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Black Night by Christina Henry
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Jul 16, 2011

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bookshelves: fantasy, fiction, urban, arcs
Read from July 13 to 16, 2011

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 giving Maddie advice, her doing the exact opposite but surviving anyway, but at the same time, Maddie was starting to sound a bit more savvy and adult. Book three looks like it will be a lot of fun, my fingers are crossed that the entourage will either stop giving, or Maddie will start taking, advice.

Full review at All Things Urban Fantasy.

Sexual content: Kissing,an attempted rape, oblique reference to rape.
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07/16/2011 page 207
75.0% "Ok, first 2/3 of this book is more knowledgable people telling Maddie what to do, Maddie doing the exact opposite and not dying by the seat of her pants (or the conveniently responsive heat of her magic). Not an effective tension builder for me, and makes Maddie look like an impulse-control-challenged idiot. But other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, the show is great."

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