourite book in the series so far and I cannot wait to see what happens to all these characters in the next books.

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