“LLLLLLLOOOOOOOVVVVVVEEEE!”Abbyann T wrote this review Wednesday, January 23, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Gotta Love Rehvenge! He is a warrior without being one. Mobbed up but, YUMMY! Oh! Sorry! Got side tracked. He definitely heats up the pages of this book with his not so naughty nurse Ehlena. For being impotent he sure is.........”>^..^< Plattepuss wrote this review Wednesday, January 23, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“book 7”WetDogsMom wrote this review Sunday, November 18, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“4 1/2 stars! Lover Avenged was so good! I really enjoyed reading about Rhev. His backstory was interesting, and I thought the sympaths were creepy. I can't wait to read about John and Xhex. Is it bad that I enjoy reading about Lash? He is so evil, you have to love him. lol Lots of great developments in the story and a great addition to the series!”Allison J wrote this review Monday, November 5, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“loved rehv & ehlena”Alisha wrote this review Wednesday, September 12, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book as a whole really was quite predictable. Though I am interested in where Xhex and John Matthew's relationship will go, as well as Qhuinn and Blay's.”Jessica wrote this review Monday, September 10, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is the best BDB book so far, no wonder Rhevenge is very popular with the ladies. He is the ultimate bad boy, a drug kingpin, whore, pimp, thug & murderer, with good intentions that more often than not goes awry.
So our dearest half sympath is on the verge of discovering his destiny. He has always been living in the shadows but special circumstances forced him to take the honorable course in not so honorable means. It's wonderfully written and as a reader you will really understand his struggle and cannot help but be in awe of Rhevenge. Plus Ward's sympaths are really repulsive, disgusting but drawing at the same time.
Aside from Bella (Zsadist's shellan) Ehlena is my next favorite, she's feisty and is just tenacious in her quest to "save" Rhevenge. I loved how Ward wrote their POV's side by side so we're in their heads during those crucial moments. There was a little role reversal here too, Rhevenge became this vulnerable, circumspect guy who is very protective of Ehlena, from himself and other things. And Ehlena is this very trusting girl who chose not to see his flaws but pursues him til he fell for her, refusing to let him let her go.
What really got me going in this book is not only Rhevenge's story but about Wrath's (Dark Lover), the Blind King as well. So now he's literally Blind and the way he came to terms with his disability and how he has to be relieved of his duties as a fighting Brother is really heartbreaking. The struggles he went through in this process was not sugar-coated but very grown up, unromaticized. We see him pushing away people, betraying Bella and refusing or hesitant to recieve help to mask his own fears and self loathing. Ward wrote this part wonderfully.
I can tell that Ward was very inspired when she wrote about Rhevenge, I'm betting that he and the Blind King are her favorite characters in the BDB Series. Now it really feels a real series to me at this point because we get updates about previous charaters we've read about. It feels whole and not just character-centric like Kenyon's Dark-Hunters. There is a continuity which makes it more intriguing, its clutches gripping you slowly until you find out that you are hooked like the rest of the Cellies.”
“My favorite BDB book so far. In the previous books I didn't like Rhev. But now I love him! He made such a great sacrifice for Xhex and the BDB.”Patricia Schmitt wrote this review Thursday, August 30, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
Talk about the series moving along. Book 7 and things are starting to move, which I don't know if that's a good thing or bad thing that it took this long, but hot damn were things happening.
Again, Ward continues with the multiple story lines, and I kept expecting them to somehow cross, but I have to say she's really good at just keeping them parallel with each other. And this time, the main focus had been Rehv. I was a little afraid of this actually, because up until now I have always been a little afraid of Rehvenge. He was just so intimidating and Ward made it easy to fear him a little. A drug lord, pimp, and apparently a whore as well. Um, that's a long story as in the novel type long. And it was actually the last part that really got my attention and made me see him in a different light.
I think Ehlena was a very good match for him. Though I had wished that, like most of her books, she had introduced Ehlena a little earlier in the series. By this time most readers are very familiar with the Brothers and the extra characters that are mentioned here and there throughout the works, so I was a little surprised by the sudden introduction, but that didn't stop me from loving this book any less.
Honestly, even though the story is getting complicated and the characters are becoming darker and there were moments that made me shudder a little, I have to say that Ward is absolutely amazing. She is detailed, she let's readers get to know the characters, and she keeps bringing them back in order to drill into the minds of the readers, I'm thinking, about this world. She does not just put to bed the characters, which I like since I absolutely hate when authors introduce character and a few books later drop them off like they never happened.
Well, I have to say there were some silver linings. The Brotherhood is slowly getting back on their feet, but just as their are silver linings so are there absolute tortures. Things are not looking good for Wrath, John is slowly becoming a different man, and Lash is out for blood.
Things are happening everywhere and I think it'll take a few books for everything to slowly tie together.
Honestly, I don't know what to say that I haven't said about this series. There are major character developments and I love that.
Ward continues to give a dark, haunting, sexy, beautifully written, extraordinary characters that will live on in the world of fiction for a long time. ”