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The Black Dagger Brotherhood series packs in vampires, love stories, a monarchy, warriors, sex, god/goddess, good and evil, war, treason, and so much more! I love these books. This series sucks you in and makes you walk among characters, feel what they feel, and see what they see. You live there for a period of time and walk away with your head swimming. It always takes me a bit to shift from the book world to the real world.

The King (latest book in series) is no different. I got sucked right in! It was hard to put the book down and I finished the 573 page book in two days. I, literally, did nothing else but eat, sleep, and read this book. I don’t think I surfaced more than a few minutes at a time.

 

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This book bounces around a bit from several different viewpoints.

Wrath and Ahna. When Wrath met Ahna he knew she was for him. He respected her so much and treated her with kindness from the moment he saw her. It put a stick in the Glymeria’s craw.

They thought by destroying his father, they would be able to control him as king. They didn’t figure upon him really having a backbone or finding love. They didn’t count The Black Dagger Brotherhood in at all. All these things make Wrath fierce.

So when Wrath finds out they killed his father after his pregnant mate falls ill in the same manner.

 

Wrath and Beth. When Wrath finds out Beth spends a lot of time around the pregnant Chosen Layla trying to bring on her needing, he goes ballistic. He doesn’t listen to what Beth has to say and doesn’t take her feelings into consideration. Surprise! Beth’s not like other vampires. She doesn’t take his crap.

Wrath has so much on his plate handling all of the Glymera bullshit. They seem to have a backhoe to his shovel and an unlimited amount of bulls. The fact that they have joined ranks with the Band of Bastards has just taken the shit to new heights.

Despite everything the Glymera and the Band of Bastards throw at him, he learns what it means to be king and comes into his own. Maybe he owes it all to a certain mate of his.

 

Assail and Sola. Two words: unfinished business.  These two have loads of it even by the end of the book.  It’s just hanging there.

Sola gets kidnapped by her former employer.  She knows her chances of coming out of this alive are small.  She must find a way to save herself.  The whole time she is hoping and praying for Assail to find her.

Assail loves Sola and Sola loves Assail even if neither one wants to recognize it.

 

Trez and Selena. He has sullied himself possibly right out of his soul mate. She may be dying. Neither one of them tells the other what the true problem is. It’s a mess. It really just makes you want to smack them both.

 

Xcor and Layla. They have a very deep connection. Layla isn’t afraid to use that connection to try to save her king. Her motivations may be pure, but she is also putting so much more on the line, like her child with Qhuinn. I have a feeling her whole world is going to be turned upside down very soon.

 

Xhex and John. I really can not wait for them to find out his true identity! I think Wrath, Qhuinn and his mate are all starting to suspect. I can’t wait to read more about Xhex and John.

 

iAm. I really want him to find a mate. He really deserves to be happy.

 

My Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆

 

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I am interested enough to give the next book a try.  I wasn’t really drawn into the story like I usually am.  I hope the next one can reel me in!

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Nadia doesn’t like to have to move from the big city to B.F.E., but she was willing to in order for her family to get a fresh start.  Almost to their new town, she feels the magic and tries to make sense of it.  By the time she does, it’s too late.  Her grimoire slams into the barrier causing the car to flip into a ditch.

Luckily, her family survives with relatively minor injuries.   But that is where she meets him first.  Mateo had pulled her from the car while her father attended to her little brother and called 911.  He was beautiful and he seemed to recognize her.  How could that be?

Mateo was on the highway that night.  He was in a class with her at high school.  He was there when she got lost after running off after being caught practicing her craft.  He was the one who brought her cell phone to her when she didn’t even realize it was missing.  He seemed to be everywhere coming to her rescue.  And yet, he seemed not to want anything to do with her.  What the hell?

Mateo knows he is doomed to insanity as the family curse begins with prophetic dreams about the new girl.  Every dream he sees her dying and doesn’t want that. He has to stay away from her for her own good.   Only he can’t.  She’s everywhere and he can’t help himself.  He wants her.

Nadia might not be able to make sense of Mateo (guys, go figure!), but she knows enough Craft to sense that evil is in this town.   Something big is coming.   But, what or who is it?  Will she be able to stop it?

 

My Rating: ☆

 

Casting:

People who come close (in looks) to the characters in the movie in my head.

Ashley Greene (alternate Kaya Scodelario) as Nadia

Francis Cadieux (alternate Tyler Blackburn) as Mateo

Elizabeth Olsen as Verlaine

 

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It wasn’t very long after I started reading Beautiful Chaos, that I couldn’t stand it anymore.  I had to flip to the last chapter to see what happened!  It was killing me.  Then I had to go back and read how they got there.  And now, I can’t wait to read the next one.

 

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It looks as though Ethan and Lena take more kicks than kisses.

Nothing in Gatlin is ever simply normal, but it seems the End of Days is near.  Due to Lena breaking the Order of Things by claiming herself Light and Dark, Gatlin is being run over repeatedly by lubbers (locusts), a record-breaking heat wave, and destroyed by natural disasters that aren’t so natural.  On top of all of that, the Castor’s powers were on the fritz while Abraham is still an immense threat to human and Caster alike.

Poor Ethan.  He handles strange quite well, but now he might just being going strange.   He is slowly losing his memories on top of having his taste buds reject his favorite foods.  If that wasn’t enough someone has a message for him.   The message he receives isn’t one that he wants to hear and it might just break Lena.

Meanwhile, Lena visits the place her parents once called home.  In the remains, she finds a link to who her mother had been.  As she learns about her mother in visions she shares with Ethan and in the pages of a book, she begins to feel for her.   Is her mother redeemable?   Should she try to save her mother?

While Link is adjusting well to his new situation, Ridley is not to hers.  While Link is looking like a rock star he always wanted to be and attracting the girls in droves, Ridley feels intense disgust at being a mere mortal.  She isn’t too pleased with Link either.

 

My Rating: ☆