Jul 27, 2011

{Review} Black Night (Madeline Black #2) by Christina Henry

Black Night (Madeline Black, #2)Black Night by Christina Henry
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

GENRE:  Urban Fantasy
THEME: Vampire/Angels
RECEIVED: Received for Review from ROC/ACE
AUTHORS BLOG: Christina Henry's Blog


Madeline Black is an Agent of death, meaning she escorts the souls of people who have died to the afterlife. Of course, not everyone is happy to see her...

If obstinate dead people were all that Maddy had to worry about, life would be much easier. But the best-laid plans of Agents and fallen angels often go awry. Deaths are occurring contrary to the natural order, Maddy's being stalked by foes inside and outside of her family, and her two loves-her bodyguard, Gabriel, and her doughnut-loving gargoyle, Beezle-have disappeared. But because Maddy is Lucifer's granddaughter, things are expected of her, things like delicate diplomatic missions to other realms

The second installment for the Black Wings Novel, Black Night was such a thrilling read. I couldn’t put this book down and over all I felt it held my interest a lot more that the first book. The character, plot and writing was just fantastic.

Madeline Black is back, along with her trusty Gargoyle Bezzle and her ever so attractive bodyguard Gabriel. She’s an agent of death, one who makes sure the souls who have passed go to the afterlife. Madeline went through a lot in the first book, not only is she the daughter of Azazel a fallen angel and the right hand man to Lucifer, but she’s also Lucifer’s granddaughter. To add to that she fell held over heels for her fathers thrall and also fallen angel Gabriel whom she is forbidden to be with… plus an annoying fiancé to go a long with everything else.

She’s had it tough and now her grandfather sends her on a political run to negotiate with the fae and their very power and crazy queen.

Madeline I felt was a lot stronger and her character really developed into one of my favorite female leads.  She’s tough, powerful and determined to protect those she cares about against anything and everything. I’m really interested to see how much more powerful she gets through out the series. Her sarcasm and interactions with everyone I really enjoyed especially her with her pal Beezle who is my favorite in the series. Beezle looks like a guinea pig and has a smart mouth and hilarious comebacks.

This time around I was excited to learn and read more about Madeline’s boss J.B.  He was a rude and always arguing with Madeline but in Black Night you find out more on his past, who he’s connected to and that he’s could possibly be more powerful then he lets on.  Gabriel, I felt held such a prominent part in the first book and I was a bit sad to see him pushed back a little in this book. But the plot was so strong so I truly didn’t mind.

As a big fan of werewolves I enjoyed the addition to the plot with the wolves. Madeline interacts with the pack leader and together they try and solve a mystery that affects them both. It was a great addition to go along with the main plot.

Overall Christina Henry really pulled me into her world with her writing. Her character developments and action scenes enthralled me so much that I couldn’t put the book down. I can’t wait to see what other problems, mysteries and romance troubles are ahead for Madeline Black. If you love Urban Fantasy’s with kick butt action, magic, mystery, and great characters and more, this is the Urban Fantasy for you!

This is an adult book with minor violence and some great sarcasm. If you enjoy Kim Harrison’s Hallows Series you will love Christina Henry’s Madeline Black Series.

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1 comment:

  1. Madeline Black looks like a lady who knows what she is after and takes no prisoners.
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