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Black Night (Black Wings #2)

4.01  ·  Rating Details ·  4,568 Ratings  ·  218 Reviews
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
Kindle Edition, 277 pages
Published July 26th 2011 by Ace
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*3.5 Stars*

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
Merve Özcan
Oct 10, 2012 Merve Özcan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, books-i-own

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
Jul 26, 2011 Susi rated it liked it
Review originally posted at Book Lovers Inc.

I couldn't wait to start this one when I received it after a rather long wait. I still remembered how much I liked Black Wings so I really looked forward to start it. The humor in Black Night is still wonderful but I missed some things that made me like the first installment so much.

I'm not sure if Maddie was already that immature in book 1. She's in her thirties but her actions sometimes felt more like those of a teenager. She is a strong woman but pe
Kelly H. (Maybedog)
THis was terrible. Part of it was that the narrator was really awful. Her inflection and emphasis was really odd and hearing her made me listen more carefully to the words to figure out what was happening. That made me realize how simple and trite the phrasing was and how cheesy.

It was non stop action. The first few chapters were just someone attacking her and her companions, her getting knocked out or passing out or losing track of time, then getting partially healed, and then figuring out some
May 18, 2012 Natasha rated it really liked it
Another hit for Christina Henry! I'm very happy I started this series finally. I can't believe it took this long for me to pick it up.

This time around Madeline is under even more stress than ever. She's mixed up in supernatural politics, beings used a pawns in a game she doesn't want anything to do with and being pressured by all the men in her life. I think she needs a day off, with pay.

This instalment was emotional, exciting and action packed. Beezle is still hilariously annoying and demandi
Aug 20, 2011 Stacy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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How can anyone NOT like Madeline Black and her awesome gargoyle Beezle? BLACK NIGHT continues the series with action, suspense, and fantastic characters.

I was disappointed with the non relationship between Maddie and Gabriel. It was sorta uncomfortable to see them together with Gabriel refusing to be with Maddie. I liked getting to know JB and having him a bigger part of the story, I actually wouldn't be to disappointed if him and Madeline ende
Sarah A.
Jul 30, 2011 Sarah A. rated it liked it
A nice enough read.

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
Jul 16, 2011 Julia rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, fiction, urban, arcs
Well, at least Maddie realizes that she's surviving against all odds. The magical threats of Maddie's life are difficult to take seriously, as they're all deadly, all powerful, and undefeated for eons, but Maddie always manages to triumph through happenstance and innate magic. Political threats are the only things that can stymie Maddie, and it was fun to see her behind to hold her own (through a process more involved than chance). By book's end, I was heartily sick of knowledgeable people givin ...more
Sercan Vatansever
Jan 11, 2015 Sercan Vatansever rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
''Bir çocuğun yetişkinlerin dünyasından kaçıp her açıdan güçlü olduğu bir yere gitmesi fikri bana çok çekici geldi.'' J.K. Rowling

Ne alaka diyebilirsiniz ama bu sözün Christina Henry'e de çekici geldiğini ve bunu son derece özgün bir şekilde 'uyarladığını' düşünüyorum. Son 2 aydır en çok zevk alarak okuduğum kitap bu oldu.

Kitapta her tarzdan yaratık var. Melekler ağırlıkta olmakla beraber diğer türlerle harmanlanışını çok sevdim. Taht kavgaları, anlaşmaya varma çabaları falan gerçekten ilaç gibi

İlk kitaptan pek hoşlanmamıştım. Olaylar ve karakterler basit gelmişti bana :D Ama bu kitapta her şey daha iyiydi, diyaloglar daha eğlenceliydi, tüm sahneleri çok sevdim. Tek sorun labirent sahnesinin abartıldığı kadar iyi çıkmaması :D Devamında lütfeeeen bozmasıın -,-
Jul 27, 2011 Mariya rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
BLACK NIGHT is even more hot and action-packed as the previous book Black Wings. I could not for the life of me put the book down, and I feel it has improved greatly from the issues I had with Black Wings with it reading like a YA book.

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
All Things Urban Fantasy
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy:

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
Feb 24, 2012 Kt rated it really liked it
Review originally posted on my blog: A Book Obsession..

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
Jul 25, 2011 Yan rated it liked it
Black Night is as hot and action-packed as its prequel, Black Wings. From the very first chapter, Christina Henry will take readers from the ground to the sky, from angels to werewolves to vampires to faeries. It’s almost impossible to settle down before being rocketed off to the next fight-for-your-life adventure that Maddy Black seems to be dealing more of.

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
Aug 08, 2011 Kelly rated it liked it
I devoured Christina Henry’s Black Wings in one day. The sequel, Black Night, took me several weeks to read. I think the problem is the absence or near-absence of two of the most striking characteristics of Black Wings: the dark humor stemming from Madeline Black’s job as an Agent of Death, and the epic Storm Constantine-esque beauty of the flashbacks involving Maddy’s ancestor, Evangeline.

Maddy’s job is much less prominent in the story this time around, and there are no scenes from ancient time
Sep 12, 2011 Lauren rated it liked it
Agent of Death Madeline Black can’t catch a break, deaths are happening outside of what should be, she faces attacks from both inside her own family and without, and dear old Granddad wants her to go on a diplomatic mission for him. A diplomatic mission to the faerie court where the last, better trained, diplomat was beheaded. Add to that her bodyguard’s disappearance and what’s a girl to do?

