Sunday, 5 January 2014

Lover Avenged ( Black Dagger Brotherhood #7) Review

Lover Avenged (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #7)J. R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood novels have introduced readers to a "different, creative, dark, violent, and flat-out amazing" (All About Romance)world. Now, as the vampire warriors defend their race against their slayers, one male's loyalty to the Brotherhood will be tested-and his dangerous mixed blood revealed...

Caldwell, New York, has long been the battleground for the vampires and their enemies, the Lessening Society. It's also where Rehvenge has staked out his turf as a drug lord and owner of a notorious night club that caters to the rich and heavily armed. His shadowy reputation is exactly why he's approached to kill Wrath, the Blind King and leader of the Brotherhood.

Rehvenge has always kept his distance from the Brotherhood-even though his sister is married to a member, for he harbors a deadly secret that could make him a huge liability in their war against the lessers. As plots within and outside of the Brotherhood threaten to reveal the truth about Rehvenge, he turns to the only source of light in his darkening world, Ehlena, a vampire untouched by the corruption that has its hold on him-and the only thing standing between him and eternal destruction.

Lisa's Review - 3.5 out of 5 stars

Yes, that rating is right! Just a 3.5 star review for a Black Dagger Brotherhood book from me *shocker!
The problem for me was that rather than revolving around a main member of the Brotherhood, instead, this book mainly focused on Rehvenge, the half vampire, half sympath. Since his introduction into the series, I haven't connected with his character as well as I have with the Brotherhood, and even introducing a heart warming love story for Rehv, just didn't make me warm to him either. I did find it interesting to learn more about the sympath side of Rehv, as well as learning more about Xhex, and why his trusty and faithful right hand 'man' owes him so much, but I still found it slow going to read.

One of the things I have always loved about the Black Dagger Brotherhood books is the fact that even though each instalment centres around a main character, many of the other Brothers, and their women, and the young, new vampires were always well entwined into the stories, too. Although Wrath has a story line throughout this book, and there are random flashes to Tohr, and John, for some reason they don't seem as well connected to the rest of the story as previous instalments have.

I am really looking forward to diving into book 8 of the series, and really, really, hoping that it bounces back to being a 5 star review, cram packed with the hunky vampires I have grown to love and that book 7 was just a weaker blip to the series!


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