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Black Howl Plot 5 StarsThis series just keeps getting better and better The storyline that involved the wandering ghosts was very unique, and of course, Maddy ended up in the middle of it without even trying The plot was an emotional rollercoaster with all of its twists and turns, and was heartbreaking at times I really enjoyed how the different plotlines twisted together and as the story progressed I wouldn t describe the ending as a cliffhanger, but there was definitely a detail that has left me anxious for the next installment Pace 5 StarsThere was never a dull moment during this novel Maddy had than enough on her plate Between tracking down the missing werewolves, trying to figure out what was making certain ghosts act so strangely, trips to both Amarantha s and Lucifer s court, and hopping through numerous portals, there was barely time to breathe And get Beezle junk food Characters 5 StarsMaddy has gained a bit of confidence as this novel progressed and started commanding a bit attention from those who had previous waved her off This novel had even Beezle He went everywhere with Maddy, instead of staying home to guard the place He complained for junk food and warned against falling into horror movie tropes constantly, and I loved it Gabriel and Maddy s relationship continued down its complicated, hot and cold path JB grew on me a little , even if he was still a bit insufferable when it came to paperwork Cover 4.5 StarsThe covers for this series have also gotten better and better I like that there s still a vague reference to Maddy s wings, but it s not as noticable Instead, your attention is drawn to the abstract shapes in the background, which are very intriguing They blend into the background enough not to draw too much attention from the background, but stand out enough to catch the eye The cover is a bit purple than blue, when compared to the previous installments, but the blue titles draws the three together The cover model is standing with and confidence with each cover, and she really looks like she could kick your ass on this cover The sword comes across as of an extension of her arm, which is reminiscent with the novel Overall 5 Stars Disclosure I received a copy of this novel for review. I m going to try not to go on and on about this one It s just not as good as it should be, again It has a lot of the right elements, but it s still not coming together Maddy is still a big know it all for an extremely inexperienced woman For men who are thousands of years old to look to her as a strategic leader, and a battle leader, is just silly And she s bullheaded and stupidly impulsive Plus she almost dies and get healed by one fallen angel or another over and over again, it could be a drinking game And I m supposed to believe that she s suddenly so powerful at one point that if Lucifer himself chose to fight her he would lose Not the Lucifer that s been written in this series, it doesn t make sense And the Jude background story was completely unnecessary, it was overly complicated and again, silly And there was a too much going on in this one, it s frantic But I did actually like the twist in the end that a lot of people will probably hate, the series needs to be shaken up when you start off from book one with a storyline that s too predictable it puts a series in a rut Sorry, that was my attempt to keep this short Anyway, it s just a series that I want to like much than I do. Christina Henry Black Howl Madeline Black series 3 ReviewAs a fan of the series, I wa really looking forward to reading the latest instalment and seeing what fresh hell of unfulfilled lust the author had imagined for the reader While the book was full of new developments and remained a quick read, I was, unfortunately, disappointed at the end Why, you ask For a few significant readings, not least of which was that TERRIBLE, OUT OF NOWHERE, and quite frankly RAGE INDUCING ending.First of all, I felt that there was absolutely zero character development In fact, Maddie felt like she was a robot on repeat look for trouble be surprised at finding trouble get fed up by it unleash all powerful magic that decimates everyone rinse and repeat There hardly seemed to be any struggle at all Everything was solved fairly quickly and there wasn t really any event that you couldn t see coming a mile away Hence why even though a lot happened, I wasn t at all satisfied with how the events were portrayed.Secondary characters didn t really get much screen time either which was a bit disappointing I did like the scenes with Lucifer and Samiel in them though J.B was definitely not up to par this time though.Then there are the events themselves really just two in particular view spoiler 1 Maddie and Gabriel get MARRIED I mean seriously, what the hell After going on and on about how they could never be together, Lucifer suddenly decides Nope, I