Review: Black Night – Christina Henry

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 doughnut-loving gargoyle, Beezle-have disappeared. But because Maddy is Lucifer’s granddaughter, things are expected of her, things like delicate diplomatic missions to other realms.
My thoughts:
This is one of those books that are just so compelling that you need more, but at the same time I find it to be badly written. Well what can I say, a compelling story trumps that.
Why do I find it badly written? It’s the dialogue, it’s not good, it does not always flow. And the thing is this book feels mostly like dialogue, there are never really any descriptions. Things fall into place way to easily too.
But, yes here comes the but. I finished the book in a day cos I could not put it down. When I did finish I wanted more, I need to know what happens and I even squeed a bit.
Maddie is very kick-ass, and she is Lucifer’s grand daughter, way too cool. She has an awesome side-kick, she wants a guy she can’t have and her dad wants her to marry this idiot. *jumps around from joy*. It’s all so juicy so even if the flaws bugged me, the end turned me around like it did in book 1.
Exciting even with its flaws

Series: Black Wings #2
Genre: urban Fantasy
Pages 277
Published: 2011 by Ace
Source: Own


Discussion Point

I will ask this again tomorrow so I can get as many opinions as needed.

I have posted the Lady Scoundrels thing now for a few weeks. The questions is:

* Do you like that there are 3 reviews of the same book?

* Or should we just have one discussion post / or 3 short reviews in one? (with links to longer reviews if there are, goodreads for example)



40 thoughts on “Review: Black Night – Christina Henry

  1. Mel says:

    We all like a bad book occasionally – I know plenty of stories I enjoy even if the writing isn't that good! Glad you had fun reading this! πŸ™‚

  2. Jenny says:

    Well I'm not super excited about the poorly written dialogue, but there have been times when I've run across a book that could definitely be written better, but it sucked me in despite the flaws and I ended up loving it:) It's kind of fun when that happens!

  3. Melliane says:

    Ah for once I've read this one lol! I don't remember about the things you say but now I think I'll see how it is in the last book out as I have it but not read it yet.

  4. Aurian says:

    Great review, and I actually have the first book in this series. But well, bad writing, not sure I can handle that, or ignore it in favor of the story.

  5. Diana Leigh says:

    Whoa, she's Lucifer's granddaughter? That's a lot to live up to! Too bad the dialogue wasn't so great.Re: Lady Scoundrels – I think I'd like the three short reviews in one post or a discussion post best.

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