Sunday, April 15, 2012
J R Ward - Lover Reborn
Ever since the death of his shellan, Tohrment has been unrecognizable from the vampire leader he once was. Physically emaciated and heartbroken beyond despair, he has been brought back to the Brotherhood by a self-serving fallen angel. Now, fighting once again with ruthless vengeance, he is unprepared to face a new kind of tragedy. When Tohr begins to see his beloved in his dreams—trapped in a cold, isolated netherworld far from the peace and tranquillity of the Fade—he turns to the angel in hopes of saving the one he has lost. But because Lassiter tells him he must learn to love another to free his former mate, Tohr knows they are all doomed.... Except then a female with a shadowed history begins to get through to him. Against the backdrop of the raging war with the lessers, and with a new clan of vampires vying for the Blind King’s throne, Tohr struggles between the buried past and a very hot, passion-filled future…but can his heart let go and set all of them free?
Comment: Finally, Tohr's book. Tohrment has been one of the most beloved characters in the series and it was finally his turn.
I think I've said before this series was the one that got me addicted to paranormal romance because it was suddenly a whole new level of HEA, with so many ways to bend the usual rules of time and possibilities...I loved it. So, this is still my first and best love, because no matter what, I still love the books, the characters, the world. I think some of the issues I've had with the previous two books were, mainly, because of speculation. Fans speculate and it's confusing to separate our feelings from what's going to happen and what we fear might happen. Real fan's speculation can do this, can influence us in a certain way...of course, we can choose not to pay attention to them, but it's like all knowledge..you can forget it but not the fact you know it. So, from the moment you listen to something you can choose to ignore it but it's not that easy to fantasize the knowing isn't there anymore. This happened to me and influenced the way I first read the story even though I managed to make my own mind while reading. Still, part of me regrets the speculation before because it was an influence nevertheless.
So, this book...I liked it because we can see several characters, many things happening, it's a non static world, like the main couple lives alone...no! It's vivid, alive.
The romance was sad in some parts but that's to be expected because Tohr comes from a very dark place and his new beloved didn't have a good life either. I think she really learned how to live again, how to take the things that happened to her and she could "built" a new personality, a new acceptance to her existence. I liked seeing them both healing together. In the end I was very glad for them.
The plots that have been around all had some sort of next step and it will fun to see what happens. New key players have been put in motion and like in a chess board, I can't wait to see the moved they make.
Next book is Q and Blay's! Yay..I was so happy to know this and to see Q trying to finally, hallelujah, seeing time is precious and now I can't wait for his book! Just a year...
I think, to me, this book rocked. I know many people didn't enjoy it and I know some who aren't even going to read it, it's a choice. But I still love this and will keep my faith in the stories to come.