REVIEW: The King by JR Ward


Long live the King…

After turning his back on the throne for centuries, Wrath, son of Wrath, finally assumed his father’s mantle--with the help of his beloved mate. But the crown sets heavily on his head. As the war with the Lessening Society rages on, and the threat from the Band of Bastards truly hits home, he is forced to make choices that put everything--and everyone--at risk.

Beth Randall thought she knew what she was getting into when she mated the last pure blooded vampire on the planet: An easy ride was not it. But when she decides she wants a child, she’s unprepared for Wrath’s response--or the distance it creates between them.

The question is, will true love win out... or tortured legacy take over?

Title:  The King
Series:  Black Dagger Brotherhood
Book #: 12
Author:  JR Ward
Approximate Book Length:  673 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  18+
Sexual Content:  Moderate


This was predictable yet utterly enthralling. The very beginning was a little confusing but it didn't take me long to figure out that we were reading Wrath's parents' story, which was neat. It's also nice to learn more about i'Am. I especially love how he treats Beth and Boo. I have mixed feelings about Trez though. Selena is great and my heart just breaks for her. I like Assail and I really like Sola.

In total we see some fourteen different perspectives. It's a little obnoxious, but it all comes together. The whole thing is just so intense and feels monumental. I actually felt like other people in the real world should have been in awe like me.

Bottom Line:

The King is completely entrancing and made me cry so much, both sad and happy. I absolutely loved this book what with the drama with Beth and Wrath and the political chess. The ending filled me such joy and made every tear incredibly worth it!