change my mind Why shouldn t you kids get together Now I m just going to marry you two without even freaking ASKING because I m all powerful and can do whatever the hell I want You kids have fun now and the worst part is, Maddie and Gabriel just say Cool and move on Shouldn t marriage be a big deal They never even had a proper relationship first This was made a billion times worse by event number 2.2 Gabriel freaking DIES and Maddie is PREGNANT Words cannot express how much rage this event incited Not only did a main character get killed off, it seemed like no one really grieved at all before we find out he lives on in the baby growing inside Maddie So not only does one of my favorite characters get married in this book, he also gets killed off, but not before leaving behind a son daughter for Maddie to take care of Cue rage hide spoiler This series is truly a one woman show..usually that is something I like..IF the heroine is lovable and smart which in this case she was most defenitly not..She was like a kid who just keeps eating sweets and jumping into danger with only her stupidity and a team of men who are only there to look good and follow her with no good reason even though they are supposedly powerful and the youngest one is a few hundred years old..yeah that is SO believable and sweetNOTAnd Gabriel is just.how do I say this nicely.a booty call who wants to be but failed miserably Yes he has no character and spoke only a few lines throughout the book and maybe the whole series..how am I supposed to like him when I don t even know him and I diffenitly don t respect him..he does not impress me at all none of the men does..and now even madeline is on my s t list..The plot was weak to say the least the characters were blah..and don t even get me started on beezle..ugh..Oh how this series keeps getting worse..I only gave it 2 stars because of the somewhat interesting lucifer..P.S Please writers I don t read UF for the romance so don t force it It is OK if there was no love story actualy it is better than having a crappy one..so if you don t know how to write a good and strong male character don t try..pleasepretty please Genre Urban Fantasy Rating 4.0 Review There s never a dull moment when you re Madeline Black, Agent of Death who escorts souls to the afterlife Maddy just happens to be the daughter of a fallen angel named Azazel who still wants her to marry Nathaniel and is Lucifer s second in command Her mother was also an Agent of Death before she died a position which Maddy now holds.Maddy is also the granddaughter of the Morningstar himself Lucifer, and carries his sword as well as a henna tattoo of a snake on her right palm that gives her some awesome new abilities Lucifer has tried hard to get Maddy to be his heir and be in his inner circle Something she has strongly refused to be lured into.She now has Samiel, Gabriel s half brother, staying with her, Beezle and Gabriel, after coming to an agreement with him after he took her left pink and ring finger in a battle to the death See Black Night for information Gabriel has agreed to train his brother in the ways that matter so that Maddy has yet another protective shield from those who want to kill her.The most painful aspect of Maddy s life for the first part of this story may be her relationship with Gabriel who is considered to be Maddy s thrall or slave now that she saved his life in the previously referenced death match Gabriel used to be Maddy s bodyguard and unrequited love of her life Plot It appears that something really hinky is going on in Maddy s native Chicago According to her boss J.B, who still harbors a crush on her, there have been than a dozen unscheduled deaths in one week, and it appears the ghosts are wandering around without any desire to move onto to the afterlife.If that weren t enough, Jude shows up at Maddy s door reluctantly asking for her help after Wade, the werewolves pack Alpha, goes missing along with the wolf cubs of the pack Like I said, it s never a dull moment when you re Madeline Black.Christina Henry s Black Howl is the third installment in the Black Wings Series and Madeline is as stubborn as ever She is completely hard headed, naive in some ways and loyal to a fault to her friends She walks into situations without thinking and ends up making decisions by the seat of her pants Favorite Moments Quotes from the story Enough I shouted, rubbing my eyes Gods above and below I know too many men I need to get some girlfriends Beezle snorted Yeah I can totally see you drinking cosmos and talking shoes with a bunch of chicks Okay So maybe that was absurd But the fact remained that there was far too much testosterone in my life As I am the Morningstar, you shall be my dark start, the hand of my will, my bringer of justice All rise and say hail to my Hound of the Hunt After Maddy kills the Hound of the Hunt sent to retrieve Samiel and Lucifer finally gets his wish to