Saturday, August 20, 2011

Review: Black Night by Christina Henry

Black Night
Author:Christina Henry
Release Date: July 26, 2011
Publisher: ACE
Black Wings Book #2
ISBN:   1937007065
ISBN13: 9781937007065
Genre: Urban Fantasy

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.

How can anyone NOT like Madeline Black and her awesome gargoyle Beezle? BLACK NIGHT continues the series with action, suspense, and fantastic characters.

I was disappointed with the non relationship between Maddie and Gabriel.  It was sorta uncomfortable to see them together with Gabriel refusing to be with Maddie. I liked getting to know JB and having him a bigger part of the story, I actually wouldn't be to disappointed if him and Madeline ended up together. We get to know Maddie's "fiance" a little better and I definitely dislike him with a passion. I really enjoyed the fairy realm portion of BLACK NIGHT and I loved the introduction of the werewolf's. I would love to see more of them in the next book.  Just like book one there is tons of action and the book is pretty fast paced. Maddie is learning to use her magic better and has to fight through some pretty nasty stuff and against some nasty people. She is turning into someone everyone will be falling over themselves to make sure she is on their side. Maddie has a chance to tell her father what she thinks and it was fantastic. Any fan of BLACK WINGS will be happy with book 2.

I gave it 4/5 stars