Review – Black Wings

Black Wings

by Christina Henry


I didn’t read the back of this book before I cracked it open but I ended up with more angels!   Three angel books in around a week – strange but it was good fun.

Madeline Black is an Angel of Death.  She has a gargoyle friend who protects her house, her mother died when she was 13 and she never knew her father.  Her mother’s job was passed to her when she died, so Maddy is part of the bureaucracy that helps ferry souls to the ever after.  And a bureaucracy it is.  There is paperwork, supervisors and she doesn’t get paid.  Luckily she can rent out the bottom floor of her house.  She rents it to a gorgeous guy, Gabriel Angeloscuro (nice last name, hint hint).  But right after she rents it to him demons begin showing up trying to kill her.

This was an enjoyable book, I read it quickly and with zeal.  It is jam-packed full of action, world building, demons, souls, blood and mayhem.  Her lineage is revealed to her, and it is colorful and an important part of the story.  There was a little romantic tension, but she is a virgin, so don’t expect much there.  It makes me wonder what Henry has in store for Maddy.  It also ends looking like there will be a love triangle in the next book.  Hmmmm.

There is a lot of action and a lot of names to remember.  In fact a couple of times I got a little lost but just kept reading.  When the bad guy puppeteer is revealed I wasn’t really sure if I should have known more about them, but I soldiered on and the story made perfect sense.  I found I did that a lot with the Cassie Palmer stories too, I would get lost but keep going and things tended to straighten themselves out.  It was a good start for a new paranormal urban fantasy and I will be looking for the next book in the series, Black Night.  I liked it, 3 stars.


About ocdreader

I love to read! I always have a book or four going, I have more books in my to-be-read pile than I can read in a year and yet I continue to haunt the bookstores. I have a problem, but I somehow soldier on. I enjoy talking books, so pass on your recommendations and thoughts - I would love to hear them.
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5 Responses to Review – Black Wings

  1. One thing I will say – you are certainly an eclectic reader. And most of the books you read, I’ve never heard of! It makes for such an interesting blog.

    • ocdreader says:

      Thank you – it is fairly random as I LOVE used bookstores that never have what I am looking for, but ALWAYS have something worth picking up if you look long enough. 🙂

  2. diannegray says:

    “When the bad guy puppeteer is revealed I wasn’t really sure if I should have known more about them, but I soldiered on and the story made perfect sense.” I loved this line! Now I’m intruiged and may just read this 🙂

  3. I did the same thing with the Cassie Palmer series too. Sounds like a good book but nothing to write home about.

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