Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward

Title: Lover  Awakened (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #3)
Author: J.R. Ward
Release Date: September 5th 2006 by Signet
Edition: Mass Market Paperback, 434 pages

A former blood slave, the vampire Zsadist still bears the scars from a past filled with suffering and humiliation. Renowned for his unquenchable fury and sinister deeds, he is a savage feared by humans and vampires alike. Anger is his only companion, and terror is his only passion—until he rescues a beautiful aristocrat from the evil Lessening Society.

Bella is instantly entranced by the seething power Zsadist possesses. But even as their desire for one another begins to overtake them both, Zsadist’s thirst for vengeance against Bella’s tormentors drives him to the brink of madness. Now, Bella must help her lover overcome the wounds of his tortured past, and find a future with her…

My Thoughts: 
Let me start off saying that you guys know that I am rereading and review this series :) And Zsadist is still my favorite brother! I am glad I revisited this book and remembering all the little details that I love about him.

There are a lot of different elements going on in this book, besides Zsadist and Bella. You get to see more of John, Phury, and you get to see the power struggle within the Lessening society.

This book starts off with Zsadist pissed at the world more than ever. The issue he is facing with saving Bella drives his anger deeper. Zsadist is such a tormented character. With his horrible past of him being a blood slave to a mistress who abused him in more ways than one, you find yourself sympathizing with him and understanding why he feels the way he does and why he acts the way he acts. But you see an amazing change in him as the book progresses! His struggle with his feelings toward Bella and his feelings towards himself as a person, which I really loved to see. And I also, loved that awkwardness he had when he was around Bella and was clueless of what to do. You don't see that too often.

I really enjoyed Bella as his female counterpart. She was strong. She went through so much in the beginning of this book. She played a major role in Zsadist's change. Bella is his perfect match to me. They balance each other out. And their romance is so adorable at times. Yes, Zsadist could be adorable in my eyes at times :D

One of my favorite quotes is from this book :) - Zsadist to Bella - "I was dead until your found me, though I breathe. I was sightless, though I could see. And then you came...And I was awakened." I just love it!

I shed a few tears in this book ;( My heart went out to Tohr and John! Ugh, that just sucked. But the ending of this book brought my happiness back! Just to cute :) I just really love this series. It's full of romance and action packed. I may make you laugh, cry, or jump for joy. Lol It keeps you entertained and is definitely a page turner!

If you haven't checked out this series, I Highly recommend it! And if you have read this series, whose your favorite Brother?



  1. Z's story is my favorite book in the series so far. I agree with your assessment 100%. I need to re-read this series too. The end of March will never get here...I really want to read Torh's story.

  2. Zsadist is my favorite hands down!

    You’ve been Tagged. It would be great if you could join in, but it’s completely understandable if you prefer not to. If you choose to answer and do the tag, do let me know so I can check out your answers. Thanks You’ve been tagged@

  3. whoa..this is may fav books..i love a Zsadist..poor for him..iam crying while reading this books..
    thanks ^^