I love JR Ward’s books, and I think each one gets better than the last. Book Ten, Lover Reborn, focuses on Tohrment, aka Tohr. In this book, Tohr has to learn how to live again with the help of a mysterious woman who lived among the chosen.
My favorite books are the ones about the core brothers (and John Matthew), and this one is no exception. If you’re a Black Dagger Brotherhood fan, or if you’re new to the series, this is a wonderful book. The only problem with these books is that I have to wait for the next one, and I really want to see who the books focus on next. I keep hoping for Qhuinn and Blay, though there were some interesting developments with Layla during this book, and I can’t wait to see how that plays out either. I love being able to watch how the characters and different story lines develop.
If you like romance, danger, suspense, and vampires, this is the series for you.
I thought the next one is supposed to be about Qhuinn and Blay? I’ve been looking forward to it but thankful that it’s one of the stories that makes its way into every book. Butch is still my favorite brother. Have you ever participated in casting proposals for the parts? For example, I see Jason Statham as Z; though there would need to be fancy camera work to make him about 2 feet taller.
I haven’t heard who the next one is supposed to be about, so I’m glad that it will finally be about Qhuinn and Blay. John Matthew is my favorite brother, though I do love Butch and V and Z… Jason Statham would make a good Z, but I picture him more as a Ving Rhames type. That would be awesome if they made a movie about the books!
John Matthew’s storyline frustrates me a bit. I dunno if I misread the very first book, but I perceived that he was actually Darius reborn, without his memories or knowing that he is who he is, and that being mute was related to this. Later in the series, they prove by his blood that he must be Darius’ son, but it is one storypoint that has been unresolved and frustrating that it hasnt been revealed that he is actually Darius reincarnated. I feel it has gone on too long.
I definitely didnt see Ving Rhames for Z. I definitely think I sexualize them a lot. 🙂 I picture a Ben Affleck type for Butch (but most likely because of the Boston roots of the character). I have always pictured bald Jason Statham as Z. I cannot visualize Phury well. I picture a much hotter version of Rob Zombie for Wrath. I came across a picture of Ryan Cabrera after he kinda did a personal makeover a few years back – this is how I picture V: http://www.celebritiesheight.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Ryan-Cabrera.jpg
Keep in mind – I dont picture Ryan himself as V, but rather the look he has in this particular photo.
Rhage/aka Hollywood has been the hardest for me to nail down, and I think its because he is always seemingly described as having stunning blonde good looks, but not necessarily tagging on any of his features. I guess I picture a pumped up version of Brad Pitt. My friend Shannon could go on for hours on this topic.
I’m so excited that she’s actually going to do a book about the two of them! I was wondering if she’d devote a whole book to them, or if it would just be a background story for someone else. That’s super awesome.
Ben Affleck as Butch… I could see it, but a much tougher version of Ben. That’s the problem with all these characters. I could see the faces of certain celebrities, but they’d have to get really buff types to play them. I agree that Rhage is hard to imagine. Maybe Brad Pitt as he seems to be a universal favorite, though he’s really too “pretty” for me.
I like the picture you picked out for V; I could definitely see that.
You didn’t misread the first book. John is Darius’s reincarnation. I think they don’t resolve that John is really Darius for the exact reason that if he were reincarnated, he probably wouldn’t ever know it. He feels connected, and Darius was like a father to Tohr, and then Tohr in turn was like a father to John. I think that the whole connection is the point, and that the characters will probably never realize that John is really Darius. Life needs a little mystery!
OMG I am pathetic – I never realized the “circle of life” aspect that Darius was like a father to Tohr, and that Tohr was like a father to John Matthew. I guess if I realized that, then the concept of him being a reincarnation of Darius has greater meaning and context.
I’m so glad I could help out with that! Don’t forget, I read from a writer’s perspective, so probably a lot of people missed that.