THE CHOSEN (Black Dagger Brotherhood) by J. R. Ward
Publication Date: April 4, 2017
Genre: Paranormal Romance
A scorching forbidden love threatens to tear a rift through the Black Dagger Brotherhood in J. R. Ward’s newest novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling series.
Xcor, leader of the Band of Bastards, convicted of treason against the Blind King, is facing a brutal interrogation and torturous death at the hands of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. Yet after a life marked by cruelty and evil deeds, he accepts his soldier’s fate, his sole regret the loss of a sacred female who was never his: the Chosen Layla.
Layla alone knows the truth that will save Xcor’s life. But revealing his sacrifice and his hidden heritage will expose them both and destroy everything Layla holds dear—even her role of mother to her precious young. Torn between love and loyalty, she must summon the courage to stand up against the only family she has for the only man she will ever love. Yet even if Xcor is somehow granted a reprieve, he and Layla would have to confront a graver challenge: bridging the chasm that divides their worlds without paving the way for a future of even greater war, desolation, and death.
As a dangerous old enemy returns to Caldwell, and the identity of a new deity is revealed, nothing is certain or safe in the world of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, not even true love . . . or destinies that have long seemed set in stone.
THE CHOSEN was incredible! I love this series and devoured THE CHOSEN as soon as I received it. I couldn’t put it down once I picked it up. I cried, I laughed and a couple of times I thought about throwing the book across the room when characters made me angry with them. I always enjoy this series though and when I finish a book in the series I immediately want the next one. A lot of new things were introduced in this release and I can’t wait to see how things will turn out for a couple of the characters. I was left with some questions and J. R. Ward answered a couple of them at her signing but a few will probably have to wait until the next couple books release. The ending felt a little rushed with Xcor, Layla, Qhuinn and Blay. Like a couple of steps were skipped in their story. THE CHOSEN introduced a lot of new directions in the series storyline that I’m really excited about. This series never gets old and it’s always exciting. I highly recommend this entire series for paranormal romance lovers. Each book is a standalone about different couples, but I recommend you read them in order to fully enjoy the series. I can’t wait for the next release!
*Review Copy provided by Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review.
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✦THE BLACK DAGGER BROTHERHOOD SERIES by J.R. WARD✦
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WARNING – SPOILERS
Here’s a few highlights from the Q&A at the signing!
Full Q&A is on J. R. Ward’s Facebook Post HERE
Q: Will V be *in* the next book?
A: Yes, V will be in the next book.
Q: Does V cheat?
A: Fair question. In my books, the HEA is never static. If you want to know the answer, I will tell you. (lots of ‘yes’es) Ok, gonna pull a Bill Clinton and ask, what’s the definition of cheating?
(answers varied from “emotional” to “touching” to “full on f***ing”)
Okaaaay then. No, he doesn’t cheat. I’m not gonna tell you it doesn’t get ugly. But, he does not. Where he and Jane are at, is very real. It’s not just that Jane is busy, but in long term relationships, you can pull apart. Something brings them back together, but they’re going to have to learn this lesson.
Q: Will we see the Bastards in the BDB world?
A: The Bastards are going to be interwoven into the BDB world.
*Source: J.R. Ward’s Facebook post.
J.R. Ward is the number one New York Times bestselling author of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series of vampire books. She is a winner of the prestigious Romance Writers of America RITA award for Best Paranormal Romance and is a multiple RITA nominee. A graduate of Smith College, she was a double major in History and Art History with a medieval concentration in both and she still longs at times for a return to those days sitting in dark lecture halls, looking at slides of old triptychs and reliquaries. Prior to becoming a full time writer, she was a corporate attorney, serving for many years as the Chief of Staff of one of Harvard Medical Schools premier teaching sites. Her idea of absolute heaven is a day filled with nothing but her computer, her dog and her coffee pot and the Brothers, of course.