Thursday, March 17, 2011

Book Review: Black Wings

Product Description:

As an Agent of Death, Madeline Black is responsible for escorting the souls of the dearly departed to the afterlife. It's a 24/7 job with a lousy benefits package.

Maddy's position may come with magical powers and an impressive wingspan, but it doesn't pay the bills. And then there are her infuriating boss, tenant woes, and a cranky, popcorn-loving gargoyle to contend with.

Things start looking up, though, when tall, dark, and handsome Gabriel Angeloscuro agrees to rent the empty apartment in Maddy's building. It's probably just a coincidence that as soon as he moves in demons appear on the front lawn. But when an unholy monster is unleashed upon the streets of Chicago, Maddy discovers powers she never knew she possessed. Powers linked to a family legacy of tarnished halos.
Powers that place her directly between the light of Heaven and the fires of Hell...

I had never heard of this author and was browsing Amazon, looking for something new to read and this was in the recommendations part of the page I was on, thought I would try it and had a very nice surprise!  

Without giving too much away, Maddy has a lot going on in her life and when her new tenant moves in, her life becomes even more full: angels, demons, her cranky boss JB, her gargoyle, possessions, trying to save the city… It’s more than enough to make a girl question her sanity!  Maddy is a likeable heroine and the supporting characters are well-drawn.  Since this is the beginning of a series, we still have some unanswered questions about the world Maddy lives in and the author leaves much room for Maddy’s character growth, world development as well as supporting characters to explore. 

This is a different take on angels, demons and death.  The author combines a unique world and a few unusual ideas and creates an interesting world worth visiting again.  Suffice it to say, not everything is as it seems.   I Recommend this book and look forward to reading the next  in the series!
Sensuality:  a few kisses

Rating: 4 stars

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