Black Howl (Black Wings #3)
That I was immune to the death of well-loved characters.
Needless to say I was indescribably, horribly, wrong.
I have cried my eyes out so much (no joke!) that they are red-rimmed and puffy like Cocoa Puffs. I've got a case of the sniffles and a pile of discarded, scrunched up tissues beside me. Hell - I feel like I'm the one who lost someone they loved!! And maybe I did. The grief the characters experie ...more
As a fan of the series, I wa really looking forward to reading the latest instalment and seeing what fresh hell of unfulfilled lust the author had imagined for the reader. While the book was full of new developments and remained a quick read, I was, unfortunately, disappointed at the end. Why, you ask? For a few significant readings, not least of which was that TERRIBLE, OUT OF NOWHERE, and quite frankly RAGE-INDUCING ending.
First of ...more
She was like a kid who just keeps eating sweets and jumping into danger with only her stupidity and a team of men who are only there to look good and follow her with no good reason even though they are supposedly powerful and the youngest one is a few hundred years old!!..yeah that is SO believable and sweet...NOT
And Gabriel is just....how d ...more
I was so glad to return to Chicago! I have my vampires (Neill) and my angels (Henry), and Christina writes an amazing book this time around! Black Howl went far beyond any expectations that I had!
Maddy is just starting to think that things are going to be a little normal for awhile, despite having to have Gabriel as her thrall. She tries her best, tries to make him not feel like a slave, but his attitude is ever changing and it really ...more
This series just keeps getting better and better. The storyline that involved the wandering ghosts was very unique, and of course, Maddy ended up in the middle of it without even trying. The plot was an emotional rollercoaster with all of its twists and turns, and was heartbreaking at times. I really enjoyed how the different plotlines twisted together more and more as the story progressed. I wouldn't describe the ending as a cliffhanger, but there was definitely a detail that has l ...more
OMG THANK YOU!!!!!!!!
I fuckin hate Beezle! I never hated a mythical creature or thought they were deadly annoying as much as I did this wretched Beezle!
I mean, I’m not sure if the author wanted us to hate her story or what, but if she was aware that she was creating a morbidly irritating character, why was she doing it? Did she honestly think he was cute, or even remotely funny?
I also got tired of ...more
There’s never a dull moment when you’re Madeline Black, Agent of Death who escorts souls to the afterlife. Maddy just happens to be the daughter of a fallen angel named Azazel who still wants her to marry Nathaniel and is Lucifer’s second in command. Her mother was also an Agent of Death before she died; a position which Maddy now holds.
Maddy is also the granddaughter of the Morningstar himself Lucifer, and carries his sword as well as a henna tattoo of a ...more
(view spoiler)[First off, I have to s ...more
Madeline black, daughter of Azazel, distant granddaughter to Lucifer and agent of death has chaos wherever she goes. It’s not that she asks for it, it just seems to find her.
With all the power she wields, and the allies she keeps, there are several forces that demand her death. So you can only imagine what hell comes knocking on her door.
Well this book is no different, Maddy and her team of friends and allies must find the local wolf pack and their alpha and find out who's behind the un ...more
Quick & Dirty: A cautionary be-careful-what-you-wish-for tale. And undeniable proof that luck does eventually run out.
Opening Sentence: “Legs in the air, heels toward the ceiling. Crunch, quick!”
The phrase “Be careful what you wish for because you just might get it” is good advice. This book, the third in the Madeline Black urban fantasy series, embodies this old adage well. It’s full of intentional and unintentional consequences for our heroine ...more
Even better than chemistry on the battlefield, BLACK HOWL provided forward momentum for Maddy’s love life as well ...more
Konuya karakterlere bayılıyorum ama şöyle bir sorun var ki her kitap bir öncekiden daha zayıf, daha güçsüz bir kurgu ile karşıma çıkıyor. Genede okumaya devam edeceğim. Öncelikle sürekli bir aksiyon var, Melanie'nin aynı gücü defalarca kullanması sıkıcı hale geliyor, olayların aniden olup bitmesi kitabın değerini düşürüyor. Özellikle Gabriel ile Madeline'nin 5 dakika içinde evlenemsi ve kitabın sonunda, o büyük aşkın tadına varamadan Gabrielin ölmesi ile sonuçlanma ...more
BLACK HOWL is the third book in the Madeline Black series by Christina Henry. Madeline is an Agent of death. This means that she gets a list of names, dates and times as foreseen by the Agency prophets. It’s her job to be there when the person dies to take their soul to the Door.
This book starts off with Madeline working out in the gym with her trainer. She plans on losing 30 lbs. So while she is complaining about the number of repetitions her trainer is making her do, ...more
First, this was a great installment. It had ups and downs and I was tearing up by the end. Speaking of, Ms. Henry, please don't let it be the end! you know of which I speak of. (view spoiler)[ really, you're gonna kill Gabriel after we've all fallen in love with him and you get him and Maddy together.....uuuuurrrrgghhhhh... DO NOT make him a sperm donor only (hide spoiler)].
I can't wait for the next book. I have a feeling that Maddy is going to be harder.
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Madeline is an Agent of death. She gets a list of names, times and places and the names are souls whose deaths have been foreseen by Agency prophets. Her job is to be at the right place at the right time to take the soul to the Door. The soul has a choice of where they want to go beyond that Door.
Gabriel used to be Madeline’s bodyguard, at the behest of her father, but after having won him in a magical contest she was not supposed to survive, he is now ...more
Maddy has her Scooby Gang with Gabriel, Samiel, Beezle and J.B. They are trying to figure out the mechanizations of Lucifer and the mystery of what/who was creating st ...more
I strongly recommend you read this series in order (Black Wings and Black Night) prior to reading this installment.
What a spectacular read! The intensity of the storyline was so fierce, it kept me glued to every page. This fast paced story moved quickly from one tragedy to the next. Contrary to the tragedy, the story also had lots of humor and fun.
Lucifer is definitely my favorite character. His twisted grandfatherly interaction with Maddy was a welcomed treat. The more ...more
She's like a ill-tempered child, not a 33 year old; destructive, ignores others, antagonizes powerful enemies etc. She rarely thinks before behaving rashly, and since she's always dragging others into her messes and endangering them by association, these negative traits are now impossible to ignore.
My main gripe with this book is that(view spoiler)[ the readers have kn ...more
Something is wrong with the souls of Chicago's dead. Ghosts are walking the streets, and Agent of Death Madeline Black's exasperating boss wants her to figure out why. And while work is bad enough, Maddy has a plethora of personal problems too. Now that Gabriel has been assigned as her thrall, their relationship has hit an impasse. At least her sleazy ex-fiance Nathaniel is out of the picture--or so she thinks...About the Author
Christina Henry is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago and enjo...more
This is not a standalone book. You need to read the previous two books to understand some of the problems that the ever-stubborn Maddy faces. You need the first two books to help get a clear understanding of Madeline's world. I'm still not sure I completely understand the politics that are in play, but trust me when I say that you'll learn what NOT to do by just watching Maddy.
I would definite ...more
Maybe that was the intent? I could almost s ...more