Sunday, January 8, 2012

Review: Lover Unbound by J.R. Ward

Lover Unbound (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #5)
Published: September 25, 2007
Publisher: Signet
Format: Paperback
Source: borrowed from my cousin

In Caldwell, New York, war rages between vampires and their slayers.  There exists a secret band of brothers - six vampire warriors, defenders of their race.  Now the cold heart of a cunning predator will be warned against its will...
Ruthless and brilliant, Vishous, son of the Bloodletter, possesses a destructive curse and a frightening ability to see the future.  As a pretrans growing up in his father's war camp he was tormented and abused.  As a member of the Brotherhood, he has no interest in love or emotion, only the battle with the Lessening Society.  But when a mortal injury puts him in the care of human surgeon, Dr. Jane Whitcomb compels him to reveal his inner pain and taste true pleasure for the first time-until a destiny he didn't choose takes him into a future that cannot include her...

First Sentences
"Just take it, Jane."
Jane Whitcomb grabbed the backpack.  "You're still coming, right?"
"I told you this morning.  Yes."
"Okay."  Jane watched her friend head down the sidewalk until a horn beeped.  Straightening her jacket, she squared her shoulders and turned toward a Mercedes-Benz.  Her mother was staring out of the driver's side window, her eyebrows clenched.

My Thoughts
As I was finishing this book all I kept thinking was how difficult this review would be.  I really want to just go on and on and on about how incredible these books are, and tell you all EVERYTHING...but I don't think that is fair.

This was Vishous' book and it was the first one I didn't really think I would like.  Boy was I wrong.  Each book of this series is someone's story, and I just wasn't really looking forward to Vishous' as I just didn't really feel like he was as well built as the other characters.  I kind of felt like he was super secretive and just didn't really have a lot going on.  What a joke.  Ward -- you really got me!

From the first page to the last page, this book was amazing.  I was so shocked at Vishous' past, and couldn't believe what was in store for him.  There are a ton of shockers in this book - as there are in all the others.  

I truly started to worry as the end neared, because unlike the other books it didn't seem like there would be much of a happy ending.  Now the happy ending wasn't really what I expected, but I'll take it. 

My Ratings
Cover: 5/5
Characters: 5/5
Writing Style: 5/5
Plot: 5/5
Ending: 5/5
Overall: 5

Happy Reading! 

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