In reviewing Christina Henry’s Black Night I really wish that I’d taken the time to also read the first
*Rating* 3.5
*Genre* Urban Fantasy


Black Night is the second installment in the Madeline Black series. Maddy is back at her job as the angel of death; one who escorts the deceased to the Door for which they will have to make a choice to either cross over, or stay behind and haunt the planet forever.

Maddy is getting used to the fact that she no longer has a human heart but an angel’s heart stone after dying briefly at the hands of Ramuell. Ramuell may be gone, but he is far from forgotten.
Steph Ann
Apr 19, 2014 Steph Ann rated it really liked it
This book hit the ground running and never let up the pace until the very last page. Full of action and humor, I felt it was a great follow-up to the first book, solidifying my desire to continue the series. I appreciated that Henry referred back to events of book one without completely rehashing everything. It was a nice refresher. I still absolutely adore Beezle, Maddy's talking gargoyle, and he is in great form here. The only complaint I have is that I still don't see the connection between G ...more
Dec 29, 2011 Gin rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I wish I could give this book a 3 star rating. I really like the idea of the story, but the book itself just barely held my interest. The book felt repetitive and predictable. How many times can a girl get beat up by an unknown monster and live to tell about it. I didn't really like the main character Maddie and her obsession with Gabriel was annoying. I still think I might give the next book a try. My only hope is that it focuses more on her father's court and Lucifer. I am interested to see wh ...more
Apr 30, 2016 Margaret rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

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 gargoyle, Beezle-

Sylvia McIvers
How new is the genre where a woman discovers she has supernatural family after having a boring childhood and boring job? Then she thinks its weird and wonderful to be a special snowflake, with wings and amazing powers, and then she finds out that there are strings attached.

Usually the woman is on the side of Right and Good. Maddy isn't on the side of light, though - her grandpa is Lucifer. Last book, Daddy Azazel gave her Gabriel, a really hot bodyguard and a really boring fiancé - and she has v
Michelle Cummings
Jul 30, 2011 Michelle Cummings rated it it was ok
Shelves: urban-fantasy
I was hoping that perhaps the storytelling would improve over the first one, but I found the same problems with this book as I did with the first one in the series. Her relationship with Gabriel has advanced to the point that she can't live with out him, but we do not see why that is at all. She supposedly has 3 men with the hots for her, but she barely gives two of them the time of day. And something very horrific happens to Maddy, and the writing didn't really express that.
Sonya Trudeau
Feb 20, 2014 Sonya Trudeau rated it it was amazing
Shelves: angels
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
This is the second book in the Black Wings series about a reaper (escorts souls to the afterlife) who also happens to be the great-granddaughter of Satan and the daughter of a high-ranking fallen angel. It's the second book in the series, and in this one, Maddy is forced by her great-grandfather to act as the ambassador to the fairy lands. Also turns out that her boss, JB, is the fairy prince. Her half brother is still trying to kill her and her bodyguard/love interest Gabriel and her gargoyle a ...more
Ghadeer A
Jul 29, 2011 Ghadeer A rated it liked it
3.5 stars

Only because I don't like Gabriel very much .I don't like it when the women keeps rescuing her man just as I don't like it when the man keeps rescuing his woman
I like them both strong thank you very much and Gabriel is such a wuss that I find myself saying ugh every time I read his name and that is not a good sign in a book.
Other than that it was a little bit predictable but enjoyable all the same .a good read overall.
Ashley P.
Jan 01, 2015 Ashley P. rated it liked it
I think that if I had borrowed this from the library I might not have finished it because there were over a dozen times I had to stop and put it down and just sigh. I really disliked the instalove between Gabriel and Maddy in the first book and of course I expected it in the second but I just really don't see it. She talks about how he looks nice and how he would never abandon her but is that what you want to base a relationship on? How hot someone is and that he is sworn to protect you?
To be pe
Nov 08, 2013 Wanderlust rated it liked it

I have rated this book & the previous in the series 3 stars as i have no idea if i like them or not.. but I know i am going to read the next book in the series...

Oct 18, 2014 Mylan rated it really liked it
Sooo much better than the previous novel! I'm a little confused with the whole romance aspect to the story, since it's so all over the place, but that's fine because at least we get to see different sides to all the characters. Still haven't gotten much character development though from Gabriel, which is strange since I'm pretty sure he's supposed to be, like oh-so-important to Maddy, yet I don't even really know anything about his personality. Oh, and there's a distinct lack of any good female ...more
Carrie (Book Fairy) Fort
Mar 21, 2012 Carrie (Book Fairy) Fort rated it it was amazing
Shelves: black-wings
Already have Black Howl and can't wait to see what craziness happens next! I love Maddy does nect who's butt she kicks, when will these people stop thinking she is just a mere have human that will not hurt them?? SHE KICKS A$$
Rebekah Hayes-champagne
Jan 05, 2014 Rebekah Hayes-champagne rated it it was amazing
I started this series because my lists of other authors wont have any new books out until later. I am so glad that I did. The only thing bad I can say about this author is that her books are all short around 205 pages. That is the only downside. Her heroine is snarky, opinionated, loyal, and is badass without having a giant chip on her shoulder. I love all of the supporting characters and their interactions. There is enough sexual tension to cut a knife without being overly all about relationshi ...more
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“Gabriel is my bodyguard, " I said stiffly.
J.B. snorted. "He wants something to do with your body, but it ain't guarding that he's thinking about.”
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