Review – The Chosen (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #15) by J.R. Ward

The Chosen (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #15)The Chosen by J.R. Ward

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars




★Book Basics★

Genre: – Paranormal Romance
Series: – 15th in the series
Love triangle? – No
Cheating? – No
HEA? – Yes
Would I read more by this author/or in this series? – yes
Rating – 3.5 stars


So I have been on a bit of a BDB kick recently.

I originally got up to Lover at Last – which I skim read, and skipped to The Beast, missing out The King and The Shadows.

But I re started right from book 1 and have been enjoying reading them all in one go. I find I do not mind so much the multiple POVs or revisiting couples with ongoing issues so much this way and have upgraded some star rating on a re read.

This book I was nervous to start as I had read quite a lot of reviews, and lots of hating on Qhuinn and Thor mostly.

Now, not to say Qhuinn and Thor were not absolute dicks tbh…

But I am not sure how they get to be the “villains” in the book opposite Layla and Xcor.

Layla – who quite frankly had zero personality other then hating herself and wallowing in guilt until she gets found out – then is pretty much all about her her her and being sooooooooo in love! She was just a selfish immature dummy tbh – she was meeting a traitor, kept secret that he knew where the King and the Brotherhood and all their families lived – for months – yet acted like they were some hard done by star crossed lovers. And as much as a knob as Thor was being, she was just as bad and not above throwing Wellsie in his face, which was just cruel – whilst demanding respect purely as she was a Chosen but not having done anything to earn respect on her own merit.

And Xcor – I actually liked him here, as flat as his personality was tbh, but he was a complete 180 of a character – he spent years with The Bloodletter doing god knows what. Spent months moving against Wrath, plotting, a stroke of pure dumb luck he was not responsible for Wrath’s murder and made it so Wrath and Beth annulled their mating…..he spent DECADES being not a very nice guy, but we will forgive it as in this book he is so accommodating and honourable, cos you know tragic backstory.

Qhuinn – was he written as such a dickhead so we would forget just how much of an evil git Xcor was to begin with and had apparently been for years???

And what is up with V?? I love V and am probably one of the few that actually like V and Jane together and their story. But V is going off track here – but again – I don’t hate him, I am nervous for where it will go – but I don’t hate him. He seemed lost – I may change my mind on this however depending on what happens next.

Overall, I did enjoy it, and given I read a fair few reviews – I expected to hate Qhuinn and Thor – but I just didn’t. Did Qhuinn do something terrible – yes? But then so did Layla over the course of the last few books – and she never really suffered any consequences for her actions. Neither did Xcor for plotting a rebellion and almost assassinating Wrath

Tbh the lot of them were idiots. Except Blay! I love Blay.

Overall 3.5 stars as I did enjoy it, and I love a “everybody is happy disney ending” as unrealistic as it may be. But it was a book filled with selfish idiots making dumb decisions then getting away with it.

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