Current Reading Mood: Urban Fantasy
Quote of the day: “I’d have been dead a long time ago if not for my friends, one of whom had just jumped off the cliff after me.
I’d have been a lot more appreciative if he hadn’t pushed me first." Cassandra Palmer ― Hunt the Moon by Karen Chance

Friday, April 16, 2010

Review: Mage in Black (Sabina Kane, book 2) by Jaye Wells

The Mage in Black (Sabina Kane, #2) The Mage in Black by Jaye Wells
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Orbit (1 April 2010)
ISBN-10: 1841497576
Main Characters: Sabina Kane, Adam Lazarus, Giguhl.
Stand alone or series?: Book 2 in the Sabina Kane Series

-For my review of book 1, "Red-Headed Step Child", Click HERE.

- "My mouth fell open. I wasn’t used to receiving practical advice from Giguhl. But the weird thing? He was totally right. I didn’t have to make any decisions tonight. As far as I was concerned, Maisie’s prophecy didn’t change my original plan. I’d just go through the magic training and use it to suit my own purposes.
When’d you become so insightful?”
He smiled wickedly. “Lady, I piss insight.” -

My rating:

Sabina Kane doesn’t have the best track record when it comes to family. After all, her own grandmother, the leader of the vampire race, just tried to kill her. When she arrives in New York to meet the mage side of her family, the reunion takes the fun out of dysfunctional.On top of that, the Hekate Council wants to use her as a pawn in the brewing war against the vampires.
Her mission will take her into the bowels of New York’s Black Light district, entangles her in mage politics, and challenges her beliefs about the race she was raised to distrust. And Sabina thought vampires were bloodthirsty.

My thoughts:
Mage in Black is book 2 in the Sabina Kane series. I really enjoyed book 1 "Red-Headed Step Child", but I found the heroin the typical kick butt, tough chick and hard attitude type. Although I tend to like those books, I was in the mood for more. The good thing is, in this book, more is what we got. I went from liking Sabina to loving her. We get to see more personality and humor, but still enough stubbornness to be the same old Sabina.

At the end of book 1 we were left with so many unanswered questions: What will happen when she meets her sister for the first time, How she was going to handle spending time with the Mages and of course where her relationship will go with Adam. By the end of the book I was begging for answers.
Thankfully, we get some answers in this book. This book takes a new direction when Sabina leaves behind the vamps who stabbed her in the back to try and connect with the Mages. Not far into this book Sabina is faced with problems yet again. Someone is out to kill Sabina after finding out Sabina may be the person to unite all the Dark Races.
Not only are they going after Sabina, but also after those closest to her.
After Sabina is caught pouching in someone else territory, she if forced to pay the blood tax, and being without money she is forced to put Giguhl, her demon familiar and friend, into the fighting ring for the shade. Little does she know that the Shade is her old friend and partner, in more ways then one. But Giguhl is thrilled with the idea of fighting in a demon fight club, and once you agree, you cannot back out. "Without Mercy!"
Then there's Adam, the Mage who’s became her close friend and is helping Sabina with her magic. Sabina is trying to deny her feelings for him, but it's no use. After what happened to her parents, Vampires & Mages just shouldn’t mix…right?

Mage in Black is an amazing, fast paced read. I read it in under 4 hours and I hated that it was over.
I wish this book could have been longer, I need another Wells fix!
It's filled with plenty of action and danger and enough romance to satisfy all. One thing I can't forget the the humor and starkness of Giguhl. The demon is hilarious, and makes each scene 100%. It wouldn't be the same without the Mischievous fella.
So if your looking for a Urban Fantasy with vampires, mages, romance and action, this series is the one for you. If you have yet to read book 1, "
Red-Headed Stepchild" you should do so first. Mage in Black takes up almost immediately after book one, and you will find yourself lost through parts without a knowing for the story. That being said, this book is a must read. I'm so hyped for book 3 "Green-Eyed Demon", due out next March I do believe...

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elaing8 said...

Great review.I loved Red-Headed Stepchild and can't wait to read Mage in Black. I have it on top of my TBR pile.

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