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Monday, July 25, 2011

Black Night Review

Black Night
Christina Henry
Black Wings book two
Urban Fantasy
Paperback: 288 pages
Published by: Ace
ISBN: 978-1-93700-706-5
Release Date: July 26, 2011
Overall Rating: 5/5 

As an Agent of death Madeline Black escorts souls of the dead to the afterlife but that isn’t all that’s going on in Maddy’s life anymore. Things got so much harder when she found out her father was Azazel, bad guys were coming out of the deep end trying to kill her. But that was nothing compared to enemies heading her way now that everyone knows she’s Lucifer’s granddaughter. Maddy has to defend herself from foes coming at her from every angle, people who have scores with settle with both her father and grandfather, family members who want her out of the way. Now on top of that her bodyguard Gabriel, whom she loves and her gargoyle, Beezle who is more like family have both disappeared. If that wasn’t bad enough Maddy is going to other realms for delicate diplomatic missions on behalf of her grandfather, ones that may cost Maddy her life. . .

I loved this book maybe a little more than I loved the first one. Could Maddy’s life get any worse than it was before? Of course it could and it does.

Black Night starts off strong and stayed that way throughout the whole book. On the way home from helping a soul Maddy is attacked by something unknown, and she’s put on alert. Then while she’s with Gabriel and J.B. they come across a dead werewolf. So many things go wrong for Maddy in such a short amount of time that I have no idea how she deals with everything and keeps from falling apart. She’s attacked by some unknown magic, she finds the body of werewolf and she thinks she has a clue who doing it. Her half-brother Antares is trying to kill her at every turn because he hates the fact that she’s been named Azazel’s heir. Not only is Maddy facing werewolves who think she might be the one killing them, nephilim, fallen, and family but now she has to head to the Fae kingdom to handle some negotiations with their ruler Amarantha.  But things never seem to go easy for Maddy. So many things go down in this that I haven’t even covered it all.

I love when I read a book and it keeps me guessing the whole time that makes it so much better for me. And that’s just what Black Night did. I also loved all of the romantic tension in this book, there are three guys in Maddy’s life and I love it. There wasn’t much of Gabriel in this book and while I like him as a person I don’t think it would work between him and Maddy. I mean come on if a man can’t fight for what he wants its time to move on from him. Then there’s Nathaniel who I found myself liking him a lot in more this but he wouldn’t work with Maddy either. And finally there is J.B. who was a jerk but he grew on me and personally I think he would be great for Maddy.

This book was great everything about this book was great, the drama, the good guys, the bad guys, the plot, writing style. Everything. Honestly I loved all the characters, they each bought something unique and special to the storyline. The characters developed really well in this one, you see more of a lot of the characters. You get to see Maddy really grow and become her own woman, she matures and learns her powers and how to use them. No matter what was thrown at her she used her head and came out stronger than before. If I was picking a group of book heroines to become friends with you better believe Maddy would make the cut.

Ms. Henry is definitely one to watch out for and you can bet your ass I’ll be watching, and buying anything she comes out with. I most definitely can’t wait for book three, ii wish I had it in my hands right now.

{Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author to enable my review. All opinions presented here are my own.}

To learn more about Christina Henry and her books please visit her website.

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