Christina Henry: Black Howl

There was a time when I believed I couldn t possible be torn into microscopic pieces by a bookThat I was immune to the death of well loved charactersNeedless to say I was indescribably horribly wrongI have cried my eyes out so much no joke that they are red rimmed and puffy like Cocoa Puffs I ve ot 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 rief the characters experienced was so raw so well written that I couldn t stop the tears and the heartache It was kinda like This series is truly a one woman showusually that is something I likeIF the heroine is lovable and smart which in this case she was most defenitly notShe 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 ood and follow her with no ood reason even though they are supposedly powerful and the youngest one is a few hundred years oldyeah that is SO believable and sweetNOTAnd Gabriel is justhow do I say this nicelya 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 serieshow am I supposed to like him when I don t even know him and I diffenitly don t respect himhe does not impress me at all none of the men doesand now even madeline is on my st listThe plot was weak to say the least the characters were blahand don t even et me started on beezleughOh how this series keeps Swing Sideways getting worseI onlyave it 2 stars because of the somewhat interesting luciferPS 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 oneso if you don t know how to write a The Secret of the Great Pyramid good and strong male character don t trypleasepretty please 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 JB is now king of the Faerie I received this book from the publisher Ace Books for reviewI was solad 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 hadMaddy is just starting to think that things are Dancing with Mr. Darcy 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 choicesSoon 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 isoing 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 ughHis 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 bogglingWhat 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 MaddyThis stretches farther than Maddy knows Things are Lesca 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 stillrowing and it s a tender and sweet kind I was totally turning into mush at particular pointsOther characters really start to surprise me as well Lucifer for one He s always seems to be conniving trying to twist logic and Sharpes Trafalgar get Maddy to do his bidding But theuy 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 Punished get a whole new light on his background that really changed my perception of him I will be reallylad to see what he does in future booksThe 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 His To Protect going to make waiting til next year a challenge but it will have to be doneOverall rating 55 starsBlack Howl releases February 28 2012 Plot 5 StarsThis series just keepsetting better and better The storyline that involved the wandering hosts was very uniue 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 hosts act so strangely trips to both Amarantha s and Lucifer s court and hopping through numerous portals there was barely time to breathe And Babys First Christmas (Christmas Is For Kids) (Christmas Is For Kids) (Harlequin American Romances, 754) get Beezle junk food Characters 5 StarsMaddy hasained 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 Ups, Kita Sudah Menikah? 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 JBrew on me a little even if he was still a bit insufferable when it came to paperwork Cover 45 StarsThe covers for this series have also otten 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 confiden. 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.

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Oesn 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 JB 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 JB is a very ood friend to Maddy and Baby Legacy (So Many Babies 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 newhostsJude 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 uess 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 herNext InstallmentBlack Lament releases October 30 2012 I shoved Beezle back inside my jacket Why can we not do anything without a running commentary OMG THANK YOUI fuckin hate Beezle I never hated a mythical creature or thought they were deadly annoying as much as I did this wretched BeezleI 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 funnyI also ot 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 food I pulled my sweater over my head and Langlais correct pour les Nuls 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 thatI 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 hypertensionAnd 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 toive examples but I feel I ought to Are you kidding I thought JB 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 Constantly Craving giant spider much less dozens of them over and over Are you kidding me She is talking to a freakin wall We need some kind of magical IM ing I said To herself and no not funnyPlus 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 andoodSpoiler 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 thoughI m not sure I ll keep reading these books All they do is make me itch to stop reading themPSI feel very enerous iving this book 2 stars Only cause I ve read worse Posted on Under the CoversBLACK HOWL is the third book in the Madeline Black series by Christina Henry Madeline is an Agent of death This means that she Aryan Idols gets a list of names dates and times as foreseen by the Agency prophets It s her job to be there when the person dies to take their soul to the DoorThis book starts off with Madeline working out in theym with her trainer She plans on losing 30 lbs So while she is complaining about the number of repetitions her trainer is making her do a fellow ym member nearby starts to have a heart attack In moments he is dead and Madeline must now do her scheduled job Pretty cool huhI found this book to be a uick read There are lots of laughs along the way so it s pretty light and entertaining A lot of this has to do with Beezle Madeline s argoyle BFF He kinds of reminds me of Gighul the demon sidekick from the Sabina Kane series by Jaye Wells Both of them have terrific one liners that are sure to make you smile or even laugh out loudThere is a mystery throughout this book about the cubs and though I thought this was a ood idea I didn t think it was executed as well as I thought it could be Some parts were very interesting but then there were areas that faltered I did like the twists and turns though that made for some interesting readingHenry has lots of secondary characters in this series so much so that sometimes it was hard to keep track For some characters we see a different side of them For example Jude has some of his background revealed and I thought it was ood in enhancing his character and making him stand out from the pack Overall this book was a light funny read If you re looking for something similar to the Chicagoland Vampires series by Chloe Neill then this series has the same style the same uick witted humorI feel like readers who enjoy lighter funny urban fantasy would love this I just have a preference for a darker style in UF But this isn t to say that readers wouldn t enjoy the laughs that are in this one ARC provided by publishe. 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 fiancé Nathaniel is out of the picture or so she think.

