Wednesday, August 3, 2011
103) Black Night by Christina Henry (Contest Reminder Included!)
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.
My Review :
When I read Black Wings last year I was extremely impressed with another new debut that managed to come up with a fresh unique concept. However, as always, I worried that the sequel may not live up to my expectations and just totally suck. Luckily in the case of this series there was no need to worry. Black Night rocked just as much as its predecessor and had me hooked from the start.
There were however faeries involved. I don't like them very much but I can put up with them to a certain extent. I did wonder why another supernatural element was introduced to the series but it worked and it made for good reading so I am not going to complain about it. However what I will have a little moan about is the lack of work! Maddy didn't get much 'real' work done and I missed that aspect. Maybe next time?
All in all this was a brilliant read and a great sequel. This series looks like it is going to hold its own and is definitely worth checking out if you are a lover of the genre. With great characters and a lovely mix of paranormal aspects there is a little something for everyone. I hope the third book is as strong as the previous two and that the story keeps growing into the great series I think it could become.
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