Saturday, April 7, 2012

My POV: Lover Reborn by J.R. Ward

Hardcover, 572 pages
Published March 27th 2012 by NAL
Ever since the death of his shellan, Tohrment is a heartbroken shadow of the vampire leader he once was. Brought back to the Brotherhood by a self-serving fallen angel, he fights again with ruthless vengeance- and is unprepared for a new tragedy. Seeing his beloved in dreams—trapped in a cold, desolate netherworld—he turns to the angel to save his former mate, only to despair at the path he himself must take to set her free. As war with the lessers rages, and a new clan of vampires vies for the Blind King’s throne, Tohr struggles between an unforgettable past, and a future that he doesn’t know he can live with… but can’t seem to turn away from.--Goodreads

First of all what can I say about J.R. Ward that has not been said already. She is AWESOME! She is GREAT! Writing is what was born to do! And as far as The Black Dagger Brotherhood...I'm always left speechless,flushed and desperately wanting after each book. I can't get enough!

Lover Reborn is Tohr's story.(haleluha!!) I think this was the most anticipated book of the series so far (at least for me)and it was so worth the wait. Everyone makes an appearance in this book. Well, you get to see all the brothers in some form or another in this book. I was so excited to them again! Tohr's story eased the craving for BDB a bit but now I'm all worked up and waiting for the next book. I hope Qhuinn's book is next!

There was so many emotions watching Tohr transform back into the man he once was but I think the bittersweet feeling was the strongest. To know that in order to save your beloved you have to let her go is such a torturous situation. I could feel how much he loved his shellan and how devastating it was for Tohr to think of moving on.

There is so much I want to mention but Im scared I will ruin it for some of you so I will keep this a simple a possible. I was surprised as to who Tohr ends up with. I never pictured her as a candidate for one of the brothers but by the end of the book I was please how everything turned out and I can't wait to see them in future books.

We get to see John (he's my favorite brother)and his shellan Xhex go through some intense issues which was very nerve wrecking to watch but also so good. And then we have Qhuinn and Blay. Now, let me just say that if their story doesn't come out next I'm going to be crying my eyes out and eat tons of chocolate. These two have so much to work on and work through it leaves me shaking my head. They deserve to be happy dam it! So anyway this book is almost 600 pages and I can't go into detail about the whole book but know this. This was a AWESOME addition to the BDB world and I can't wait to see what happens next!

"This isn't an apology. This is about waking up and reaching for you and wishing you were next to me. It's about ordering extra food for you, and then remembering that you're not around to feed it to. It's about the fact that even as I was packing up my dead mate's clothes, I had you in my mind , too. --Tohr

"Fine. Unless you agree to home it, we will rock the dance moves." To prove the point, the moron liked his palms behind his head and started doing something obscene with his hips. Which was backed up by a series of, "Uh-huh, uh-huh, ohhhh, yeeeeeaaahh, who's your daddy..."--Hollywood

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  1. Had Ward decided not to flesh out Qhuinn, Blaylock, and the Band of Bastards, this would have been a good conclusion to what has been a great series. Lover Reborn is a great example as to how a series could be ended to the satisfaction of long- time readers, and given what occurred during those last few chapters, remind them what made them start reading the books in the first place. But I'm glad she chose to flesh out the newer characters, because when you enter a world as interesting as Ward has created, you never want to leave it. From now on, it is a kind of new world, familiar in many respects, but different in all the ways that keep you reading.