Friday, June 12, 2015

BOOK REVIEW - THE SHADOWS by J.R. WARD - BLACK DAGGER BROTHERHOOD # 13 - ADULT PARANORMAL ROMANCE - PIATKUS

By: J.R. Ward
Published By: Piatkus
Released : Available Now
Details: Paperback from Hachette Aust for honest review, 576 Pages

RATING: 5 EMOTION PACKED STARS!

Blurb: Goodreads

Two brothers bound by more than blood fight to change a brutal destiny in the heart-wrenching new novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood by #1 New York Times bestselling author J. R. Ward.

Trez “Latimer” doesn’t really exist. And not just because the identity was created so that a Shadow could function in the underbelly of the human world. Sold by his parents to the Queen of the S’Hsibe as a child, Trez escaped the Territory and has been a pimp and an enforcer in Caldwell, NY for years- all the while on the run from a destiny of sexual servitude. He’s never had anyone he could totally rely on... except for his brother, iAm.

iAm’s sole goal has always been to keep his brother from self-destructing- and he knows he’s failed. It’s not until the Chosen Serena enters Trez’s life that the male begins to turn things around... but by then it’s too late. The pledge to mate the Queen’s daughter comes due and there is nowhere to run, nowhere to hide, and no negotiating.

Trapped between his heart and a fate he never volunteered for, Trez must decide whether to endanger himself and others- or forever leave behind the female he’s in love with. But then an unimaginable tragedy strikes and changes everything. Staring out over an emotional abyss, Trez must find a reason to go on or risk losing himself and his soul forever. And iAm, in the name of brotherly love, is faced with making the ultimate sacrifice...


BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:

J.R. Ward has me sticking with this series like glue to paper.

I’m addicted.

For those who have followed The Black Dagger Brotherhood and are fellow prisoners to this series you know she likes to change her style throughout the series.

We had the individual brothers and their loves, then she changed to bringing us lots of side stories and now we seem to be doing that but Rhage has tickled her fancy to give him some more storyline.

I am intrigued.

The Warden has also decided to rip our hearts out and keep it that way.

OMG!

I cried.

I CRIED!

There is so much going on yet again and I really do take my hat off to The Warden for the amount of detail and attention to context she has to juggle, to get these bricks of books over the finish line. Readers really need to appreciate the work involved. I totally dig the multitude of stories going on.

Trez and iAm and Xcor and s’Ex are the lads that really made me feel in this instalment.

iAm did make me giggle at him and Goddamn Cat.

iAm caught Goddamn Cat, also known as Boo, in his arms. He absolutely despised the animal—especially lately, as the fleabag had started sleeping with him during the day. All that cuddling. Purring.

Worse? He was getting used to the torture.



Lassiter is hilarious in his small role. 

Lassiter poked his head out of the billiards room. "Hey! Dragon boy -- Project Runway's on if you wanna come watch. Maybe pick up some pointers on your threads." 


I love how new music was brought to my attention. Schoolboy Q I had not heard of, but I like to listen to the music that gets brought into any story and I could so see the scene that much more 3D with Hell of a Night playing.

There is also a hint at a new direction with the Brotherhood that I think is about time and totally cool.

I get so excited to read a J.R. Ward BDB book. Now I did shy away from reading her Fallen Angels series, I do have some here on my shelf to read only because I didn’t want my BDB bubble burst. I need them to be as good as BDB.

Regardless I will crack Covet open shortly. They are calling to me.

I highly recommend reading this exceptional paranormal series filled with Alpha males, villains, Grey Goose, SEX, emotion, LOVE, Band of Bastards aka BOB, tough women, shit kickers, manly love, bromance...

Seriously crack them open in order and get with the BDB program.

When my daughter is waaaaaay old enough, she will be getting mine lovingly handed down to her.

Michelle


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