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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

161) Black Wings by Christina Henry

The Blurb -

As an Agent of Death, Madeline Black is responsible for escorting the souls of the dearly departed to the afterlife. It's a 24/7 job with a lousy benefits package.

Maddy's position may come with magical powers and an impressive wingspan, but it doesn't pay the bills. And then there are her infuriating boss, tenant woes, and a cranky, popcorn-loving gargoyle to contend with.

Things start looking up, though, when tall, dark, and handsome Gabriel Angeloscuro agrees to rent the empty apartment in Maddy's building. It's probably just a coincidence that as soon as he moves in demons appear on the front lawn. But when an unholy monster is unleashed upon the streets of Chicago, Maddy discovers powers she never knew she possessed. Powers linked to a family legacy of tarnished halos.

Powers that place her directly between the light of Heaven and the fires of Hell...

My Review -

Black Wings has been on my radar for a while and I had this one on pre-order and it flew onto my Kindle when it was released. I finally got the chance to read it this week and I had a hard time putting it down. This superb debut took me by surprise because it was even better than I expected. There were a few little points that I may need to think about but all in all I really loved this one.

A new look on things, a great plot and a kick-ass heroine with attitude was a brilliant start. The gargoyle side-kick was a lovely touch and the hint of more supernaturals (they were mentioned) has left me curious. The potential relationship problems to come and the expansion on what has already begun has me hoping the second part comes out sooner rather than later.

The fresh and inventive start to what promises to be an excellent new series was seriously worth putting on pre-order. A strong start and another author to add to the Paranormal Urban Fantasy list of books to buy. If you are looking for a book to buy and read over Christmas then your book vouchers are going to be well spent on this one.

* Christina Henry is my author guest this week! Read the interview and enter the contest and you might win a copy of this book!!! *

1 comment:

Aurian said...

Sounds like a nice read Amber, I will try it out soon.