Reading Order For The Black Dagger Brotherhood Series by J.R. Ward



Hey y’all…let’s talk vampires! I FLOVE the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J.R. Ward but there’s a lot of books in the series especially if you incorporate the spin-off series, The Black Dagger Legacy as well as the two novellas. When the first book, DARK LOVER was released back in 2005, I went loony over it! Seriously. Loony.

I haven’t reviewed all of the books in the series since I didn’t begin writing reviews until about four years ago but at the bottom of the post, you’ll find my star ratings as well as links to the books I HAVE reviewed! Here’s my review of DARK LOVER (Black Dagger Brotherhood #1):

*Reviewed on April 23, 2014

**Important points are in RED!

Dark Lover (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1)Dark Lover by J.R. Ward

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

If you’re unfamiliar with J.R. Ward or her work, I cannot recommend this book enough! DARK LOVER is the first in a very long, fascinating and engrossing paranormal series. In my opinion, the Black Dagger Brotherhood (BDB) just continues to get more AWESOME! I picked up this book many, many years ago (like 9 or 10?) and have actually reread it and almost the entire series AT LEAST twice, probably more like three or four times. It’s the vampire series in which I judge all other vampire books by! Ms. Ward created a fantastic world filled with vampires, angels, the undead (lessers) and other mysterious supernaturals who “hide” among the humans. The BDB are an elite group of vampires who protect humans and vamps against the lessers. Wrath is the leader of the vampire race and the BDB. He’s the meanest, baddest, biggest alpha male vampire around so he’s blindsided when he meets Beth, a beautiful “half breed human” and the daughter of his good friend. Beth and Wrath’s story is hot, possessive, captivating and erotic. The world of the BLACK DAGGER BROTHERHOOD, for me, was magical! I loved EVERYTHING about this book, from the zany dialogue to the gripping plot. Told from dual POVs with a happy for now end. (There’s not really a cliffhanger in any of the books, more of a continuation from one couple to another/one situation to another although the series should be read in order!)

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View all my reviews






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Black Dagger Brotherhood

#1) Dark Lover (Wrath & Beth):

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#2) Lover Eternal (Rhage & Mary): 

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#3) Lover Awakened (Zsadist & Bella): 5_star_rating_system_5_stars (1)

#4) Lover Revealed (Butch & Marissa):

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#5) Lover Unbound (Vishous & Jane):

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#6) Lover Enshrined (Phury & Cormina): 

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#6.5) Father Mine (Zsadist & Bella novella): ?

#7) Lover Avenged (Rehvenge & Ehlena):

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#8) Lover Mine (John Matthew & Xhex):

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#9) Lover Unleashed (Payne & Manny):

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#10) Lover Reborn (Tohrment & “Surprise”):  

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#11) Lover At Last (Qhuinn & Blay):

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#12) The King (Wrath & Beth):

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#13) The Shadows (Trez & iAm):

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#14) The Beast (Rhage & Mary):

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#15) The Chosen (Xcor & Layla)  (Qhuinn & Blay)

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See my review HERE


#15.5) Dearest Ivie: A Novella Set in the Black Dagger World (Ivie & Silas):

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See my review HERE

#16) The Thief (Assail & Sola) (Visous & Jane): 

#16.5) Prisoner of the Night (Duran & Ahmare):

#17) The Savior (Murhder & Sarah) (John Matthew & Xhex):


#18) Where Winter Finds You (Trez & Terese):

#19) The Sinner (Syn & Jo): Expected publication: March 24th 2020


Black Dagger Legacy Spin-off

#1) Blood Kiss (Paradise & Craeg): 5_star_rating_system_5_stars (1)

See my review HERE

#2) Blood Vow (Axe & Elise): 5_star_rating_system_5_stars (1)

See my review HERE

#3) Blood Fury (Peyton & Novo): 5_star_rating_system_5_stars (1)

See my review HERE

#4) Blood Truth (Boone & Helania):


Black Dagger Brotherhood: Prison Camp

#1) The Jackal (Nyx & Jackal): Expected publication: August 4th 2020


*I’ll be updating this when needed! Hope this helps!



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