have Maddy in his inner circle Sometimes I wonder if J.B s right about me Three Stooging my way through life, I said out loud Characters Gabriel is as stoic as ever in the beginning of this book He is trying to distance himself from Maddy since they can never have a relationship It also doesn t help that his status is nothing but a slave in their realm By the end of the book, things have taken a radical turn to the right when Lucifer steps in with a surprise announcement in regards to Maddy s relationship with Gabriel J.B becomes a part of Team Maddy now that the love spell has worn off that his own mother put on him in order to have a child with Maddy J.B is a very good friend to Maddy and goes above and beyond in order to help rescue Wade He is also very un Wade like in this story when he actually breaks his own rules and helps Maddy find out who is responsible for stealing people s souls Beezle is the comic relief in these books There is a point to being sarcastic and funny There were points in the book I wanted to choke Beezle or tell him to shut his pie hole for 5 minutes I m sure it was meant as a way to keep things from being too serious as Maddy and crew are running around trying to save Wade and the cubs and find out who is responsible for Chicago s new ghosts.Jude is the surprise of this book Jude has made it extremely clear that he does not like Maddy or anyone of Lucifer s ilk in any way and we learn the truth about how old he actually is, and what happened to him to cause him to have these opinions By the end of the book, Jude has earned my respect, and he now respects Maddy as well There are several surprises that are revealed along the way Of course, it is no surprise to find out it is Amarantha and Focalor are once again at the forefront of Maddy s troubles What shocked me is who else was involved in the plot to overthrow Lucifer I guess those who have read this series from the start, shouldn t have been surprised at the revelation or the fact that Maddy s half brother is also part of the conspiracy The ending broke my heart and I can only hope that Ms Henry fixes what happened so that Maddy isn t left to her own vices Yes, Maddy makes some stupid and silly mistakes Yes, she is rash and judgmental at times But, she is also fiercely loyal and protective of her little family and friends and would do anything to help them and keep them from being hurt because of her.Next Installment Black Lament releases October 30, 2012 No Gabriel I wonder what will happen now that Maddy is now pregnant with Gabriel s child I also what will happen with the rebellion and if Lucifer will kill Azazel Yay J.B is now king of the Faerie. I received this book from the publisher, Ace Books, for reviewI was so glad to return to Chicago I have my vampires Neill and my angels Henry , and Christina writes an amazing book this time around Black Howl went far beyond any expectations that I had Maddy is just starting to think that things are going to be a little normal for awhile, despite having to have Gabriel as her thrall She tries her best, tries to make him not feel like a slave, but his attitude is ever changing and it really drives her a bit nuts But she still loves him and doesn t regret her choices.Soon Jude comes knocking on her door and that is where the trouble really begins Wade, his alpha is missing, along with the pack s children Jude is going crazy mad trying to find them all and he needs Maddy s help, however much he may loath the idea So they set out to find the kids, when who should they stumble across along the way Nathaniel Yeah, he s back, ugh.His character always befuddles me Once I think I know what he s about, I am taken sideways to see another angle He s just mind boggling What soon started as a presumed simple kidnapping transforms into something biggerinvolving demons and technology Two things that do not belong together The children, when they find them, are nothing but mindless beings They are walking into walls and screaming their heads off, they don t seem to respond to anything, except for Maddy.This stretches farther than Maddy knows Things are getting bad, real bad Yet, never fear, there are plenty of light hearted moments Beezle is always the life of the party, bringing in the laughs when you least expect it And there s still some romance brewing between Maddy and Gabriel Their love is still growing and it s a tender and sweet kind I was totally turning into mush at particular points.Other characters really start to surprise me as well Lucifer for one He s always seems to be conniving, trying to twist logic and get Maddy to do his bidding But the guy has some serious depth that shows at the most opportune moments Jude was another I can t recall how I felt towards him last time, probably some dislike, and that was still true at the the beginning But we get a whole new light on his background that really changed my perception of him I