Ce 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 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 uick 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 uite frankly RAGE INDUCING endingFirst 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 Something in Return 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 uickly 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 portrayedSecondary characters didn t reallyet much screen time either which was a bit disappointing I did like the scenes with Lucifer and Samiel in them though JB was definitely not up to par this time thoughThen there are the events themselves really just two in particularview spoiler1 Maddie and Gabriel Byzantium get MARRIED I mean seriously what the hell Afteroing on and on about how they could never be together Lucifer suddenly decides Nope I change my mind Why shouldn t you kids Contacts Desired get together Now I m justoing 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 22 Gabriel freaking DIES and Maddie is PREGNANT Words cannot express how much rage this event incited Not only did a main character Notorious Pleasures (Maiden Lane, get killed off it seemed like no one reallyrieved at all before we find out he lives on in the baby The Oracles Golem (The Oracle growing inside Maddie So not only does one of my favorite characterset married in this book he also Measuring the Subjective Well-Being of Nations gets killed off but not before leaving behind a sondaughter for Maddie to take care of Cue rage hide spoiler I moing to try not to Let It Bree / Cant Buy Me Louie (Harlequin Duets, go on and on about this one It s just not asood 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 The Solitary Self get healed by one fallen angel or another over and over again it could be a drinkingame 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 The Ornaments of Life 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 Genre Urban FantasyRating 40ReviewThere 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 holdsMaddy is also theranddaughter of the Morningstar himself Lucifer and carries his sword as well as a henna tattoo of a snake on her right palm that One Wish (Thunder Point, gives her some awesome new abilities Lucifer has tried hard toet Maddy to be his heir and be in his inner circle Something she has strongly refused to be lured intoShe 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 herThe 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 unreuited love of her lifePlotIt appears that something really hinky is La santa anoressia. Digiuno e misticismo dal Medioevo a oggi going on in Maddy s native Chicago According to her boss JB who still harbors a crush on her there have been than a dozen unscheduled deaths in one week and it appears thehosts are wandering around without any desire to move onto to the afterlifeIf that weren t enough Jude shows up at Maddy s door reluctantly asking for her help after Wade the werewolves pack Alpha Remembering and Repeating goes missing along with the wolf cubs of the pack Like I said it s never a dull moment when you re Madeline BlackChristina 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 Momentsuotes from the story Enough I shouted rubbing my eyes Gods above and below I know too many men I need toet some Leonardo and the Mona Lisa Story 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 finallyets his wish to have Maddy in his inner circle Sometimes I wonder if JB s right about me Three Stooging my way through life I said out loudCharactersGabriel 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 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.

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