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Book Review: The Chosen by J.R Ward


The Chosen by J.R Ward 
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood, #15
Genre: Fantasy | Romance | Paranormal
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Paperback, 528 pages
Source: My Copy
Published on November 28th 2017 by Piatkus
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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.

I have been waiting for this book so long. It has been long time coming. After being on line for this book for six months in a library… I finally got this as a Christmas present from my darling big sister.

I felt so bad for Layla since she was so jealous of Qhuinn and Blay. She just wanted to feel loved and have have they have. Qhuinn on other hand acted more like a jerk than usually. I don’t get why he was so mad with Layla. I didn’t like him before this book but I like him even less after what he said to Layla, or even how he hurt Blay with his words.

I also felt bad for Xcor. He had been through so much as a kid and he was willing to do everything for Bloodletter when he thought he was his father. And now he just wanted to be with his female but couldn’t because of his past. Layla would do anything for him but she can’t leave her children.

It made me have tears in my eyes when all the women were in Layla’s side and Quinn finally did something right when he was trying to get Blay forgive him.

I was so happy when Therese was introduced. Something good finally happened and I don’t want to say why it made me so happy since it would be spoiling things. I just hope to see more of her and maybe even have a book about her and you know who if you’ve read this book.

I liked how Tohr found out who his blood brother is and how it changed things for him. I do still think that Autumn is too good for him since he thinks about Wellsie like all the time. You remember that other chance mate you have? You should think about her once in awhile too.

I considered giving this book five stars and while I couldn’t put it down… I didn’t like the angst it had and I didn’t really care for Throe’s POV. I could honestly care less what was going on with him. I definitely didn’t like the problems between V and Jane even though Jane didn’t even know that they had problems.

Also after how many books waiting Layla and Xcor to happen I kinda expected more romantic scenes.

4 stars

5 thoughts on “Book Review: The Chosen by J.R Ward

  1. I keep seeing Black Dagger Brotherhood around and it looks so interesting. But book 15! That’s such a commitment, I’m glad you liked it though!


  2. I really need to get on this series. I own the first three on my kindle and they have been just sitting there….looking at me. a mood. Glad you liked this one though even with all the super angst!


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