Book Review: Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward

Title: Lover Awakened (Black Dagger Brotherhood #3 Series)
Author: J.R. Ward
Pages: 434
Publisher: Signet
ISBN: 0451219368

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.


Here’s another great read to share with you guys. Lover Awakened is the 3rd installment in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. First off, Zsadist is of my favorite characters – he is mysterious and viscous but somehow there’s a part of him that tugs at my emotional bucket so deep it hurts (why am I trying to be poetic??). Zsadist is the perfect killing machines since he is also a vampire with no emotions at all or so it seems. This is the story wherein we see Zsadist at his lowest and most vulnerable time. Lover Awakened is my favorite book in the series so far.

So Loves Awakened is a story of Zsadist and Bella and also a little about Phury. This books gives us a better understanding of what happened to Zsadist before and as to why he is like that – this is the story that somehow answers all the questions pertaining to this mysterious brother. Don’t be fooled though, Lover Awakened maybe romantic at some part but it is very dark, gloomy at most part and very heavy for the lack of better word. I’ve had a few tears shed for this book, how I read about Zsadist and Bella, Bella and Phury, Phury and Zsadist. Oh complications! It was just overwhelming. I had a favorite scene in the book – remember the part where Phury substituted for Zsadist to meet the Fore Lesser in the theater as a form of sacrifice for both Z and Bella? That was an intense moment there in addition to the death of Tohr’s wife, that was a wow moment as well.

Okay kiddies you get the whole idea of how much I am falling in love with the series and the characters. The series is so very engrossing, intense and incredibly good. No doubt about that! BDB series is on a roll and I believe based on the first 3 books that I have read, it wont stop there. If you haven’t started the series yet, you should pick it up now! You’ll never regret a minute of it!

Black Dagger Brotherhood

1. Dark Lover

2. Lover Eternal


4 thoughts on “Book Review: Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward

  1. Ohh, i so loved this one! I’ve only read the first three so far, but this one definitely managed to become a favorite. I soo need to get back to it soon; love it so much already.

    The ending had me in tears and smiling at the same time! Loved it.

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