Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Black Dagger Brotherhood Part 2: Upcoming Release & Giveaway

Woohoo it is that time again to recap our favorite Brothers!!  Arlene was right in her previous post, this series is one of my favorites and I am bouncing more and more the close the 26th gets!!  This Wednesday I am giving recaps of the 4th-6th books.  And don't forget to check out our giveaway at the bottom!

Lover Revealed (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #4)
Lover Revealed by J.R.Ward
Published March 6th, 2007 by Onyx

My Thoughts:
Wow just wow! I wasn't feeling this one until the end and boy was that an ending!
The series continues with Butch's story and he copes being a fragile human in a threatening vampire world. After being taken by the lessers and tortured in an indescribable way the brothers decide he definitely needs to be sidelined in any future fights. He feels like a "kept pet" and it is easy to see why. He doesn't work, is kept out of the fighting, has everything paid for him, and has no responsibility except for being at the brothers beck and call (which he doesn't mind, he just wants more fighting action). So, after the woman (who is a vampire) he wants seems to not want him he decides he can't live in this life anymore. Well when Vishous finds out he is leaving he starts looking into different plans of action and that is when the story really picks up! I don't want to spoil anything so I will just say that Butch's story turned into one of my favorites and I am very excited to see how his new role in the lesser war will affect everything. Also as a side note Vishous is one complicated brother and I can't wait to read his story next! 
4 Suns

Lover Unbound (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #5)
Lover Unbound by J.R. Ward
Published on September 27th, 2007 by Signet

My Thoughts:
** spoiler alert **  
After much thought I agree with my fellow booker and I can't give this book more than 2 stars. My favorite female character thus far was decimated. I am still in shock that Ward chose to end this one like she did. I can't even give a summary of this one because the beginning and the end feel like two different books. In the beginning V and Jane were by far my favorite couple. V has his issues that is for sure and he is one crazy freak-o (thanks Arlene =)) but I don't think he deserved to have the love of his life become a ghost. Yes that is right by the end of this story Jane is nothing more than a ghost. Of course for some odd reason she can still have amazing sex and perform life changing surgeries. I just don't understand why Ward didn't bring her back to life if she was still going to have her be "normal". The only saving point for me was the blossoming friendship between V and Butch and John and Z.. I think these friendships are becoming amazing and I am excited to read more about them. On another good note the lessers were not a big part of this book. I am very appreciative for the break, the torture scenes were getting a bit much for me.  
2 Suns

Lover Enshrined (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #6) 
Lover Enshrined by J.R. Ward
Published on June 3rd, 2008 by Signet

My Thoughts:
** spoiler alert **  
I am giving this one 3 stars for the shock value and for the lost awaited return of one of my favorite characters. This one was a little slow for me. Some parts were great, but the story as a whole dragged on a little too much.
This one centers around Phury, the twin of Zadist. These two could not be more different. While Z displays all his raw anger, Phury hides his inside his mind where the "wizard" reminds him of how much of a failure he is. Phury always tries to do the right thing, rescuing Z and stepping up to be the Primale for starters, but no matter how hard he tries something always goes wrong and he blames himself. His addiction plays a huge role throughout the story as well. His story wasn't as strong as the previous ones as he wasn't phisycally abused, but it kept me interested for the most part.
Cormia was a nice touch to the story added as his first mate but ends up saving his life in more ways than one. I didn't connect with her right away like the previous women but she proved to be a worthy heroine in time. The one thing that bothered me was all the will they ever and the back and forth.
The shocking part was the Omegas son. I never expected Lash even though it makes perfect sense. I am a little scared as to how everything will play out. Lash is violent and just plain mean.
And my favorite part was Tohrment being brought back into the story! He is not healthy emotionally of physically but he is here hopefully to stay. We also got a new character that should put a nice spin on things seeing as Phury may not be fighting anymore.
Oh yeah and that whole Blay and Quinn scene, never saw that coming!
3 Suns

Okay so I know my review ratings give the impression that I am not a devoted fan of this series but I promise that after the 6th book things GET.GOOD and are DEFINITELY worth reading.  So if you are a BDB fanatic like us or if you are dying to know what all the fuss is about then don't forget to enter to win a copy of Lover at Last!  Just fill out the Rafflecopter form below!  Good luck!
 Lover At Last (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #11)

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  1. Yep I've read them all a time or two. This is my favourite series and I am super excited for the release of Lover At Last. I feel like I have been counting down for this release for years and now it's almost here!!!!

  2. I'm in the processing of reading them right now. I'm halfway through the 4th book now.


  3. No, I have not had the pleasure of reading these, but J.R. Ward is my mother -in-laws favorite author so if I am lucky enough to win, I am giving it to her.


  4. Yes I have read the BDB series!! It's pretty much my favorite PNR series ever :) SO excited for Lover At Last!
    Lacey T

  5. Yep, read all of them. Liked some better than others (my faves are Wrath, Z, V,Rehvenge), some not som much. But I'm really looking forward to Lover at Last - we were teased forever with Qhuinn and Blay's HEA...

  6. I haven't read any of the books in the series. I would love to start reading those. :)

  7. I've read them all! My favorites are Lover Eternal, Dark Lover, Lover Mine and Lover Avenged. Thanks for the giveaway :) damaris dsr002(at)gmail(dot)com

  8. I have read almost all but the last one. I have it but I haven't read it because of the extreme anguish factor. I love them all, some more than others. Lover Unleashed Paynes book was ok, Lover Enshrined Phury's book was just ok they are not my favorites. J R Wards books are a must buy for me. Including her Fallen Angel series. Thanks for the giveaway.

  9. I have read most of them. I love this series. Thanks for the giveaway.

  10. I have read all of the BDB books except for Tor's. I need to read this one, though.