Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Review: Black Spring by Christina Henry

Black Spring
Release Date: October 28, 2014
Publisher: Ace
Black Wings Book #7
ISBN:  0425266788
ISBN13: 9780425266786
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Review Copy Source: Publisher
A former Agent of death, Madeline Black now has everything to live for, most importantly, her unborn child. But Chicago has become ground zero in a struggle between ancient creatures, and only Maddy can stop the carnage…

The mayor of Chicago has announced a plan to round up the city’s supernatural beings and put them in camps. With her due date looming, Maddy’s best move would be to lay low for a while. But not everyone is willing to respect her privacy. Hounded by tentacled monsters, a rogue shapeshifter, and a tenacious blogger, Maddy turns to her most powerful ally, her uncle Daharan, only to find him missing.

Just when it seems like things can’t get any worse, Maddy gets an invitation in the mail—to Lucifer’s wedding. Turns out everyone has been invited, friends and enemies alike. And with that kind of guest list, it’s highly unlikely there will be a happily ever after.

BLACK HEART left Madeline without some of her allies and thankfully BLACK SPRING brings them all back together for the birth of Madeline's baby and the final showdown with Lucifer.

I have for the most part always enjoyed Madeline as a character, I don't really have much more to add about her that I haven't already said in previous reviews. She does a great job of keeping her baby safe in BLACK SPRING though. I was never a Nathaniel fan, but he has come a long way since we first met him and I don't despise him like I used to. Beezle is the perfect little sidekick. Love Daharan, I wish he came into the series sooner. I always liked J.B. and wish there would have been something a little more between him and Madeline, but I can totally respect them being just friends. Poor Samiel suffers a great loss in book 7, I am glad he was back with Maddy and the rest of the gang when it happened. Jude, not much to say about him, but he kicks butt and I'm glad Madeline has him on her side.

Now for the bad guys. I always knew Lucifer had ulterior motives, but never really understood what they were. He really is a piece of work and deserves everything he gets in BLACK SPRING and in his new future. Puck, ugh what more is there to say about him? I have always thought that everything he does is for his own gain even when others think its for them, BLACK SPRING proved I was right.

I'm not going to lie, after the last book I didn't think Henry was going to be able pull off a great ending for this series, but she did! I felt like Madeline was in a good place with great friends surrounding her. I also felt like Henry did a good job of ending the current storyline while leaving some things open for interpretation or maybe more books in the future? Who knows, one can only hope. Except for a few bumps in the road I really enjoyed the Black Wings series and I'm glad I've been able to follow it along as it was written. All urban fantasy fans should pick up BLACK WINGS.

I gave it 4/5 stars

* This book was provided free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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