Monday, August 25, 2014

Review 'The King' by J.R.Ward
The bestselling series continues as a royal bloodline is compromised by a grave threat to the throne.

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 with 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?

About the Series:

The Black Dagger Brotherhood series is a paranormal romance series by author J.R.Ward. The Black Dagger Brotherhood series is about a society of vampire warriors who life together and defend their race against their enemy’s. The first book in the series is called ‘Dark Lover’ and was published in 2005. ‘The King’ is already the twelfth book in this series and is coming out in August.

My Review:

I received a paperback of ‘The King’ by J.R. Ward through 'Little, Brown Book Group’ publishing in exchange for an honest review. I heard of J.R. Ward before and I knew her books were very successful, but still I never read one of her books before. So when I received an email with the question if I was interested in a copy of her new book I was super excited. I was a little afraid that I couldn’t ‘get into’ this book because I’ve never read the other books in this series, but fortunately that was not the case.

In ‘The King’ we follow the story of Warth, son of Warth. Wrath is the last pure blooded vampire on the planet and after having ignored his inheritance for centuries, he is now sitting on his father’s throne as the King of his race. But being King isn’t what he thought it would be. There is a lot of paperwork going on and soon he is so swamped with work that he isn’t noticing the changes in his beloved mate Beth.
Beth is trying to get used to the fact that the guy she loves is the King. Being with the last pure blooded vampire isn’t as easy as she first thought. But love conquers all right?! When Beth decides she wants to have a baby, Wrath’s reaction is anything but what she hoped for. But soon that’s not the only thing Wrath and Beth are worrying about. Someone is after the throne and soon danger is upon them.

Before I started reading this book I wasn’t really sure what I could expect. I was looking through reviews of previous books in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series and I got really excited about this series. But I was still afraid that I wouldn’t be able to really ‘get’ this book because I hadn’t read the previous books. Thankfully I loved this book from the very first page and I didn’t feel like I was missing stuff from previous books. There are a lot of strange terms (like shellan and doggen) in this book but thankfully all these terms are explained in the first chapter and that made this book very understandable for me.
I loved the way J.R. Ward pulled me into her world of the Black Dagger Brotherhood and I just couldn’t get enough. What I didn’t expect was how sexy and sometimes even really romantic this book was. I really loved the way these vampires feel and love.

What I also really enjoyed where the parts about the other vampires in this book. I loved the parts where we read about Lola and Assail and Trez and Selena. It was very interesting to read about these other vampires. And I really wish I could read more about them and how their story will continue.

The character I loved the most in this book was definitely Beth. I loved how she stood up for herself in a world full of dominating male vampires. Even though she’s also a vampire, she is just a little woman in comparison to the big, muscular and strong vampires of the brotherhood. But she doesn’t get intimidated and I loved her for that. I also really loved the way she wanted to take care of her man and didn’t let Wrath’s attitude get into her way.

Having finished ‘The King’ I just can’t wrap my arms around the fact I didn’t read a book in this series before. Seriously what is wrong with me? I was really missing out.
So for anyone who loves vampires, romance, suspense and adventure.. you really should get this book and start reading this series. I loved it and I’m definitely going to read more books in this series.

What others have to say about J.R.Ward:


‘J.R. Ward's unique band of brothers is to die for. I love this series!’
- New York Times bestselling author, Suzanne Brockmann

‘Erotic and frighteningly addictive... Ward has earned an Anne Rice-style following, deservedly so’
- Publishers Weekly

About the Author:

J.R. Ward is a Sunday Times, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of paranormal romance. After graduating from law school, she began working in healthcare in Boston and worked as a Chief of Staff of one of the premier academic medical centres in the nation. Writing has always been her passion and her idea of heaven is a whole day of nothing but her computer, her dog and her coffee pot.

For more information about J.R.Ward or 'The King' please visit her website, Goodreads or Amazon. Or look for J.R.Ward on Facebook.

Many thanks to Little, Brown Book Group and Clara Diaz for giving me the opportunity to read this amazing book.

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