Dearest Ivie by J.R. Ward

Published: March 13, 2018

So what is there to say about this new novella by J.R. Ward except SURPRISE! This novella came out of nowhere much to the delight of fans around the world. We were all sitting here impatiently waiting for The Thief in April and the she drops a new novella on us.

Though this novella does not deal with any of the Black Dagger Brotherhood directly it is considered part of the BDB series. Ivie is a regular nurse at Havers’s clinic and is content to live the life she has. Hoping to one day move out to a farm near her parents house. Then she meets Silas a member of the glymera who is nothing like she thought. When he proves exactly how different he is she will break down walls to be with him.

Because this is a short book I don’t want to give too much away in the summary. I will say that we never got to see Silas’s point of view in the book. I’m sure that was intentional but J.R. Ward normally doesn’t do that. I’m always an advocate of seeing both sides of the story but it probably would have been a longer book if that were the case.

Even at the end of the book we still don’t know much about Silas but I know that she wouldn’t have written this book if it didn’t fit into the series somehow. To give away a SPOILER, Silas is looking for his brother so he can save him from the same fate the befell their father. Now putting the pieces together I think Silas’s brother is one in the group of bastards that tried to kill Wrath. That makes the most sense to me in how he would fit into the rest of the series. I love getting glimpses into the vampire world but at this point in the series everything ties in. I’m pretty sure we won’t find out anything in The Thief but we might in the following book. We’ll have to wait and see.

“You don’t know about Marty McFly? What the heck do you rich people do for entertainment?”


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