ARC Review: Prisoner of Night by J.R. Ward

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ARC Review: Prisoner of Night by J.R. Ward
Prisoner of the Night

4 Stars

Book Info

Released: January 7th 2019
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Black Dagger Brotherhood #16.5
Published by Gallery Books
Format: eARC

“[Ward’s] books tend to be on the long side, but I’m happy to note that this story definitely fulfill my BDB fan needs nicely.”
~ Under the Covers

One of my favorite authors, J.R. Ward, released a novella set in the world of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. As this is one of my favorite series by her, I was very intrigued to see what this little treat would be like. I’ve always believed in Ward’s writing, but wondered how her writing would fare with short stories. As you know, her books tend to be on the long side, but I’m happy to note that this story definitely fulfill my BDB fan needs nicely.

This book is about Ahmare and Duran, two vampires who had had their fair share of bad luck. Ahmare’s brother has been taken from her and she must to many impossible things in order to get him back. The most challenging is to track down someone with the help of Duran.

Duran has been held captive for twenty-one years and his first chance at escape involves working with Ahmare. The two are very different in the beginning but you can definitely feel the way their love grows with for one another. I like that Ward didn’t make it about instalove, which is what you would normally see in a shorter story. But she takes her time, creating conflict and tension while also building that romance in a believable way.

I really enjoyed this story and I think if you’re a fan of Ward and the BDB series, you’ll want to read it to get your fix. Reading this book makes me excited for the next installment as Ward continues to keep readers on their toes.


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About J.R. Ward

J.R. Ward is a #1 New York Times bestselling author with more than 15 million novels in print published in 25 different countries around the world. The books in her popular Black Dagger Brotherhood series have held the #1 spot on the New York Times hardcover, mass market, eBook, and combined print/eBook fiction bestseller lists and have debuted in the top 5 on the USA Today bestseller list. Prior to her writing career, Ward worked as a lawyer in Boston and spent many years as the Chief of Staff of one of Harvard’s world-renowned academic medical centers. Ward currently lives with her family in Kentucky where she has learned to enjoy and appreciate all things Southern. Connect with her online at,, and


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Thanks for the review Annie


I might need to read this to bring myself back into bdb love as I still have the beast on my tbr.

Kathy Valentine

Fabulous review annie!!! Can’t wait to read!! Shared on my socials!!??

Amy R

Thanks for the review.

Cannot wait to pick this up. It comes showing up on Amazon when I’m shopping and my finger itches to grab it! I just don’t want to buy before I’m ready to read because it might get lost in the pile!