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Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood 3
German \ Paperbacks, 314 + 293 pages
Debut: September 5, 2006
@: GoodReads

Read: May 24-26, 2014

A former blood slave, the vampire Zsadist still bears the scars from a past filled with suffering and humiliation. Renowned for his unquenchable fury and sinister deeds, he is a savage feared by humans and vampires alike. Anger is his only companion, and terror is his only passion—until he rescues a beautiful aristocrat from the evil Lessening Society.
Bella is instantly entranced by the seething power Zsadist possesses. But even as their desire for one another begins to overtake them both, Zsadist’s thirst for vengeance against Bella’s tormentors drives him to the brink of madness. Now, Bella must help her lover overcome the wounds of his tortured past, and find a future with her…

Rogue Chronicles Entry No. 122

After finishing with Lover Eternal, I really looked forward to this and hoped for so much for Zsadist and Bella. And, o goodness, yes, did I get that I hoped for and more! I laughed and felt butterflys, I got angry, scared, shocked, and I totally cried at the end. This had just so much drama, so many misunderstandings, it just broke. My. Heart. Z is such a sweetheart deep down! And I believe that Bella is indeed the perfect match for him, both strict and gentle, but most of all open-minded. Yes, I do feel sorry for Phury, but not so much, since I am perfectly certain there will be a perfect match for him as well!

With Lover Awakened, I got the feeling for the first time that the Black Dagger Brotherhood are rather bittersweet stories. It wasn't so prominent in the first book, got a bit more so at the end of book two, but with this.. it has really sunk in with me. And although I initially loved those books for their humor, now I crave this bittersweetness. I miss the humor a bit, I believe there is still room for more, like there was in book one, but I feel overall more drawn into it all.

I love all the characters by now. I wasn't so fond of Phury before, but this look into his psyche really did it for me, and now I'm dying to know his story, too. I missed Wrath and Beth a bit in this, but you can't always get all the characters in, so I guess it's okay. Rhevenge as a new person of interest should also prove to have a thrilling story. I can practically smell all the problems, the bad reputation, etc. And I really liked John. Gosh, I am so sorry he has been left behind again. This is just so harsh! Yes, it's not just the brothers who are already in the Brotherhood, but also those in training which I am very interested in. I so want to find out more about how all his relationships to the other brothers, but also to his sister and the other women will develop. And I want to know what kind of woman he will be paired with at the end.

Lots and lots of new developments to branch off, to tell their own story, and then find their way back to the center knot. Love this series, no two ways about it!

Area Scan: Flow: 4/5 -- Vocab: 4/5 -- Plot: 5/5 -- Heroes: 5/5 -- Sidekicks: 5/5 -- Villains: 4/5 -- Romance: 5/5 -- Smut: 4/5 -- Drama: 5/5 -- Action: 5/5 -- Suspense: 5/5 -- Humor: 4/5 -- Idea: 5/5

Discovered: 5+ Hoods5hoods

Challenge: 2014 Fur & Fangs Reading Challenge

Black Dagger Brotherhood:
#1 Dark Lover | #2 Lover Eternal | #3 Lover Awakened | #4 Lover Revealed

Quotes & Notes (in German)

One thought on “[Review] J.R. Ward: Lover Awakened”

  1. This is my favorite BDB book!
    I liked when he said "“I was dead until you found me, though I breathed. I was sightless, though I could see. And then you came...and I was awakened.”

    I agree the humor is one of the best things about these books. The author is pretty funny too in real life. She's totally her characters. OOh I hope you enjoy Rhevenge's book; it's the one with the best cover (in my opinion). or was cuz The King kicked it down to second place.
    recently posted... Johnny the Homicidal Maniac (issue 3 and 4) by Jhoneen Vasquez

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