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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Book Review: Mage In Black


Mage In Black
Author: Jaye Wells
Publish Date: April 2010
Publisher: Orbit

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.(GoodReads)

I’m skeptical when it comes to vampire books. There’s only so many ways to be creative with a vampire. However, the first book drew me in and engaged me with unique characters that stand out from the vampire cliché. That made this a must read in my eyes. 

Our characters are still wonderfully unique. Sabina is still a badass with a mussy center. If you can reach the center. This book is more about Sabina and her twin then any others, so we don’t see much of Adam. We are introduced to a few new characters, some from Sabina’s past and some that I think will affect her future. These characters are still just as fun and original as their companions and it doesn’t take anything away from the story. 

The story is just as fast paced as the first book. There’s no dust in any of the chapters and Ms. Wells doesn’t waste any words on useless or pointless actions. One chapter leads into the next. With the smooth flow putting the book down at the end of a chapter is a hardship. 

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