Review – The King (Black Dagger Brotherhood #12) by J.R. Ward

As usual, JR Ward does not disappoint…From the first page, JR Ward delivers The King’s story with a SLAM, WHAM and a BAM and builds on to that as you turn each page, read each chapter. ~ Daniella, Guilty Pleasures

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Long live the King…

After turning his back on the throne for centuries, Wrath, son of Wrath, finally assumed his father’s mantle–with the help of his beloved mate. But the crown sets heavily on his head. As the war with the Lessening Society rages on, and the threat from the Band of Bastards truly hits home, he is forced to make choices that put everything–and everyone–at risk.

Beth Randall thought she knew what she was getting into when she mated the last pure blooded vampire on the planet: An easy ride was not it. But when she decides she wants a child, she’s unprepared for Wrath’s response–or the distance it creates between them.

The question is, will true love win out… or tortured legacy take over?

reviewedbyDaniella

The hardest review to do is one that involves a single book in a powerful and well-written series. atruegemawardBlack Dagger Brotherhood is an incredibly fascinating series of books that introduce you to a powerful group of vampires warriors. The King, Book #12 in the series is the latest one and as with each book, it pulls no punches and does not let you down.

Everyone who reads this series will always have the one book they reread over and over again, due to the “brother” they click with. And to choose one brother over another wouldn’t do any of them justice since they each are incredible Alpha layers of this world that JR Ward has graciously opened up and introduced us to. Without the brotherhood bouncing off of each other and being around each other things would not click throughout this this series. The smart-ass commentaries and sarcasm, and affection and deep loyalty/love is what makes each book a pleasure beyond words to read.

The King will not be neat and tidy and answer all open-ended questions from the other eleven books throughout the series, and it would be sad if it did. JR Ward has wrapped up some of the questions. But in true Ward fashion she has left some still open, and as a tease; added more pieces to the layers of still unanswered ones. Leaving you to be at the last page, knowing it is the last page but not wanting to read it because you will growl and sigh and curse wondering when the next portion of the Brotherhood will be doled out for you in Book #13.

Wrath’s story is told here. The last full-blooded vampire is this book from page one to the last word. His story is told by jumping back in time and then sliding to the present and never waivers or gets confusing. *SPOILER-ISH* His very reasons for the way he is and the way he acts come out in this story and explain so much. From the first page, JR Ward delivers his story with a SLAM, WHAM and a BAM and builds on to that as you turn each page, read each chapter and say to yourself, “I knew it, or that makes sense now, and even Dammit.”

Wrath’s story is just as it should be, I saw him grow and become the true Alpha vampire he is throughout all the series and damn if JR Ward did not knock one “out of the park” with The King.

Ms. Ward, thank you for allowing us “cellies” to learn that in Caldwell New York things aren’t always black and white but delightful shades of grey and red, lots of red.

Please don’t ever let the stories stop.

5silver-stars

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