will be really glad to see what he does in future books The ending was epic I mean truly and totally epic Soooo many emotions were riling inside of me, all trying to take control My heart was racing and before the end I am taken completely by surprise And that is all I will say The ending does leave some things hanging and it s really going to make waiting til next year a challenge, but it will have to be done Overall rating 5 5 starsBlack Howl releases February 28, 2012 I shoved Beezle back inside my jacket Why can we not do anything without a running commentaryOMG THANK YOU I fuckin hate Beezle I never hated a mythical creature or thought they were deadly annoying as much as I did this wretched Beezle I mean, I m not sure if the author wanted us to hate her story or what, but if she was aware that she was creating a morbidly irritating character, why was she doing it Did she honestly think he was cute, or even remotely funny I also got tired of counting all the I m hungry, feed me and the I deserve a doughnut , I want to eat , I m hungry lines As if the only reason he s in the book is to whine about foodI pulled my sweater over my head and glared at him Haven t you ever heard of privacy That is a concept with which I am unfamiliar, Beezle said Newlyweds usually enjoy being alone, I said pointedly Gargoyles usually enjoy being fed in a timely manner, he replied Uh, do I need to comment on that I wanted to stop reading this book MANY, MANY times, but I tried to ignore this Beezle lines and made it through almost without developing a case of hypertension And to be honest, even our heroine is not funny either No one thinks about food and weight and find time to practice WITH A TRAINER while the world is falling apart, that s just stupid Plus, she keeps a string of useless commentary like ALL the time I really do not want to give examples but I feel I ought toAre you kidding I thought J.B said that you were bound by magic and all that, I said to the wall Then I rolled my eyes I am losing my mind It s all those spiders That would put anybody over the edge Nobody should ever have to see one giant spider, much less dozens of them over and over Are you kidding me She is talking to a freakin wallWe need some kind of magical IM ing, I said To herself, and no, not funny.Plus she is petty She relishes her powers way too much and likes to brag about how she hurts her enemies Even when she scarred her father she kept reminding him about it as if it was a taunting notion Real heroines do what they have to do not because they like it but because they are noble and good Spoiler And just how convenient it is that Lucifer freed Gabriel Since book one we were told over and over how impossible this relationship is, and now in one smooth motion voila not only is he a free ma, they are married I m finally celebrating because he s dead though I m not sure I ll keep reading these books All they do is make me itch to stop reading them.P.SI feel very generous giving this book 2 stars Only cause I ve read worse. There was a time when I believed I couldn t possible be torn into microscopic pieces by a book.That I was immune to the death of well loved characters.Needless to say I was indescribably, horribly, wrong.I have cried my eyes out so much no joke that they are red rimmed and puffy like Cocoa Puffs I ve got a case of the sniffles and a pile of discarded, scrunched up tissues beside me Hell I feel like I m the one who lost someone they loved And maybe I did The grief the characters experienced was so raw, so well written, that I couldn t stop the tears and the heartache It was kinda like Augustus Waters all over again Remus and Tonks Finnick Great Just great Now I m crying again So unless you ve stocked the house with boxes of Kleenex and double chocolate brownies, I would not recommend reading this book Or listening to Perhaps Love by John Denver Or John Denver s albums on repeat on ITunes Which I did and am now regretting, because each one is sadder than the last Madeline Black Is An Agent Of Death, Meaning She Escorts The Souls Of People Who Have Died To The Afterlife But Lately, Some Spirits Don T Feel Like Crossing OverSomething Is Wrong With The Souls Of Chicago S Dead Ghosts Are Walking The Streets, And Maddy S Boss Wants Her To Figure Out Why At The Same Time, The Pact That Maddy Unwittingly Made With The Local Werewolves Comes Back To Bite Her When Their Alpha Is Kidnapped As Lucifer S Heir, She Should Be Able To Discover Who Or What Is Responsible For Both Occurrences, But The Fallen Haven T Been Too Happy With Her Since She Agreed To Harbor Gabriel S Half Brother, SamielAnd While Work Is Bad Enough, Maddy Has A Plethora Of Personal Problems, Too Now That Gabriel Has Been Assigned As Her Thrall, Their Relationship Has Hit An Impasse At Least Her Sleazy Ex Fianc , Nathaniel, Is Out Of The Picture Or So She Thinks

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