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Book Review: The Thief by J.R Ward


The Thief by J.R Ward 
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood, #16
Genre: Fantasy | Romance | Paranormal
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Hardcover, 454 pages
Source: My Copy
Published on April 10th 2018 by Little, Brown Book Group
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New enemies rise from the shadows in the next novel of the New York Times bestselling paranormal romance series the Black Dagger Brotherhood.

Having allied themselves with the Band of Bastards, the Brotherhood is committed now more than ever to eradicating the Lessening Society. Recovering from their most recent battle against the last of the lessers, the Brotherhood comes to realize that the fight against their enemies is far from over.

Throe, Xcor’s former second in command, is using an ancient tome to summon a new army engineered by a force more dangerous and evil than the Omega.

And now the brothers of the Black Dagger Brotherhood will be tested both at home and on the battlefield.

I wasn’t planning on buying this book yet but then there was sale in Book Depository after Christmas and I couldn’t resist. This is the 16th book of the series and I’m pretty surprised that I haven’t given up with the story yet. Long series aren’t usually for me.

Marisol aka Sol is pretty kick ass. I like how she wants to keep her grandmother safe but she’s not also scared to pick up a gun and kill someone for hurting someone she loves. She left the town and even changed her appearance so no one could find her but then she comes back when Assail’s cousins come for her, asking for her help.

I have mixed feelings about Sol and Assail’s romance. I like that it didn’t matter to her what he looked liked since no matter what he was beautiful to her. I just didn’t like how she acted when she found out the truth about him. I get that she had package from how her father treated her but I just hated how Marisol acted like he wasn’t the same person.

I hated the drama between V and Jane in “The Chosen” but in this one I actually enjoyed it. It could be that this time Jane actually knew that they weren’t as happy as she thought but I still think Jane forgave him too easily but I’m glad they finally actually talked about their issues instead of doing something stupid like Vishous almost did. I get that J.R Ward want to make these romances as real as possible but that’s no reason for letting all these male characters do stupid shit without consequences. I’m glad that the two realized that they trust in each other and that trust is very important in a relationship.

There was a point of view for one character that I skipped since it bored the hell out of me and it turns out that there wasn’t even a point of reading them. I would’ve been more interest about Murhder’s POV. This insane vampire has been mentioned few times in earlier books but he actually had a scene in this one. I can’t wait to find out what made him insane and hopefully he’ll have his own book.

All in all enjoyable read but not one of my favorite books of the series. The main plot was about Jane and V dealing with their problems and I was expecting it to be more about Sol and Assail since it’s supposed to be their book.

4 stars

8 thoughts on “Book Review: The Thief by J.R Ward

  1. I think I’ve only read the first 8 or so. I can’t believe how many there are! I love that they are all kind of standalones though, so that I can come back and read more whenever I’m in the mood and not be completely lost.

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    1. My comp did a weird thing… and it won;t let me edit… that was supposed to read THIS IS MY NEW FAVORITE SERIES! I’m on Lover Avenged and we need to compare notes! That is all


      1. Yeah my girlfriend got me into them at the beginning of the year so I’m plugging along cuz she owns all of them… might be caught up by the end of the year? Lol


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