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Topic: How to read J.R.Ward's BDB & Fallen Angels series?

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Subject: How to read J.R.Ward's BDB & Fallen Angels series?
Date Posted: 8/21/2013 5:35 PM ET
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I've been reading the BDB series and am (not so) patiently awaiting book 6 to come in the mail.  From poking around on the internet I see that the Fallen Angels series has some crossover and I was wondering if/when I should begin reading that series?  Or will it be fine to just wait until I finish all the BDB books? Thanks for your help!  This is my first real foray into paranormal outside of YA fiction and I must say I am enjoying it!  :)

Date Posted: 8/21/2013 9:22 PM ET
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I'd just wait unil you finished the BDB series. Best series ever by the way. LOL

I never really did notice that much of a crossover. Tiny little bits here and there and a couple 'cameos' from a few of the brothers.

Date Posted: 8/22/2013 2:53 AM ET
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if you want to read both series, i'd say read them in published order if you can.

i know there was one crossover bit where i read the Fallen Angels book *so* much after where it slotted in to the BDB one i couldn't really remember what that bit was supposed to be all about, or even which Brother it was.  the crossover bits really are left vague, and it bugged me that i couldn't fill in the details when i knew i'd already read it.

if that's not likely to bug you, then you can read the Angels after - or not at all, since it's a fairly different series, and it doesn't fill add anything to the BDB series.  i always end up enjoying them, but for each book in that series it took me a while to get into it.

Date Posted: 8/23/2013 2:20 PM ET
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thanks for the input Melissa and Ellen!  Maybe I'll give book 1 of Fallen Angels a try and if I like it, see if I can read it in published order. It probably would bother me if I couldn't remember what was going on.  :)

Date Posted: 8/23/2013 7:21 PM ET
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I'm glad you asked because I have the Fallen Angels books and didn't even realize they were related.