Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Lover Avenged by J.R. Ward

Title: Lover Avenged (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #7)
Author: J.R. Ward
Release Date: November 24th 2009 by Signet
Edition: Mass Market Paperback, 642 pages

 J. R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood novels have introduced readers to a "different, creative, dark, violent, and flat-out amazing" (All About Romance)world. Now, as the vampire warriors defend their race against their slayers, one male's loyalty to the Brotherhood will be tested-and his dangerous mixed blood revealed...

Caldwell, New York, has long been the battleground for the vampires and their enemies, the Lessening Society. It's also where Rehvenge has staked out his turf as a drug lord and owner of a notorious night club that caters to the rich and heavily armed. His shadowy reputation is exactly why he's approached to kill Wrath, the Blind King and leader of the Brotherhood.

Rehvenge has always kept his distance from the Brotherhood-even though his sister is married to a member, for he harbors a deadly secret that could make him a huge liability in their war against the lessers. As plots within and outside of the Brotherhood threaten to reveal the truth about Rehvenge, he turns to the only source of light in his darkening world, Ehlena, a vampire untouched by the corruption that has its hold on him-and the only thing standing between him and eternal destruction.

My Review:
I enjoyed Rehv's book. This is book 7 in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. There will be some spoilers in this review. So you are forwarned! I rate this book 4.5 stars!

I have liked Rehvenge from the very beginning, when he was first introduced in the BDB books. The fact that he has a mohawk and violet eyes, come on, how awesome is that!!! His whole demeanor and attitude caught my attention from the start. He's a half sympath and half vamp. Rehv has a lot of things going on with himself. The fact that he is a sympath and has to hide it from the outside world or he will be forced to be imprisoned by the Colony. Rehv also runs a club, sells drugs, and is a pimp! What a combination! He the top dog in the community.

Ehlena. I liked Ehlena, I really did, but I didn't connect with Elena as much as I did with the othe Shellans. I don't why, but I just didn't. Elena and Rehv's romance I did enjoy though. It was nice and Ehlena was what he needed. *SPOILER* And then Rehv gets kidnapped. So the whole thing, where they are trying to find him, I enjoyed it.

The whole Rehv and the his half-sister, the sympath queen, was weird and I didn't care for it all. The action in this book was amazing as usual!

Xhex is, of course, amazing! I reallly like her. She is a straight bad ass! I have been wanting her and John to get together since they first mentioned that John liked her! Am I the only one?

Lass and the lessers....A bore. **Big spoiler** The fact that Lash kidnaps Xhex, makes sense, since John and Lash has always had issues with each other.

Overall, this was a fun read after Lover Enshrined. I like Lover Enshrined, but I did not care for it! This book was a great step up. 

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