Black Night (Black Wings #2)
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...more
Uzun zamandır okuduğum en iyi serilerden biri. Keşke Türkçeye'de çevirseler demeden duramıyorum :D
Her saniye ayrı bir güzeldi. Labirent olayı biraz abartılı geldi, ama çok da değildi. Aşırılık yoktu.İnandırıcı bir kitaptı. Hikayeye kendinizi kaptırıyordunuz. Hele Lucifer'a bayılıyorum. Sürekli gelsin.
Kitap tam benlikti. Her an aksiyon vardı ama aksiyonlar Cassie Palmer'ın olay akışınan çok farklı ve yorucu asla değildi. Kızın cevapları beni çok eğlendirdi...more
Although I enjoyed this book for the most part, a lot of what I loved about the first book, Black Wings, was missing. I had quite a few iffy moments while reading and found myself genuinely relieved when I ended Black Night more positive than not. I have no plans as of yet to quit this series, but I have to admit I’m a little more wary than I was after reading the first book.
It seemed like a good chunk of my time reading the beginning of the book was spent trying to resist the urge to...more
The Madeline Black series employs a blend of two great, common urban fantasy tropes: the “big reveal” (where a mundane character discovers magic exists) and an open world where magic is commonly accepted. The mix of these two story-lines creates a chemistry that adds new zest to familiar concepts, an energy that I thoroughly enjoy.
In BLACK WINGS, Maddie is an Agent of Death, living and working with people who use m...more
In BLACK NIGHT we get to spend more time with J.B, Madeline's boss and Nathaniel, Madeline's fiannce. I have to say that I love J.B. and just cannot get enough of him. We learn some new things about J.B, like who her really is. And I am really looking forward to m...more
In reviewing Christina Henry’s Black Night I really wish that I’d taken the time to also read the first...more
Gabriel'e uyuz olmaya başladım yani tam olarak uyuz olmak değil de soğudum diyelim şuna ama aynı zamanda J.B doğru kaymaya başladı ilgim. tam ikisi arasında bir şey olacak derken gene öküz gibi davranmaya başladı. tam bir hayal kırıklığı.
Lucifer'ı gene sadece topu topu bir sahne gördük ama ona sempatim hala devam ediyor her ne...more
JB and Nathaniel are in this novel a lot more than the first and b...more
I liked it, it wasn't thrilling, often predictable, but not in an annoying way though.
The thing I hate the most about these books is the repetition of some phrases, this always irks me A LOT in a book. And I also noticed that in every 3 pages there's some kind of a monster showing, it sure gets old!
In another note, I didn't like the lack of explanation about the Nathaniel situation. I need to know if it was really an effect of the faerie queen or not. And I also need to have...more
(view spoiler)[After event from book #1, Madeline learns that she is the daughter of Azazel, a fallen angel and a chief of the Grigori, a right-hand man of Lucifer. Her heart has been replaced by an angel’s heartstone after she sort-of died in book #1 but she also has gathered a powerful magic. She has a deep feeling for her bodyguard, Gabriel who is also Azazel's thrall. Any relat...more
My sentiments about this book is pretty much the same as its prequel, so this review would be short. Relatively.
So. Maddie was out flying and doing what Agents did with Gabriel faithdully at her side one day when all of a sudden, a shockwave pulsed thru the city. Maddie's wings disappeared and her magic winked out at this, and she started descending to ground level zero. Fortunately, J.B. was in the area and was already flying...more
İlk kitap heyecanlı bir yerde bitmişti. Tamam yarım kalan bir şey yoktu ama sonunda Maddy'nin kalbi ile ilgili bir durum vardı o yüzden hemen devam ettim.
Öncelikle ilkinden daha güzel buldum. Birincide sürekli saldır kaç durumu vardı bunda o aşılmış. Diğeri sıkıcı mıydı değildi ama tekrardan kurtulmuş oldu.
Konusuna gelirsem; şehirde yaşanan kurt adam cinayetlerinin odağına düşen Maddy, bir yandan bunları çözmeye çalışırken diğer yandan Azazel ve...more
This is book #2 in the series, but the first one I've read. Even without reading the first book, I was able to follow the backstory, the characters, and the plot with no trouble, which speaks the author's skill to properly tell the current story without rehashing/dumping too much from book 1.
That said, the book had a couple of rough spots for me, but overall I found myself liking it more than I'd expected to. The positives: I enjoyed the story, the cast of characters, and the comp...more
The action takes off with a bang before it's not long when Beezle and Gabriel go missing.While trying to help out a local werewolf pack, Maddy realizes she's in far too deep into a political game which has no way of ending nicely. While strugglin...more
In this book, we add werewolves and the fae to the preternatural cast. This is a closed world, meaning the general human population doesn't know about the things that go bump in the night. But now that I say that, I don't think we've seen any strictly human characters in either of the first two books, excluding those being escorted to the Door.
For that matter, much of the book takes place either in the faerie realm, or in some version of t...more
The beginning lagged in my opinion that took a while for the plot to finally pick up. Throughout the entire novel, there was one question o...more
To think Maddy used to think her life was complicated and unfair when she only had her Agent of Death duties to deal with. Now that she's learned about her heritage and the constant power struggle between the fallen angels, shes a little tired of always being a target, especially from her own family members. Yet she still manages to scrape by. At least that is until the two people she cares the most about go missing, Gabriel and her gargoyle...more
The story gets richer still. Madeline loses her guardian and her gargoyle and needs to find them.
In order to do so, she needs to travel to Fairie and navigate the shoals of queen Amaranth's court.
Madeline fights most of her battles alone in this book.
Her character becomes stronger in this book and more empowered in her role of Lucifer's grand-daughter.
I loved every page of this book and would recommend it t...more
Christina Henry created a delightful world in Black Wings and I was quite excited about my return visit by way of her latest book, Black Night. Her main character Madeline Black is an intriguing woman with rather unusual relatives. After all she is Lucifer's granddaughter. As if dealing with fallen angels isn't bad enough, her grandfather sends her on a delicate diplomatic mission to the faerie court. Nice, when you have no diplomatic experience and have been informed that the last emissary was...more
The things that bothered me in book one are still present in book two.
There's just too much thrown at Madeline at once which makes the story cluttered and chaotic at times. I'd have liked it better if some storylines had been left out and used for a future book. There are also some inconsistencies in the world building, which started in...more