Review | The King (Black Dagger Brotherhood #12) by J.R. Ward *8/10 stars*

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The King

(Black Dagger Brotherhood #12)

by J.R. Ward

Page Count: 573 
Published: August 26th 2014
Piatkus Books
Source: I received a paperback in exchange of an honest review from the publisher (Thanks Clara!)
My Rating: 8/10 Stars


The bestselling series continues as a royal bloodline is compromised by a grave threat to the throne.

Long live the King...

After turning his back on the throne for centuries, Wrath, son of Wrath, finally assumed his father's mantle- with the help of his beloved mate. But the crown sets heavily on his head. As the war with the Lessening Society rages on, and the threat from the Band of Bastards truly hits home, he is forced to make choices that put everything- and everyone- at risk.

Beth Randall thought she knew what she was getting into when she mated with the last pure blooded vampire on the planet: An easy ride was not it. But when she decides she wants a child, she's unprepared for Wrath's response- or the distance it creates between them.

The question is, will true love win out... or tortured legacy take over?

‘J.R. Ward's unique band of brothers is to die for. I love this series!’
New York Times bestselling author, Suzanne Brockmann

‘Erotic and frighteningly addictive... Ward has earned an Anne Rice-style following, deservedly so’
Publishers Weekly

My verdict

The King, being one of the most anticipated books of the year (and book twelve in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series!), had me jumping & swooning like crazy when I was first offered an advance copy (UK edition) for review. And yes, I loved it.

I loved Ward's writing style, the narration, the characters that I absolutely can't get out of my head now. But... yes there's a but, the way too many POVs were a bit overwhelming and difficult to keep track of. I'm also not really a fan of long flashbacks. The many many side characters and their own stories and flashbacks and POVs did seem to make a bit of a mess in there, which was a bit of a disappointment. Still, I found The King to be a gripping read.

Apart from the too-many-POVs-mayhem, man was this a killer! Goodreads tells me there's going to be another Black Dagger Brotherhood book. Can't wait to get my hands on it! Gimmie gimmie!  

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