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A blog for all my reviews, rants, thoughts, and whatnots. Well, yeah, pretty much. Also, there will be random posts about movies, music, and other mundane stuffs like that. But this will be mostly me blabbering, ranting, and gushing about my latest read. So, if you are one who finds bliss in sipping a cup of tea while reading a book on a rainy day such as myself, then by all means, read on! :)

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Dark Lover (The Black Dagger Brotherhood #1) by J.R. Ward

The Blurb:
In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there's a deadly turf war going on between vampires and their slayers. There exists a secret band of brothers like no other-six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. Yet none of them relishes killing more than Wrath, the leader of The Black Dagger Brotherhood. 
The only purebred vampire left on earth, Wrath has a score to settle with the slayers who murdered his parents centuries ago. But, when one of his most trusted fighters is killed-leaving his half-breed daughter unaware of his existence or her fate-Wrath must usher her into the world of the undead-a world of sensuality beyond her wildest dreams.

The Review:

Dark Lover. I had first seen this on my trusted friend's shelf, but I just ignored it no matter how much she gushed about the book primarily because the cover doesn't appeal to me. But after a couple of times I've seen it on other people's favorites shelf, I got curious and went to give it a try, though I'm not getting my hopes up.

But now that I've finished reading it, all I can say is....

Why the hell was I judging a book by its cover!? Literally!

I am soooo glad I gave The Black Dagger Brotherhood series a chance. Dark Lover is just.....addicting! Like, once I finished reading the first chapter, I just. can't. stop! I lost track of time so I was a bit surprised when I turned the page and the next thing I'm reading was Acknowledgement.

Apart from the yummy brotherhood, er I mean, Black Dagger Brotherhood, the story itself is very interesting. It has a different take on vampires, which is a plus because I'm getting tired of the old feed-on-human-blood vampires. Here, vampires do not feed on human blood. They feed on their own kind, though not so much as to drain them. AND, they do not kill each other, for it's against their rules since the vampire race is dwindling because of the Lessening Society.  So, they have the BDB as their race's warriors: Wrath (the MC), Rhage, Zsadist, Darius, Vishous, and Phury. The lessers are created by the Omega, the leader of the evil side. The brotherhood is guided by the Scribe Virgin, as opposed to the Omega.

Albeit the story is mainly about two characters---Wrath and Beth, the half-breed and reporter---there's still balance between passionate romance, fierce action, and dedicated brotherhood. So I could not ask for more! ...Well, okay, maybe I want more of Wrath. But still, if you're into paranormal romance, then you have. to. read. this! Trust me, it will be such a shame if you don't. ;)

1 comment:

  1. I absolutely love this series! For me it's the best vampire novel series out there. The story is just amazing and the concept of group of vampires(hot ones, to be exact) fighting lessers just makes for a compulsive read. I would really recommend reading the rest of the books in this series if you haven't already. :D

    Sarah @ Smitten over Books