Pardon the profanity….
I can’t even be arsed to write a review about Ward’s latest disappointment of a BDB novel, so I’ll just share some thoughts I had while reading The Beast:
If this is how Rhage feels about humans, why in the hell did he marry one of them?
Why does Ward use three phrases in one sentence to describe the same damn thing (hello, redundancy) yet won’t use three words to spell out FFS – which means For Fuck’s Sake for those who haven’t yet unraveled all of Ward’s stupid acronyms.
FFS, Ward, stop using acronyms.
One more idiotic and unnecessary pop culture reference and I am chucking this book at a wall.
Shit, I am going to have patch that wall.
Why am I still reading this series?
Who the fuck are these cellphone-recording humans and why should I care?
Okay, ten pages so far that don’t include the brothers, Rhage, or Mary i.e. ten pages that I don’t have to read.
FFS, die already Xcor. No one fucking cares about you. Except Layla, and she can die too.
OMG, Z has speaking lines in this book!!!
Qhuinn and Blay better have some lines too!
What the hell kind of name is Bitty?
“She’s a special little girl.” Is she? Because, frankly, I find Bitty to be creepy. I just keep envisioning a porcelain doll from a horror movie!
Who the fuck is Assail and why is he taking up so much ink this book? Oh wait, didn’t he try to assassinate Wrath? Or play some part in the assassination? Whatevs.
Well, at least Blay got a line of dialogue, lame as it was.
Woah, look at the lines Qhuinn got. Knock me over with a feather.
So over this ridiculous overprotective male bullshit. Every one of these “warriors” needs to grow a pair.
Huh, I guess Assail’s GF died in a past book? Must have skimmed over that.
Lassiter has become an even more pointless character. I didn’t think that was possible.
I am humming that Mary Poppin’s tune in my head except instead of Chim chiminey, chim chiminey Chim chim cheree, I am singing Skim Skiminey skim skiminey, skim skim skim-meeeeee…
And Ward still hasn’t learned how to use a question mark. Isn’t that first-grade level grammar? See what I did there, Ward? I asked a question and followed it with the correct punctuation. Give it a try sometime.
Some of this dialogue is so unbelievably stupid.
Why does she refuse to acknowledge who is speaking whenever the Brothers are in a group? Dialogue tags that don’t identify the speaker are just author laziness.
Oh, what’s this? Possibly setting up another book about Z? Finally a bit of intrigue….
Assail just became interesting.
All of these stupid flooded bathtub scenes read like author self-indulgence. Ward needs a cutthroat editor. And by that, I mean me!
New York has Zaxby’s??? We don’t even have those here. I bet they don’t have fried pickles at a NY Zaxby’s.
Funny how Rhage’s list of must eat places are all chain restaurants. Does Caldwell not have independently-owned restaurants?
I don’t care how big Rhage is. He would totally be morbidly obese if he actually ate all that.
Vampires will never see a rainbow. (Okay, this life-changing epiphany actually occurred when I saw a rainbow while I was driving around after a rainstorm with The Beast on the front seat of my car)
I would be so on board with that, V, because you and Butch need some bromance scenes.
I was probably wrong about that Z book.
And wrong about Assail’s GF.
Xcor equals snore. Don’t care that he’s the bro of Tohr. Oh look who’s a poet and don’t know it. (Wow, some of my thoughts are as lame as this book’s dialogue!)
This scene would have had more impact from Qhuinn’s POV.
WOAH! That is a hardcore way to attempt suicide.
Z to the rescue!
I’m kind of getting tired of Rhage and Mary.
I feel like this book will never end.
It finally ended.
Managed to be better than The King. That was not much of a compliment!