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Book Review: The Savior by J.R Ward


The Savior by J.R Ward 
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood, #17
Genre: Fantasy | Romance | Paranormal
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Paperback, 496 pages
Source: My Copy
Published on April 2nd 2019 by Piatkus
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In the venerable history of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, only one male has ever been expelled—but Murhder’s insanity gave the Brothers no choice. Haunted by visions of a female he could not save, he nonetheless returns to Caldwell on a mission to right the wrong that ruined him. However, he is not prepared for what he must face in his quest for redemption.

Dr. Sarah Watkins, researcher at a biomedical firm, is struggling with the loss of her fellow scientist fiancé. When the FBI starts asking about his death, she questions what really happened and soon learns the terrible truth: Her firm is conducting inhumane experiments in secret and the man she thought she knew and loved was involved in the torture.

As Murhder and Sarah’s destinies become irrevocably entwined, desire ignites between them. But can they forge a future that spans the divide separating the two species? And as a new foe emerges in the war against the vampires, will Murhder return to his Brothers… or resume his lonely existence forevermore?

I’m shocked how The Savior is already seventeenth book of the series and I’m still craving for more. This rarely happens since I almost always get so bored if books have like 10+ books.

“If you were loved, if you had people who cared about you, you could be by yourself and never feel alone. But if no one cared? You were isolated even in a crowd.”

Truth to be told I wasn’t that exited about Murhder’s book. I was very intrigued by this crazy vampire but I wasn’t as exited for this as I am about next book which I won’t reveal because I count it as a spoiler who hasn’t finished earlier books. Murhder isn’t the same he used to be. He lost everything few decades ago, including his mind and brothers. I had great respect for the hero of this book. He wasn’t only selfless despite everything but he also wanted Sarah to make her own choices instead of thinking that he knew better what was best for her than she did.

Sarah lost her fiance two years ago and she decides to find about the joined bank account they have after an FBI agent came to see her. She learns some really bad things about the BioMed where she works and decides to intervene. Sarah works in Gene and cell therapy. She specialized in immunotherapy for cancer. Funnily enough this becomes handy when she meets Murhder and black dagger brotherhood.

“Trust me, the fact that you want me of your own volition? It’s the hottest thing about you right now.”

Murhder saw Sarah’s face many years ago from looking glass kind of thing and knew she was supposed to be his. He finds the facts that she’s smart sexy. What I enjoyed about this romance that yes, it was insta-love but it was so drama free. I love how these two were so lost but then they met and suddenly things made sense to them. Sarah wasn’t living just to work anymore and Murhder started feeling grounded and connected.

I love that J.R Ward seems to love all the characters she writes but all the point of view changes can be annoying, especially with characters I just can’t like. I always felt bad for not liking Xhex but somehow this book managed to make me dislike her even more.

The most drama in this book involved Xhex and John Matthew or Murhder and his ex- brothers.

I only gave this book four stars despite of enjoying it so much for couple of reasons 1) Xhex 2) How slow the beginning was and 3) I was very confused about some of things like: Why did the FBI agent talk to Sarah? Was he suspecting something? Why does Sarah know sign- language? I’m so glad i decided not to listen to all the people who kept disliking later books of this series since I still very much enjoy them.

4 stars

3 thoughts on “Book Review: The Savior by J.R Ward”

    1. I hope you at least give it a chance even if you only read few books. it’s one of my favorite vampire series and i’ll yell from the rooftop for ppl to read it if i have to 🙈


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