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I grew up reading books like The Babysitter Club and The Boxcar Kids. Now I read Romance, Young Adult, New Adult, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Dystopian and any mixture of these all depending on what my mood is. I love Stephen King, Michael Connolly, JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis, Jane Austen, JK Rowling, Ilona Andrews, Patricia Briggs and many others.

The King (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #12)

The King (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #12) - J.R. Ward Well. Another BDB book done. The thing that starts to drag down this series for me is the number of narrators. I read another review that said there was 11+. It made me go back through my book and count. I may have missed a few but I counted 14. 14! So, I skimmed a lot of this book, which brings the rating to a 3.5. Too many meh moments.


I liked some of the book, other parts were so down right boring that I skipped or skimmed. Xcor, forget about it. I'm tired of this guy and want to vote this vamp off the island. To be honest, I skimmed all the first half except for Sola's part. The second half went much better, so I ended up skimming everything but Wrath (the current king), Beth, Assail and Sola and John Matthew. Everyone else was too boring.


I thought that JR Ward had dropped the ball on the Darius storyline. She finally picks it back up in this book, but like every other book, it only gets to the point where it is intriguing and nothing else happens. Frustrating. That probably means there will be another JM book, but if it goes like the way the more recent BDB books go, he'll have his part cut down to the bare minimum.

For a Wrath book, he didn't feel like the main attraction. Everything felt like a side story. I'm not sure how much of the book was on Beth and Wrath, but it felt like they had maybe half the book, not as much as I was hoping for. I keep saying that the next BDB will be my last. Somehow Ward manages to put just enough to keep me interested, but wary, for the next book.