It’s time to delve into reviewing the wonderful world of the Twilight Saga. This series was my initiation to the Vampire Paranormal Romance world, and my most memorable reading experience in ages. I indulged in this series, escaping the real world for almost 3 weeks straight. Everyday, I’d recount the latest “Twilight” escapades I had read from the night before, to my colleagues (and thankfully, they humored me by seeming interested).
Lover Unbound (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 5)
This is the 5th book in this series, however it is my 2nd favorite! Vishous, is an active Vampire character in the entire series, a computer genius, with some cool Vampire powers to boot! He has psychic visions, and a glowing hand that he has to keep gloved (it can heal as well as kill. It’s kind of electric). Despite his psychic powers just recently drying up, he is seemingly balanced enough in the grand scheme of things. He is loyal to his Brothers, and bonds deeply with his human roommate “Butch”. He keeps his dark side disguised…
Lover Awakened (Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 3)
This is Book#3 of the series, and was my absolute favorite! The emotional connections and self discovery were deeply explored, and not a single thing was left out. I bonded with the characters, and enjoyed the journey they took me on, from self loathing, to unconditional love.
Zsadist. The name says it all. A deeply damaged character that instills fear in anyone that sees him. With his seething pitch black eyes, his towering, skeletal physique, his shaved skull, piercings, tattoos, and nasty jagged scar running down the middle of his face, you get the impressions that HE IS the nightmare vampire that all the horror stories warn you about. Full of hate, anger, and emotional disconnect. How could anyone ever try to even approach him, let alone, be attracted to him?
In a nutshell, each book concentrates mostly on one of the “Brothers” from a band of defensive “Vampire Warriors” chosen to protect their diminishing species. While it is a romance series, (spiraling us through an emotional whirlwind of highs and lows when that Brother meets his “true love”), we also get a glimpse into the world of Vampire politics, social classes, and full blown battles against enemies.
With Dark Lover, we encounter “Wrath” (who is the leader of his Brotherhood, and the only full blooded vampire left). He is described as “colossal” and stacked, with a constant menacing (albeit gorgeous) look, long black hair, and always decked out in black leather, “shitkickers”, and weaponry of all sorts.
Book three made me cry!! It’s true! It broke my heart worse than book one’s ending…
This one is more along the lines of the whole “Vampire Politics” thing. Power struggles, vampire creation, creating new teams, and incredible potential for loss.
Very ancient vampires who have heartaches and power struggles of their own decide to forge opposing alliances to exact revenge, and absorb more power from those they oppose.
Bones (and Cat) rise higher in ranks, but not without battling numerous opponents (all of which have their own vendetta and reason for fighting him). Past enemies become allies, and new (and much more dangerous) enemies become the obstacle.