The Chosen by JR Ward ~ Review

Also in this series: The Beast (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #14)
The Chosen by JR Ward ~ ReviewAlso by this author: The Beast (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #14)
The Chosen (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #15) by J.R. Ward
ISBN: 9780698192980
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood
Published by Ballantine Books on April 4th 2017
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Fantasy, Vampires
Pages: 544
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four-half-stars

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.

“He would not sacrifice the Chosen Layla for anyone or anything. Not even to save himself.”

 

Review:

I like to control myself in my BDB reviews because I could get carried away and spill something. So once again here is my bullet point review LOL.

~ Lassiter…..once again I love you and you keep being you

~ Scribe Virgin….Hmm..

~ V….WTF and yet I get it honey…I really do.

~ Blay & Quinn… *rips heart out and hands it over*

~ Wrath…I get why but at the same time….You’re weak homie

~ Xcor…I never much cared for you but now I think I kinda love ya

~ Layla…I still am on the fence over you. I adore you but I’m still on the fence over a few things.

~ There was a mention of something kinda sorta big that might have happened. I WANT MORE. I died there. Then that other thing happened and I legit died.

This book was kinda all over the place and never really was about Layla/Xcor as much as the other books were about their couple. I get this one did a lot of transitioning and some of it needed to happen and this couple was kinda the perfect one to use for this book. Transitioning needs to happen sometimes when a series is this long. I look forward to the books that this one was setting up for and starting to give us some new story lines. For as much as this one wasn’t a full story I still really enjoyed it a lot.

four-half-stars

About J.R. Ward

J.R. Ward is the author of over twenty novels, including those in her #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling series, The Black Dagger Brotherhood. There are more than 15 million copies of Ward’s novels in print worldwide and they have been published in 25 different countries around the world.

After graduating from law school, Ward began working in healthcare in Boston and spent many years as Chief of Staff of one of the premier academic medical centers in the nation. She lives in the south with her incredibly supportive husband and her beloved golden retriever. Writing has always been her passion and her idea of heaven is a whole day of nothing but her computer, her dog and her coffee pot.

Visit the JRWard Facebook page for more on the Brotherhood or email her at jrw@jrward.com.

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