Monday, April 20, 2009

Lover Awakened by J R Ward

Rating: 5 stars
Published 2006
464 pages
Lover Awakened is the third book in the Black Dagger Brotherhood. This was Zsadist's (Z) story. I love how J R Ward doesn't just give you one brother's story. You know who the story belongs to, but there is so much more given. She doesn't just tease you with glimpses, all the brothers get a significant amount of face time in these books.
Z is the most tortured brother. I say the most because I really think that all of them have their own little private hell that they are faced with, Tohr being the only exception to this point. In Lover Awakened you are privy to Z's private thoughts and memories; learning what he went through as a blood slave, how he was rescued, and how he survived. You see Z for the broken vampire that he is, understanding where the anger and isolation comes from. I loved watching Z grow in this book and really understanding what he was battling on the inside.
This series is really working on becoming the best one that I have ever read!!!


Cindy W said...

I knew you'd love it! Check out the short story Father Mine in the Black Dagger Brotherhood Guide for a short story about Bella, Nala and Z!

I used to feel that way, about Z being the most tortured until I read Vishous' story. They tie for me!

Are you going straight to Lover Revealed?

Heather said...

I haven't purchased the guide yet, but it is on the to do list.

I figured that there were going to be more tortured hero stories. I can already see that V is dealing with some big stuff. Not only does he have his visions but he has the cursed hand. Can't wait to get to that story. Hello I can't wait to get to them all. I have so many questions stemming from Lover Awakened and I want them answered NOW!!LOL

I started Lover Revealed about an hour ago. Im not reading anything else. I bought two books on a whim today but I know I won't get them anytime soon.

Anonymous said...

Yay! I knew you'd love it!! It was my fav of the series. Z was the perfect tortured hero.

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