Tuesday, 18 December 2012

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.

Conclusion:
Exciting even with its flaws

Cover
Nice

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


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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)

Thanks!

40 comments:

  1. 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! :-)

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    1. That I had, sometimes a bad book is just good

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  2. 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!

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    1. So funny. Dunno how she does it, but I want more, all while thinking that the dialogue sure could be better

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  3. If a story is good I can forgive a lot of bad dialogues.

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    1. The thing is, the story is silly in a way too at times, but at the end I always want more

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    2. LOL an addict always wants more...please, post your scoundrels question separately again.

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    3. And I forgot today again and had to put it in, as I do not want 2 posts a day, will ask again tomorrow too. Did get some answers on FB

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  4. Sometimes imperfect books are really good reads because they grab you. great review!

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    1. That they do and that it did :D It's everything that happens, I mean, eeek, more please

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  5. Sometimes books can be really enjoyable in spite of their flaws.

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    1. Just like the perfectly written book can be so boring ;)

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  6. Well snap... that is a dilemma of a review.. compelling story but badly written dialogue. I think the bad writing might not be enough to save it for me....

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    1. For me it did, but still there were times that I was just, come one, this could be better

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  7. Wow... bad and yet couldn't put it down? Oh... you have me so curious!! I don't know if the writing would get in my way, but if the plot is so good. Hm... you have me twisted! :)

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    1. It was! Sexy guy she can't have, fiance nosing around, and all the demons in Hell :D

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  8. 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.

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    1. Lol, you are ahead of me then :D
      And so many more books out too, I do wonder

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  9. *tries to lift hand to wave*

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  10. Hmm, sounds like a great book, but bummer on the dialogue. Thanks! I do want to get this one. :)

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    1. There is still just something about the book, freaky :D

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  11. I'm so undecided now on if I should give this series a try. I've seen so many mixed reviews on it.
    I loved that there were three reviews of the same book.

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    1. Thanks, so far the 3 in one has one more vote, I shall try again today ;)

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  12. Well, you really did like it then if you can ignore, for the most part, the poor dialogue!!

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  13. 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.

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    1. For me it worked, for someone else, well that s tricky

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  14. 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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    1. Thanks Diana for the input :)

      Oh yes, well more like great great great great great great great granddaughter ;)

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  15. Interesting that it was good, despite the poor writing.

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  16. Glad you liked it despite its flaws. There are times when a not-so-great book just works for you.

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  17. The compelling premise is enough for me to read it for sure. Three separate reviews are fine if you link the others to each one.

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    1. Always do.
      It was just..silly, compelling and I needed more

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  18. I like the three separate posts.

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