Sunday, May 3, 2009

[Review] - Lover Avenged

Title: Lover Avenged
Author: J.R. Ward
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Year: 2009

Summary: Caldwell, NY, has long been the battleground for 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 notorious nightclub 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. Because he’s a sympath, his identity is a deadly secret- the revelation of which will result in his banishment to a colony for sociopaths. And as plots within and outside the Brotherhood take their toll against Rehvenge, he turns to the only source of light in a darkening world- Elhena, a vampire untouched by the corruption that has its hold on him- and the only thing standing between him and eternal destruction.

Thoughts: I finished reading Rehv's book a few days ago. I had plans to take it slow and savor it, but that never works as planned. I finished it in about three days, the story really sucked me in and I loved every minute. There is something about each brother I like and I've enjoy all the books. While Zsadist has always been my favorite brother, I think Lover Avenged is the best story in the series.

Once again there are different plots going on. Lassiter and Tohr were great. It was also nice that we got to see more of Wrath and Beth. Even though the brothers & their Shellens appear in the other books I feel Wrath and Beth have been pushed out of the picture alot.

I was never a big fan of Rehv's but this book really made me like him. The development between Rehv and Ehlena was sweet, tempting and very sexy. The only things that I didn't really like were the Lessers (sorry but they bore me to no end). Then there is John Matthew. I don't like the turn his character has taken. But I assume and hope the issues will get resolved in future books. Other than those two factors I felt the book was solid and a great read.

Score: 5 Stars

Author Website:

Black Dagger Brotherhood:
Dark Lover
Lover Eternal
Lover Awakened
Lover Revealed
Lover Unbound
Lover Enshrined
BDB: Insider's Guide
Lover Avenged

Upcoming Releases:
Covet- September 29, 2009


  1. Hi Anna!

    I really want to read this book; some reviews love it, some not so much. I'm just starting the series, but with reviews like this, it makes me wanted this story too!

    I love the review, it was great!

    Thanks Anna!

    Dottie :)

  2. Hey Anna,
    I am glad that you are like us and very honest in your reviews. You did a great review... I can not wait to finish completing my set before reading!!!

  3. Thanks Ladies... hope you enjoyed the books as much as I have. I've re-read them several times, but not in a while. I might have to do that again soon.

  4. Great review. I'm really getting tempted by all the great reviews I've read about these books.

    I have an award for you. Email me alaineb at bigpond. net. au for the html code.

  5. Anna,

    I haven't received my copy yet...grrr..they always seem to take the scenic route (that or my mail lady is reading them first). LOL

    Thanks for the review. :) Glad to know you liked it.


  6. Hey Anna,

    I still haven't picked up this book. I'm sure I'm going to love it though :).

  7. LOL, Anna I'm with you about the Lessers ;) Great review. I loved this one, too.

  8. Hey Michelle, If you ordered your book for the SciFi Club they are always on backorder and never arrive when they should. I bet you get it this week though.


    Amy, I bet you'll love it too. :)

  9. I'm so happy to read that you loved Rehv Anna!

    Yay! The WARDen is back!!

    :) VFG

  10. Anna,

    I did and I got it today. B came home - grabbed it and is off in her room with the 'do not disturb' sign hanging on the door knob. LOL I bet she will have it finished before bed time tonight. :P


  11. I liked this one :) JM better straighten up though... guess we'll have to wait til next year for his book

  12. I have been wondering how this one was. I am glad that you liked it.

  13. Kris... it's much better than the last book. I can tell you that.

  14. I can't wait to open up my copy! I'm glad you liked it. But the tidbit about John worries me. I love that kid! Thanks for the great review Anna.

  15. WOW! Five stars! I'm impressed.

    This is the first BDB book that I didn't run out and get on release day or get a hold of an ARC. I think I was discouraged by the hardcover price. And that it won't match my other BDB novels on my bookshelf! lol

    I plan on borrowing Katiebabs' copy. Assuming she doesn't leave it in England for Ana. ;p

    .... or maybe I'll break down and buy it...

    decisions, decisions....

  16. Candice,

    I feel bad for Blay too.

  17. Christine...

    Yep I loved this book. You'll find that it's much better than the last book.

    As for the series, I know there are fans out there who don't like it, but for me there are only a few things that bother me. But nothing that is gonna make me stop reading the books.

    I wasn't happy about the series going hardcover. I'll probably pick up the paperback when it comes out so it'll match the rest of my books.

    Well if Katiebabs does leave hers in England....

    I have two copies of LA. I'll be giving one of them away in June.

  18. LA is coming back with me to the states so Christine doesn't have to worry.
    I adored Rehv in this book even though he seems a bit tried and lonely. I wanted him to be more badass. But I did enjoy this one so much more than LEN.
    Still very much on the crack.
    JM and Wraith annoyed me with their waa waa

  19. I thought Rehv would be a little bit more bad ass. But It was still very good.

    You know those first few chapters Wrath was a bit annoying, I wanted to hit him upside the head.

  20. I just adore this series! I almost forgot all about this one when I was making up my list to spend my GC on!



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