Book Title: Lover Mine
Author: J. R. Ward
Year of first publishing (if known): 2010
Current Availability: still in print still in stores available in hard cover available in paperback available on-line available for e-reader
Genre: fiction non-fiction biography/auto-biography fantasy sci-fi young adult classic history historical fiction mystery/suspense/thriller true crime romance politics other
Sub-genre: self-help romance political death/grief educational art other (please list)
Fantasy (specifically vampires)
What made you choose this book? (stumbled across it on the bargain book table, took it off this month's list, etc.) Next book in a series.
Is this an author you read frequently? Yes
Is this a genre you read frequently? Yes
Lover Mine is the story of John Matthew and Xhex. John Matthew and Xhex have been hot and cold since they met almost a year ago. Well, John hasn’t, he’s known what he wanted from day one. Xhex, on the other hand, feels as if she has ruined so many lives that she can risk doing the same to John Matthew, who is, in all reality, a male of worth within vampire society. While Xhex is held prisoner by Lash, John is on the streets pounding the pavement and Lessers to find her. When the Brotherhood finds Lash’s house John finds the room Xhex is kept in, but because of some magic the Omega taught Lash they didn’t find her there. Xhex finds her opening that evening when she discovers Lash is weakening. She escapes and makes it to one of her safe houses too weak to go anywhere else. When she leaves a message for Rehvenge and they find that she isn’t at home John knows where to go. Literally on the brink of death when John appears, Xhex has resigned herself to dying, but John just won’t let that happen. After she heals a pact is made to hunt Lash together and go their separate ways after because Xhex is the “I work alone” type. Through their time together fighting and getting to know one another Xhex realizes that maybe her end game needs to change.
In the darkest corners of the night in Caldwell, New York, a conflict like no other rages. Long divided as a terrifying battleground for the vampires and their enemies, the city is home to a band of brothers born to defend their race: the warrior vampires of the Black Dagger Brotherhood.
John Matthew has come a long way since he was found living among humans, his vampire nature unknown to himself and to those around him. After he was taken in by the Brotherhood, no one could guess what his true history was – or his true identity. Indeed, the fallen Brother Darius has returned, but with a different face and a very different destiny. As a vicious personal vendetta takes John into the heart of the war, he will need to call upon both who he is now and who he once was in order to face off against evil incarnate.
Xhex, a sympathy assassin, has long steeled herself against the attraction between herself and John Matthew. Having already lost one lover to madness, she will not allow the male of worth to fall prey to the darkness of her twisted life. When fate intervenes, however, the two discover that love, like destiny, is inevitable between soul mates.
Other comments: (here are some ideas--use or don't--but please add anything you think is of importance to convey your love or disappointment for the book)
1)Would you recommend this book to others? If so, why? If not, why?
I would recommend this book.
2)What were the high points of the book? (i.e., the author's style of writing; the imaginative images invoked; the escapism the book afforded; the realism and everyday-ness that people can identify with, etc.)
The emotional tangles in this book were very life like.
3) Was the story engrossing? Did you want to keep reading page after page after page to see what would happen next?
This book had me reading every chance I got. It had you hoping for John and Xhex the whole way through.
4) What were the things you liked most or least in the book?
I liked seeing a bond growing between two people in this book.
5) Would you read another book by this author?
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