Saturday, April 14, 2012

Lover Reborn (Black Dagger Brotherhood #10) by J. R. Ward

Lover Reborn is the latest in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series.  This book follows Tohrment's healing process as he mourns his wife and unborn son but finds healing in the future.  This book is full of love, healing, pain, and loss.  I knew going into this book that it would be an emotional rollercoaster.  Here's the Goodreads blurb:

#1 New York Times bestselling author J. R. Ward’s “different, creative, dark, violent, and flat-out amazing”* Black Dagger Brotherhood continues as a vampire warrior crosses the line between life and death…into a world of dark dreams and darker desires.

Ever since the death of his shellan, Tohrment is a heartbroken shadow of the vampire leader he once was. Brought back to the Brotherhood by a self-serving fallen angel, he fights again with ruthless vengeance- and is unprepared for a new tragedy. Seeing his beloved in dreams—trapped in a cold, desolate netherworld—he turns to the angel to save his former mate, only to despair at the path he himself must take to set her free. As war with the lessers rages, and a new clan of vampires vies for the Blind King’s throne, Tohr struggles between an unforgettable past, and a future that he doesn’t know he can live with… but can’t seem to turn away from.
Tohr's book is an emotional ride from start to finish.  He has returned to his friends and his mission as a member of the Black Dagger Brotherhood but Tohr is in no way finished grieving for his lost wife and child.  He has moved forward a little but he has not moved on.  He hasn't dealt with his home or his wife's things.  Tohr's just getting by.  Mourning and loss are hard and we see Tohr come to terms with just how hard it is to move on.  He's been holding on to Wellsie's memory but could that be keeping her from passing into the fade?  In this one we find out why the angel, Lassiter, has been so involved in Tohr's return to the land of the living.  We see plenty of other BDB characters in this book like Blay and Quinn (whose book is coming up next according to J. R.'s signing in Cincinnati on March 31).  The Band of Bastards also makes a pretty big play in this one.  There is so much going on that the book is arguably the thickest yet but every page is better than the previous ones and you will not be able to put this book down.  I don't want to give away too much so I'll leave at that.  This series is worth the read.

You can find out more about J. R. Ward and her work by checking out her website.  She can also be found on Facebook.  Click here to add Lover Reborn to your Goodreads.  Clicking here will take you to all of J. R. Ward's books.    Lover Reborn earns 5 Fairies for being a gripping and emotional read!


Veronica said...

I cannot wait to read this. I'm under 50 on the library reserve list.

Megan said...

It's a chocolate and tissues book for sure but SOOOO good!!!

The Librarian said...

Soon I'll be the only one that hasn't read this yet :(