Book 95: The Mage in Black by Jaye Wells (Rating 5 Wine Glasses)

Posted September 23, 2010 by Felicia S in 2010 Read / 0 Comments


From Goodreads: Sabina Kane doesn’t have the best track record when it comes to family. After all, her own grandmother, leader of the vampire race, wants her dead. So when she arrives in New York to meet her mage relatives, the reunion puts the fun in dysfunctional. Not only is mage culture completely bizarre, but everyone seems to think she’s some kind of ‘Chosen’ who’ll unite the dark races. Sabina doesn’t care who chose her, she’s not into destiny. But the mages aren’t Sabina’s only problem. In New York’s Black Light District, she has run-ins with fighting demons, hostile werewolves and an opportunistic old flame. Sabina thought she’d take a bite out of the Big Apple – but it looks like it wants to bite back.

Publisher: Orbit
Purchased: Bought on Amazon

What I Loved: The whole cast of characters used in this book. Maisie, Adam, Sabina, G, and V were all fantastic.  Though, I have to say Rhea is my favorite! I also really loved Micheal and Slade, they stepped it up when they needed too. I can’t really say what I loved most about this book without spoilers but I want to make sure that you understand this is one of the best Urban Fantasy Series that I have read.  Jaye does a fantastic job of weaving all elements: good plot, great pacing, humor, kick *ss but tortured heroin, and an amazing supporting cast that you love almost more than the lead.  It was one of those books that you can read cover to cover and not want to put down.

What I Liked: Demon Fight Club!  This was a much needed humor break and to be honest, anything that puts G in the drivers seat is fun.  Plus, his last fight was classic!

Complaints: Next book already please—you can’t just leave me hanging 🙂

Why I gave it a 5: This was just such a good read.  I laughed, had fun, got frustrated, wanted to strangle some characters, and felt like we got to know all the characters for exactly who they are.

Who I would recommend it too: UF readers and even PNR readers (though this is a bit more gritty and there is no HEA).

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