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Black City: A Black Wings Novel Mass Market Paperback – February 26, 2013
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About the Author
- Publisher : Ace; 5th edition (February 26, 2013)
- Language : English
- Mass Market Paperback : 288 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0425256588
- ISBN-13 : 978-0425256589
- Item Weight : 4.9 ounces
- Dimensions : 4.25 x 0.74 x 6.75 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #351,585 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Review: This series had a slow start. The romance between Maddy and Gabriel dragged the books down. But ever since his death, the books have gotten better and better. The books are still short and go extremely fast. On the plus side, there is not a dull moment. However, the books move so fast that I think that there are a lot of choppy scenes. It's especially noticeable in the romantic moments. The overall storyline is captivating and unique, but there are so many choppy scenes, moments get lost. The world built around Lucifer and company expands in this book. The world building needed more details and scenes that were slowed down. The brevity in the novels makes me feel as if I'm always rushed.
Henry's strength comes from her characters. They are truly multidimensional. It is rare for an author to make their hero, especially one told from the first person POV, to be morally ambiguous. But Maddy is headed down a dark path. We are hoping she learns a lesson while also understanding how she got to where she is. Nathaniel's character grows a lot in this book, too. His character goes from bad to good to bad all the time. He is ambiguous, and I like him that way. I was disappointed that J.B. was barely present, he's such a sweetheart and deserves more airtime.
If you are reading this series already, I would suggest you pick up this book. The adventure is gaining it's momentum, and I am expecting a lot more from Henry in upcoming books.
Sex: Kissing, sex scenes, brief and not graphic
Violence:Tons throughout the book. Again, brief and not graphic.
rating: 4 out of 5 stars
series rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Quote:"You know, I'm not much of a let's-make-discoveries-for-science gargoyle. I'm more of a watching-science-on-TV-while-eating-pan-fried-noodles gargoyle."
Next book: Black Heart (A Black Wings Novel) will be out October 29, 2013
This is one of the best series i have read. I give this series a 4,5 star rating because there is a few plot holes that only gets filled in if you read the short stories. And the main characters is both naive and stupid at certain parts of the series. I realy like the humor in the series. Beezle, the gargoyle is one of the funiest characters in the series. The world building is very good especially the angel mythology. It's more of a young adult book then adult. The main character is a 30 year old virgin? And the sex scenes fade to black.
I like how Maddy evolves across the series and goes from a goody two shoes pushover to complete badass.
Top reviews from other countries
Madeline if changing and I'm not sure if I like what she is becoming.
The book shows the power of a mother's love and the lengths a woman will go to protect her child.
However how do you know it's a step to far?
There is a huge twist at the end and then the final cliff hanger!
Looking forward to the next book. Hopefully the wait won't be too long!