Tuesday, May 15, 2007

#35 - Dark Lover: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood by JR Ward

This definitely is not a book for younger readers, or those who are easily offended by sex, violence, and dark horror.
The Black Dagger Brotherhood series is about Vampires and their battle against the Lessers....or basically, Vampire Hunters. Throw in some steamy sex, some fangy violence, and a lot of cursing.....and you have a pretty good Vampire tale. It's not especially well written.....and verges on being a sex book with vampires thrown in here and there for ambience, but it's interesting enough to warrant being read.
For those who like Vampire stories, it's an interesting read. Ward puts a different twist on the old blood-sucker theme, so it's not the same old "I vant to suck your blood'' type story.
The sex scenes are graphic, but not completely over the top. Readers who are at all offended by graphic sex scenes probably would not like this book series.
The book isn't without some cheese. The vampires in the Brotherhood all have really fake sounding vampire names like Rhage, Wrath, Zsadist, etc. I can see why she chose to do that....but it verges on almost being funny. At least it seemed awfully cheesy to me anyway.
Looking past the cheese, and the weird steamy vampire sex scenes, the book was worth an afternoon's read.
The book was OK.....I do have the 2nd book in the series and I'll read it. But, if the series doesn't get a bit more complex and less focused on the vampires nether regions, I'll pass on the rest of the series. I wanted to read a horror series, not a romance novel.
Vampire romance novels......who woulda thunk it??
50 Book Challenge 2007: 15/50


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