Monday, 2 May 2016
Review: The Beast by J.R. Ward
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood (Book 14)
Publication Date: 5th April 2016
Nothing is as it used to be for the Black Dagger Brotherhood. After avoiding war with the Shadows, alliances have shifted and lines have been drawn. The slayers of the Lessening Society are stronger than ever, preying on human weakness to acquire more money, more weapons, more power. But as the Brotherhood readies for an all-out attack on them, one of their own fights a battle within himself…
For Rhage, the Brother with the biggest appetites, but also the biggest heart, life was supposed to be perfect—or at the very least, perfectly enjoyable. Mary, his beloved shellan, is by his side and his King and his brothers are thriving. But Rhage can’t understand—or control—the panic and insecurity that plague him…
And that terrifies him—as well as distances him from his mate. After suffering mortal injury in battle, Rhage must reassess his priorities—and the answer, when it comes to him, rocks his world...and Mary’s. But Mary is on a journey of her own, one that will either bring them closer together or cause a split that neither will recover from...
My Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars
JR Ward is a genius. The world of the BDB is so well written that it's hard to remember that it's not real, that these characters don't exist. Rhage and Mary had a rough start and I was excited to see how far they'd come in this novel. I don't want to spoil the book, so all I'll say is that it's the business and a must read for those who, like me, have fallen in love with the rich and detailed world JR Ward created and continues to evolve.