The build to the climax of Quin and Bla's romance was in my humble opinion was wonderful. I laughed and cried listening to this book.
Relationship are hard at the best of itmes. When one person has been broken from childhood by none other then their family. Finding true love is often a miracle. This story shows that miracles still can and do happen.
Can't understand the negative reviews, this one is thus far my favorite and I'm now on the last book in print at this time. Please keep these stories coming. Thank you J R Ward!
I love learning about unusual places, people and things.
I have listened to this book twice because the story was inspiring, heart felt and current.
Nothing I have read to date.
Mr Frangione is the only person to read this series. His understanding of each character is surpassed only by Ms Ward's.
Absolutely hated to stop listening.
I have been a huge fan of BDB series and I was so excited about Q&B book, that I blew through J. Mathew's and Tor's book to get to Q&B. Although, I was left feeling a little cheated with the previous books ending, I still held out that Q&B's book was going to fill my cup. And it did, somewhat.
What I liked about the book: Ward touched on subject that even in our day and time it is still a sensitive topic. She did a great job, no hold's bar on the couple's scene! My favorite scene was the moment between Blay and his mother, which really warmed my heart. It was written well and felt real. Qhuinn's journey was also the best part of the story line. His confusion about who he truly was tied in well with the characters previous actions in the other books. Yet, he was still the beloved hero. Reading this book reminded me how far these two characters have come and how close they were at one time.
What I didn't like about the book: I understand the need to introduce new character's in order to continue the series, but Sola was introduced mid-book, and from there Assale and her's story line took over the rest of the book. I could have done without their story line, or they could have had their own book. By the time these two were inserted with their story's, I was already invested in Xcor, Llaya, and Wrath's story line. Then Trez and Iam story line also started to develop which pulled away more time from Q&B. After all, this was their book? With all these story lines going at the same time, I felt the ending was rushed, thrown together and could have been finished tighter instead of utilizing an Epilogue to wrap things up.
There was still so much more room to polish the relationship between Q&B. There are still a lot of unanswered questions for the trios, Qhuinn, Blay and Llaya. Fingers cross that Ward ties this up better in future books, although I hear that these three are barely mentioned in the King.
I really like the characters and the history of the brotherhood. I wish that each book wasn't so similar in some ways. It's always some hunk of a guy finding so OK girl, and falling in love. I know it's everyones fantasy, but it's every story plot. If you can get past some of the goofy "all of us girls will find a wekk built hunk of our own" logic, then the back story is pretty good.
I really like Z, a crazy and horribly scared brother with attitude.
The Narrator is awesome. He thickened his accent a bit for this book, but other than that..
It would just make a great film. I'm a reader not a writer.
Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.
I have not put a review on all the books in this series only because I picked up most of the series at a local library and have listened to them already, so with that in mind my review will be for all the books overall. This series is not my favorite and I have contemplated giving it up after a couple of certain books, but I stuck it out and after this book I'm glad I did. This is one of JR Wards better books. For me Z/Bella, John/Xhex, and now Quinn/Blay's book are my favorites. Wrath/Beth, Butch/Marissa, Rhevenge/Elaina were pretty good books. Rhage/Mary and Thorment/No'One was just okay. I was not a fan of V/Jane, Fury/Cormia, and Payne/Manny. I must say that with the arcing in the stories one cannot enjoy the really good books without reading all the books in order. And now I'm hooked and want to know about Xcor and Lylia which knowing JR Ward we have to read another 3 or 4 books to find out if they get there happy ending. Narrator does an excellent job throughout the entire series.
I loved that the book was not centered solely around the two lovers this time. I loved that Ms. Ward introduced so many new characters, and made me fall in love with each one of them. I love the stress with Layla and the forbidden love she has. This book was great in so many ways!
I loved the scene with Payne and Layla, I was so distraught at the possible loss there, and I definitely cried from happiness when Ms. Ward thought of that ingenious way to save us all from that loss! Also, I LOVED seeing Layla's strength within Havers' clinic
Of Course! you can't leave my favorite fantasy world (and me) on the brink of disaster without telling me what comes next! I can't wait for the King! However, because this book is titled differently than the rest, my biggest fear is that it will be Ms. Ward's last in this series, and after all the hours I have spent falling in love with the story, characters, relationships, and also becoming excited about the new relationship that are brewing, I don't want it to stop!
So, why the four stars? Well, there are some obvious reasons this book might be a little less appealing to the natural readers of this type of series (heterosexual females), but that's only a small part of the awkwardness for me. While I didn't enjoy reading the love scenes as much as I normally do, and I appreciated more time focused on other characters as a result, I still have a small problem with the men themselves being uncomfortable with all the parameters of being homosexual. If the characters are uncomfortable being openly gay, how can I fully embrace and support it when it doesn't come natural to me? For that reason the relationship just would sink in, and then by the ceremonial ending there were gaps I couldn't stretch over to reach that "I'm so happy for you" stage. I missed that in this book!
wow this is just a simply amazing book. This book FINALLY gets into the love we have been teased about for so long. What an ending, seriously I don't think there could have been a more perfect ending to this book. Plus as always she has opened us up to more people, more facets to explore. keep up the good work Ward I will be here ready to listen.
everything, sorry but I can't think of one thing I didn't like. I am so glad we finally got to hear the love story we have been seeing bloom.
i could have but knowing I would have to wait for the next installment I tried to pace myself so i will not go thru withdraw
totally mind blowing !
Quhinns induction into the Brotherhood !
He has one of the most expressive voices I have ever listened to ! You feel as if you are actually there in the story !
This is one the best series I have read to date, very well written. and very hard to put down,
after reading book 1 , nothing will stop you from reading the rest of the series,!!!!!!!!!
My favorite things are my family and my books! Depending on the day, not in that order. :)
I LOVED THIS BOOK!!! I've been waiting for their story from the very beginning! It was worth the wait. To see the two of them grow through the series and become who they are by the end of the book was WONDERFUL!!! Sometimes you wanted to scream at them, hit them, hug them close.....you were always engaged with them.
The most memorable moment was at the end when everything finally came together for the two of them. When they finally admitted to each other that they loved each other.
All of them!!! He was wonderful!
Right up there with all the rest of the BDB books. I have listen to them all and have lost sleep with every single one of them. There is no good place to say " Okay, I'll stop here and pick back up tomorrow".
Love each and every one of the characters, can't pick a favorite.
He just brings it to life. I think the voice he has given Wrath is just downright sexy. I'm certainly happy that he has narrated the entire series. Really throws me off when they change narrators after several book. I have a hard time getting through that book or being able to recommend it.
The characters have been fleshed out so well that you can't help but get involved emotionally. Cry for Zsadist or Tohrment and Wellsie and the unborn young. Laugh at Butch and Vishous going on about the SOX. Root for Blay, that he finally gets what he wants and Qhuinn to man-up before it's too late.
I know "The King" is coming out in April 2014. I seriously hope this will not be the last. I loved the way each book was written to spotlight a different brother while still having enough of the rest in to keep the whole story going, but I'm worried we've covered them all and this will be the last installment. Maybe this one will introduce some new characters we just have to know.